Matthew Rensberry, MD, MBA

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Eat an Avocado

written by Matthew Rensberry, MD MBA on 2020-09-17

Adding avocado to just one meal a day can improve the diversity of microbes in the gut and the healthy substances they create. This can be helpful in weight management and overall health.

We know avocados are healthy. Avocados are high in dietary fiber and monounsaturated fat.

"Avocado consumption reduced bile acids and increased short chain fatty acids. These changes correlate with beneficial health outcomes"

Sharon Thompson, graduate student in the Division of Nutritional Sciences at U of I and lead author on the paper

Improving your microbiome can help with weight management. Read the study here.