Avocados are delicious, but did you know they could also help curb your appetite? According to a recent study, those who ate half an avocado with lunch felt 28% less of a desire to eat more in the 5 hours following the meal.
But, that’s not all avocados can do for you. Here are a few more of their benefits!
1. They are high in monounsaturated fats. The types of fatty acids in the avocado help reduce inflammation (great if you have arthritis) and can lower your risk for heart disease.
2. They help with the absorption of two antixodiants: lycopene and beta-carotene if you’re enjoying a salad or salsa.
3. The omega-9 fatty acids within the avocado are said to improve skin tone and help repair damaged skin cells.
4. Avocados may help improve blood cholesterol, thanks to the compound they contain known as beta-sitosterol. In one study, patients who ate avocados for 7 days saw a 17% decrease in total blood cholesterol, a 22% decrease in both LDL and triglyceride levels, and an 11% increase in HDL levels.
What is your favorite way to enjoy avocado? Mine is on its own with a touch of sea salt.