A study issued by the American University of Illinois revealed that the avocado is the only fruit that can overcome the problem of belly fat, especially in women, as it was found that it has the ability to redistribute belly fat in a healthy manner, according to the Medical Express website.
The researchers pointed out that an analysis was conducted of about 150 women suffering from overweight and obesity for a period of 12 weeks, during which time avocados were included as part of their daily meal, which had a significant impact on the redistribution of deep belly fat.
The study indicated that the goal of this experiment is not weight loss, but rather the redistribution of fat, where the location of fat in the body plays an important role in health, and there are two types of fat in the abdomen, the first of which is the fat that accumulates directly under the skin, called subcutaneous fat, and the other includes Fat that accumulates deeper in the abdomen, known as visceral fat, which surrounds the internal organs.
Deep visceral fat is the most common cause of diabetes, so it must be overcome by eating avocados.
The researchers divided the participants into several groups. One group received meals containing fresh avocado, while the other group received a meal containing nearly identical ingredients and similar calories but no avocado..
After 12 weeks, the researchers measured the participants’ abdominal fat and their glucose tolerance, a measure of metabolism and a marker for diabetes..
The study found that females who ate an avocado daily as part of their meal had a reduction in visceral belly fat, the hard-to-target fat associated with higher risk, and experienced a decrease in the ratio of visceral to subcutaneous fat, indicating a redistribution of fat away from the organs.
The study also found that daily consumption of avocado did not change glucose tolerance, indicating its role in raising the efficiency of the metabolism and eliminating belly fat.