Washington D.C., USA: A study published in the Journal of Nutrients states that avocados help suppress hunger for as long as six hours!

A group of researchers found out that subjects didn’t feel hungry for as long as 6 hours after eating Hass avocados.

Whether you’re a health freak or just simply struggling to maintain an ideal weight, it’s time to add avocados in your diet.

A study published in the ‘Journal of Nutrients’ states avocados as the best source of carbohydrates and that people can substitute it in aid of weight loss.

The findings suggest that simple dietary changes can have an important impact on managing hunger and aiding metabolic control.

Hass avocados had a long-lasting and satiating effect on the tummy of subjects for over a six-hour period.

Researchers evaluated these effects in 31 overweight and obese adults in a randomized three-arm crossover clinical trial. These dietary changes were also shown to limit insulin and blood glucose excursions, further reducing the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease by adding healthy fats and fibers into a regular daily diet.

“For years, fats have been targeted as the main cause of obesity, and now carbohydrates have come under scrutiny for their role in appetite regulation and weight control,” said Britt Burton-Freeman, lead researcher of the study.

“There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to optimal meal composition for managing appetite. However, understanding the relationship between food chemistry and its physiological effects in different populations can reveal opportunities for addressing appetite control and reducing rates of obesity, putting us a step closer to personalized dietary recommendations,” Burton-Freeman added.

Now, if you’re an Indian wondering why buying just 200-250 grams of avocados cost you around 250-350 INR. The reason is “import”. The fruit is not a commercial crop in India and hence best produce is imported, however, you can keep hunting the fruit in Indian markets to buy it in a pocket-friendly price.

The research found that meals including avocado not only resulted in a significant reduction in hunger and an increase in how satisfied participants felt, but also found that an intestinal hormone called PYY was an important messenger of the physiological response.

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