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”.
Certainly, 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, and 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 important role in lowering bad 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.
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. Avocado is an excellent appetite suppressant
Eating half a fresh avocado at lunchtime would reduce hunger pangs by 40% for hours.
5. Avocado helps you eat healthier
People who regularly consume avocados have a lower body mass index, yes, but also tend to eat more fruits, vegetables, fiber, and vitamin K.
6. 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.
7. 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!