Guacamole is an incredibly nutritious choice and, of course, it is delicious, too. There is also lots of research that states avocados support cardiovascular health and can help the body support healthy weight management.
According to the US National Library of Medicine, adding a serving of avocado (which is one-half of the fruit) to your daily food intake has an excellent probability of reducing your total cholesterol. In several studies, eating avocados as part of an overall diet focusing on eating healthy food is associated with lower weight and body mass index, even if you eat one and a half avocados.
A study performed in 2005 suggested that avocados can help you lose weight, disproving that avocados are fattening. Avocados should not be avoided when dieting or cutting back on calorie intake, because they can help support your weight loss goals and help you maintain healthy levels of fat, even on low-fat diets. Research on avocado consumption has also shown that the fruit can help protect against abdominal fat and prevent diabetic health complications.
In the study, two groups of people attempting to lose weight, one eating avocados and one not, were evaluated after 6 weeks. The results were that both groups lost similar levels of weight and body mass, which confirms that avocados do not contribute to weight gain and they can fit into a healthy weight loss plan.
Also, in a separate study, overweight adults who ate half of an avocado at lunch reduced hunger and lowered the desire to eat. So if you are looking for something healthy to spread on your sandwich, toast, or your low-fat, whole-grain cracker, look no further than the avocado. That being said, if you’re eating avocado with tortilla chips, it’s best to eat them in moderation. Eating too many tortilla chips can have the opposite effect of an avocado, hello weight gain and water retention!
So if avocados do not attribute to weight gain, you can eat them daily, and they can help support a healthy diet, why not have one today?