Avocado Reduces Bad Fat


Avocado contains healthy monounsaturated fats, dietary fiber, carotenoids, and other metabolically beneficial nutrients. In this study, 105 overweight or obese adults, aged 25 to 45, ate a similar diet with or without avocado. Doctors explained there are two kinds of abdominal fat: subcutaneous, right below the skin, and deeper, visceral fat that surrounds organs and increases chances for diabetes.

After 12 weeks, while there was no change in men, women who ate avocado had less visceral fat, and less of it in relation to subcutaneous fat. Doctors said avocado appeared to redistribute fat away from organs, reducing chances for diabetes.


Reference: Journal of Nutrition; 2021, Vol. 151, No. 9, 2513-21

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