First off, let us learn that avocados are a fruit. They are a very low sugar fruit, which is why some people think they are a vegetable. The aren't sweet. They satisfy the creamy mouth feel that we all crave since birth. They are pretty and also liven up the textures of salads, main dishes and appetizers! I even use avocados to make a chocolate mousse instead of heavy cream. Avocados used to be expensive and hard to come by, but now Mexico and California produce most of the avocados in the world at an inexpensive price point.
Avocados have a good fat. Like olive oil, they are a monounsaturated fat. They make us feel full longer and we can absorb the nutrients from the veggies we eat alongside the avocado with better bio-availability. There is a lot of fiber in avocados as well.The fiber in avocados cannot be digested by the intestines, but the probiotics living in the intestines eat off of the fiber. So prebiotics in the avocado fiber are the food for the probiotic bacteria in the gut.The probitics in the gut are good bacteria coming from the many fermented foods we eat. The more diversity n the fermented foods, the more types of probiotics live in the "garden of eden." I look at it like the "garden of eatin'" feeds the "garden of eden" in the body.
The fiber from avocados adds to the healthy elimination system as well. It helps to bulk up stool and have a faster elimination, getting rid of the toxins and waste in the body. Avocados are high in vitamin K, folate, potassium, and B vitamins. These are essential for our overall health. Just one avocado a day contains 40% of our daily fiber need.
So to answer the above question...yes, avocados are very good for us. Look for them at all grocery stores. Whether big or tiny, this incredible fruit makes a great addition to any meal!