One of my favorite things about being on a keto diet is the fact I get to eat Avocados and I don’t know about you but I love avocados. After starting keto and learning the benefits of avocados I was a happy fellow and my wife, she loves them to so there ya go.
What can you do with avocados you ask, well good question. You can cut that baby open, pluck that big seed and eat by it’s self or make Guacamole, Avocado Shake, Puddings, top a Salad, Extreme Fudge Avocado Cookies. So many goodies, you got to give them a try…
Although it’s chock full of calories, avocado is perfectly fine to eat on a keto diet, which is great because it’s loaded with good-for-you nutrients. In fact, they’re packed with the potassium your body needs to stay functioning properly.
When your body is low in potassium, it comes with an array of possible side effects, including: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and infertility. Getting plenty of potassium in your diet can possibly prevent you from developing one of these health issues. Potassium may also help improve your cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
However, the reason avocados are acceptable on the keto diet is that half of a medium avocado contains nine grams of carbs. Seven of those grams of carbs are fiber, which means you’re only consuming two grams of net carbs when enjoying your avocado. So, go ahead and have that avocado and enjoy.
• The amount of nutrients in avocado is very high.
• An average avocado has between 500 to 800mg of potassium which is good for energy, blood sugars and the heart.
• It is also a physiological relaxer that helps with your sleep and blood pressure.
• Folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, B vitamins, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium, zinc, vitamin A
• It is loaded with fat soluble vitamins which also enhance the absorption of other nutrients Keto-Friendly • Per cup, an avocado has 12 grams of carbohydrates
• Net Carbs: 2g / cup High Amounts of Fat
• 77% of avocado is fat – mostly monosaturated.
• Fiber ~ 75% of insoluble fiber • Food for bacteria • Insoluble fiber speeds up digestion – too much of it could give you diarrhea. • Two types of Insoluble Fiber: Fermentable and Non-Fermentable Phytonutrients
• Benefits: Anti-inflammatory, Anticancer, Antimicrobial, Supports blood sugar • Carotenoids (Fat Soluble) • Phytosterols