The avocado and your diet
This summer I'm indulging, without guilt, in avocado. You may remember the days of the low-fat diet, when a dip of guacamole was considered a diet sin, but avocado is seen in a friendlier light these days. Researchers, whose study was published in Nutrition Journal say avocado is a powerful appetite suppressant. People who eat an avocado half with their lunches enjoyed a decreased desire to eat over the following 3 hours by 40%.
So how can you enjoy this satisfying, diet friendly fruit?
- You can do the obvious:
- Add it to your salads.
- Find a soft avocado, mash it, and use it on sandwiches as a substitute for mayonnaise
- Make your morning smoothy thick and creamy by adding avocado.
- Make a healthy and filling pudding for snack.
- Make one of my favorite summer sandwiches:
- Layer with tomato, onion, and cucumber in a whole wheat pita. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with feta cheese and season with sea salt and pepper. Throw it in the toaster oven until the bread is crisp. Yum!