Wednesday, December 3, 2008

SlimCados makes the list of party foods that keep you slim

Excerpts from an article written by Michael Roizen, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD at

Fitting into your New Year's Eve outfit doesn't mean passing up appetizers altogether. In fact, choosing the right noshes before your meal or at the season's parties may actually help you eat less overall.

Eating a small amount of healthy unsaturated fat -- think walnuts, avocado spread on whole-grain bread and apples dipped in a little peanut butter -- 25 minutes before a meal triggers a chain reaction in your digestive system that slows the rate at which your stomach empties, which means you feel fuller faster.

It also helps keep your blood sugar levels from spiking after your meal and makes it easier for your body to absorb fat-soluble nutrients, such as vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as lycopene and lutein.

But here's the catch: It only takes about 70 calories of this fat* to get the effect. That's about 6 walnuts, 10 almonds, 1/4 of a medium avocado, or half a tablespoon of real peanut butter (from peanuts alone). More than that, and you're just working against yourself.

*Blogger’s note: When I talk about the nutritional benefits of a SlimCado avocado and how it has half the fat of a California avocado, I sometimes hear “but the fat in the avocado is ‘good’ fat!”

True it’s better for you than saturated fat, but as this article says, you still need to watch your intake of any fat. That’s what is great about SlimCado avocados; that 70 calories goes a lot further with SlimCados!