Avocado will help you slim down!
If you do not know or try avocado yet – strongly recommend! Researchers from the CDC (Center for the Control of Diseases and Prevention of Atlanta) prove that eating this fruit can have an amazing effect on your figure!
In a study conducted over 7 years, 17.5 thousand volunteers took part in the diet of Americans. People who regularly consume avocados with those who do not eat this fruit are compared.
As a reminder, avocado is a pitted fruit, a green color, from a 20 meter long, evergreen tree whose leaves resemble laurel leaves. Inside a green fruit – which is shaped like a pear, there is a huge stone, surrounded by a fat, creamy pulp with a slightly nutty flavor. (for people who would like to plant a pit of avocado at home – we remind you that leaves, branches, bark and seeds are poisonous for people and animals!)
The fruit comes from southern Mexico, and its name from the Mexican ahuacatl, which means the spherical element of the male genitalia. Therefore, the fruit was often recommended as an aphrodisiac ..
Meanwhile, what scientists from the CDC found eating avocado (recommended half a day), significantly improves the absorption of nutrients from foods. People who like avocados, when compared to those who do not eat, supply their body
– more than 36% more fiber !,
– 23% more vitamin E,
– 13% more magnesium,
– 16% more potassium,
– 48% more vitamin K!
It is a healthy fruit whose consumption significantly reduces waist circumference. On average, people eating it were 4 cm less in the waist and weighed 3.5 kg less on average! According to American scientists, eating avocados halves the risk of metabolic syndrome, increasing the possibility of atherosclerosis, stroke, and the development of type II diabetes.
Although avocados contain a lot of fat, they are mainly monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Vegetable fat is healthier and if the diet lacks fats, it is sometimes worth reaching for avocados (eg instead of potatoes). It should be noted that avocados contain up to 15 grams of fat per 100 grams of product, while other fruits contain about 1 gram of fat per 100 grams of product. The difference is also significant for the amount of calories contained – the avocado contains 160 kcal in 100 grams. Other fruits contain from 30 kcal to 95 kcal.
There are many recipes that use avocado fruits and it is worth trying them, so that the fruit will appear more often on the table. Our propositions
How to recognize ripe avocados? The best touch – the pulp under the hard skin should stay under pressure of the finger. Quite often, the fruits available from us are hard. In this situation, we recommend wrapping them in paper for a few days, which will accelerate the maturation process.Posted on: November 7, 2018