Amazing Avocado

I am a big avocado advocate; they are simply delicious in smoothies, dips, and sandwiches. Now there's even more reason to love the green The tortilla chip’s trusty companion, guacamole may have a place on many more tables as new research reveals new benefits of avocados. Loma Linda University researchers explored the effects of avocado consumption on healthy overweight adults and found it helped reduce hunger and the desire to overeat. The Hass Avocado Board (HAB) supported clinical study investigated the effects of including a Hass avocado in a midday meal, either replacing a food or adding them to the meal. “The HAB made an investment in 2010 to increase awareness and improve understanding of the unique positive benefits of fresh avocados to nutrition and human health,” says Emiliano Escobedo, HAB executive director. “Currently HAB is supporting seven clinical trials to investigate the relationship between avocado consumption and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, avocados’ potential positive role in weight management and diabetes, and avocados’ ability to enhance nutrient absorption."

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