While some people may think of avocados as a vegetable they are actually a fruit! Although the fruit is native to Central America and Mexico, avocados are now grown in many parts of the world. In regards to nutrition, avocados are amazing and have many key health benefits. They are one of the few fruits that contain healthy unsaturated fats which can help lower LDL cholesterol. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition has demonstrated that an avocado a day could help redistribute belly fat in women. In the study, adults who were overweight or obese participated in a randomized controlled trial that provided one meal a day for 12 weeks. Women who ate the avocado during their day had less deep visceral abdominal fat. So enjoy those avocados!

Reference: DOI: 10.1093/jn/nxab187

Adapted: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand

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