A team of experts has reached the conclusion that the consumption of avocados between meals significantly reduces feelings of hunger. As little as half an avocado can give feelings of satiety longer.
The experts studied 26 overweight people and it turned out that those who ate half an avocado with lunch remained full 3 hours longer than the other members of the experiment.
The end results showed that not only does the avocado stimulate feelings of satiety, it increases the levels of insulin in the body and aids in good blood circulation.
"Not staying hungry is an important condition if we've decided to lose pounds. That is why it is good to always feel full during our diet. Besides being appropriate for diets, the avocado is incredibly healthy, " believes the dietologist John Sabat.
In 3.5 oz (100 g) of avocado, there are 160 calories, 2/3 of which come from monounsaturated oleic acid.
Studies show that monounsaturated fat, as well as oleic acid are used by the body as a source of slow burning energy more than saturated fat.
Furthermore, avocados are a source of Omega 9 fatty acids, that help in the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins and antioxidants from the food that we take in. In this way, to achieve the best results, you must eat avocados in combination with other leafy vegetables and healthy foods.
Instead of recommending this fruit however, in South Korea they have decided to use a strange technique to stop people from stuffing themselves.
In this Asian country, they play clips of people who consume tremendous amounts of food.
They have a term for it there, which roughly translates as "broadcasting dinner" and in reality, is exactly that.