Half an avocado helps you eat less
Experts say that avocado reduces the feeling of hunger between two meals. Half an avocado at lunch helps you to feel full for longer.
The study compares a lunch combined with avocado, and one which the fruit missing. The results show that the avocado stimulates the feeling of satiety, the insulin in the body and blood circulation.
The researches have watched 26 overweight adults - people who ate half an avocado with their lunch remain full for the next three hours of the day.
'Avocados are a very popular and delicious fruit, and from the results of our study, may also be helpful for people who are looking to better manage their weight', study researcher Dr. Joan Sabate, a professor of nutrition at Loma Linda University School of Public Health, said in a statement.
'Satiety is an important factor in weight management, because people who feel satisfied are less likely to snack between meals. We also noted that though adding avocados increased participants' calorie and carbohydrate intake at lunch, there was no increase in blood sugar levels beyond what was observed after eating the standard lunch. This leads us to believe that avocados potential role in blood sugar management is worth further investigation', Sabate added.
*So, don't forget to ask for some avocado in your salad for lunch today!
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