Five foods dieters should think twice about avoiding

These five foods are often shunned by dieters, but avocado, banana, flageolet beans, chickpeas and walnuts are nutritious foods that can be enjoyed as part of a healthy diet, even by those trying to lose weight.

In fact, these foods can be great choices for dieters looking to fill up with healthy options.

Avocado

Avocado doesn’t contain as many calories as dieters often think, with 160 calories per 100 grams, equivalent to around one half of a fruit.

Avocado addicts now even use the fruit in cakes and ice creams as a substitute for butter or milk.

As well as its creamy texture and delicious flavor, avocado has a low glycemic index. In other words, it doesn’t send insulin levels sky-rocketing, promoting the storage of fat. As well as being packed with vitamins E and K, avocado contains healthy fat that reduces LDL cholesterol.

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