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Avocados, Weight Loss/Management and Type 2 Diabetes

The Skinny on Avocados and Weight Maintenance

Weight Management and Type 2 Diabetes:

Weight Management and Type 2 Diabetes is a key pillar of the Love One Today® research program. Investigations are currently underway to analyze the effect avocados may have on weight loss/weight maintenance in addition to maintaining normal glucose and insulin levels for people with type 2 diabetes. 

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If you're on a diet or want to drop a few pounds, avocados are all right to incorporate into your diet. Losing weight requires eating fewer calories than you burn off. A 1 oz. serving of avocados contains 50 calories, so you can easily fit them into a calorie-reduced eating plan. Just look for ways to substitute avocados for foods that do not deliver lots of vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

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Choose Avocados for Your Weight Management or Type 2 Diabetes Diet

  • Avocados contain 50 calories per 1 oz. serving.
  • When used instead of other fats avocados can be part of a calorie-reduced diet.
  • Avocados make a great nutrient-boosting breakfast item, when combined with eggs they also make a great post-workout snack. Avocados add 8% of your daily value of fiber and good fat, while the eggs provide high-quality protein that encourages muscle tissue repair and growth.
  • Avocados have less than 1 gram of sugar per serving; moreover they have the least amount of sugar per serving than any other fresh fruit.
  • Plus, over 75% of the fat in an avocado is unsaturated fat, making them a great substitute for foods high in saturated fat.

You may find that the rich, creamy texture of avocados makes your resolution to eat healthier easier to follow. They make a satisfying snack - 8% of your daily recommended value (DV) fiber from 1 serving of avocado. Fiber adds bulk to your diet and can help keep you feeling full faster and longer.

Working out? Potassium can help. Potassium is an electrolyte. Your body loses electrolytes as you sweat that need to be replaced. You also need potassium to help build muscle, break down and use carbohydrates. Avocados contain 150 mg of potassium per 1 oz. serving. In addition, avocados contain 8% of your daily value of fiber with 3.5 g of naturally good fats to help you stay full and energized for all your activities throughout the day.

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