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#1 Jen121

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:17 PM

I have been eating at least a half an avocado a day in hopes to put on some weight. Does anyone see a potential problem with this?
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:48 PM

no, why? smile.gif

avocado is the healthiest fruit you can eat
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:59 PM

too much of anything is a bad thing, but I don't think half an avocado is too much.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE (Jen121 @ Mar 20 2008, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have been eating at least a half an avocado a day in hopes to put on some weight. Does anyone see a potential problem with this?


I would think yes. My qualifier is that too much of anything is not good or better stated can cause an adverse reaction.
For example, too much water consumed in a day can cause water poisioning. Consuming too much fruits and veggies in a day can cause diaherra, or too much of a particular herb, for example sarsaparilla, can cause kidney damage despite that its great for a number of aliments including acne. Therefore the overconsumption of avocado, which is high in Omegas 3 and 6 may possiblely cause an adverse reaction. Especially, if your consuming other foods/beverages high in the same Omegas or more of one than the other then you've distorted the ratio for optimal health.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE (Breakout Betty @ Mar 20 2008, 03:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Jen121 @ Mar 20 2008, 03:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have been eating at least a half an avocado a day in hopes to put on some weight. Does anyone see a potential problem with this?


I would think yes. My qualifier is that too much of anything is not good or better stated can cause an adverse reaction.
For example, too much water consumed in a day can cause water poisioning. Consuming too much fruits and veggies in a day can cause diaherra, or too much of a particular herb, for example sarsaparilla, can cause kidney damage despite that its great for a number of aliments including acne. Therefore the overconsumption of avocado, which is high in Omegas 3 and 6 may possiblely cause an adverse reaction. Especially, if your consuming other foods/beverages high in the same Omegas or more of one than the other then you've distorted the ratio for optimal health.

Just a thought...
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Yes, that is true, but Jen, 1/2 an avocado or 1 full avocado a day is HARDLY too much.
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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:04 PM

No, eat the avocado. Worrying about it will cause more of an adverse effect that eating 1/2 an avocado.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:25 PM

Most of the avocado weight is the huge kernel and the skin plus some of the pulp who goes away with the skin. The edible final part of a whole avocado is very little and out of a 1/2 lb of avocado only 5 ounces are to be eaten. So a whole avocado is not that much and I have even eaten two/three a day and I'm healthy.

If you want to put on weight you must do some calories math as you need an specific excess of calories. Too little and you won't gain weight, too much and you'll get adverse effect of overeating and make mostly your waist larger.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:48 PM

I am eating at least one usually two a day and they only help me not with acne in particular but with my overall health.

check avocados at www.whfoods.org, there is all you need to know.

My dogma is that you basically cannot overeat on fruit and vegetables:

For example I eat one of those big papayas 3 to 5 times a week (they may weigh up to 2kg each, so I am talking about the big ones). The person I am sharing the apartment with always says it is not healthy. She eats one papaya over the course of one week and always cuts off slice and puts the rest in the frige.

I say, back in the day people had no frige and if you were living out in the wilderness you ate the whole damn thing maybe twice a day. So, I do it too... can't be bad for you and if it is you will feel it...

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 06:30 AM

Thanks guys! The only other fats I eat are olive oil 5-6 tbs per day, 1 tbs almond butter, and a handful of walnuts.

I never used to like avocados, but now I can't get enough of them! YUM!

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 06:43 AM

Jen, add some animal fat to your diet, especially fish. If you're eating avocados, walnuts, and almond butter every day, your omega-3:omega-6 ratio is going to be way out of whack.
Clear for 8+ months now through striving for optimal fitness levels, stress levels, sleep, nutrient density in my body, and an overall holistic lifestyle approach.

Diet (I stick to this as much as I can): eggs; meat; poultry; wild-caught seafood; vegetables; fat sources from coconut oil, olive oil, and butter; fruit as I crave it; tea; and purified water. I buy organic and/or pastured foods as I reasonably can, but I think that it's the type of foods you eat, and not the quality of food (within reason, of course) that most determines how healthy you will be.

I highly recommend green smoothies as nutrition powerhouses. They are good on so many levels.

Now experimenting with a higher proportion of legumes, nuts, and seeds in my diet.

I eat absolutely no gluten. I limit intake of all grains, but up to two servings of non-glutenous grain a day is fine. I avoid all added sugar--high fructose corn syrup, sugar, honey, etc. I stay away from soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, and other oils not named olive or coconut. I base my diet off of whole, unprocessed foods, and I prepare them in healthful, delicious ways.

Daily exercise. Sunlight whenever possible.

Supplements: Currently? None. Supplements that have helped in the past (and I can personally recommend) are fish oil, zinc, apple cider vinegar, Vitamin D.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:02 AM

QUOTE (rakbs @ Mar 21 2008, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jen, add some animal fat to your diet, especially fish. If you're eating avocados, walnuts, and almond butter every day, your omega-3:omega-6 ratio is going to be way out of whack.


Yeah I agree, she should replace some of the olive oil and with animal fats.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 07:10 AM

QUOTE (rakbs @ Mar 21 2008, 06:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jen, add some animal fat to your diet, especially fish. If you're eating avocados, walnuts, and almond butter every day, your omega-3:omega-6 ratio is going to be way out of whack.


A natural diet rich in green leafy veggies, nuts, seeds and fatty fruits provide on a verage a n-6 to n-3 ratio of 1:5 which is very good and balanced compared to the 30:1 of the average person.
Some fish here and there though helps for a proper intake of DHA and EPA. That being said a ratio of 1:1 promoted by fish-oil mongers is just not needed.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 08:19 AM

Oh I eat salmon at least 3 times a week. Other proteins include eggs, turkey, and chicken.
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Saw palmetto
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Vitamin A/E/D
Yaz bc

What I'm eating:

Paleo Diet AKA Caveman

All fruits, veggies (no potatoes, peas, corn), nuts and seeds (no cashews or peanuts) and protein (fish, chicken, eggs)

Everyday Staples: Apples (i love) Big green salad, carrots, nuts (pecan, almond, or walnut)

Absolutely no: legumes, wheat, grains, dairy, sugar, salt, red meats, or coffee

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:50 AM

I eat an avocado with tuna or salmon, I don't like eating it alone. but yeah I dont think is bad. I will have to eat more avocados but they're quite expensive... man why does it have to be so hard .....

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:26 PM

QUOTE (Danny© @ Mar 21 2008, 07:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rakbs @ Mar 21 2008, 06:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jen, add some animal fat to your diet, especially fish. If you're eating avocados, walnuts, and almond butter every day, your omega-3:omega-6 ratio is going to be way out of whack.


A natural diet rich in green leafy veggies, nuts, seeds and fatty fruits provide on a verage a n-6 to n-3 ratio of 1:5 which is very good and balanced compared to the 30:1 of the average person.
Some fish here and there though helps for a proper intake of DHA and EPA. That being said a ratio of 1:1 promoted by fish-oil mongers is just not needed.


She said that her most significant fat sources were olive oil, walnuts, and almond butter. This would throw her fatty acid balance to at least 10:1. Nuts and seeds tend to have ratios of at least 10:1, and oftentimes 15:1 or more, an exception being walnuts, which are roughly 4:1. Almonds have 2000:1.

It's good you eat a lot of salmon, Jen, that will help a lot.


Clear for 8+ months now through striving for optimal fitness levels, stress levels, sleep, nutrient density in my body, and an overall holistic lifestyle approach.

Diet (I stick to this as much as I can): eggs; meat; poultry; wild-caught seafood; vegetables; fat sources from coconut oil, olive oil, and butter; fruit as I crave it; tea; and purified water. I buy organic and/or pastured foods as I reasonably can, but I think that it's the type of foods you eat, and not the quality of food (within reason, of course) that most determines how healthy you will be.

I highly recommend green smoothies as nutrition powerhouses. They are good on so many levels.

Now experimenting with a higher proportion of legumes, nuts, and seeds in my diet.

I eat absolutely no gluten. I limit intake of all grains, but up to two servings of non-glutenous grain a day is fine. I avoid all added sugar--high fructose corn syrup, sugar, honey, etc. I stay away from soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, and other oils not named olive or coconut. I base my diet off of whole, unprocessed foods, and I prepare them in healthful, delicious ways.

Daily exercise. Sunlight whenever possible.

Supplements: Currently? None. Supplements that have helped in the past (and I can personally recommend) are fish oil, zinc, apple cider vinegar, Vitamin D.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 12:37 PM

I did read on a health site that too much avocado can lead to skin lesions. They were also tauting it as being one of the healthiest foods and great for the skin. They suggested no more than 1 a day I think. Either way, I eat half a day on avg and it doesnt break me out....
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Posted 21 March 2008 - 01:12 PM

Jen,

1/2 to 1 avocado a day is fine - I'd be concerned about 5-6 tbs a day of olive oil though! Processed oils are virtually void of nutrition and it's best to eat them sparingly. It's great that you're eating walnuts and almond butter. I would advise some whole grains, beans/legumes and some starchy veggies on occasion, like sweet potatoes or squash. All of these will safely help you to put on some weight. I would advise weight training too if you aren't already doing that. smile.gif

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 01:13 PM

QUOTE (*`*~ABG Fairy~*`* @ Mar 21 2008, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jen,

1/2 to 1 avocado a day is fine - I'd be concerned about 5-6 tbs a day of olive oil though! Processed oils are virtually void of nutrition and it's best to eat them sparingly.


I agree, but extra-virgin olive oil is one of the healthiest foods on the planet, imo.

Clear for 8+ months now through striving for optimal fitness levels, stress levels, sleep, nutrient density in my body, and an overall holistic lifestyle approach.

Diet (I stick to this as much as I can): eggs; meat; poultry; wild-caught seafood; vegetables; fat sources from coconut oil, olive oil, and butter; fruit as I crave it; tea; and purified water. I buy organic and/or pastured foods as I reasonably can, but I think that it's the type of foods you eat, and not the quality of food (within reason, of course) that most determines how healthy you will be.

I highly recommend green smoothies as nutrition powerhouses. They are good on so many levels.

Now experimenting with a higher proportion of legumes, nuts, and seeds in my diet.

I eat absolutely no gluten. I limit intake of all grains, but up to two servings of non-glutenous grain a day is fine. I avoid all added sugar--high fructose corn syrup, sugar, honey, etc. I stay away from soybean oil, canola oil, sunflower oil, and other oils not named olive or coconut. I base my diet off of whole, unprocessed foods, and I prepare them in healthful, delicious ways.

Daily exercise. Sunlight whenever possible.

Supplements: Currently? None. Supplements that have helped in the past (and I can personally recommend) are fish oil, zinc, apple cider vinegar, Vitamin D.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 01:57 PM

QUOTE (rakbs @ Mar 21 2008, 12:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Danny© @ Mar 21 2008, 07:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rakbs @ Mar 21 2008, 06:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jen, add some animal fat to your diet, especially fish. If you're eating avocados, walnuts, and almond butter every day, your omega-3:omega-6 ratio is going to be way out of whack.


A natural diet rich in green leafy veggies, nuts, seeds and fatty fruits provide on a verage a n-6 to n-3 ratio of 1:5 which is very good and balanced compared to the 30:1 of the average person.
Some fish here and there though helps for a proper intake of DHA and EPA. That being said a ratio of 1:1 promoted by fish-oil mongers is just not needed.


She said that her most significant fat sources were olive oil, walnuts, and almond butter. This would throw her fatty acid balance to at least 10:1


I'm sure it would level to a bit less with the leafy green which are not fatty products per se but contribute as other non fatty foods. 10:1 though is still good according to the majority of lipid researchers and not conductive to health problems like the 20:1 to 30:1 of the average street guy.

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (Danny© @ Mar 21 2008, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rakbs @ Mar 21 2008, 12:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (Danny© @ Mar 21 2008, 07:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (rakbs @ Mar 21 2008, 06:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Jen, add some animal fat to your diet, especially fish. If you're eating avocados, walnuts, and almond butter every day, your omega-3:omega-6 ratio is going to be way out of whack.


A natural diet rich in green leafy veggies, nuts, seeds and fatty fruits provide on a verage a n-6 to n-3 ratio of 1:5 which is very good and balanced compared to the 30:1 of the average person.
Some fish here and there though helps for a proper intake of DHA and EPA. That being said a ratio of 1:1 promoted by fish-oil mongers is just not needed.


She said that her most significant fat sources were olive oil, walnuts, and almond butter. This would throw her fatty acid balance to at least 10:1


I'm sure it would level to a bit less with the leafy green which are not fatty products per se but contribute as other non fatty foods. 10:1 though is still good according to the majority of lipid researchers and not conductive to health problems like the 20:1 to 30:1 of the average street guy.


Greens are a very very poor source of EFAs. It's better to feed them to animals and then eat the animals. We convert so little of the short chain omega 3s they are hardly worth eating. Most vegetable sources of omega 3 such as walnuts acutally make your balance worse since they also contain a far larger amounts of omega 6 compared to the small amount we can convert.