8 Amazing Secrets About Avocados

lose weight


High in fiber and healthy monounsaturated fats like those found in olive oil, they are highly satiating. A half an avocado contains 10 grams of monounsaturated fats and 5 grams of fiber.

End up eating more fruits


People who regularly eat avocados tend to have significantly higher intakes of vegetables, fruit, dietary fiber, monounsaturated fats, vitamins E and K

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Lower your risk of metabolic


A large study of more than 17,000 adults found that the risk of developing metabolic syndrome was 50% lower in avocado eaters compared to people who never ate them. 

squash your hunger pangs


Who ate half a fresh avocado with lunch reported a 40% decreased desire to eat for hours afterward. At only 60 calories, a 2-tablespoon serving

lower your blood pressure


You probably know that potassium regulates fluid in the body, and it can help reduce the blood-pressure raising effects of dietary sodium.

lower your 'bad' cholesterol


Nutrition Sciences linked eating one avocado daily to lower levels of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, and specifically the most heart-harming kind of LDL

load you up with plant sterols


Avocados boast a bumper crop of plant compounds that are believed to have a positive effect on heart health. Avocados contain almost 20 times more fat-soluble

prevent type 2 diabetes


The treated mice showed greater insulin sensitivity, meaning that their bodies were able to absorb and burn blood glucose and improve their response to insulin

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