Here's today's feel-good story:
A new study from researchers at the University Of Illinois shows that eating an avocado as part of a daily diet will improve gut health.
As a food that is high in dietary fiber and monounsaturated fat, avocados are healthy and will increase the gut microbes that break down fiber and produce metabolites that support a healthy gut.
“Microbial metabolites are compounds the microbes produce that influence health,” Sharon Thompson, lead author of the study says. “Avocado consumption reduced bile acids and increased short chain fatty acids. These changes correlate with beneficial health outcomes.”