Promotes Weight Loss
How: The fiber found in avocados—which is more than in many traditional fruits—allows you to feel full longer and improves digestive health. According to Adita Yrizarry-Lang, a holistic lifestyle coach, health professional and author in Miami, “When it comes to weight loss, fiber is a big plus: It helps to clean us out our system and feeds our good bacteria, helping us digest all of our other food choices in a better manner.”
Additionally, oleic acid, the primary monounsaturated fat in avocados, activates the part of the brain which makes you feel full, reduces cravings and prevents you from overeating. Beth Warren, MS, RDN, CDN, who is also an author based in New York, adds, “Because avocados have the healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, they contribute to satiety. Studies show it shrinks your waist line and contributes to a lower BMI and body weight when eaten in moderation.”
Recipe idea: Squeeze avocado toast with lime and red pepper flakes for an easy breakfast go-to.