Are Avocados High in Carbs?

Avocados are relatively low in carbohydrate content, especially for a fruit, as only about 17% of their caloric content is made up of carbohydrates.

And most of this small carbohydrate level is made up of insoluble fiber, which is not able to be processed by the human digestive system.

Another benefit is that there are hardly any simple sugars in the avocado, which means that it has a very low glycemic index, which is relatively rare for fruits.  Diabetics and others who are sensitive to simple carbohydrates will enjoy this quality of the avocado.

4/5 of the avocados nutritional content is made up of fat, almost entirely monounsaturated fat, which is the heart healthy kind that we would all do well to increase the levels of in our diet.

For these reasons, don’t fear the carb content in the avocado as it is small and not likely to raise or severely affect your blood sugar levels.

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