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Is Guacamole Really Fattening?

By Edited Nov 29, 2016 0 0

Will you get fat by eating guacamole?

If you are on a diet, you may be one of those persons looking for healthy foods that will make you lose weight. Is guacamole good for you?

To answer this question, we should first know the calorie content of guacamole. It is the amount of calories of foods that determines if we get fat or not. We should also learn that there are other elements that will affect the calorie content of a certain kind of guacamole depending on what you put in as seasonings.

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Calorie Content of Guacamole

Guacamole, in its simplest form, is an avocado sauce. It is a dip, condiment or a salad made by mashing ripe avocados. It is said that it was first made by the Aztec tribe during the 16th century.

The calorie count for 1/4 cup of guacamole is 91 calories. Those 91 calories are made up of 75% fat, 20% carbs, and 5% protein. For a person with a 2,000 calorie diet, 1/4 cup of guacamole will only take up 5% of your daily calorie needs. So as long as you keep your calorie intake from other foods on target, a taste of guacamole wouldn’t be a bad idea even if you want to lose weight.

Is Guacamole Healthy to Eat on a Diet?

Guacamole is definitely good for the body. It is made from avocado which is considered one of the healthiest fruit. Avocado is rich in B vitamins, as well as Vitamin E and Vitamin K. It also have more potassium that a banana.

Early studies shows that high intake of avocado can low blood cholesterol levels. They lower bad cholesterol levels and increase good cholesterol levels.

Is Guacamole Fattening?

Back to our question: Is eating guacamole fattening? Although the fat that guacamole has is a kind of plant fat which is healthier than animal fat, we can’t deny the fact that it is still fat. The verdict is it should still be taken in moderation. Or if you are planning to eat more guacamole, you should engage in exercise or work outs to burn those fats.

It is also found out in early research that the monounsaturated fat in avocado will make you less hungry, so it may compensate for the fat intake. We can say that guacamole is not a fattening food to avoid.

What Would Make Guacamole More Fattening?

The things that you put in your guacamole can add to the calorie content of the dish. The good side about this is that you can make your guacamole healthier depending on the guacamole recipe you are using. Adding more greens into to your guacamole dish will give it more fiber. You can also trying dipping whole grain, low-fat crackers instead of chips to cut more calories.

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Bibliography

  1. "Guacamole." Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. 21/03/2012. 24/03/2012 <Web >
  2. "Calories in 1/4 of Guacamole and Nutrition Facts." Fat Secrets. 24/03/2012 <Web >

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