Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Buttery Perfection

I recently received a question about what my take on avocados is. Yes, they are full of fat and super caloric, but the key here is that it's HEALTHY fat. Unlike the fat in cake, cookies, etc., this fat is monounsaturated fat (translation GOOD FOR YOU fat). I know the thought of eating fat when you're trying to lose fat may seem counterintuitive, but the truth is, your body needs fat to function. Without it, you'll have a very sad body. No, I'm not suggesting you load up on three avocados in one sitting, but a healthy portion (maybe 1/4 of an avocado) won't hurt your body- it will actually help it! It takes the body longer to break down fat than it does carbs and proteins, so it actually keeps you fuller longer. And, we all know about the "fullness factor" of fiber, which avocado also has a healthy dose of. Case and point, Tiny Tummy is pro-avocado (I prefer mine guac style with some lime juice and diced tomatoes), so gauac and roll and avocado away!

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