2015-09-17
Joybynature.com Team
Sep
17

 

One fallacy which we all believe in is, eating makes you fat. All fats are not the same. The kind of fats you eat and lump it in your body results in fattening. According to many dieticians the fat found in avocados can actually help you in your weight loss.

Is fat really fattening?

People debate over this topic and come up with various conclusions. The saturated fat is a big culprit, it not only makes you fat but introduces you to numerous health problems. Trans fat and hydrogenated fats in many vegetable oils and margarine may trigger weight gain.

However, there are certain foods available that can enhance thermogenic fat burning and can stop your hunger pangs. We are talking about the super rich avocados that are metabolism enhancing food. Add avocados to your diet if you want to lose weight fast!

Fats and calories in avocado

Avocados are rich in calories, 100 grams of fruit gives you 160 calories! Avocados contain oleic acid a monounsaturated fatty acid which is a slow burning energy source. Avocados are really high in Omega 9 fats which have various health benefits. Omega 9 fats reduces the bad low density lipoprotein cholesterol and at the same time increasing the levels of good low density lipoprotein cholesterol. The omega 9 fat also helps in absorbing the rich fat soluble vitamins and anti oxidants. The way the nutrients are absorbed in our body also facilitates in reducing hunger.

One big blunder which most of us make is by drinking less water. At times we confuse thirst with hunger and end up eating. However some foods like avocados can quench your thirst and at the same time makes you feel fuller. Over the period of time you will see a noticeable change in your weight. Avocados are rich in fibre which increases satiety.

The basic calculation behind weight loss is to burn more calories than you eat. One helping of avocados (1oz.) contains 55 calories. You must be thinking of high calorie content, however the bets property of avocado fruit is that it makes you full, thus fits well into your diet plan. The fruit has high fibre content which satisfies 8% of your daily fibre requirement. Plant matter which is indigestible is called fibre. Right fibre intake reduces weight and blood sugar.

Another important fact which we must note is, when you reduce the intake of non vegetable carbohydrates from your diet you require healthy fats in your diet. Avocados are excellent source of monounsaturated fats which are essential for your diet plan.

Eat your avocado lunch for weight loss

If you eat half avocado for your lunch it can satiate your hunger without compromising in the nutrient content. You can get rid of your hnger pangs which force you to binge and gain that extra fat.

Avocados have a lot to offer. They are best foods for dieters, vegetarians and kids. Once avocados were a big no no for health conscious people, however with its high nutrient contenet and good fat this myth is broken.

Some dishes for the dieters

Take and avocados and slice it down perfectly. Now toss these slices over your griller for some time so that you get those perfect char marks. Enjoy this healthy side dish.

If you have a sweet tooth, blend a ripe avocado and indulge in a fruit smoothie.

Here is an amazing potato salad for you. Blend some chunks of avocados with some tomatoes, pepper, broth of vegetables and some seasoning. Pour this thick sauce over your potato salad.

You can refresh your black bean salads by adding a halved avocado.

Corns in spicy vinaigrette can be made much more healthy by adding one avocado.

Your ceviche recipe becomes all the more healthy by adding slices of rich and creamy avocados. The effects of chilli pepper and acidic nature of citrus are toned down by adding avocados.

Add some avocados to your chicken stock and blend it perfectly. This can be served as a creamy rich soup.

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