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Weight Loss Experts Will Pay You $300 To Eat Avocados Each Day

Experts are willing to pay $300 for individuals to eat avocado each day, which seems like a good deal for those who really like the fruit.

The individuals who accept the offer will be participating in a study to decide whether eating avocados will assist with weight loss, which is an interesting premise when avocados include the highest fat content of any fruit.

Loma Linda University, Tufts University,  Penn State University, and the University of California, Los Angeles are each one seeking to sign up 250 people to eat avocados each day, for study purposes.

Based on Dr. Joan Sabate, the 1,000 test subjects will be a part of a study that checks whether eating one avocado daily leads to lower visceral adipose fat in a person's abdomen. The hypothesis is that avocados will assist people trim their belly fat and aid weight loss.

To qualify, interested participants must be at least 25 years old, with a waistline of at least 40 inches for men and at least 35 inches for women. People accepted as test subjects will have to eat one avocado every day for six months, or eat only two avocados monthly over the same period.

The participants will be randomly allocated to one of the two groups, and will get a free MRI and health screening. Upon successful completion of the research, participants can receive $300 each.

For those who will be in the group tasked with eating one avocado every day, the challenge will be to remain creative in preparing the fruit to not get sated with it.

Avocados as possible helpers in weight loss is one of the schools of thought in the keto diet, which pushes the body into a metabolic state referred to as ketosis by maintain a low-carb, high-fat diet. The keto diet is actually one of the more popular methods for weight loss, and also for building up the endurance of athletes.

There are more studies into weight-loss methods though, including a miracle pill that could allow individuals to eat whatever they want without gaining weight. A new strategy called carboxytherapy, meanwhile, injects carbon dioxide gas into the subcutaneous tissue to cut belly fat.

One popular method of losing weight, however, was lately debunked. Based on Mayo Clinic experts, skipping breakfast will not assist people lose weight. Instead, they gain a higher chance of weight gain and obesity.