Avocados feel like forbidden fruit.
They’re creamy and sumptuous, yet they’re nature-made and nourish your body with plant-based nutrients and minerals.
Psychologically, when you feel like you’re eating something more indulgent and do not over-restrict, that helps to limit overeating or eating patterns that contribute to weight gain and obesity.
So go ahead and treat yourself! Blend avocado into your smoothie.
Smear it onto your toast.
Get that thrill like you’re having a cheat meal (when, really, you’re being so, so good to your body!).
Avocado is one of the only fruits with good fats.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends replacing bad fats with good fats, as good fats offer benefits in the body without raising LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels.
One serving of avocado (50g, or about one-third of a medium, tennis ball-sized avocado) contains 5g of monounsaturated fat, which can help reduce bad cholesterol levels in your blood and lower your risk of heart disease and stroke.
So, is avocado good for weight loss?
Yes! If you’re one of the many Americans changing your eating patterns to feel good, look healthy, and reduce your risks of chronic diseases, put avocados on the menu, and remember to keep things fresh.
Get creative by exploring ways to get more plants onto your plate and work more superfoods into your diet.
Your weight management journey is an act of love for your body — so make it fun!
Here is a video from Dr. Gregor’s study on how adding a little avocados can help vitamins be absorbed into the body.
If you are on a blood thinner eat a couple of walnuts instead because avocados have vitamin K.