Consumption of Avocados May Reduce Adult Weight Gain but Depend on Initial Body Mass Index

Avocados (Persea americana, Lauraceae) are nutrient-dense and medium-caloric food. They provide dietary fiber, phytochemicals, mannoheptulose, and monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). In vivo studies indicate an association between lower body weight and avocado consumption. However, according to the authors, very few studies have examined the relationship between avocado intake and adiposity in humans, with inconsistent results. … Continue reading Consumption of Avocados May Reduce Adult Weight Gain but Depend on Initial Body Mass Index

Is Avocado Good for Diabetes?

The humble avocado, shunned for years during the fat-free diet craze of the 1990's, may have finally hit its stride. No longer just for guacamole, this nutritious fruit is popping up as a healthy addition to various diet plans. But can people with diabetes eat this food? It turns out that avocados are not only … Continue reading Is Avocado Good for Diabetes?