Avocados, Weight Management & Type 2 Diabetes

The Skinny On The Benefits Of Avocado + Weight Maintenance

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 50g serving of avocados contains 80 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.

Key Takeaways

Did You Know

Unlike most varieties of fruit, avocados do not contain sugar.

You need potassium to help build muscle, break down and use carbohydrates. Avocados contain 250 mg of potassium per 50g serving

Did You Know

Avocados can fit into a variety of eating plans including a Type 2 Diabetes friendly meal plan

Weight Management & 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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Benefits of Avocado for Your
Weight Management or Type 2 Diabetes Diet

  • Avocados contain 80 calories per 50g 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 contribute good, unsaturated fat and are a good source of fiber, while the eggs provide high-quality protein that encourages muscle tissue repair and growth.
  • Avocados are sugar-free, unlike most varieties of 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 – one serving of fresh avocado, about one-third of the medium fruit, provides a good source of fiber (3g, 11% of the DV). 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 250 mg of potassium per 50g serving. In addition, avocados are a good source of fiber with 6g of naturally good fats to help you stay full and energized for all your activities throughout the day.

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