Eat Just One Avocado A Day And This Will Happen To You

1.  Lose Weight

In one study, people were split in two different groups.  One group had a meal with avocado and the other group had a similar meal without avocado.  The group that ate the avocado felt 23% more satisfied and had a 28% lower desire to eat over the next 5 hours while others were left unsatisfied.

2.  Absorb Other Nutrients

Some nutrients are "fat soluble," meaning that they need to be combined with fat in order to be utilized.  

In one study, adding about half an avocado (75 grams) to a carrot, lettuce, and spinach salad increased the absorption of the following nutrients in the subjects who ate the salad: alpha-carotene by 8.3 times, beta-carotene by 13.6 times and lutein by 4.3 times compared with the absorption rate of the same salad without avocado.

Could adding just one avocado a day allow you to rely less on a multivitamin?

3.  Maintain a Healthy Heart (And Erection)

Avocado is one of the fattiest plant foods in existence.  77% of the calories are from fat.  Avocados are high in monounsaturated fatty acids which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels which lowers you risk of heart disease.

MEN: anything that keeps the heart beating strong helps keep blood flowing to all the right places.

Bottom Line

Cutting fat from your diet may help you lose weight at first, but the second you cheat on your diet, you'll gain all of your weight back -- plus more.  It is absolutely essential that you eat a balanced diet.  

However, balanced doesn't mean equal.

It is important that you choose whether to primarily fuel your body with fats or carbohydrates -- but not both.  Eating an abundance of carbohydrates and fats will lead to your body storing this potential energy as fat.

Experiment

High Fat, High Protein, Low Carbs

  1. Eat high fat foods all through the day
  2. Add an avocado to your breakfast, salad or any meal for that matter
  3. Snack on nuts and nut butters.  I like cashews, almonds and Brazil nuts.
  4. Embrace coconut oil to cook with or splash in your coffee
  5. Eat 20-30g of protein per meal
  6. Eat your favorite fruit after your workout and before your protein shake
  7. Then go home and eat a couple small red potatoes OR a sweet potato
High Fat Meal: Salmon, Asparagus, Side Salad and Lemon.

High Fat Meal: Salmon, Asparagus, Side Salad and Lemon.

High Carb, High Protein, Low Fat

Stay away from processed sugars and foods!

  1. Eat whole-grain grains more often than not
  2. Eat 20-30g of protein per meal
  3. Enjoy sandwiches made with sprouted whole-grain bread like Ezekiel
  4. Enjoy all the fruits you want
  5. Enjoy smoothies
High Carb Meal: Pasta with Tomatoes and Greens

High Carb Meal: Pasta with Tomatoes and Greens

Try It

To hold a quality experiment, try each plan for 21 days.  If you are into calorie counting, you may want to shoot for the same amount of calories for each plan.  

Journal experiences, such as how healthy you felt, how "full" or hungry you were, how you slept, how your workouts went, etc.  

Share your thoughts with me in the comment section below.

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