Almonds Promote Gut Health

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Fill Your Plate Intern

Gut health is a topic that has been receiving a lot of attention lately, and as it should. Our gut health is crucial to our overall health. Since digestion occurs in the gut and is the process of breaking down the foods we eat into the nutrients that our bodies need in order to thrive, it is important that the gut be happy and healthy in order that the process of digesting and absorbing nutrients run as smoothly as possible. Almond in wooden bowl, on wooden background

According to new research, the foods that we eat play a big role in the health of our gut. One such food that was shown to improve gut health was almonds. The study demonstrated that eating a handful of almonds a day significantly increased the amount of butyrate, which is one of the key microorganisms that live in our gut. Researchers said that increased butyrate leads to a strong gut lining, which ultimately promotes better nutrient absorption and flourishing gut microbes.

Eating foods that benefit our health is a great way to kill two birds with one stone. Not only are you meeting your energy needs for the day, but you’re also using those same calories to also nourish and promote other aspects of your health. Almonds aren’t the only food that promotes gut health. Check out the following articles from Fill Your Plate that discuss other foods that benefit our guts!

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