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Published : 11/20/2016 17:50:03
Categories : News
Fat makes you fat, right? Not really! That depends on the type of fat – and how much you consume of it. The fat in avocado can actually make you thin. With its proven ability to lower cholesterol, quell hunger pangs and even reduce belly fat, avocado is arguably one of only a few perfect foods to lose weight. Here’s the scoop on this superfood.
Your Source of Healthy Fat
It’s the monounsaturated fat content of an avocado that researchers say make it so special. The American Heart Association states that monounsaturated can help lower blood cholesterol levels when used in place of saturated and trans fats. A diet that’s rich in monounsaturated fat may prevent body fat distribution around the belly by down-regulating the expression of certain fat genes.
Protein and Soluble Fiber Included
Avocado’s nutritional profile makes it a superfood. Superfoods are nutritional powerhouses that help build bones, prevent chronic diseases, improve your eyesight, and keep your mind sharp. Avocado’s protein and fiber content keeps you feeling full for hours. There are about 4 gm of protein and 13 gm of fiber in each avocado. Try the avocado fuerte and avocado hass varieties to relish the flavor of each.
Easy Way to Raise Good Cholesterol
Eating a diet high in the omega-9 fats, of which avocado is one of the best sources, has been shown to have the potential to reduce blood levels of ‘bad’ low-density lipoprotein cholesterol while raising ‘good’ high-density lipoprotein cholesterol.
Better Absorption of Vitamins
The way avocados improve nutrient absorption in a meal can also help reduce hunger. When you eat them with leafy greens in a salad, or with high-antioxidant vegetables, avocadoes can significantly improve your absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and antioxidants in these foods.
Combat Insulin Resistance and Diabetes
Studies have demonstrated that monounsaturated fats, such as those found in avocado, are much more likely to be used by your body as a slow burning energy source than saturated fat. Increasing your intake of monounsaturated fats has also been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and glycemic control.
Avocado Slimdown Strategy
Use avocados in moderation, just as you would any other type of unsaturated good fat. Getting back to your ideal weight isn’t about counting calories or exercising all day. It doesn’t have to be about eating less – you don’t have to go hungry! It can be as simple as eating the right foods at the right times to
ramp up your metabolism – and avocado is one of those metabolism-enhancing foods.
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