Avocado Doesn't Shrink Belly Fat, But ...
Avocados are a rich source of fiber and healthy fat, but eating one a day for 6 months did not shrink waist size or belly fat, according to the findings of the new Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial (HAT).
However, it did improve diet quality and led to modest lowering of total cholesterol.
After 6 months, the people who ate an avocado a day did not have less fat around their middles – the main trial outcome – compared to people in the control group.
But at 6 months, those in the avocado-a-day group had:
🥑 No weight gain.
🥑 Improved diet quality by 8 points on a 100-point scale
🥑 A 2.9 mg/dL decrease in total cholesterol
🥑 A 2.5 mg/dL decrease in LDL "bad" cholesterol