Why Avocados Are The Perfect Weight Loss Food
The avocado is a very unique type of fruit. While most fruits mainly contain carbohydrates, avocados are bursting full of healthy fats and nutrients. These ingredients include omega 3 fatty acids – the good kind of fat – which helps lower cholesterol and improve overall heart health. Avocados also have a higher percentage of protein – about four grams – than other fruits.
Over at Huffington Post, they have eight reasons why you should add avocados into your diet. With its proven ability to quash hunger pains and reduce belly fat, the avocado has all the tools to be a perfect weight loss food:
1. It’s A Belt Shrinker
Do a little belly dance! Make a little lunch! And get down on avocado oil. Researchers say swapping your cooking and finishing oils for varieties like avocado oil that are rich in monounsaturated and oleic fatty acids can spot-reduce abdominal fat, which may decrease the risk for metabolic syndrome — the name for a combination of negative health markers associated with weight gain.
2. It’s A Sweet Stabilizer
Sure, avocado’s got all the right junk in all the right places, but fat isn’t the only thing the fruit has going for it. An avocado also provides nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients essential for healthy weight management, including 14 grams of satiating fiber and 66 percent (60 micrograms) of your daily need for vitamin K — a nutrient that helps regulate sugar metabolism and insulin sensitivity.
Basically if you haven’t discovered already, avocados are an awesome food. They’re packed full of nutrients, something which many modern foods are missing these days. They are weight loss friendly, heart healthy and aren’t expensive to buy at the supermarket. What more could you ask for?
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