How Many Calories are in Avocados?

by katiem2

Avocados are high in fat, how many calories are in avocados and will they make you fat if you eat them. How much avocado can you eat without gaining weight? Learn the truth now.

Avocados are a rich source of vitamin K which helps the blood clot. Avocados are packed with the good fats we have heard so much about. But do avocados make you fat? Learn the truth about the fat and calories.There are approximately 235 calories in one cup of plain raw avocado. The amount of calories coming from fat is 34% with 18% being saturated fat. There is no cholesterol in avocados. Avocados are low in sodium and rich in potassium. One cup of raw avocado contains 29% fiber and 6% protein. This amazing food is packed with super nutrients compared to the calories. Read on to learn more avocado facts.

Are Avocados Fattening?

Did you resolve to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables this year?

Lately you see avocados piled in your grocers produce department.

Everyone is talking about how healthy avocados are and yet you still hesitate worried about the fat and calories.

Are Avocados Good for You?

Is all ll the buzz about avocados true?

The buzz is all about smart people including avocados in their healthy diet and fitness plan. Why because avocados are an amazing super food. The one thing that creates pause anytime a weight conscious person considers adding avocados to their diet is the fat and calories.

The avocado contains more fat than most fruits and vegetables which commonly contain none at all. The key here is the fat in avocados is the heart-healthy monounsaturated kind of proven to be good for us. In addition to the heart and brain healthy fat avocados also contains vitamins A a E, and B vitamins, potassium and protein. All great for energy, building muscle mass and burning fat.

Are Avocados Bad For You?

It’s recently been reported that avocados fight oral cancer cells.

The fear of gaining weight has many afraid to add avocados to their diet despite hearing all the health benefits. It's such a rich, creamy food that feels and tastes like it's loaded with rich calories and fat.

You no doubt have been surprised at how many calories an avocado actually contains! This is good news and to confirm the avocado only has 235 calories per one cup serving of fresh, raw avocado. Go ahead enjoy this super food on sandwiches, salads and simply plain. 

Updated: 05/21/2013, katiem2
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katiem2 on 06/07/2017

Veronica, Indeed I agree, I too love avocados and I too plan to try the egg idea. Sounds great.

blackspanielgallery on 04/24/2017

For some reason I enjoy a diced avocado, but not when it is used as guacamole. I believe the good outweighs the bad.

Veronica on 04/18/2017

Avocados are delicious AND healthy.

I make guacamole as a side when we have chilli. I also love chicken, bacon and avocado salad with mixed leaves. One idea I have yet to try is removing the stone from an avocado and putting raw egg in the hole, then baking it in a moderate oven for about 15 min until it is cooked. How good does that sound!

DerdriuMarriner on 04/18/2017

katiem2, What a fun learning experience of an article! I love avocados even though I have to stop and remember not to spell them like potatoes. One of my favorite recipes is a fish-filled avocado half from a friend of mine from northern Mexico. They taste like they'd be fattening because of their robust taste even though they're not.

katiem2 on 10/06/2014

VioletteRose, guacamole has lots of healthy additions, tomatoes, garlic etc. It makes avocados even better.

VioletteRose on 10/02/2014

I do not prefer the taste of plain avocados, but I love guacamole!

katiem2 on 03/02/2013

UG, Keep on eating avocados, they are very good fats.

ummblrgurl on 03/02/2013

I love avocados, eat Chipotles quak all the time.

katiem2 on 02/02/2013

Tami, You are like most people who shy away from avocados we all get so caught up in the numbers, calories and often over look the quality of nutrients. :)K

Tami on 02/02/2013

I thought avocados made you fat. It's good to know how to eat them and get the benefits of the good fats.

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