Almonds shown to be good for gut health

By Noli Dinkovski

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Almonds: offer potential for changing gut microbiota, which may impact general health
Almonds: offer potential for changing gut microbiota, which may impact general health

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Eating between 14–42g of almonds or almond butter daily can help displace empty calories, and improve gut microbiota composition, according to new research by the University of Florida.

The study found that a “moderate” ​amount of almonds significantly improved overall diet quality and modulate intestinal microbiota composition in participants of the study.

Changing gut microbiota

It concluded that along with fibre, vitamin E, unsaturated fats and flavonoids, almonds offer potential for changing gut microbiota, which may in turn impact immunity, inflammation and general health.

Although no specific changes in immune markers were observed, almond consumption did result in detectable changes in gut microbiota, which may have a variety of digestive and immune health benefits.

Further research is needed with a higher consumption of almonds, the study said.

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