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Rev Up Your Fat Burning Weight Loss with Avocado

Updated on March 5, 2011

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Fat Burning Benefits of Eating Avocado

You can boost your fat burning metabolism by eating foods that contain L-carnitine. Avocado is a rich source of L-carnitine. As an added bonus, it is also an aphrodisiac.

L-carnitine is an amino acid found in your body in the liver. It helps to facilitate fat metabolism, and promotes fat loss. Additionally, it is known to increase energy production in muscle cells and increases blood circulation in the brain.

L-carnitine also helps to reduce triglycerides and increases good cholesterol, which helps to protect the heart. By preventing fat oxidation in the brain, it shows some promise in preventing Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Isn't L-carnitine sold as a supplement?

Yes, in fact L-carnitine is sold as a weight loss supplement. However, locally grown organic foods are always recommended before supplements. The advantages of eating whole foods is because whole foods offer a variety of health benefits.

What about the high fat content in avocados?

Although avocados are one of the few fruits high in fat, most of the fat is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat; it lowers cholesterol, a hormone that stores abdominal fat, which means it may even shrink belly fat. They are also the fruit richest in beta carotene, vitamin E, and protein.

How does the potassium in avocados reduce belly fat?

In addition to boosting metabolism, avocados are known for reducing anxiety because it is loaded with relaxing magnesium and potassium. Potassium is known for helping to reduce belly fat and it prevents fluid retention. (See link below for foods that help to reduce belly fat).

It also has pantothenic acid, which is a B vitamin, can rev up stress-reducing hormones and can lower your risk of depression. Stress is one of the causes of belly fat.

Other than slicing and eating, how else can it be easily included in the diet?

Avocado is now being suggested as an alternative to mayonnaise - on a sandwich for example. It has 4 grams of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat which lowers cholesterol, 2 grams of fiber and 1 gram of protein per ounce making it a more filling substitute for the mayo.

Locally grown foods are recommended. Where are avocados grown?

These fruits have been cultivated for over 7,000 years; three of the original types were West Indian, Mexican, and Guatemalan. They are now grown in in the USA in California and Florida, (and also in Africa and Australia). Many people grow them in their backyards.

We have been eating avocado as an aprhrodisiac and didn't know it? Explain!

It is said that the Aztecs made a sexually potent spread from mashed avocados, chiles, onions, and tomatoes and it was called 'ahuaca-mulli.' We know this same spread as guacamole. (Say 'ahuaca-mulli' fast and it sounds like guacamole - less emphasis on the 'a')

How do you select and store avocados?

Avocados will not ripen until after they are picked; avocado tree leaves produce a hormone that inhibits the fruit-ripening chemical ethylene. To tell if it is ripe, squeeze it gently to see if it gives. If you buy it ripe it can be stored in the refrigerator for 4-5 days. If it is not ripe you can speed up the ripening process by placing it in a paper bag. I always have success with this ripening method. It may take a few days.

See link below for hub on reducing belly fat and other healthy eating suggestions - and just added - why your brain needs fat:

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      hudsonliberty 7 years ago

      It so funny you would write about avocados. I was just enjoying some Turkish Apricots. I like avocado dip and it is suppose to be good for the complexion as facial.

      Are you going to be at the Caribbean festival tomorrow?

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hi hudsonliberty!

      I have an avocado ripening. So glad we are finding out what West Indian people knew for ages - that the avocado is good food, good oil, good applied to the skin and excellent for the hair. I am so glad Americans are finally reaching for real food and not a magic pill - which doesn't exist.

      Fortunately, I live in Brooklyn where there are plenty of greengrocers and better prices than the supermarkets.

      I have gone to the children's day festival the day before the big spectacular Caribbean festival - and loved it. The one tomorrow is just too much for me. It's like everyone in the US will be there. I will listen from a distance.

      Have fun and enjoy your Turkish Apricots (which I now have to research)!

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Great hub! Who knew avocado's were aphrodisiacs! They're also good for heartburn. I used to eat them when I was suffering from heartburn during my pregnancy. Thanks such an informative hub. I can't wait to see what you find on Turkish Apricots!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Well Veronica Allen, that is another benefit of avocados - soothing heartburn - thanks for that info.

      It makes so much sense - avocado is so soothing and high in so many vitamins, minerals - and healthy fat - fat good for the heart - and so heartburn too.

      Sooooo glad we are going back to real food!

      Ok back to the Turkish apricots - saw an article about orange foods being good for writer's block - hmmmm!

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      I live in So. Cal, where you can walk down any street and just pick Avocados off the street, (good ones too), however I just can't seem to develop a desire for them. I've tried over and over again. But now that I know about the L-carnitine I will just have to take supplements. Thanks BK. Good hub.

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      jayb23 7 years ago from India

      Very informative hub. Thanks for sharing it with us. Will definitely try it though Im not fat :-)

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Oh fastfreta I love when I hear about people being able to pick fresh foods right off the ground. How lucky for you! It was a long time before I had a desire for them although I do like guacomole. But after reading about so many health benefits I try to pick up one regularly. And if I am hungry when I get home in the evening just a little does calm me down until I can get something nutritious in me.

      Then fastfreta, I have a friend who says it is the best hair conditioner ever and she wears this big glossy 'fro' - she is fab! So I figure if I don't eat all of this next one I have ripening, I'll use part of it for my hair.

      jayb23 - I think you might like the taste of the avocado. I just slice it and sprinkle a little sea salt on it and let it sit for a moment and it is so delectable. For some reason it goes over so big when I have guests over. Just cut it up and put it out with the sea salt and people get excited. Maybe it is the aphrodisiac effect! Hmmmm.

      And somehow jayb23, I just knew you were not fat!!!!!

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 7 years ago

      BK Creative,

      I always look forward to your creative hubs they are always full of great ideas and healthy tips. Thanks for the good information on avocados. I will enjoy them that much more.

      Blessings

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      What a lovely compliment DeBorrah K. Ogans - that you look forward to my hubs - that keeps me sharp. Seriously!

      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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      Raggits 7 years ago

      Great information. I love guacamole but can't deal with the pasty aftertaste of fresh avocado. I have a tummy tire and will try your sea salt. Thanks!

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      WOW!!!! I did not know this!!! Avocado's fat burner, YES!! And the good part about this is, I like Avocados!! Yea!!! GREAT HUB!!!!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks again for your tips. I can do with some fat burning.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hello Raggits - I see you like the one that is the aphrodisiac, guacomole - good for you! I love it with sea salt and nothing else. So good!

      Hello drpastorcarlotta - I am learning so much as I research these wonderful foods. There was a time our elders were nutritionist - they knew a food for prevention or whatever ailed you. You're already ahead because you like avocado.

      Hello, Hello, hello! Yes, it's fat burning, super healthy, an aphrodisiac, good applied directly to the skin and hair. The perfect fruit!

      Thanks so much for writing great hubbers!

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      Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

      I knew there was a reason why I LOVE avocados!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Glad to hear from you Triplet Mom!

      I am finding avocados addictive! A friend of mine says it makes the best hair conditioner too - and her hair looks great! I'll have to work on that!

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      Triplet Mom 7 years ago from West Coast

      Wow Bk another use for such a great food. I might have to try it as a conditioner and see how it works.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Let me know Triplet Mom or write a hub about it. My friend swears by it - and she always has that glossy 'fro!

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      elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

      Just started a new diet last week, focusing on fruits, veggies, legumes, and whole grains. Avocado (up to 1/2 a day) is included. Hooray!

      This hub is a great reference for me, thanks!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hello elisabethkcmo (with an 's') - I'm so glad to hear avocado is included! It'll keep you sated and healthy. Finally a healthy diet with healthy food - a lifestyle!

      Thanks for writing!

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      Camping Dan 7 years ago

      One diet trick I will have no problems with! I love avocados and it seems they are so good for me the little fat they contain is nothing.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Good to meet you Camping Dan! - and what can be better for camping than packing a super nutritious fruit like the avocado! We need that little bit of healthy fat!

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      Artfulmama 7 years ago

      Wow!!! Thanks for the great info!!! I love avocados.. just to find them in season.. or at a reasonable price.. but love all the info... thanks again...

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're very welcome Artfulmama! Thank you for writing. I live here in Brooklyn, NYC and right now they seem to be overflowing - so costing only $1.00!

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      Joe 7 years ago

      Interesting. This is a cool article and good information here.

      http://www.earnwagesfromhome.com

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      Personal Concierge 7 years ago

      Its a n informative post for me. I have to loose my fat. Can you tell me where i can find avocado ?

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks Joe! Glad you liked the article!

      Hello Personal Concierge - I live in NYC and avocados are everywhere. Every supermarket, every greengrocer and costing about 99cents to $1.50. If you haven't seen it in your supermarket fruit section - it may be because it's often thought to be a vegetable and put in the vegetable section.

      I have a link at the end of this article about foods to eat that help you lose belly fat - so if you can't find avocado you can enjoy other foods. Even green tea.

      Thanks for writing!

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Ooooh I love 'em so that makes it so easy to go on a diet with them :)

      When we were kids, we used to be given avocado milkshakes - I've tried growing a couple in our garden but no fruits yet - I live in hope!

      Thanks for a wonderfully informative hub BkCreative.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Shalini Kagal - I am so intrigued by the avocado milkshake -that is new to me. But if you have a perfect fruit you should make a variety of perfect foods. Thanks for this info.

      I have an avocado that has ripened just perfectly which I will dine on today. Getting so many great comments I will enjoy it even more.

      Thank you too for such a nice compliment!

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      KyonSOS23 7 years ago from Nabon

      Avocado very good but bad taste for me.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hi KyonSOS23 - I think it is an acquired taste. I like it with sea salt - that gives it a bit of flavor. Today I think a little hot sauce!

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      Sarah m Marie 7 years ago

      Very nice. Avocado is so good for us! My Jamaican brother-in-law calls them "pears" and he eats them as often as he can find them. Thanks for the article.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Your very welcome Sarah m Marie!

      Your brother-in-law knows the deal. Glad we have more access to this amazing fruit. I'm eating mine throughout today and for the first time I decided to dash it with some hot sauce. Quite good.

      Thanks for writing about the pears!

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      HWP 7 years ago from my own world

      So many people run a mile from advocado's because of their high fat content, which is a shame because as you have pointed out so well, they are so beneficial. I love advocado, especially blended with banana and mango for breakfast - YUM!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      So nice to meet you HWP! - and you are exactly right about the incorrect fear of the high fat content.

      American nutritionists were handing out this misinformation - because they did not know the differences between fats. Of course we have also been sold on buying certain food products that were labeled low-fat and told to avoid avocados (and coconut oil etc.) and those other food products have been proven to be harmful.

      I was wondering how to do it as a shake as one hubber mentioned. I can certainly taste it now blended with banana and mango - what a healthy drink to keep you satisfied for hours.

      Thanks so much for writing!

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      Deltachord 7 years ago from United States

      I enjoyed this hub, BK. I like avocados. I can tell a friend that likes them that they are good for his heart; he'll like that.

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      Deltachord 7 years ago from United States

      I enjoyed this hub, BK. I like avocados. I can tell a friend that likes them that they are good for his heart; he'll like that.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks Deltachord! I am so glad to know that we are going back to eating healthy foods - to keep us healthy or to heal us. Plus it tastes good. Hope your friend likes the avocado.

      Thank you for writing!

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      maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

      What an interesting and informative Hub !! Being a California guy I was raised on avocado...My Mom would pack it into our tuna fish sandwiches for school...my Dad would slice it for his BBQ burgers, and my wife uses it, like you have suggested, as a condiment for just about everything, from potatoes to chili...no wonder her skin is like wet glass, and at 71, I'm not showing much belly fat...Thanks again for this well written and entertaing Hub...Larry

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Wow maven101! What a tribute to the avocado!

      I am so glad you wrote this so we can share it with everyone - lots of good information.

      So nice to meet you. I am your fan now and will keep up with you.

      Thanks so much for writing!

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      Ireno Alcala 7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      BkCreative, I think your a nutritionist. Can you tell me the benefits of guava. It's one of the tropical fruits here in the Philippines. Avocado can also an alternative food to babies who are already eight months and above, because of its non-saturated fats. My mom didn't secreted too much milk when I was a baby, so, the most available supplement was the legendary avocado.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thank you travel_man1971 for your kind compliment!

      It seems our elders here in the USA were the real nutritionists. They knew the benefits of each kind of food and how to heal with food. We've lost sight of that with the mass introduction of cheap processed foods.

      Guava is showing up quite a bit in the USA - I'll have to do research. I think people should eat what naturally grows in their environment. It the environment sustains the food then the food will sustain the people.

      I read recently, that many cultures gave babies avocados as a first food. Even here it is being suggested because it has so many health benefits, including the fat.

      Nice to meet you and I will keep up with you in your fan club.

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      dashingclaire 7 years ago from United States

      Great hub! I love avocado on and in almost everything. I eat them whenever I can.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hello there dashingclaire!

      I have an avocado ripening right now which I can enjoy tomorrow. I have added it more often to my diet.

      Thanks for the compliment!

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      Mrs. Obvious 7 years ago from Northern California

      I love avacado! Great on sandwiches. I love the idea of replacing mayo with mashed, spread avacado. Yummy, can't wait to try it. Thanks for the tip!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome Mrs. Obvious!

      I'm so glad we are taking control of our health with healthy eating.

      Can't wait to eat mine later today and share with a friend!

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      Anath 7 years ago

      this is good news as I love avocados: early in the morning with freshly made toast, with freshly baked bread; for lunch filled up with prawns or in a salad... delicious!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Everything sounds so great Anath - and I can taste it as you describe it - and smell the bread! Fortunately, I have a bit of avocado left which I can now go and have with my lunch - I will even toast a bit of bread I got this a.m. from the bakery. Delish!

      Love your avatar!

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      sanju 7 years ago

      I was wondering how to do it as a shake as one hubber mentioned. I can certainly taste it now blended with banana and mango - what a healthy drink to keep you satisfied for hours. http://www.enjoyhealthybody.com

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I haven't tried the shake yet but will do as suggested - 3 great fruits blended together - wow! It sounds so good!

      Thanks for writing sanju!

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      Weight Pills 7 years ago

      Hi, BkCreative. I really enjoyed your Hub that sings the praises of avocados. You make it extremely clear that this is a very healthy food to include in our diet. You clarify how an avocado increases good cholesterol, reduces anxiety due to its magnesium and potassium, and especially, burns fat because of how its L-carnitine (an amino acid in the liver) affects our metabolism. As a side note, I never thought of using avocado as a substitute for mayonnaise. I'll have to try that sometime!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hello Weight Pills! I'm glad you found the hub so very informative. I was surprised to find how easily I could make the change to using avocado as a spread (even hummus) as opposed to mayo.

      Nice to meet you by the way! Thanks for your comment!

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

      I love avocadoes and know it can be used to control weight but as an aphrodisiac--that's interesting. Interesting article and lots to learn.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thank you for writing anglnwu! I found it interesting too that part about the aphrodisiac - but it's so good for you so why not!

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      Sarah and Donnie 7 years ago from Destin FL

      nice hub! i love avocados

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Nice to meet you Sarah and Donnie! I enjoyed your hubs and left some comments. Thanks for writing!

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      Dreabell 7 years ago

      thank you for brightening up my life and letting me know how good the avocado is for me.... It is one of my favorite things to eat, and now I can eat them with a big grin on my face :)

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I'm so glad this made you feel good Dreabell! Nice to meet you too and thanks for your comment!

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      yelkaim 7 years ago

      I love avocados. It's too bad so much of the general public believes that because they are 90% fat they are not good for us. Nothing could be further from the truth. Thanks for spreading this info. http://www.eatingforenergy.ca

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome yelkaim! Thanks for your comment! We are still re-learning about good eating and good health!

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      theherbivorehippi 7 years ago from Holly, MI

      I can't remember if I commented on this Hub before but I know I remember reading it. Anyway....lol..I thought of it while I was buying Avocados in the store today! I used to feel like they were not really that good for me but I love them but now I know the benefits and I swear I buy them all the time! A few weeks ago I bought them and they were on top of my microwave...on top of my counter and although my dogs never take things off the counter.....I came home later to find avocado skins and pits scattered throughout the house. Apparently they like them just as much. Great hub!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      How interesting that your pups enjoyed the avocado - and you know...they probably want real food too! Plus, I think this is just so cute! When I was growing up our pets always ate real food - and looked good and were healthy.

      Hey avocado dog food! Thanks for sharing that!

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      SamAntone 7 years ago

      It's nice getting positive info on one of my most favorite vegetables. Well done.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thank you for commenting SamAntone. I had no idea that there were so many avocado lovers - and when they love an avocado - they love it!

      Nice to meet you too!

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      Cathi Sutton 7 years ago

      Very informative! Great Hub about about a great fruit!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thank you Cathi Sutton. I'm glad you found the hub informative. Nice to meet you too!

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      BeBrown 7 years ago

      Good hub, I will give this a go - not fat either but anything that is good for the heart should be taken on board. thank you.

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome BeBrown. I just wrote a hub about the brain being 60% fat so eating healthy fats are essential. Thanks for commenting!

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      fucsia 7 years ago

      Thanks for the valuable information! I did not know that the avocado was rich in L-carnitine, I knew of apples, pears and tomatoes .... but if the avocado is also aphrodisiac (and is it also good ).... is a great idea!

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      BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're very welcome fucsia. And avocados are so cheap right now. No wonder we enjoy guacomole so much - ahhh, we were reaping the aphrodisiac benefits.

      Thanks for commenting!

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      brandyBachmann 6 years ago

      Avocados are delightful to taste. You can mix it with other fruits like mango or bananas then pour in evaporated milk, add a small amount of vanilla and sugar to taste. Chill it to make it tastier :D

      Good hub! :)

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Well, this is a great recipe brandyBachmann. Thanks for sharing it. I like that it's chilled. Sounds like a winner!

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      TheVacationLady 6 years ago from Everywhere

      You know, I eat an avocado everyday and now I can feel good about it!! lol This is awesome!

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Good for you TheVacationLady. So great to meet you too by the way. Loved your hub about Phuket!

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      myawn 6 years ago from Florida

      I love the avocado in dip,salads and on top of sandwiches. A lot of restraunts are serving more dishes with avocado I noticed. Good to know it reduces belly fat.

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I have a friend that eats avocado all the time and she looks fab - stomach, hair, skin - she's convinced it's the avocado.

      Love your avatar by the way!

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      fundamentallife 6 years ago

      Great hub - found you through organic search, you were top!

      Voted up and useful. Happy to be your 943rd follower.

      AJ..

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks for that information fundamentallife. I had no idea I was at the top of an organic search - that is nice to know and it inspires me to do more articles like this.

      Thanks for the vote and being 943. Nice to meet you too! Yay!

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      bskinny 6 years ago from US

      Another benefit of monounsaturated fat is that it causes you to feel full and satiated whereas a lot of the processed foods that contain saturated fat and other things actually causes you to feel hungry for more. So avocados are a great thing to have that help you feel full without eating a ton of them.

      Great hub

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Exactly bskinny! Real food is always better than junk - I can't even call it food.

      Thanks for commenting!

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      shygirl2 6 years ago

      good to know, BKCreative. Thanks!!

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      You're welcome shygirl2! Thanks for commenting!

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      Ryan Wescott 6 years ago

      Is it ok to use in gaucomole dip?? Its still has it in there so it should be ok. I still eat avocados (with salt) and really enjoy them. Interesting fact with the mental health and alzheimers! Interesting read!

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks Ryan Westcott. I see gaucomole dip sold in all the supermarkets in the refrigerator section. I guess they are okay - but they just never taste as good. I eat avocados like you do - a little sprinkle of sea salt and ahhh! So good.

      Thanks for commenting!

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      membersa 6 years ago from USA

      I love avocado, but I also know that it contains a lot of fat. This hub gave me the information I need to indulge a bit more. Thanks!

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I had a 1/2 an avocado this morning and I was surprised at how it curbed my appetite too - good fat is good. I had to force myself to eat and then it was just noshing. Wow! So many good benefits.

      Thanks for writing.

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      Glemoh101 6 years ago

      Thanks for your great information , you can get the complete list of fat burning foods from here.

      https://hubpages.com/health/Fat-Burning-Foods-The-...

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      BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks Glemoh101 - I'll check it out. I also have other hubs about fat burning foods.

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      January Moon 5 years ago from NY, Now Living in Atlanta Ga

      I love love love avocado, I didn't know it had so many health advantages, I use to eat it daily when I lived in Jersey, didn't know it was aprhrodisiac! And I didn't know it helped you lose weight, very informative BK! Voted up!

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thanks cherrycrime26! I'm learning so much as I do research about foods. Imagine - they make us healthy!

      And thanks for the vote! Yay!

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      Rubystars 5 years ago

      don't feed avocado to your dogs or cats it can be poison for them but it's good for people

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      How interesting Rubstars. My friend gives her dogs avocado all the time and they lap it up. I've noticed too a lot of dog foods have avocado added and it's become a selling point. It's supposed to be beneficial for dogs.

      I haven't offered avocado to my cat and haven't heard of cat foods with avocado.

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      pearpandas 5 years ago from Vancouver

      I love avacados and eat half of one every day, but I haven't noticed and aphrodisiac effects :P

      I do agree though about eating these fruits as they have so much excellent nutritional value and even help you absorb more vitamins when eaten with other vegetables in a salad for example.

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Hilarious pearpandas -no aphrodisiac effects! But now that you mention it - I had 1/2 an avocado yesterday and it's been awhile and ah, so that explains the lusty dreams. Hmmm. But while I was awake - I did have more energy. Wonderful.

      Thanks for commenting!

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      gabriela12 5 years ago

      Good luck ,Great post,y love youThanks for the info it had cleared out too many things in my mind. Your recommendations are really good.

      http://www.areavocadosfattening.com

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Thank you gabriela12. It is more than 2 years later - after I wrote this article - and I am still reading about how amazing avocado is for reducing belly fat.

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      Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

      Wow, wow, wow!!! I had no idea that avocado did all this! It's funny because I've had almost no experience with avocado until recently, at a visit to my sister's house.

      She had made an avocado dip and I couldn't get enough of it! It truly felt like my body was just lapping it up. I felt a bit guilty for eating too much of it, but it's so good to know that it helps burn belly fat. I am right now trying to lose weight, so this a great one to add to my list of awesome foods. Now, I just have to get my sister's recipe for that dip!

      I am going to share this! Thanks!

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      BkCreative 5 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      I'm still amazed at all the benefits of avocado. And to eat something so healthy like the dip at your sister's and have your body respond - ah, yes we do need good food. Thanks too for sharing!

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      Voltron 4 years ago

      Wow I just stumbled on this site. I have been eating avacodos every for about a month, and I feel so much better. A coworker who is on a diet was telling me she hated avacados because its high in fat, the i ronic thing is she was munching on a bag of chips. I asked her how much fat is in that entire bag of chips and how much in a small avacado. She was schock to see a small avacado had less fat and calories than the bag of chips she was eating. I then told her about the other benefits and now she will eat an avacado instead of chips when she has the craving for a snack.

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      BkCreative 4 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Isn't it great Voltron to be informed! The last thing we need in our healthy lives is toxic fats found in a bag of chips. Unfortunately, we don't know the difference between fats so you have done your co-worker a great service. You'll both feel and look great.

      I have a friend who even does a hair conditioner with avocado and winds up with this glowing, shiny hair.

      I'm glad you are enjoying avocados and found this information to be helpful. Thanks for stumbling over to this site.

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