A note on Avocados:
Avocados are a super healthy low-carb food. But technically they are a fruit. They are very high in certain nutrients, especially fiber and potassium.Most of the fats (over 60%) are monounsaturated, with small amounts of saturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids.Avocados are beneficial for metabolism and heart health as well.
One study in people with high cholesterol found that 7 days of an avocado-enriched diet lowered LDL and triglycerides by 22%, while raising HDL by 11% (19).
Calorie breakdown: 77% fat, 4% protein, 19% carbs. Most of the carbs in avocados are fiber (20).This makes the NET carbs quite low, but total carbs pretty high.
Caveat: If you are just starting an LCHF lifestyle and are diabetic, you may want to either skip avocados until you are off meds or lowered them as much as possible and your blood sugars are normalized, OR try them and test test test to see if they spike you!
1 lime, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small tomato (or use a little salsa – check labels for added sugar!)
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. dill
Spoon out avocados into large bowl.
Add lime juice, minced garlic, and chopped tomato.
With a spoon, mash together until mixture becomes creamy.
Add sea salt and dill.
Refrigerate and serve with bell pepper slices or celery
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