Is guacamole good for the diet?

At Caña Nature we make guacamole with fresh products such as tomato, onion, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil and avocado. Especially because of the presence of the latter ingredient, many people associate eating guacamole with being fattening or not recommended for the diet.

In this article, we explain the real nutritional contribution that guacamole can offer you and you will be able to find out whether or not it is really good for your diet.

Avocado fats

One of the most popular associations made with avocado is that, because it has more calories and fat than other fruits, its presence in guacamole makes you put on more weight.

In reality, the fats in avocados are monounsaturated and therefore fall into the category of good fats. It is also low in LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

What’s more, avocados also contain vegetable oils such as oleic acid and Omega 3, which can offer many benefits to your body.

Low in carbohydrates

In fact, guacamole can be an important ally in certain diets. Since avocado has very few carbohydrates and the rest of the ingredients do not stand out in this contribution, it can be a good way to reduce them in our meals.

In contrast to the low presence of carbohydrates, the avocado does stand out for the quantity and variety of vitamins it contains, as well as for its high concentration of proteins and fibre.

The satiating effect of guacamole

If you have ever enjoyed guacamole, as an appetizer at meals or even for tapas with friends, you have surely noticed its satiating effect.

Avocado is also responsible for this effect. It is able to reduce appetite by up to 40%, precisely because it has a high percentage of fibre. This makes it recommendable for reducing the amount of food we are used to serving at the table.

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