Avocado: Naturally Low Carb

Contrary to popular assumptions, the avocado can be a helpful part of a successful weight-management program. It brings several advantages.

  • • Its monounsaturated fat (the same type found in olive oil -- which studies have shown may increase HDL (good) cholesterol, but has little effect on LDL (bad) cholesterol.) speeds up the basal metabolic rate, as compared with saturated fat.
  • • Its high fat content gives a quicker feeling of satiation ("fullness"), thus helping to reduce overeating.
  • • Its high fat content makes an overall sound diet more palatable, reducing the temptation to binge on foods high in sugars or saturated fats.
  • • Its rich supply of vitamins and minerals also makes the diet more wholesome and satisfying and thus more conducive to overall health and to moderation in consumption.

 
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