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Carbohydrate Content of Avocados

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author image Nadia Haris
Nadia Haris is a registered radiation therapist who has been writing about nutrition for more than six years. She is completing her Master of Science in nutrition with a focus on the dietary needs of oncology patients.
Carbohydrate Content of Avocados
A chef cuts open an avocado on a cutting board. Photo Credit Eduard Lysenko/iStock/Getty Images

Carbohydrate foods are your body's main source of energy, but the type of carbs you eat can impact your health. It's important to get your carbs from whole foods such as avocados rather than refined and processed breads and pastas. Add sliced avocado to your salad or mash an avocado to make a guacamole dip for your vegetables.

Carbohydrates in Avocados

Avocados are a good source of healthy carbohydrates because they also contain fiber and healthy fats and are cholesterol-free. A cup of peeled and sliced avocado -- about 146 grams -- contains 12.5 grams of carbohydrates, 10 grams of fiber and only 1 gram of sugar. It also gives you 21.5 grams of total fats, most of which are the healthy, unsaturated type, and 3 grams of protein.

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