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Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Eat an Avocado

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Samantha Faragalli Younghans of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 9: Avocados: They're both trendy and delicious. The vibrant, green, soft fruit is used in a plethora of recipes and can arguably be eaten with many meals at any time of the day. They even provide a lengthy list of benefits that make them an ideal weight-loss food. But because avocados are known to contain a lot of fat and are high in calories, many are curious what eating an avocado really does to the body—and we're looking far beyond them just helping you lose some belly fat.That said, Eat This, Not That! checked in with Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, CDE, of DiabetesEveryDay and author of Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition, to educate us on how consuming the single-seeded berry native to Mexico really affects your health.Below is a breakdown of exactly what happens to your body when you eat an avocado. And while you're studying up, here is The Simple Trick That Keeps Avocados Fresh for you to keep in mind, too.

Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Eat an Avocado

Avocados: They're both trendy and delicious. The vibrant, green, soft fruit is used in a plethora of recipes and can arguably be eaten with many meals at any time of the day. They even provide a lengthy list of benefits that make them an ideal weight-loss food. But because avocados are known to contain a lot of fat and are high in calories, many are curious what eating an avocado really does to the body—and we're looking far beyond them just helping you lose some belly fat.

That said, Eat This, Not That! checked in with Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, CDE, of DiabetesEveryDay and author of Diabetes Meal Planning and Nutrition, to educate us on how consuming the single-seeded berry native to Mexico really affects your health.

Below is a breakdown of exactly what happens to your body when you eat an avocado. And while you're studying up, here is The Simple Trick That Keeps Avocados Fresh for you to keep in mind, too.

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