Eat Half an Avocado
Avocados are full of heart-healthy fats, but did you know that they can help curb your appetite? According to a recent study, those who ate half an avocado with lunch felt 28% less of a desire to eat again in the 5 hours following the meal. Try this today and see how adding avocado to your lunch helps you resist afternoon snacks and feel satisfied until dinner. This amount of avocado adds about 112 calories and 10 grams of fat to a meal, so plan the rest of your nutrition accordingly.
But, that’s not all avocados can do for you. Here are a few more of their benefits!
1. They are high in monounsaturated fats which can help reduce inflammation and lower risk for heart disease.
2. They help with the absorption of two antixodiants: lycopene and beta-carotene.
3. The omega-9 fatty acids in avocados are said to improve skin tone and help repair damaged skin cells.
4. Avocados may help improve blood cholesterol, thanks to the compound they contain known as beta-sitosterol. In one study, patients who ate avocados for 7 days saw a 17% decrease in total blood cholesterol, a 22% decrease in both LDL and triglyceride levels, and an 11% increase in HDL levels.