8 Amazing Secrets About Avocados
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
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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