As the summer months approach, and Im more active out of the house which means less time cooking, I find myself relying on quick meals 'per se'. Not ideal, I know, but I try to keep my saturated fats up and let protein come along for the ride.
So I have been leaning heavily in the last few weeks on Avocados and Coconut Milk/Oil/Meat/Water (sometimes from the can, sometimes from the actual coconut, sometimes grated/dehydrated).
I dont plan on using this course of action for anything permanent, but what are the concerns, if any?
Things that pop into my head are that technically, both these items are fruit. Amd I getting too much fructose from these? Or trace amounts that I do not have to worry about?
Too much fiber? Too much trace sugar from coconut?
Or should I shut up and not worry at all? :)
asked byLiveForIt (1693)
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on April 13, 2010
at 11:58 PM
I love avocado, but was surprised to learn that one fruit has 2.5 grams of polyunsaturated fat, most of it omega 6. I wonder if this is why I've always tossed about 30% of the avocados I buy: if they are even a little past that "just ripe" state they taste rancid to me...
I still eat avocados, just not as freely as I used to -I try to keep my omega 6 intake pretty low so I do not have to take much omega 3 in pill form. If you are not worried about omega 6 content, avocados are a great source of vitamins and minerals and can fill you up when you are cutting carbs.
on April 13, 2010
at 08:40 PM
while there are carbs in coconut and avocado, the majority of their calories comes from fat. There is some sugar in thenm, too, but if that's all the sugar you're consuming I wouldn't worry about it.
You can use nutritiondata.com to find the nutritional breakdown of most foods.
on May 08, 2010
at 01:32 AM
Both avacado and coconut milk are good for you. I would also add that coconut oil is excellent for cooking.
on April 14, 2010
at 01:36 AM
wrong info- deleted. Someone take back my single point- ty