If you are on a low-carb diet, avocados can make an excellent component of your meal plan because they contain only about three or 18% carbohydrates. That is a very low carbohydrate ratio, especially for a fruit.
In addition, the bulk of those carbohydrates are in the form of insoluble fiber which is indigestible by the human body. The rest of the carbs are mostly complex carbohydrates which will break down slowly.
77% of the caloric composition of an avocado is from fats, mostly monounsaturated fat. This is the healthy kind that helps to reduce the dangerous LDL-cholesterol that has been linked to increased risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease.
Because it is composed mostly of fat with little carbohydrate, the avocado will be digested slowly and has a very low glycemic index. In fact it has one of the lowest glycemic indexes of all fruits, which will help to keep your blood sugar levels stabilized.
For these reasons, if you’re participating in a no-carb or low-carb diet, the avocado can certainly have a place in it.
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