The last in our series of surprise low-glycemic foods is another which you probably avoided in other diets -- guacamole. The avocado has received a bad rap over the years and is listed as an exception in the “eat fruits and vegetables” chapter of many diet books. That’s because avocados do contain fat and are higher in calories than most other vegetables. One fifth of an avocado has 50 calories. However, the fat is one of the “good fats.”
Also, the fats and fiber make the avocado low glycemic, even though it is higher in calories. Avocados are high in some essential nutrients, too. They contain significant amounts of Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, magnesium, lutein, Vitamin E, potassium, and folate. When you eat Mexican food, it’s nice to know you don’t have to skip the guacamole!
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