Eating avocado may help weight loss, Single-seeded berry native to Mexico, the avocado, has got big fans in America. One avocado contains 29 grams of fat and 322 calories which are a lot more than what most foods of that category contain. But it isn’t really bad. Avocado contains a good amount of soluble fiber and good fat – monounsaturated fatty acid and polyunsaturated fatty acid and a whole of other vital nutrients such as vitamin E, folic acid, magnesium, copper, and potassium.
A recently concluded survey has proven that regular eaters showed better physiological parameters than those who didn’t. Regular avocado eaters weighed 7.5 lbs. lesser than those who didn’t, their BMI was 1 unit lesser and their waist circumference was also lesser by 1.2 inches. They also consumed fewer amounts of carbohydrate, added sugars and sodium. A new research of scientific literature conducted by Iranian scholars studied the effect of avocado consumption on different aspects of the metabolic syndrome. A metabolic syndrome is a collective term used for someone who suffers at least three out these disorders – hypertension, impaired blood glucose levels, obesity, and excess body fat around the waistline, high serum cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels.
The result of the research was – 1. Consumption of avocado showed maximum effect in lowering serum cholesterol levels 2. It also increased HDL (high-density lipoprotein) in the blood 3. Reduced blood sugar levels It can be concluded that avocado is a lipid-lowering, antihypertensive and antidiabetic fruit. So all guacamole lovers, you are healthy people! Avocados surely deserve the title of ‘Superfoods’. A study done at Penn University included replacing 40 grams of your daily cooking oil with avocado oil. The results were just as expected. Those who consumed 40 grams of avocado oil consistently, every day for four weeks showed 1.6% less belly fat than those who consumed sunflower or flaxseed oil. Belly fat is the most dangerous kind of fat to carry. Avocado oil, unlike other oils, has a very high smoke point so free radical production takes place at extreme temperatures and is ideal for frying as well.
Avocado contains a good amount of MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids) which helps in equal distribution of fat throughout the body, thereby down-regulating belly fat. Consuming avocado is easy because it goes well with both sweet and savory foods. Blend it in a smoothie or add it to your scrambled eggs or simply make a spread out of it. A study in Journal of Nutrition found adding avocado to your salad can increase the absorption of carotenoids by three to five times than just adding a fat dressing to it. So remember, while eating a salad; add a few slices of avocado and a dollop of guacamole for getting the maximum nutrition out of it. Avocado is definitely a hunger-squasher. A study in Nutrition Journal revealed that people who consumed half a fresh avocado during lunch showed 40 percent less desire to eat for long hours afterward. It provides instant and long-lasting satiety. Keeping all these wonderful aspects of avocado in mind, it can surely be said that eating avocado may help lose weight.