There’s a Tufts study that will pay you to eat avocados

You just can't already eat more than two avocados a month, researchers said.


Attention, avocado lovers: If you’re willing to sign up, there’s a new study that can satisfy both your tastebuds and your wallet.

Tufts University, along with Loma Linda University, the University of California, Los Angeles, and Pennsylvania State University, is searching for participants for the “Habitual Diet and Avocado Trial,” which means you can get paid to eat avocados.

The six-month study, which started enrollment in June, aims to look at whether eating an avocado daily could decrease body fat, according to Tufts University’s nutrition research center website.

“Preliminary evidence suggests that consumption of avocados can modulate body weight, food intake, and markers of metabolic syndrome and may reduce visceral adiposity,” its record on ClinicalTrials.gov states.


Participants will receive $25 for finishing the initial screening visit and, if they qualify and complete the study, will receive $1,045 — not to mention the avocados are provided — according to Tufts.

The universities are looking for 1,000 total participants, with 250 people at each of the four schools.

Each will be separated into one of two groups: one where people eat one avocado every day and the other, “control” group where participants will not, although they will be given up to 24 avocados once the study is completed, according to the Tufts website.

Those looking for their avocado fix will have to meet some qualifications though.


Participants must be at least 25 years old and must not already eat more than two avocados a month, according to the website. Men must have a body mass index greater than 27 and women must have a body mass index greater than 25.

If you’re looking for some green, you can check out the full requirements and other conditions here.