There’s a reason for why people are obsessed with this healthy green fruit called Avocado, and it is lot more than just guacamole, you know. It is creamy, it is buttery and it is delicately decadent but what is great about the fruit is that consuming avocado can actually help you lose those extra kilos.

Researchers found that consuming avocados may be linked to an overall better diet, higher intake of essential nutrients, lower body weight, lower body mass index (BMI) and smaller waist circumference. As per the findings, regular avocado eaters weighed 3.5 kg less than the non-eaters which implies an amazing 1.2-inch smaller waist circumference and 1 unit less in the BMI number. Makes you want to gobble up a few avocados, right?

Avocados are packed with dietary fibre, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, folate, copper and potassium and they are ‘high in fat’. Okay, so normally that would be a bad thing when we are talking about weight loss but avocados consist of the ‘good fat’ (yeah there are the good fats and the evil fats) which is called Mono-unsaturated fats or more commonly called MUFAs. These fats help in satiate hunger and can also help in burning away that stubborn belly fat if proper exercises are mingled together.

They are also full of fibre and we all know fibre is good for us. A quarter of avocado contains 5 grams of fat while 3.4 grams of fibre and the very known benefits of eating fibrous food are that it prevents bloating, makes the food more filling which means it will help keeping hunger at bay for longer to avoid overeating and helps in regulating the blood sugar levels.

And this fruit is so creamy that it can literally replace butter so that you can carry on your butter-free diet without craving for it. Mashed avocado can also be used as a replacement of butter while baking and surprisingly, it gives actually softer and moister baked good. Half a cup of butter is like more than 800 calories while the same amount of avocado will be 184 calories! Avocados are great healthy fruits, but you simply cannot forget about ‘moderation’, hello? They are good and everything but they are still high in calories and fat so you simply can’t eat three in one sitting, rather enjoy a few slices or a whole avocado in a day.

Wonder how to eat this boon-fruit? Here are some healthy yet delicious recipes found on Instagram to try out.

Avocado Hummus

Hummus, the universal universally loved dip which can turn pretty much any boring food into a yummy creamy treat. And hummus and avocados are like the matches made in heaven! Here is an irresistible way to the healthy green hummus.

Obsessed with avocado and hummus? You have just found your heaven💫tag your friends! *************Avocado Hummus 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, well drained 2 medium ripe avocados, cored and peeled 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for serving if desired 1 1/2 Tbsp tahini 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 clove garlic, peeled Salt & freshly ground black pepper 1/8 tsp cumin 1 – 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves, for topping Red pepper flakes, for topping INSTRUCTIONS Pulse chick peas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes || Season with salt and pepper to taste, add cumin and avocados and pulse mixture until smooth and creamy, about 1 – 2 minutes longer || Serve topped with more olive oil if desired and sprinkle with cilantro and red pepper flakes. Serve with pita chips or tortilla chips.***by @feelgoodfoodie

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Strawberry Avocado Toast

A wholegrain toast topped with some avocado and strawberry slices, some flax seeds sprinkled and a drizzle of honey to devour your sweet tooth.

Lime Avocado Pudding

Just four simple ingredients and a hell lotta nutrition, this avocado based pudding is glorious and can’t ask for anything more or better.

Greek Avocado salad

Toss in some cherry tomatoes and other fresh veggies along with avocado chunks and some feta cheese with a yummilicious simple dressing, this salad is a fresh summer feast.

This salad is almost too pretty to eat…almost. 😉 Just toss some juicy cherry tomatoes, cool cucumbers, creamy avocado, crumbly feta, zippy red onion, and a little minced parsley in a simple red wine vinaigrette and you’ll be munching in under 15 minutes. ——————————————- INGREDIENTS: ☑️ 1½ cups cherry tomatoes ☑️ 1 cucumber ☑️ 1 avocado ☑️ 4 oz feta cheese ☑️ 2 tbs minced red onion ☑️ 2 tbs minced parsley ☑️ 2 tbs olive oil ☑️ 1 tbs red wine vinegar ☑️ Black pepper to taste ——————————————- INSTRUCTIONS: 1️⃣ Half cherry tomatoes and add to large bowl. 2️⃣ Peel, seed, and dice one cucumber. Add to bowl. 3️⃣ Remove pit from avocado, dice, and scoop out of the peel and into the bowl. 4️⃣ Cube feta and add to bowl. 5️⃣ Add minced red onion and minced parsley. 6️⃣ In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, and black pepper and pour over salad. 7️⃣ Toss gently so the feta and avocado don’t break up. Serve immediately. ——————————————- PC 📷: @green_valley_kitchen

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Chocolate Avocado mousse

Add up some chocolate, avocado slices, a banana and blend it in a food processor for the creamiest mousse you have ever had.