In both men and women, there is a common enemy and it is abdominal fat. A recent study seems to have found a solution to eliminate that annoying fat. This is a small study that has taken a representative sample of the population and ordered them to eat an avocado a day, but the results were not the same for everyone. Girls, take aim at this great trick!
Visceral fat is a layer of fat that accumulates between the organs and its function is to help protect them, but an excess of that fat is closely related to serious health problems. Beyond the aesthetic problems of subcutaneous and visceral fat, we are actually exposing ourselves to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol, respiratory problems , etc.
This same study also wanted to discover if taking an avocado a day reduced the risks of suffering from diabetes, since they are directly related. The results of the study are the most curious and it is that 105 obese adults participated in it and it seems that women came out winning.
We have always talked about the benefits of avocado, because now it seems that we must add one more, especially if we are women and want to get rid of abdominal fat. We must clarify that it is not by magic, but rather the type of life, diet, whether or not some type of physical activity is carried out, among other factors. The more positive changes we add to our lives, the sooner we will see the results.
12 weeks and 1 fresh avocado a day
The study that today is the protagonist of this text, has been carried out by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and directed by Naiman Khan, professor of kinesiology and community health of Illinois. In this study, 105 overweight and obese adults were gathered, who in turn were divided into 2 groups.
One group ate a fresh avocado every day for the 12 weeks of the study and the other group received a food with similar nutritional values, which they also had to consume daily for the 12 weeks of the research.
Both at the beginning and at the end of the investigation, abdominal fat was measured in all participants, as well as their glucose tolerance, a study of metabolism and a marker of diabetes.
Throughout those 12 weeks of study, all the girls who consumed a fresh avocado a day saw their abdominal fat reduced considerably. What happened is that the visceral fat was reduced and there was a reduction in the ratio of visceral fat to subcutaneous fat, which, in other words, it was found that there was a redistribution of fat from the organs.
During the study it was shown that the consumption of a daily avocado did not alter glucose tolerance, but it did shed light on the benefits that are already known about avocados, especially in women. This research leaves the door open to other studies where you want to know more about body fat, its distribution, reduction or elimination and the benefits of avocado.