Ok, so the title may be a little misleading. You’re not going to lose weight healthily by eating only avocados, but can eating avocados regularly help you lose weight?.
Avocados are high in healthy fats and fiber, two things our bodies love you to eat. DId you know that fat is good for us?
Yeah, our bodies need fat to survive, it just likes healthy unsaturated fats like avocados have. Typically from plants, these unsaturated fats help us feel full and satisfied so our appetite doesn’t betray us.
Do you know what the number one cause of death in the U.S. and UK is?
Do you know the number one cause of heart disease?
Studies have shown that those of you who eat a poor diet, high in over-processed vegetable oils are at a higher risk for heart disease. Medical experts have been saying that increasing monounsaturated fatty acids in your diet can help lower your risk of heart disease; this is where avocados come in.
Avocados are rich in monounsaturated oleic acid, which helps balance out your cholesterol levels by lowering the bad and increasing the good types of cholesterol.
Do you know what happens when your heart is feeling better?
You’re able to get up and move around more. No one is going to lose weight by just exercising, but it does help a lot if you’re not sitting on your butt all day.
But beyond lowering your risk factors for heart disease, avocados also help your joint health.
Foods like wheat, corn, milk, and sugar can worsen your joint pain from arthritis, but avocados have been shown to help reduce the pain.
Various carotenoids, vitamin C, and Vitamin E are all present in avocados, and each of these nutrients have been shown to reduce inflammation throughout your body.
Do you know what happens when your joints are feeling better? When you have less aches and pains when you’re up and moving about?
You’re more likely to up and moving around.
Even if you don’t go to a gym, just being up and moving helps your metabolism boost itself and burn more calories.
And do you know what’s better?
Studies have actually shown that being on a diet high in Oleic acid will help you be more active. Do you know what happens when you’re more active?
You burn more calories and lose more weight.
All because avocados are high in Oleic acid. You’re Welcome!
Were you ever told as a kid to drink your milk so you can grow up nice and strong? Well, the calcium in milk is known to help strengthen your bones, but it requires a little vitamin K to do its job.
Do you know where you can find vitamin K?
The FDA says that just one avocado has 50% of your daily recommended dose of vitamin K, so eating avocados is just like drinking your milk, building nice strong bones for you and your kids.
You don’t even need to eat avocados as a food, you can just use the oil.
Remember I said earlier how avocados are high in healthy fats? Well, if you turn your avocado into oil you now have a cooking oil high in healthy fats.
A big trap for people is using oil to cook with that isn’t healthy.
If you use avocado oil, you won’t have to worry about that. You’ll get all the health benefits of its healthy fats and nutrients.
All in all, you can’t go wrong with avocados. Whether you eat them like an apple or mash them into guac, it’ll give you plenty of health benefits to increase your overall health, which will help you lose weight.
Just be careful what you eat with them, especially if you turn it into guac.