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avocado, good or evil?


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I put this on another forum but can't find it again. I love Avocados and guacamole, I hear everything from they are great for you to they are awful and I shouldn't eat em. Help!
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Avocados good; guacamole can be bad. Avocados have a good fat,  and as long as you aren't going over board (everything in moderation, 1/2 an avocado should be enough in a day, but I am sure it wouldn't kill you to once in a while have a whole one to yourself). I home make my guacamole (avocado, light sour cream, lime juice, cracked pepper, diced vine tomatoes, and sometimes diced jalapenos). When you get restaurant or store bought, is is usually mayo based and has a lot of extra bad things to preserve it and such. 

I eat at least one whole avocado a day. They are a super food. Eat it up.

like many things good in moderation bad in overindulgence

My guac= mushed avacado+onion+ sirachia+ cilantro+ lime juice

Avocados are good for you. However, they aren't like most vegetables where you can eat them freely. They have nearly 300 calories and they have a lot of fat. But it is good fat, so if that is one of your means of getting your needed fat in, then it is fine. 

Just eat it in moderation. Have half of an avocado with a salad and grilled chicken and you have a great balanced meal!

Original Post by baltimoreamt:

like many things good in moderation bad in overindulgence

My guac= mushed avacado+onion+ sirachia+ cilantro+ lime juice

I go with avocado, diced tomatos, cilantro, onions and lime juice. 

if you buy guacamole, make sure you are getting guacamole and not guacamole dip.  I have actually seen guacamole dip with "contains no avocado" on the label.  Make it yourself or read the label.

Lazy man's guacamole = avocado + a couple tablespoons of your favorite salsa.

So good for you! My homemade guacamole has avocados, little onion, hot pepper of your choice, lots of garlic, chooped tomato and fresh lime to taste!
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Yay thanks guys!! I do make guac at home too! So good!!

everything is good in moderation! :-)

I've never seen guac with mayo!

Avocados, like most foods, are neither good nor evil. Delicious, lots of calories, some vitamins. Good and bad all wrapped up in a delicious lumpy green skin!

I consider avocados to be super food and in the same category as nuts and healthy oils like coconut and olive oil. Good for you!!! And soooo yummy

Original Post by humorousimmunity:

I've never seen guac with mayo!

Avocados, like most foods, are neither good nor evil. Delicious, lots of calories, some vitamins. Good and bad all wrapped up in a delicious lumpy green skin!

It may not be mayo but it taste like it to me, it might just be oil based. It would be the guac dip variety you'd get at fast food places, not fresh, from a container/processed and possibly not even containing avocados as mentioned above from mizkay.  

Ew, you mean the tubs of uniform green slime? I wouldn't put it past them to be made with mayo or something similar, yeah. But that stuff is a poor excuse for guacamole, anyway! Give me the chunky irregular stuff or I'll make it myself!

Avocado is so good for you! I swear when I eat them (plus a handful of nuts) almost every day, my skin looks better and so does my hair. I hardly ever, ever get a pimple or a zit so I am speaking from experience lol.

Mono-saturated fats are supposed to be really good for your body. :)

Avocado's are great in reasonable moderation!

I'm a little weird I use them with Tuna as a mayonnaise substitute.

One avocado, one can of tuna, black peppercorn pepperr, mushed all together. I use half of that combination on a toasted dark rye or pumpernickel slice, top with some sprouts, a tomato slice and the occasional bit of cheese. Yum yum!

Original Post by lindseycouch:

Avocado's are great in reasonable moderation!

I'm a little weird I use them with Tuna as a mayonnaise substitute.

One avocado, one can of tuna, black peppercorn pepperr, mushed all together. I use half of that combination on a toasted dark rye or pumpernickel slice, top with some sprouts, a tomato slice and the occasional bit of cheese. Yum yum!

If it's good enough for Alton Brown, it's good enough for you.  But he uses sardines instead.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brow n/sherried-sardine-toast-recipe/index.html

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Original Post by lindseycouch:

Avocado's are great in reasonable moderation!

I'm a little weird I use them with Tuna as a mayonnaise substitute.

One avocado, one can of tuna, black peppercorn pepperr, mushed all together. I use half of that combination on a toasted dark rye or pumpernickel slice, top with some sprouts, a tomato slice and the occasional bit of cheese. Yum yum!

If it's good enough for Alton Brown, it's good enough for you.  But he uses sardines instead.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brow n/sherried-sardine-toast-recipe/index.html

 

I also do the avacado in place of mayo with tuna, black pepper and a dash of lemon juice for a sandwich or wrap filling or on top of crisp breads.  I also add in some sweetcorn or cucumber for a bit of crunchyness

Avocados are great. They are full of vitamins and fibre. They haves lots of calories though ( about 300) so you need to eat them moderately. I eat about 1/2 an avocado maybe 3 - 4 times a week with no impact in terms of weight gain. Just count your calories carefully.
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