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Avocados and Weight Loss

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Avocado can play a role in a weight-loss diet if eaten in moderate amounts. While high in calories—at 48 calories per ounce, avocados are equivalent to skinless roast chicken breast—avocados help fight obesity because they boost satiety. Satiety is the feeling of fullness that signals us to stop eating and thus helps us control our calorie intake. Perhaps more interesting, research suggests that exercise burns monounsaturated fat more rapidly than saturated fat. This means that even though an avocado is high in monounsaturated fat, this fat will be burned more quickly than saturated fat. The body prefers to burn this fuel over the saturated fat found in meat and dairy.
 
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