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Will the fat in avocado prevent weight loss?

Many people who switch to a vegan diet do it for weight loss. They often have questions about foods like avocado. Is avocado weight loss possible? Will all the fat in avocado keep you from losing weight?

I have heard both sides of the story so I decided to just do the research myself. What I found about eating avocado and it’s potential to hinder weight loss was actually surprising. I put all of the information I found on the effects of fat in avocado weight loss together so you can use in to guide you in your diet plan.

While avocados are relatively high calorie food with 100 grams of the fresh fruit providing around 160 calories, more than two thirds of those calories come from monounsaturated oleic acid. Studies have demonstrated that monounsaturated fats like oleic acid are much more likely to be utilized by your body as a slow burning energy source than saturated fat. Increasing your intake of monounsaturated fats, versus both polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, has also been shown to provide a marked improvement in insulin sensitivity and glycemic control – a major factor in weight gain and developing diabetes.(1)

 

According to research published in the Nutrition Journal,1 eating just one-half of a fresh avocado with lunch may satiate you if you're overweight, which will help prevent unnecessary snacking later.2 The study also found that avocados appear helpful for regulating blood sugar levels, which is important for most people, considering that one in four American are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. As reported by the featured article in Medical News Today. (2)
According to research published in the Nutrition Journal,1 eating just one-half of a fresh avocado with lunch may satiate you if you’re overweight, which will help prevent unnecessary snacking later. The study also found that avocados appear helpful for regulating blood sugar levels, which is important for most people, considering that one in four American are either diabetic or pre-diabetic. As reported by the featured article in Medical News Today. (2)

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25 Comments

  1. i made avocado frosting/pudding tonight. i don’t put it on cake, just eat it by itself for a treat, with a little fruit jam on top. yum. i love them.

  2. Avocados are so amazing. πŸ™‚ I’m loving the sarcastic title of this article lol.

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