31 minutes | May 19th 2020

Avocados, Weight Loss & the Gut Microbiome – Marisa Moore

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“The misperception that eating fat causes weight gain may lead consumers to avoid nutritious foods like avocados, which are primarily composed of beneficial monounsaturated fats.” – Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN

A randomized parallel-controlled trial of 51 healthy participants 20-60 years old and of BMI 27-35kg/m2 published in Current Developments in Nutrition demonstrated that including one Hass avocado daily in a hypocaloric diet not only supported weight loss efforts, but also offered additional potential metabolic and anti-inflammatory benefits. This study was supported by the Hass Avocado Board as part of the Love One Today® education program. Today’s guest is Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, a nationally recognized registered dietitian nutritionist and communications and culinary nutrition expert. She helps busy people get on the path to lifelong health one morsel at a time. Tune in to this episode to learn key takeaways from this study about:

  • body weight and composition
  • satiety
  • gut microbiome
  • inflammation
  • limitations
  • future research

As in all research, the study has its limitations, so more research is needed to generalize the results to all people, however, these findings support the growing body of evidence connecting eating avocados and a positive impact on body weight and satiety.

Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians, Registered can earn 0.5 FREE CEU for listening to this podcast episode.

This episode is sponsored by Fresh Avocados – Love One Today® and we thank them for their support of the podcast. For more information and resources visit: https://bit.ly/368MQsl

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