So….you think that avocado toast is life? Say hello to the opportunity of a lifetime.
Researchers from Loma Linda University, Penn State, Tufts University and the University of California, Los Angeles, are paying participants of a new study to eat avocados every day for six months.
You heard right….enjoy those delicious avocados for half a year and get paid to DO it. And it’s all in the name of science!
Researchers are calling it “The Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial”, and according to Loma Linda, they’re looking for 1,000 participants to help figure out whether avocados actually assist with weight loss. (Avocados are a rich source of heart-healthy fats, and they can help cholesterol, but the debate continues whether or not the fruit is as healthy as it seems.)
The study, funded by the Hass Avocado Board – an industry group – will examine whether eating one avocado per day will help reduce fat in the abdomen.
Participants will receive $300 at the end of the study….oh, and 24 avocados to enjoy (bonus!). To qualify, you must be 25 or older and measure at least 35 to 40 inches around the waist, depending on gender. You also need to attend clinical visits at the corresponding campus, and attend a monthly dietary meeting. So unless you’re up for a big road trip….well, no avocados for you. 🙁 ~ Jason