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


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

Spanish food company, Isla Bonita, have gone and created The Avocado Light. But Ramón Rey, director of the global and Marketing area of Isla Bonita, describes it as having "a mild flavor and a juicier and lighter pulp that makes it ideal for the preparation of smoothies, cold soup, gazpachos [and] cocktails".

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

The grower also claims that its product stays ripe longer than a traditional avocado.

This definitely does not mean that regular avocados are bad for you.

But the fruit could soon become even more popular after a Spanish company announced it was launching reduced-fat avocados for the first time.

A large avocado has roughly 330 calories, which is slightly under a fifth of the daily recommended intake for women.

"The fat that is in avocado is actually healthy for your heart and has been shown to help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol", said Bonnie Taub-Dix, "Better than Dieting" creator and "Read It Before You Eat It".

Many are sceptical of the diet fruit, and wonder why it was necessary.

The Avocado Light will be available "almost all year round", according to Fresh Plaza, in stores and retail chains across Spain, including El Corte Inglés. "Studies have found that people who consume avocados as part of a balanced healthy diet have smaller waist circumference and are less likely to overeat and are more successful in losing weight and maintaining lost weight".