I'm always experimenting with food and food combinations in an effort to find great tasting meals to assist in better and faster fat loss. Part of my Fat X Diet philosophy is about finding not only foods that work, but foods that are practical and easy to implement into my meals. Have you heard of the alligator pear?
I was eating this food in my evening meals, usually the last one of the day. The only reason I was eating this fruit so often at the time and in these meals was because a family friend had given away a large box. He had a huge tree and was just trying to get rid of all the excess fruit that was falling in the backyard. The collision of these events began my secret fat burning super food discovery!
It actually took me a while to pin point that this fruit was the food optimizing if not amplifying my fat burning (fat loss) results. I slowly began to notice that my results were better when I consumed it consistently, as opposed to when I was eating other "healthy" foods.
After pin pointing that this fruit was in fact a main cause in my best fat burning (fat loss) results, I began to research it.
I then realized that it made total scientific sense as to why it's a super food, and why it is so helpful in a fat burning (fat loss) program. So what is this secret fat burning fruit? Well, some people know it as the alligator pear, but more commonly, it's known as the avocado!
The avocado is extremely high in nutrients that directly and indirectly help with muscle building, metabolism, and fat burning (fat loss). When the avocado is implemented in a fat burning program in a specific way, it becomes clear as to why fat loss results are optimized if not amplified.
Reasons why the Avocado is a Super Fat Burning Food:
*High in panthothenic acid (Vitamin B5). Vitamin B5 is as required to synthesize and metabolize proteins, carbohydrates and fats.
*High in Folic Acid. Folic acid is essential for healthy cell and tissue development as well as for the production of red blood cells.
*High in Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 is involved in metabolic processes such as, amino acid, glucose and fat (lipid) metabolism as well as normal nerve and immune system function.
*High in Potassium. Potassium is an electrolyte essential for proper function of cells, tissue and organs. It's also necessary for protein synthesis, amino acid and carbohydrate metabolism.
The avocado is also high in vitamin K, and the antioxidants vitamin C and E. It also contains lutein, magnesium and other beneficial nutrients. Fiber and monounsaturated fats are two other benefits of eating avocado. I could go on and on, but I think that's enough to prove that the avocado is a super food and great as part of a fat burning diet and program.
Here is the rest of the nutrient make up of the avocado according to the USDA Nutrient Database (per 100 g/ 3.5 oz):
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults
Energy 670 kJ (160 kcal)
Carbohydrates 8.53 g
- Sugars 0.66 g
- Dietary fiber 6.7 g
Fat 14.66 g
- saturated 2.13 g
- monounsaturated 9.80 g
- polyunsaturated 1.82 g
Protein 2 g
Water 73.23 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.067 mg (6%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.130 mg (11%)
Niacin (vit. B3) 1.738 mg (12%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 1.389 mg (28%)
Vitamin B6 0.257 mg (20%)
Folate (vit. B9) 81 μg (20%)
Vitamin C 10 mg (12%)
Vitamin E 2.07 mg (14%)
Vitamin K 21 μg (20%)
Calcium 12 mg (1%)
Iron 0.55 mg (4%)
Magnesium 29 mg (8%)
Phosphorus 52 mg (7%)
Potassium 485 mg (10%)
Zinc 0.64 mg (7%)
The way I like to eat avocado to help in my fat burning and fitness efforts is usually at night, with a little bit of garlic salt and a chicken breast. For more on why this makes a great night time meal, especially if you're trying to lose body fat, check out my "How to Lose Fat While Sleeping" article.
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