Unless you have been living under a rock, you have no doubt heard about the health benefits of avocados. They contain vitamin B6 and are loaded with monounsaturated fat. The B6 found in avocados counteracts the effects of cortisol (a fat-producing hormone produced by the body when under significant amounts of stress). The healthy fat staves off hunger for far longer than saturated fats and promotes energy burning. Diabetes Care published research indicating that it can lower the distribution of fat around the mid-section. So, don’t feel guilty about indulging in extra guacamole at that next party.