Africa: What's in Your Burger? More Than You Think
[UNEP] You walk into a burger restaurant. What's going through your mind? Double meat with extra bacon and cheese? Brown bun or added slice of avocado? Environmental degradation or ecological preservation? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s the Healthiest Way to Gain Weight
For most Americans with weight issues, the problem is carrying around too much , not too little. While obesity rates have surged in North America since the 1970s, the proportion of underweight people has remained low—less than 5% of the population, according to a study in The Lancet. These bodyweight trends mean that most health experts are focused on helping people lose weight to avoid disease. But there are also some potentially serious health consequences associated with being clinically underweight, which is usually defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 18.5 or below. “There are many epidemiologic st...
Source: TIME: Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Avocados are a superfood you should be eating every day
(Natural News) The creamy and versatile avocado is a popular superfood for a reason. When eaten in moderate amounts, avocados can help keep your heart in good shape. Avocados contain unsaturated or “good” fats that can help boost cardiovascular health. Avocados also contain fiber and biologically active components of plants called phytochemicals that offer various... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news

Heart attack: Avocados and nuts can raise GOOD cholesterol and help prevent a heart attack
HEART attacks can be prevented by making certain lifestyle changes, including eating a healthier diet. While saturated fat increases bad cholesterol in the body and therefore the risk of having a heart attack, eating small amounts of unsaturated fat can do the opposite by raising good cholesterol levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados, almonds and broccoli are NOT vegan: Why dieters' favorite ingredients break the rules
A segment from the BBC comedy quiz show QI explained why many foods aren't vegan. Ethics professor Dominic Wilkinson of the University of Oxford explains the conundrum. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Costa Coffee advert banned for criticising avocado breakfasts
The coffee chain urged customers to buy a bacon roll or egg muffin rather than avocados. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: How many avocados should you eat every week?
HOW to live longer: Avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could lower your risk of dying early by eating more avocados - how many should you be eating every week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are some skin-friendly foods?
Many foods can benefit the skin, including salmon, avocados, green tea, and several kinds of seeds and nuts. Adding skin-friendly foods to the diet can often improve overall health as well. In this article, we provide the research behind the best foods for healthful skin. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

FDA's Warning on SGLT-2 Inhibitors; Diet Battles; An Avocado A Day?
(MedPage Today) -- News and commentary from the endocrinology world (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 31, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study Wants To Pay You To Eat An Avocado Every Day For Science
The Hass Avocado Board is funding the study, though researchers say this will not affect the findings. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tufts Part of Study That Pays People To Eat Avocados Every Day
MEDFORD (CBS) – How would you like to get paid to eat avocados? Tufts University is teaming up with three other schools for a diet study. It will pay 1,000 people to eat an avocado every day for six months. The researchers want to see if avocados can help with weight loss. Participants who meet the requirements will get $300 when the study is over. A website for the study says there’s been an “overwhelming response” from the public, and they’re asking people to check back in two weeks to see if they might qualify. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Offbeat Syndicated Local avocados Local TV Study Tufts University Source Type: news

Do avocados help with weight loss? Study will pay you to find out
If you're the kind of person who'll willingly pay extra for guac and thinks avocado toast is life, four universities are looking for you. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study will pay people to eat avocados every single day for 6 months
If you're the kind of person who'll willingly pay extra for guac and thinks avocado toast is life, four universities are looking for you. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California scientists will pay you to eat avocado to find out if it busts belly fat  
Loma Linda University, and four other schools, are looking for a total of 1,000 people to take part in the randomized six-month trial, and will pay each participant $300 at the end of the study. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Guacamole Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Guacamole has a solid reputation as a crowdpleaser, for sports fans and health nuts alike. Even the Aztecs indulged in ahuaca-mulli, or avocado sauce. But is guacamole good for you? Here’s what the experts say. What’s in guacamole? Guacamole’s main ingredient is avocado, a creamy green fruit full of heart-healthy, easy-to-digest monounsaturated fats. It’s typically mixed with salt and lime juice. Some recipes also call for onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic and spices like cayenne pepper or cumin. “It’s easy to spice up your guacamole by adding in jalapeños, chili peppers and hot sau...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Avocados protect you from diabetes by regulating your cholesterol levels
(Natural News) The consumption of avocados has been established to provide various health benefits. However, recent research discovered that eating avocado can also prevent and treat the detrimental effects of metabolic syndrome. The study, which was carried out by researchers at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran, focused on the benefits of avocado on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corn tamales with avocado-tomatillo salsa
A tamale is a popular Mexican dish that includes various fillings, such as chopped meat or vegetables. This high-fiber version is filled with sauteed peppers and corn. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados are one of the simplest and most satisfying ways to prevent degenerative disease
(Natural News) A degenerative disease is a condition wherein the structure or function of certain organs or tissues worsen over time. Heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and arthritis are just a few examples of degenerative diseases. Fortunately, adhering to a healthy lifestyle greatly reduces the risk of developing many of the conditions that fall under... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating avocados keeps your heart healthy and strong
(Natural News) If you’re worried that the avocado in your guacamole will give you a heart attack, you’ll be happy to know it won’t. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Studies indicate that the avocado could be one of the best mainstays in a diet that promotes a healthy heart and a flat tummy. Avocado’s... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 10 Best and Worst Oils For Your Health
Home cooks have plenty of options when it comes to choosing which type of oil to sauté, bake and drizzle with. Some, like olive oil, are well known, and others, like avocado or coconut oil, are less familiar. Which oil is right for you? That depends largely on the type of cooking you’re doing. An oil’s smoke point, which is the point when oil starts burning and smoking, is one of the most important things to consider. If you heat oil past its smoke point, it not only harms the flavor, but many of the nutrients in the oil degrade—and the oil will release harmful compounds called free radicals. If ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Are you eating too much avocado? Probably!
Avocados are packed with fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and healthy fat that helps to lower your bad cholesterol levels. But one avocado is 300 calories, and you can get the benefits with much less. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the most healthful high-fat foods?
Fats are an essential component of nutrition, alongside carbohydrates and protein. The key is choosing the healthful, unsaturated fats. There are many healthful high-fat foods to choose from, including avocado, chia seeds, dark chocolate, eggs, and fatty fish. Learn more about the best healthful high-fat foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Reduce your risk of heart disease by loading up on bananas and avocados
(Natural News) When it comes to heart health, a person’s diet plays a crucial role. Eating a good amount of heart-healthy foods like tuna, nuts, berries, and oatmeal is known to keep the heart in tip-top shape. But there are two other foods that also do a good job of protecting the heart: bananas and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Avoid eating this for breakfast to control blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 2 symptoms can be difficult to detect, but if the condition is left untreated it can result in more serious health problems. As well as regular exercise, eating a healthy, balanced diet can slash your risk of this type of diabetes and help control blood sugar levels. Avocado, eggs and almonds are all recommended foods to eat, but others should be avoided. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: 4 tips to avoid 'avocado hand'
It's called "avocado hand," and fans of the fruit ? both famous and not ? are feeling the effects these days when they slice up their hands or fingers while trying to slice up the avocado. Dr. Sanj Kakar, a Mayo Clinic orthopedic hand surgeon, says he's seen an increase in hand injuries requiring surgery [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - June 14, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Dogs can detect agricultural diseases early
(American Society for Horticultural Science) Laurel wilt disease has had a devastating effect on the avocado industry in South Florida in past harvest seasons. Early detection can be instrumental in deterring a widespread infection. The use of scent-discriminating dogs has shown to offer the avocado industry legitimate signs of hope in their fight against the spread of the disease throughout their groves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 8, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat half an avocado this many times week to slash prostate cancer risk
HOW TO live longer: there are some simple actions you can take to increase your odds of a longer and more satisfying lifespan. Research over the years has found some simple changes to your lifestyle, such as what you eat, can increase your lifespan. One food recommended by experts to include in your diet is avocado - but how much and often should you eat them? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 avocado a day for 6 months can improve brain function in older adults: Study
(Natural News) There’s a lot to be said of the health benefits of avocados. They are an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. In older adults especially, the fruits increase lutein levels in the brain and eyes which significantly improves cognitive functions, a study in the journal Nutrients reported. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

1 avocado a day for 6 months can improve brain function in senior citizens: Study
(Natural News) There’s a lot to be said of the health benefits of avocados. They are an excellent source of healthy unsaturated fats, as well as omega-3 fatty acids. In older adults especially, the fruits increase lutein levels in the brain and eyes which significantly improves cognitive functions, a study in the journal Nutrients reported. The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eating this £1 fruit can regulate blood pressure and prevent wrinkles
HOW TO live longer is the secret everyone wants to know the answer to, and research over the years has found some simple change to your lifestyle, such as what you eat, can increase your lifespan. One food recommended to include in your diet is avocado. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer - this is how many avocados you should be eating every week
LIVE longer by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing plenty of exercise. But you could also increase your lifespan and avoid an early death by eating more of the superfood avocado. But, how many should you eat every week to live a long and healthy life? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Back pain: Add this popular £1 fruit to your diet to help relieve painful symptoms
BACK pain is common and usually isn ’t the sign of anything serious. It tends to improve within a few weeks, but while painkillers are one form of recommended treatment, some experts believe eating certain foods can help relieve painful symptoms. Adding avocados to your diet could help reduce soreness and discomfort. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: An Asparagus Salad That Will Wow Dinner Guests
I love this beautiful and simple salad that is filled with goodness. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and you can serve it for lunch or dinner or even a nourishing breakfast. I like to enjoy my salad topped with thinly sliced feta or a generous grating of pecorino. The slightly salty feta marries perfectly with the subtle earthy flavors of asparagus and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil scented with lemon and fresh herbs. For added protein, top the asparagus with medium to hard-boiled eggs that you’ve shelled and cut in half. It’s also great with steamed or pan-roasted fish, smoked salmon or thinly slic...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can avocado oil strengthen my hair?
Oils play an important role in the health of a person ’s hair. Avocado oil may have specific benefits due to its vitamin and mineral composition. When the hair’s natural oil balance is uneven, or the environment has damaged the hair, using oils on the scalp or hair may moisturize it and prevent further damage. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Kenya:As Fruit Trees Fall, a Hunger Threat Looms in Kenya
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kajuki -When Leah Mutembei was growing up in Kajuki, a village in central Kenya, most farms were dotted with avocado and mango trees. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

The Best Spring Superfoods to Fuel Your Workouts
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brickell / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Eight benefits of avocado oil for the skin
Cooking with avocado oil has many well-known advantages, but the oil can also benefit the skin. Here, we look at the research behind its many healing properties. Learn how avocado oil can soothe burns, reduce dandruff, moisturize the face, and reduce inflammation. We also describe the best ways to apply it to the skin. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology Source Type: news

Is Sushi Healthy? Here ’s Everything You Need to Know
Americans eat sushi in venues as varied as high-end restaurants and prepared foods sections of grocery stores — and many believe it’s a nutritious choice. But is sushi healthy? “Sushi has this halo of being healthy,” says Katherine Zeratsky, a registered dietitian nutritionist and associate professor of nutrition at Mayo Clinic. After all, traditional sushi has all the makings of a health food: it’s stuffed with fresh fish, wrapped in thin sheets of seaweed and presented in neat little rolls. But experts warn not to expect your weekly spicy tuna order to slim your waistline. One of the biggest...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Dietitian: It's easy it is to overeat 'healthy' snacks like avocado
Brisbane-based clinical and sports dietitian, Leanne Ward, wants to warn her followers about how easy it is to overeat so-called 'healthy' snacks. She did this by comparing a Twix and almonds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rob Eades shares food swaps to save you nearly 1,300 calories a day
Fitness star Rob Eades, 24, of London, shares his top swaps that can cut significant calories from your diet every day by swapping avocado for cucumber and a cereal bar for an apple. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Salmon Burgers With a Side of Sweet Potato Fries
Salmon burgers are probably one of my favourite meals to make at home. I often serve them with oven roasted sweet potatoes or a salad made from baby romaine lettuce and avocado mayonnaise that’s created by blending avocado with a little lemon, garlic, olive oil, water and sea salt. What I love about this recipe is that any leftovers can be enjoyed the next day. These burgers make a quick and easy, portable meal for lunchboxes, picnics and entertaining. Try them over steamed brown rice with a splash of wheat free tamari or over a massaged kale salad. They keep well in the fridge for up to three days. This recipe is fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food Source Type: news

Strawberries, spinach are dirtiest produce, pesticide review reveals
A new report has ranked the best and worst produce based on pesticide content listing avocados and corn as the cleanest and strawberries and spinach as the dirtiest. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 ‘Healthy’ Snacks a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Why avocados are so good for you: boosts heart health, prevents cancer and more
(Natural News) Our ancestors knew about the benefits of avocado, one of the oldest food plants in Mexico. The natives of Mexico treated avocado as both a food and medicine. The Aztecs used avocado leaves, seed, seed oil, and fruit pulp treat various diseases. They made tea out of the leaves and took them as... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strawberries Top the “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides
In the latest report about pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group says that 70% of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain up to 230 different pesticides or their breakdown products. The analysis, based on produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that strawberries and spinach contained the highest amounts of pesticide residues. One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. The two types of produce topped the EWG ranking of the 12 fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

The 7 Best Foods for Fighting Inflammation
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. Inflammation is our body’s healthy response to fighting disease. But when it gets out of hand, inflammation can become chronic and lead to a whole host of health problems, from autoimmune diseases to cancer. Foods high in sugar and saturated fat are thought to contribute to inflammation, which is why some people who have inflammatory conditions and autoimmune disorders try out low-sugar diets. On the flip side, there are also foods to pile onto your plate that m...
Source: TIME: Health - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news