According to American author David Zinczenko, good for health, slimming ally, appetite suppressant … avocado has significant nutritional benefits.
If like me, you feel guilty about how many calories you are eating while finishing a whole bowl of guacamole, it’s your lucky day! Because David Zinczenko, American author of the book Eat it to beat it ! (Eat It To Fight It), posted a list of good reasons to eat avocados. He even goes so far as to define this fruit as “a perfect food for weight loss.”
Indeed, with 322 calories and 29 grams of fat displayed on the counter, avocado remains 10 to 20 times more fat than any other product in the same nutritional category. Its asset is hidden in the monounsaturated fatty acids it contains, which have earned it the title of health ally. Indeed, these acids reduce the cholesterol level, soothe the feeling of hunger and help reduce belly fat. So the next time you’re having a guacamole party, post the following list on your living room wall:
1- Avocado contains good fats
Avocado’s monounsaturated fatty acids play an essential role in lowering harmful cholesterol levels. It, therefore, plays a positive role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
2- Avocado oil burns abdominal fat
Varying your cooking oils by using avocado oil would reduce abdominal fat and, at the same time, decrease the risk of metabolic syndrome, responsible for weight gain.
Avocados change the distribution of belly fat in women.
Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign wanted to determine if consuming one avocado a day could help decrease visceral fat in women with obesity. The reason? Visceral adipose tissue is strongly associated with metabolic diseases related to obesity, such as diabetes. In the Journal of Nutrition, they explain that there are two types of fat in the abdomen: the fat that accumulates under the skin, called subcutaneous fat, and the fat that accumulates deeper in the stomach—called visceral fat, which surrounds internal organs.
The 12-week study included nearly 500 overweight or obese adults divided into two groups: one group received meals containing a fresh avocado, and the other received a meal containing almost identical ingredients but no lawyer. At the start and end, each participant’s abdominal fat and tolerance to glucose, a marker of diabetes, were measured. The results showed that participants who consumed one avocado per day reduced visceral abdominal fat, resulting in a better ratio of visceral fat to subcutaneous fat.
Concretely, body fat was redistributed more beneficially in the organism in favor of the subcutaneous, far from the organs. The study points out that the mechanisms by which avocados can contribute to this change are most likely related to their high fiber content and monounsaturated fatty acids. Because regardless of calorie restriction, additional fiber intake can reduce body mass index and waist circumference. Finally, meals rich in fiber stimulate a more incredible feeling of fullness in healthy adults.
3 – Avocado boosts the properties of other foods
Incorporating a few slices of avocado into a salad allows your body to absorb three to five times more carotenoids, pigments found in certain plants, rich in provitamin A and antioxidants.
4 – The lawyer is a fighter!
Mexican researchers have found that the oil-rich monounsaturated fatty acids help the body self-regulate and function more efficiently. These benefits are similar to a Mediterranean diet based on olive oil, which has nutrients identical to avocado.
5- Avocado is an excellent appetite suppressant
Eating half a fresh avocado at lunchtime would reduce hunger pangs by 40% for hours.
6- Avocado helps you eat healthier
People who regularly consume avocados have a lower body mass index and eat more fruits, vegetables, fiber, and vitamin K.
7- Avocado regulates your sugar level
Rich in vitamin K, avocado reduces the risk of developing diabetes. Mixing vegetables with your fresh avocado will fill you up with minerals and vitamins.
8 – Avocado gives you energy
Do you usually take energy supplements before going to the gym? Know that avocado gives you the same boost in a natural way. So add a few slices of this magical fruit to your meal for lunch, and enjoy it during the workout!