Written By GreenMedInfo Research Group
Fat has long suffered a bad rap and a long-time association with poor health and disease. One study, however, highlights what happens to your body — specifically the cardio-metabolic factors in overweight or obese individuals — when you replace breakfast carbohydrates with fat-rich avocados
In the reputation-challenged world of dietary fat, avocado stands out as the good guy: it’s chock-full of beneficial fats that keep you feeling full and satiated longer. The USDA National Nutrient Database notes that a single serving of an avocado — approximately 40 grams (g) or one-fifth of a piece — contains nearly 6 g of fat, less than 1 g of sugar, almost 3 g of fiber and 3.4 g of carbohydrates.[i]
This distinctive fruit has an impressive nutrient profile that includes monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), dietary fiber, folate and potassium as well as essential micronutrients and phytochemicals.[ii] In the context of the standard Western diet, it has been shown that eating avocados can favorably affect the glucose and insulin responses of your body.[iii]
A team of researchers set out to determine what happens when you replace energy from carbs with energy from avocados in your breakfast, as indicated by cardio-metabolic effects.
Incorporating Avocado in Breakfast Meals
The randomized trial recruited overweight or obese adults ages 25 to 60 who had elevated glucose and insulin levels.[v] The subjects had no history of cardiovascular, respiratory, kidney, gastrointestinal or blood disease.
The participants were split into three groups, namely those who ate breakfast meals containing either a half or whole fresh Hass avocado on three occasions, or consumed energy-matched
This post was originally published by Nexus Newsfeed on . Please visit the original post to read the complete article.