Avocado protects against inflammatory effect of burger–as predicted by IF Rating

Markers of inflammation increased after subjects consumed a hamburger but not when subjects  consumed avocado along with the hamburger–despite the additional fat and calories that the avocado added to a meal.  View the study abstract. 

COMMENT: This finding supports the validity of the IF Rating system as a tool for estimating inflammatory effects of mixed meals. The IF Rating of the burger is approximately -20. The IF Rating of the burger plus the avocado is approximately +97.