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The Surprising Effect Of Eating An Avocado Every Day

Eating an avocado every day can help improve your overall gut health, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers from the University of Illinois set out to determine the effects of daily avocado consumption on gastrointestinal microbiota (via Sci-News).

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    Eating an avocado every day can help improve your overall gut health, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Researchers from the University of Illinois set out to determine the effects of daily avocado consumption on gastrointestinal microbiota (via Sci-News).

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    With its bright green color and creamy texture perfect for pairing with salads and toast, avocado has broken away from just being the smooth sidekick for chips and salsa (although who doesn't love a hearty guacamole?). The demand for avocados in the United States has tripled over the past two decades, with Americans consuming about 8 pounds of avocados per person in 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says. For farmers, that means producing about 364 million pounds (via the USDA).

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    Avocados are a widely beloved fruit due to their health benefits. They're also considered a great ingredient for all meals — even desserts. While the bright green avocado flesh contains those sought-after fatty acids, fiber, and protein, you may be wondering if that brown pit you toss out is worth eating.

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