Sick of walking dogs or house-sitting to make extra money? What if all it took was eating a few avocados?
This isn’t some “what if” dream we concocted, researches from Loma Linda University, Penn State, Tufts University, and the University of California, Los Angeles, are actually paying people to eat avocados every day for six months. Hey, we would do that for free.
The study is called “The Habiutual Diet and Avocado Trial” and the researchers are looking for 1,000 people to participate to figure out if avocados help or hurt in any way when it comes to weight loss, and if they reduce fat in the abdomen.
“Since avocados contain the highest fat content of any fruit, it seems illogical to think they might actually help people lose their belly fat,” Loma Linda University reported. That being said, there is evidence that they do help, which is what researchers want to get to the bottom of.
Each university is looking for 250 avocado lovers who are willing to eat one avocado per day or two per month.
To participate you must be over 25, measure at least 35 to 40 inches around the waist (depending on whether you are a man or a woman), be able to attend clinical visits at the university you are participating through, and willing to undergo two abdominal MRI scans and attend a monthly dietary meeting.
Each participant will receive $300 at the end of the study and 24 avocados.
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