Can replacing carbohydrate with avocado keep us fuller for longer?
The avocado is widely hailed as a superfood. With its creamy green flesh, it adorns dishes of all varieties and features in breakfasts, lunches, and dinners.
The fruit contains a rare combination of healthful fats and fiber and is associated with a host of health benefits.
A new study in the journal Nutrients now adds more evidence to consider, by showing that overweight or obese volunteers who had eaten avocado as part of a meal felt less hungry after 6 hours, compared with those who had eaten a low-fat, high-carbohydrate meal.
But there is a rub. This study received funding from the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) and is not the first of its kind with such backing.
But should this deter us from swapping carbohydrate for avocado?