Research shows that there is a significant decrease in bad cholesterol in obese or overweight people when following a moderate-fat diet that included one avocado per day.
More than half of the women and one-third of men in South Africa are overweight or obese.
So including avocados in your diet may help lower this risk.
Researchers showed that avo-eaters with a normal weight gained significantly less weight compared to those who did not consume avocado.
Another study investigated the feeling of fullness from eating avocados.
When replacing carbohydrates with avocado at breakfast, participants said they felt more satisfied than when no avocado was included.
This could be due to several components of the avocado, such as the fibre and fat.
One avocado contains 8g of a unique combination of insoluble fibre and soluble fibre and may impact the gut hormones that keep us feeling full.