There are not too many people who are not fans of the latest food trend, avocado toast.
The creamy goodness of avocado combined with the satisfying crunch of toast is simply irresistible.
So we have it settled that the avocado toast taste’s great but the question remains, how healthy is it for you and is there such a thing as too much avocado toast?
Let’s take a look at what avocado toast is made of.
The 2 main ingredients of avocado toast are avocado and bread. Many avocado toasts will have additional ingredients such as salt, pepper, garlic, olive oil, eggs, feta cheese and salmon.
In terms of bread, it’s important to note that although complex carbohydrate breads such as could whole grain bread could be be very healthy in the diet, the amount eaten makes all the difference. Carbohydrate needs vary from person to person based on calorie needs and activity level. Make you are not loading up on excess bread.
Avocado is a nutrient packed fruit that is loaded with monounsaturated fats, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B-6, potassium and magnesium. Wow, that packs in quite a punch in terms of benefits but the fat content calls out moderation. Make sure you stick to recommended values of fat so that this healthy snack stays healthy. Again, the amount of fat needed varies from person to person, so find out how much fat you need each day and create your avocado toast accordingly.
Additional ingredients can bring your avocado toast’s flavor out or add additional protein. Spices such as pepper and garlic could be used generously as they are calorie free and wonderful taste enhancers. Both oil and salt should be used should be used sparingly. Protein sources such as cheeses, eggs and salmon are a super way to make this great snack even more filling, but remember, moderation is the key. Stick to serving sizes that make sense for you and your personal heath needs.
Avocado toast can be a great addition to your diet that can please your body and taste buds. It is important to keep in mind that too much of any of the ingredients of this delectable snack could lead to weight gain and could make your once very healthy treat not so healthy anymore.
Enjoy your avocado toast in a smart way!