Green Gig: Get Paid to Eat Avocados

Ben Davidson
September 2, 2018

Joan Sabaté, MD, PhD, lead author and director of the university's Center for Nutrition, Lifestyle and Disease Prevention, said in an online statement, "The study will examine whether eating one avocado per day reduces visceral adipose fat in the abdomen". Best of all, you'll receive $300 for your efforts (as well as free avocados).

Imagine how it would feel like to be paid for eating an avocado daily!

It's for a study called "The Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial". Most importantly, to have the strength to eat it every day for 6 months.

'The hypothesis behind an upcoming study at the Loma Linda University School of Public Health.

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A thousand research subjects (or 250 people per campus) will be split into two groups: one in which subjects will eat an avocado every day for six months, and another in which subjects will eat only two avocados per month for the same period.

Although avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, which lower bad (LCL) cholesterol, they are not rich in protein and other vitamins, so dietitians recommend choosing a variety of produce and not just sticking to avocados.

Men must measure at least 40 inches around the waist. By 2014, the average of avocado consumption in the United States amounted to 24 million pounds.

However, you can't participate if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy. Along with Loma Linda University, three other American universities - Tufts University, Penn State University and University of California, Los Angeles - will join in on the research, and are in need of 250 participants themselves.

Those who make it through will get $300 when the study is complete.

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