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.