This morning I read this article about some research regarding avocados and gut health. Some key points:
🥑 “They found that people who ate an avocado a day experienced more microbial diversity in their gut compared to those who didn’t.”
🥑 “Nutritionist Arooshi Aggarwal of Arooshi’s Nutrylife says, “Avocado is a superfood packed with soluble fibres and essential nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin A, E and K, which all together promote healthy digestive function. It’s also a low fructose food, so it’s less likely to cause any digestive problems or even cause flatulence which makes it easily digestible for all.”
🥑 “…various studies have found that people who had avocado as their daily meal regime had a greater abundance of gut microbes that breaks down fibres and monosaturated fats, and also produces, metabolites (compounds that microbes produce that influence the overall health), that aids and promotes the gut health.”
⚠️ BUT some people with sensitive stomachs may have difficulty with it, and it’s not recommended for people with IBS.
🥑 When I was first healing, avocado did upset my stomach, but I’ve now been eating it regularly for a couple months (really since sometime in December, I think).