View Poll Results: Avocado = Fat, Carb, or both?

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  • It's fat, obviously!

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  • Carb all the way!

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  • I tend to think of it as both.

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    Quick question about avocado

    In the past few days I've seen them referred to in a couple of places as a carb (Robb Wolf's Food Matrix, for example). Now, I know they have carbs in them and depending on how much we're talking about it could be a rather significant amount. However, I always thought of them as a fat source. Am I wrong on that? I usually do factor in the carb level if I'm watching my intake as I know a small to medium one is between 9 and 15 grams so I just lower my carbs from other sources for that meal. Either way though - avocado - fat? carb? both? Just curios on everyone's thoughts - which is why I created a poll! Just for kicks.
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    Technically, all fruits and vegetables are carbs. They're just a carb that happens to be high in fat. Semantics.

    Here's some nutrition facts about avocados:



    Avocado Nutrition Facts – Superfoods! Avocado Nutrition Facts

    Sure, they're relatively high in carbs, but it's practically all fiber.

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    Glycemic Index GI Avocado
    Glycemic Index & Avocados | LIVESTRONG.COM

    Fruits in general rank low on the glycemic index. There are some exceptions; the watermelon is the highest common fruit with a high-GI rank of 80. Avocados are classified as a fruit although they are often thought of as a vegetable, as typically they are eaten with savory meals. The GI is relevant only for carbohydrate foods, and as avocados have a very low-carb content, they are assigned a zero on the glycemic index.
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    Avocado, sprinkle some salt and forget about fat/carbs/your significant other/hygiene/lybia/radiation/vegans

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    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    Avocado, sprinkle some salt and forget about fat/carbs/your significant other/hygiene/lybia/radiation/vegans
    Garlic salt! Yummmmmmmm!

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    i tend to see them as delicious.

    that said, if i've had more carbs than usual one day, i won't toss one into my salad because they are 14g for a regular sized one...but that also has something to do with them costing $1.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by primalrob View Post
    i tend to see them as delicious.
    +1. I try not to think in terms of macronutrients, but in terms of real, whole, evolutionarily-appropriate foods. But I don't have any weight to lose and am fairly active so I don't have to count carbs.

    I see avocados as a treat, since they're a reasonably expensive indulgence for what I get from them. I'd rather spend $1.50 on a half pound of coconut flakes that I can turn into coconut butter than on a single avocado. Plus I don't need to watch the coconut to see when it ripens (my grocery store seems incapable of selling ripe avocados, so it always ends up in a bag with a banana).

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    I see them as fat, today I used one as my salad dressing because my boss dumped out my home made salad dressing. I don't count carbs though, even though I have weight to lose counting carbs would drive me insane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melantha View Post
    I'd rather spend $1.50 on a half pound of coconut flakes that I can turn into coconut butter than on a single avocado.
    how do you do this?

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    I love Avocados! I eat a whole Hass Avocado everyday with my BAS. It's the perfect snack (very high fat, and the carbs does not cause a spike in insulin)!

    They are expensive though! Boy, are they expensive. Around here, conventional Hass Avocados will cost you anywhere from $2-2.50, and Dominican/Florida Large Avocados will cost you anywhere from $2.50-$3.00.

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    When I'm lucky I can get a Hass avocado for .99 - 1.29 each but more often they are 1.49-1.69.

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