Consumption of avocado and associations with nutrient, food, and anthropometric measures in a representative survey of Australians: a secondary analysis of the 2011– 2012 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey

by | Mar 4, 2022 | Research Update

Avocado eaters have healthier diets. Eating avocado regularly helps you get more healthy fats, fibre and vitamin E in your diet.

Greater consumption of avocados was associated with higher consumption of monounsaturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, dietary fibre, vitamin E, magnesium and potassium, as well as whole grains, vegetables, fruit and meat alternatives food groups, and lower consumption of carbohydrates and discretionary foods.

Practice Tips

  • Avocados are nutritious core foods that add healthy fats, fibre and vitamin E to the diet however, only 15% of Australians consume them regularly and they eat small amounts.
  • Encourage regular consumption and higher serve sizes of ¼-½ avocado to enjoy the nutritional benefits.

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Reference

Guan V, Neale E, Probst Y. Consumption of avocado and associations with nutrient, food, and anthropometric measures in a representative survey of Australians: a secondary analysis of the 2011–2012 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey. British Journal of Nutrition. Cambridge University Press; 2021;:1–19. http://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114521003913

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