Consider the ripe avocado. Bumpy on the outside, smooth on the inside, it's been compared to testicles for centuries, and is the tastiest health food sitting on your kitchen counter right now (you bought a few this week, right?).
You want one right now, don't you? If healthy fruit can be sexy, avocados fit the bill, and we're about to peel off its skin and talk about why. Now dim the lights and play the smooth jazz.
In more ways than one. They're good fat -- one of the best sources of healthy fat, in fact. They're practically bursting with vitamin C, protein, and other nutrients, as well as fiber and antioxidants that can help you feel young well into old age. The superfood moniker is not an exaggeration.
An avocado can pack all that goodness into less than 230 calories
One typical 137g California avocado -- the smaller, more common Hass variety with the bumpy exterior -- has 227 calories, not including its seed and skin. A typical 304g Florida avocado has 364 calories, is larger, and slightly less fatty (and thus have fewer calories per gram). Both varieties are nutritionally similar otherwise.