8 Amazing Secrets About Avocados

lose weight

High in fiber and healthy monounsaturated fats like those found in olive oil, they are highly satiating. A half an avocado contains 10 grams of monounsaturated fats and 5 grams of fiber.

End up eating more fruits

People who regularly eat avocados tend to have significantly higher intakes of vegetables, fruit, dietary fiber, monounsaturated fats, vitamins E and K

Lower your risk of metabolic

A large study of more than 17,000 adults found that the risk of developing metabolic syndrome was 50% lower in avocado eaters compared to people who never ate them. 

squash your hunger pangs

Who ate half a fresh avocado with lunch reported a 40% decreased desire to eat for hours afterward. At only 60 calories, a 2-tablespoon serving

lower your blood pressure

You probably know that potassium regulates fluid in the body, and it can help reduce the blood-pressure raising effects of dietary sodium.

lower your 'bad' cholesterol

Nutrition Sciences linked eating one avocado daily to lower levels of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, and specifically the most heart-harming kind of LDL

load you up with plant sterols

Avocados boast a bumper crop of plant compounds that are believed to have a positive effect on heart health. Avocados contain almost 20 times more fat-soluble

prevent type 2 diabetes

The treated mice showed greater insulin sensitivity, meaning that their bodies were able to absorb and burn blood glucose and improve their response to insulin