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'Diet avocados' are a thing and millenials have officially taken over

'Diet avocados' are a thing and millenials have officially taken over

Just when you thought we had seen the last of avocados, a Spanish company has announced a low-fat version of the fruit.

"The monounsaturated fatty acids and polyunsaturated fatty acids present in avocados help to promote a healthy blood lipid profile", says Maya Feller, R.D.N.

Avocados are becoming increasingly popular everywhere, that it's only expected someone actually created a low-calorie version of it.

The Avocado Light, made by Eurobanan's Isla Bonita brand, is described as having a "mild flavor" and a "juicier and lighter pulp", making it ideal for smoothies, cold soups and cocktails.

In order to find the "light" avocados, Isla Bonita analyzed 32 varieties of the fruit in six different countries.

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According to the Food Health Program in Spain's Heart Foundation, the new product has been certified and is alleged to stay ripe longer than regular avocados. It's officially launching this month in Madrid -but, as of now, Isla Bonita has no plans to expand to the US.

A large avocado has roughly 330 calories, which is slightly under a fifth of the daily recommended intake for women. "It also contains fiber that could lower cholesterol and help you feel full".

The new light avocado isn't available yet in the U.S. to taste for ourselves. But that fat is actually fat that many nutritionists say is an essential part of a healthy diet.

Kari Glassman, another nutritionist also said: "This sounds like an very bad idea to me!"