It is a known basic fact that even the leanest athletes need fat. According to the Certified Fitness & Nutrition Coach and Professional Athlete Liza Hughes one of the best choices for dietary fat this r is Avocado. Avocado is a fruit that is abundant in the summertime months that provides necessary dietary fat and is full of vitamins to help our bodies work at optimal level.
Avocados posses a high fat content and it is a healthy fat, a monounsaturated fat. Studies have shown that this type of fat helps reduce cholesterol. Avocado is also low in calories and rich in antioxidants. It is a perfect source of Vitamin E, which is essential for the normal functioning of the body and is also a potent anti-oxidant which protects polyunsaturated fatty acids in cell membranes.
Avocado also contains a great amount of Vitamin C which is necessary for the increase and growth of new cells and tissues and it also assists in preventing the viruses from penetrating cell membranes. Avocado contains thiamine which converts carbohydrates to glucose to fuel the brain and nervous system, and riboflavin which helps the body to release energy from proteins, carbohydrates and fat.
A medium sized avocado has 145 calories, 14g of fat, 7.5g of carbohydrates: 6g of fiber, 1g sugar and 1.5g of protein. This amount could be split into 2 portions and added to meals like salads, chicken or any other meal.