A friend asked me the other day why you are supposed to eat avocado.
“I have heard they are good for you.”
My response was that the fat in them is supposed to be healthy or something like that.
Having an outlet I decided to do my research and come up with:
7 Reasons to Eat Avocado
1. It is the trendy thing to do.
Avocado is basically the newest version of kale, and kale was the newest version of being emo. It is cool because everyone does it. I think Subway was the first person to tell me it was cool and trendy when they started offering it on their sandwiches.
They also told me I could eat their sandwiches and lose weight because Jared Fogle did it… well let me know how that is working out for him.
2. Fat makes you smarter
Avocado is high in fat. It is actually has the highest fat content of any fruit.
But I thought fat was a bad thing.
Fat is a bad thing because it has a 3 times higher caloric content than the other macro nutrients. However kids are given whole milk because fat does aid in brain development, and low fat diets do appear to cause memory loss.
3. It tastes so bad you don’t want to eat too much of it.
I cannot stand avocado. I think it is gross. Every avocado also contains 300 calories, which is a ton of calories for a fruit. Just to put it in perspective you could eat 140 grams of chicken breast, and still not have consumed that many calories. It is also equal to eating about 6 Oreo cookies.
So if I had a diet of Avocado, I would probably lose weight because I don’t like to eat it.
4. Dr. Oz LOVES Avocado
If Dr. Oz says something it has to be true right?
I have never claimed to be a doctor, nor play one on TV, but do you guys remember when Dr. Oz said arsenic was in apple juice? It was back in 2011. It caused a huge uproar online, and everyone freaked out.
Come to find out his study wasn’t for the arsenic that is extracted from the ore to kill people, but from you know the stuff that is all around us. In the air we breathe, the ground we touch.
That would be the equivalent of me doing a study on every food and saying that it has chlorine in it, which has been know to kill people… only to then say oh wait, that was just salt… my bad.
But I am sure his avocado study was legit.
5. It is exotic!
Everyone knows that foreign countries are the best places to find top notch nutritional sustenance.
Most of the avocado we eat comes from Mexico. You know the place best known for Montezuma’s Revenge.
I am sure I am overthinking it though. Surely the avocado’s don’t drink the water.
6. It lowers your cholesterol.
Inside of your body is a battle between good and evil for control of your heart… No I am not talking about religion. I am talking about HDL and LDL cholesterol. Avocado lowers your levels of both. Because it has some kind of magic fat in it that does that.
Since we have established that milk is good for the brain of a child (see reason 2). I should also point out, that eating avocado while you are pregnant and nursing can also lower your milk supply. You know because of the reason listed above.
And if it isn’t good enough for a pregnant woman… it is good enough for me.
7. Easy to prepare
Avocados are a fruit how hard can it be right? Peel and eat? Nope. Not even close. Cut, spin, hack the nut, spin and remove nut, scoop out the guts, THEN eat.
Where there are a ton of videos and blogs out there on how to properly cut an avocado (My description above may not be good enough for you.) Some people just aren’t good at it. (which is why there are a lot of blogs and videos on how to open it.)
Although I was hoping to find a video for this blog of someone cutting themselves trying to make a video on how to properly cut an avocado. (the ultimate in human irony… and my satisfaction)
I didn’t find one. But what I did find was the link below:
I actually don’t hate avocados. Although after creating this blog, I learned, the word avocado is very awkward to type.
But here is the point to this non-sense.
Don’t follow hype!
If you ate every item that everyone said was good for you… you would be fat. Because you don’t get skinny by eating. You get skinny by not eating.
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