If you have to ask this question, then I’m guessing you probably just don’t like the taste of avocados. If that’s the case, I don’t know if there’s much I can do to convince you why you should like avocados, but I will try.
One of the main reasons people like avocados is for the health benefits. Avocados are included on the list of super foods, which are generally considered the healthiest foods available. This is due to the large quantity and variety of vitamins and phytonutrients that they contain.
Avocado is also very high in monounsaturated fat, which helps to lower LDL cholesterol when it replaces saturated fat in the diet. According to the avocado nutrition guide, avocado is composed of more than 80% vegetable oil and the vast majority is monounsaturated.
Avocado is also very low in sugar content and scores low on the glycemic index. This is unusual, as most fruits are fairly high in sugar content. Because of this characteristic, avocado is a great choice for diabetics and others struggling to maintain proper blood glucose levels.
And finally, people like avocados because they taste awesome. It is just hard to be a creamy, smooth, nutty flavored Haas avocado. I like the taste so much that I eat them raw and whole, as a snack or meal. But avocados may be added to almost any dish with success.
It should be obvious why many people love avocados. If you don’t like the taste, consider eating them just for their many health benefits. If you do so, you may find that the taste is something that you can grow into.
Image: Sliced Avocado by tom dube
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