Avocados have become so popular that Isla Bonita, a Spanish company, is now producing “diet avocados- a lower-calorie version with just 30 percent reduced fat than regular avocados! Note: This does not mean that regular avocados are unhealthy.
The Diet Avocado
Avocados are becoming increasingly popular everywhere, that it’s only expected someone actually created a low-calorie version of it. According to Isla Bonita, the avocado is “naturally grown” and has a milder flavor. It was discovered when 32 different varieties of avocados were analyzed in 6 different countries.
According to the Food Health Program in Spain’s Heart Foundation, the new product has been certified and is alleged to stay ripe longer than regular avocados. It will be launching officially this month, and does not yet have plans for transfer to the US.
This definitely does not mean that regular avocados are bad for you. According to many nutritionists, avocados have a special kind of fat that is essential to a healthy and balanced diet.
California Avocados said that an average avocado contains around 80 calories and around 8g of fat per serving (around 1/3 of an avocado).
The fat that is in avocado is actually healthy for your heart and has been shown to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol," said Bonnie Taub-Dix, “Better than Dieting” creator and "Read It Before You Eat It." "It also contains fiber that could lower cholesterol and help you feel full."
Comments About The Diet Avocado
Many are sceptical of the diet fruit, and wonder why it was necessary. Joy Bauer, the Nourish Snacks founder, and nutrition expert, said that he’s sceptical about “fussing with something that’s not broken.”
“That being said,” he continued, “if this new product has all of the same nutrient attributes — without any suspect add-ons needed to reduce some of the fat — perhaps this will be a new way, for those looking to lose a few pounds, to enjoy avocado on the menu...in smoothies, on salads, and of course, hello guacamole!"
Taub-Dix has also said that she thinks “too many people are fat phobic,” to the point that many replace high-fat foods in their diet with unhealthy sugars, thinking it must be better.
Kari Glassman, another nutritionist also said: “This sounds like an awful idea to me! It reminds me of low-fat peanut butter, which I say is about as good as eating vitamin free vegetables!”