1 / 10

-

Photo by: Refinery29
Avocado: 2.1 oz per 100 calories

Avocados pack a lot of calories, mainly because they're so high in fat (yes, including saturated fat). But, many of the fats in an avocado are considered "good fats," which help support brain health. Not only that, but avocados are chock-full of vitamins and minerals. According to nutritionist Sophie Jaffe , "Avocados are loaded with crucial nutrients like B6 for energy and stress relief, vitamins C and E for antioxidant power, and essential minerals like potassium and magnesium." They also contain 60% more potassium per ounce than bananas. Finally, avocados are also a great source of fiber, so while they're calorically dense, they also help keep you fuller, longer.

This is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Shine from Yahoo Canada
April 4, 2014

By Justin Sedor, Refinery29

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten - we don't know about you, but we can hardly keep up. The one piece of conventional wisdom that we just can't seem to shake, though, is the idea that cutting calories will help us lose weight. Okay, yes, there is definitely truth to the concept that a net calorie deficit will result in body-weight reduction. But, obsessing over those little numbers on the back of your groceries often means ignoring basic tenets of nutrition. All calories are definitely not created equal; while a scoop of ice cream and an avocado contain the same number of calories, one choice is fundamentally healthier than the other. The important thing, of course, is to focus on giving your body what it really needs. But, it's almost impossible to ensure you're getting the right balance of nutrients when you're busy tallying calories.

RELATED: The Dirty Truth About Calories

With the help of some star nutritionists, we show you what 100 calories looks like in terms of your favorite foods. We're also breaking down the nutritional pros and cons of each, so you can make decisions based on what's actually good for your body - not just on some arbitrary number.

More from Refinery29:
Why The 4-Minute Workout Could Work For You
6 Shortcuts For Killer Abs, Glutes, & Legs
How To Spring Clean Your Body - Inside And Out
Everything You Need to Know About the Juice Cleansing Craze

What to Read Next

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 3.25% (3.405% APR) 30 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

Safe ride. Sound savings.

Get to Nissan’s Safety Today Event for great offers on a new Nissan. Shop Now.

You'll Love This Disney Movie Club Offer!

Get 4 Disney Movies For $1 With Membership. See Details. Exclusive Titles, Merchandise, Offers & Discounts. Plus, Free Shipping On Your Initial Order!

Navy Seal Flashlight Should Be Banned From Public?

Controversial classified military technology has just been released to the public. Get this flashlight before it's banned or runs out -limited supply!

"What My Name Returned Made Me Gasp" (Do This Now)

Forget 'Googling' Your Name.. this site leaves NO stone unturned. Just type in a Name and select a State.. Then brace yourself for what you might find