Avocados Have An Unexpected Amount Of Protein

Experts recommend adding avocados to your diet as long as you watch portion amounts. Dr. Amy Lee, Nucific's head of nutrition, encouraged Reader's Digest to consider how the fruit fits into your daily diet.   

The right amount to eat depends on what else you eat. Avocado has more healthy fat (monounsaturated) than any fruits, thus it's crucial to watch your caloric intake "said the nutritionist.   

According to Toronto-based registered dietitian Shauna Lindzon (via Global News), avocado might aggravate your stomach, especially if you have IBS. The dietitian says avocado polyols and sorbitol can cause stomach cramps, bloating, and diarrhea.  

Even avocados' 13.5 grams of fiber might damage your intestines if eaten in excess. Avocados may be filling, as you've certainly seen with chips and guacamole dip.   

As noted, eating them in the morning is popular. There are many sweet and savory avocado recipes, including mashed avocado on toast, sweet avocado bread, and smoothies with frozen bananas, pineapples, spinach, coconut milk, and lime juice.   

Having fruit for lunch? Try a quinoa protein dish. Combining the fruit's surprise nutrient load with protein-rich quinoa, chicken breast, toasted almonds, salt, pepper, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, and sweet potatoes is perfect.   

Avocado BLT club sandwiches make quick dinners. Registered nutritionist Julia Zumpano told Cleveland Clinic that choosing the right avocado is important. Size, shape, tints, and texture vary. Zumpano advised choosing a firm but soft fruit.  

"If it's not ripe but you can't wait to eat it, store it in a paper bag on the counter until it gives a little when you squeeze it," said the dietitian. Once cut, you can save the fruit for later. Simply freeze the slices in a Ziplock bag.