Avocado and Weight Loss

Avocado has a high amount of monounsaturated fats which help blood lipid profile
Avocado aids insulin function
Avocado is excellent for weight loss and weight control
Many individuals are at first stunned when learning that one of the best foods for weight loss is avocado.

The prevailing understanding of avocado is full of fat and fat is bad.

The problem with the prevailing notion of avocado is that it is simply wrong. Avocado is one of your best foods for weight loss and one of our top weight loss fats.

Yes, avocado is full of fat - but it's full of good fat. Bad fat makes you fat; good fat keeps you from getting fat.

Avocado is high in monounsaturated fat. Research clearly indicates diets high in monounsaturated fat are more beneficial for weight control because monounsaturated fat exerts beneficial effects on how your body uses blood sugar.

Avocado possesses a double whammy when it comes to weight loss and blood sugar metabolism. Avocado contains a unique weight loss friendly carbohydrate called mannoheptulose.

Mannoheptulose is a rare form of sugar, found primarily in avocado. Mannoheptulose has been found to lower insulin secretion.  To understand how the inhibition of insulin is helpful to weight loss we need to understand insulin resistance.

An underlying cause of the obesity epidemic is insulin resistance. Insulin resistance occurs when the cells lining your arteries become resistant to the action of the hormone insulin. Your body uses insulin to pull sugar from your blood and into your cells where it can be used as energy. When your cells become resistant to insulin your body has no choice but to store your blood sugar as fat. People with insulin resistance make too much insulin. Too much insulin only makes the problem of weight gain and difficulty with weight gain worse. Avocado actually helps to reverse the problems that we see with insulin resistance, by virtue of the presence of mannoheptulose and its high content of good fats.

Since fat has twice the energy of protein or carbs, the trick with avocado, as with all good fats is to eat smaller portions of them. Limit your avocado consumption to 1/4 to 1/2 avocado at a time.
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