Matthew Rensberry, MD, MBA

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Snack on walnuts!

written by Matthew Rensberry, MD MBA on 2020-01-12

A recent randomized, controlled trial found that consuming a daily serving of walnuts is associated with increased beneficial stomach bacteria.

One of the bacteria, Roseburia, is associated with protection of the gut lining.

Another, Eubacteria eligens, is associated with reduced risk of hypertension.

Numbers of another bacteria, Lachnospiraceae, also went up and is associated with lower blood pressure and cholesterol.

[My commentary]

Snack on walnuts to improve your microbiome. A healthy microbiome is essential to weight management.

Read the study here: Walnuts and Vegetable Oils Containing Oleic Acid Differentially Affect the Gut Microbiota and Associations with Cardiovascular Risk Factors: Follow-up of a Randomized, Controlled, Feeding Trial in Adults at Risk for Cardiovascular Disease