Healthy fats in avocados, nuts, and olive oil help curb appetite

Healthy fats in avocados, nuts, and olive oil help curb appetite

If you’re trying to eat less but having little luck, maybe all you need to do is choose different types of foods.

Research from scientists at University of California, Irvine (UCI), shows that high-fat foods stimulate production of OEA, a compound in the small intestine that suppresses appetite.

Wait. HIGH FAT? Aren’t high fat foods supposed to kill you?

That’s what some old school “experts” will tell you. But certain high fat foods contain oleic acid, which stimulates OEA production. Oleic acid is an unsaturated fatty acid found in three types of foods that I’ve featured in many e-Alerts: olive oil, avocados, and nuts.

All three of these foods are predominant in the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet.

One UCI official told Ivanhoe Newswire: “This gives us hope for a new class of anti- obesity drugs based on the savvy use of natural appetite-controlling mechanisms.”

Really? A DRUG? Well, I guess those university research divisions don’t fund themselves. If you’ve got to turn research into a potentially lucrative drug company come-on to survive, ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

Meanwhile, most of us will be happy to struggle by with the delicious avocado, olive oil and nuts.

You can read all about the avocado’s versatile health benefits in the e-alert “Alligator Pear” (6/19/06).

“Healthy Fat Curbs Appetite” Ivanhoe Newswire, 10/8/08,