This FAT Green Berry Could Help With FAT LOSS
Did you know there’s a BIG green berry that is one of the healthiest foods you could ever eat?
And I do mean, ever.
There’s research to show it could help you fight the risks of cancer developing in your body…
It could protect your heart from future heart disease.
There’s good research to show it could help protect your eyes.
And, it could also help you lose weight. Which in my mind is one of the best things about this particular food. I know I’ve written extensively on how maintaining a healthy body weight is one of the best things you can do for your life expectancy and quality of life.
And, I’ve written just as much about why you should endeavor to support your weight loss goals through a clean diet and exercise first, and foremost, and then rely on supplements as a secondary measure.
Well, today, I have no supplements to offer you. Instead, I want you to eat avocados. So yes, we’re talking about diet.
Much to many people’s surprise avocados are not a vegetable, they are a berry, so they’re a fruit. And they’re one of the only fruits on the planet to have a ton of heart-healthy fat in them, as well as providing a dozen other health-boosting nutrients.
I’ll focus a bit on the other benefits of avocado today, but I definitely want to explain how eating them regularly could help you lose weight, and lots of it.
How Avocados Can Help You Lose Weight
As I mentioned above, avocados are one of the few fruits that have a significant amount of fat inside of every serving.
And, as I’ve written in more than a dozen articles, fat is actually good for you, assuming that you’re eating mostly “good” fats and not consuming too many inflammatory fats.
Now, part of what helps avocados lead to weight loss is the fat content.
Another thing in avocados that helps with weight loss is their fiber content.
Fiber is an essential nutrient for gut health, as well as your cardiovascular system.
And one added benefit to fiber intake is how it can help control your appetite.
Fiber isn’t something your body absorbs, but is instead an indigestible plant matter that has been shown to lead to weight loss, balance blood sugar spikes and is strongly linked to a lower risk of many diseases.
1 serving of avocado, which is about 100 grams, gives you 7 grams of fiber. Which is far more than what the average fruit (or vegetable for that matter) is made up of.
Since you don’t digest fiber, it ends up passing through your gut which not only helps you maintain regularity in bowel movements and feeds your microbiome, it also makes you feel less hungry for a longer period of time which helps with food cravings.
I love what the journal, Nutrition, was able to show regarding avocados and their ability to control cravings.
In their study they demonstrated that people who ate avocado with their meals ended up feeling 23% more satisfied than those who didn’t and they also reported a 28% lower desire to eat over the next 5 hours.
That’s pretty crazy when you think about how if you ate the same amount of food in the form of a processed food you may actually end up eating more because of all the chemicals manufacturer’s include specifically to ramp up your desire to eat!
And this also gets into the next part of how avocados could help you lose weight.
Most fruits are fairly high in carbohydrate content. A bowl of grapes has almost as much sugar as a bowl of candy. But the same amount of avocado may end up having 75-90% fewer carbohydrates as that bowl of grapes.
If you eat 100 grams of avocado you’re only consuming 9 grams of carbs, which is incredibly low.
But, you’re also getting a ton of fat. That same 100 grams of avocado has as much as 15 grams of fat - all of them known as “heart healthy fats.”
Fat is one of the most useful forms of energy your body can utilize, and by having avocado serve as the bedrock of your caloric intake you could end up burning a ton of fat in the process.
Remember, if your diet consists of 65-75% of your calories coming from fat, 20-25% coming from protein and fewer than 10% of your calories coming from carbs you stand a good chance of shedding all that extra body fat.
77% of a serving of avocado is fat. It’s actually one of the fattiest plant-foods on the planet
Healthline writes this in regards to why this fat is better than almost any other kind of fat in food:
“The majority of the fat in avocado is oleic acid — a monounsaturated fatty acid that is also the major component of olive oil and believed to be responsible for some of its health benefits.
Oleic acid has been associated with reduced inflammation and shown to have beneficial effects on genes linked to cancer.”
One more great thing about fat is that it’s filling too. Your body demands quite a bit of energy to break down fat, and that means it can help you crush hunger pangs. And if you can control your hunger then you can shed weight too.
There’s additional research behind how monounsaturated fats can lead to weight loss, but at this point I think you get the idea.
And don’t forget, avocados can also help fight the formation of some cancers, can help regulate blood sugar and prevent insulin resistance, help lower triglyceride levels, ease arthritis and more.
It truly is one of the best foods you can eat, and if weight loss is a goal of yours then you ought to consider it so you can experience Health As It Ought To Be.