Guacamole (Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.)

Learn how to make this healthy guacamole: Over 75 percent of fats from avocadoes are good fats

People are concerned about eating avocadoes because they’re high in fat, but not all fat is considered equal


Joseph Neese
October 21, 2018 9:30PM (UTC)

Excerpted with permission from My Healthy Dish by My Nguyen. Copyright 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

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People are concerned about eating avocadoes because they’re high in fat, but not all fat is considered equal. Over 75 percent of fats from avocadoes are good fats—monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Consuming good fats in moderation can actually help lower bad cholesterol.

Recipe: Guacamole

2 large avocados

2 Roma tomatoes

½ cup chopped cilantro

¼ cup diced onions

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

Cut avocado in half and remove pit. With a small spoon, scoop out avocado meat into a large bowl. Dice tomatoes and add to bowl with remaining ingredients. Mix and mash with a fork until desired consistency.

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Joseph Neese

Joseph Neese is the Managing Editor of Salon. You can follow him on Twitter: @josephneese.

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