Avocados are loaded with fat, so it’s counterintuitive to think that they may aid weight loss. But the fat is avocados is the healthy, monounsaturated kind (the same type as in olive oil), and they also contain quite a bit of water and fiber with very few carbs. The fat content seems to increase our absorption of carotenoid antioxidants found in other vegetables, so avocado can be a perfect addition to a salad.
Avocados provide that creamy mouth-feel that we crave while also supporting digestion in the form of fiber, and delivering important nutrients like potassium and B vitamins. It is a tasty addition to many healthy meals; just don’t down a bunch of fried tortilla chips with guacamole and call it a healthy snack.