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It was not so long ago that an Australian billionaire blamed Millennials' obsession with avocado toast for their financial problems. And there's nothing wrong with dropping $ 19 if you have an avocado busting brunch for it.
But if you're just trying to eat a healthy diet and maybe lose weight, you'll probably have a shock with the sticker fat lickers and low carbohydrate trailers each time you bring fresh groceries to the grocery store the average price of high-fat foods such as avocados, butter, olive oil and salmon have been boosted by up to 60 percent in the last six years, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal . (The price of starches like corn, soybeans, and wheat has remained almost the same or declined.) [1
But people are eating more than ever, and as demand for these healthy fats has increased, land availability, growing seasons, and environmental concerns have kept manufacturers from restricting HAM to providing other products. Of course, this drives up the market price.
But stop putting only on avocados for your healthy fats is pretty lazy at this point. There are so many other healthy, high-fat keto foods that you can use instead of avocados: full-fat Greek yogurt, macadamia nuts, pure coconut oil, cream cheese and tuna, bacon, algae, eggs, and some grass-fed steaks.
In addition, avocados are the least reliable healthy food in the supermarket. In November 2018, disputes between avocado growers and packaging and distribution companies in Michoacan, the main state of avocado production in Mexico, caused avocado shipments to drop by 88 percent. And experts warned of another bottleneck ahead of this year's Super Bowl, with fuel shortages in Mexico where workers had to fight to harvest the 120,000 tons of avocados they wanted to deliver to US growers. This caused the prices of avocado 2018 nearly jumped 20 dollars per box.
Fact: Eating healthy food is not always cheap. But if you're really trying to follow one of these trendy diets, you not only have to choose the obvious option (cough, expensive avocado smoothie) to keep up with the parameters. You should always do your research before concentrating on a restrictive diet such as keto (Jillian Michaels hates it because it eliminates almost a whole macronutrient group) because, popular as it may be, it may not be The healthiest choice for you And if you can not afford to keep keto 100 percent, there are still healthy dietary rules.
Remember that avocados are as good as a single food. And healthy fats are just part of a healthy, balanced diet. If you can not bring down $ 5 per piece of fruit, that's fine – there are many other grocery options that will not break the bank.