Although it might come as a surprise to some individuals, some fats can help individuals lose weight. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats, or 'good' fats, which help suppress appetite. Avocados are particularly known for their ability to shrink belly fat. They contain omega-9 fatty acids, which have been associated with reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, what we know as the unhealthy or 'bad' cholesterol, and increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the good kind. The omega-9 fatty acids found in avocados also help absorb fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D, E, and K, which can help with energy metabolism. Avocados are versatile and make a great substitution for foods high in refined sugar and fat, such as mayonnaise and other dressings or dips. Use them on sandwiches or in salads in place of dressing. They also go great in smoothies as a thickening agent, especially when bananas are unavailable or not enjoyed.