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Want to eat less?

Eat less carbs and enjoy more fats! If you’re trying to eat less but having little luck, maybe you need to choose different types of foods.

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

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

That’s what 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: olive oil, avocados, and nuts.

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

While researchers look for anti-obesity drugs, we can be happy to eat a delicious avocado, olive oil and nuts.