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

10 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Krissy Brady / Health Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Plant fat over animal fat could cut your risk of dying early
Plant-based fats,  like those found in avocado and olive oil, significantly reduced a person’s risk of premature death, according to a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in Massachusetts (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Should you REALLY be eating that much yogurt, avocado and egg?  
New Jersey-based registered dietitian-nutritionist Vanessa Rissetto said there is such thing as eating too much 'good' fat, such as avocado, yogurt and eggs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plant fat over animal fat could cut your risk of dying early by more than a FIFTH
Plant-based fats,  like those found in avocado and olive oil, significantly reduced a person’s risk of premature death, according to a study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in Massachusetts (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hypertension in PTSD; Avocados Against Mortality; BP Change Threshold
(MedPage Today) -- Cardiovascular Daily wraps up the top cardiology news of the week (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 23, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Plant Fats Are Healthier Than Animal Fats, Study Says
After being vilified for years, fat is having a comeback. But with so many sources and types of fat out there, it can be hard to keep track of what’s healthy and what’s not. A new study, however, offers a simple rule of thumb: Plant fat sources appear to be better for you than animal sources, at least when it comes to monounsaturated fats. The research, which was presented Wednesday at an American Heart Association conference in New Orleans, found that plant-based monounsaturated fats — like those found in vegetable oils, avocados, nuts and seeds — are associated with a lower risk of dying from hear...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 symptoms – this 85p fruit could lower your high blood sugar diet
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, urinating more often than normal, and feeling constantly thirsty. But, you could lower your risk of high blood sugar by adding avocado to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demand for superfoods continues to increase; Can production keep up?
(Natural News) How many avocados have you eaten in the past week? How about blueberries or kale? When certain foods suddenly get a lot of attention for their nutritional content, it’s not unusual for demand to rise. The question is: Can producers keep up? According to the World Fruit Map 2018 from Rabobank, the avocado... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Americans have poor understanding of nutritional value, survey shows
A survey of more than 1,000 Americans has revealed a very poor understanding of the nutritional value of common foods and beverages such as pizza, avocados, milk and vodka. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Avocado aioli
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Avocado salsa
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Almond-Crusted Chicken Schnitzel
When I was young, mum used to make the most delicious chicken schnitzel that would be devoured as soon as my sister and I arrived home from school. Mum would lightly coat thin pieces of chicken with a little seasoned flour, then dip them into lightly beaten eggs, followed by a final coating in breadcrumbs. Then she would cook the schnitzel with generous amounts of butter and a little olive oil until crisp, and serve with a generous helping of green beans or coleslaw. I’ve modified mum’s recipe and given it a “Healthy Chef” makeover. My chicken schnitzel is gluten free, paleo, high in protein and tak...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

5 Dietitians on the One Nutrition Tweak You Should Make
For many people, “eating better” is an intimidating and abstract concept. What counts as healthy? Is calorie counting necessary? Is all junk food off limits? This confusion is familiar to many people, but improving your nutrition doesn’t always have to mean a diet overhaul. In fact, sometimes small changes can make the biggest impact. In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, TIME asked registered dietitians for five quick and easy diet resets that will put you on the path to better health. Embrace fat. “Most people think all fats can negatively impact health. But in reality, unsaturated fats...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The avocado hand - Rahmani G, Martin-Smith J, Sullivan P.
Accidental self-inflicted knife injuries to digits are a common cause of tendon and nerve injury requiring hand surgery. There has been an apparent increase in avocado related hand injuries. Classically, the patients hold the avocado in their non-dominant ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

High blood pressure symptoms - eating avocado can help lower hypertension
HIGH blood pressure rarely has visible symptoms, but if it ’s left untreated it can cause increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. The best way to reduce high blood pressure is to make healthy lifestyle changes - adding avocado into your diet can help lower your reading. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

GOOD FATS HEAL: After conventional medicine failed, five-year-old cured of epilepsy by eating hundreds of avocados
(Natural News) Sometimes eating the right foods can do a lot more to heal people than taking medication, as was illustrated recently by the remarkable turnaround of an epileptic British girl. Five-year-old Leafy Liu suffered from severe epilepsy from the time she was a baby, often suffering as many as 60 seizures per day. Conventional... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl 'almost' cured of epilepsy after eating avocados
Leafy Liu's parents were worried after her fits became more frequent and severe and medication failed to stop them. They tried the keto diet which is high in fat and found it worked. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girl, 5, 'almost' cured of epilepsy after eating avocados
Leafy Liu's parents were worried after her fits became more frequent and severe and medication failed to stop them. They tried the keto diet which is high in fat and found it worked. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Kind of Breakfast to Eat, According to Metabolism Experts
This article originally appeared on CookingLight.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zee Krstic / Cooking Light Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Instagram fitness stars open fridges to show what they eat
Instagram fitness stars have shared with FEMAIL Food&Drink the contents of their fridges with revealing 'shelfies' and they are predictably wholesome, featuring a lot of avocado. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Case Against Juice Is Stronger Than Ever
Juice is the health trend that just won’t go away. There’s a juicing shop on practically every city block, and everyone from your Spin instructor to your mother downs glasses of it daily. There’s no doubt that juicing is ubiquitous—but is it as healthy as everyone says? Juice can help you consume more vitamins and minerals, and that’s a positive for people who struggle to eat enough fruits and vegetables. But experts say it may not deserve its health halo. In a paper published last winter in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, experts scrutinized several nutrition-hyped foods&md...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition green juice healthytime juice cleanse Juicing onetime smoothies Weight loss Source Type: news

Avocado Hand Injuries Are Real. Is A Seedless Fruit The Answer?
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Source: NPR Health and Science - December 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maanvi Singh Source Type: news

Southern California Fires Grow as Crews Work to Protect Hillside Homes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fifth largest wildfire in California history expanded, ripping through dry brush atop a coastal ridge while crews struggled to keep flames from roaring down into neighborhoods amid fears of renewed winds. Firefighters protected foothill homes northwest of Los Angeles, making progress in residential areas while much of the fire's growth occurred to the north in unoccupied forest land, Santa Barbara County Fire Department spokesman Mike Eliason said Tuesday. "There were a couple of flare-ups in the hills that put on a light show last night, but they were expected. For now the teams are fight...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 12, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Christopher Weber, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

The hand injury caused by cutting avocado in 18 patients - Greminger M, Pasternak I, Hug U.
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Source: SafetyLit - December 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Flames Engulf Semi-Rural San Diego Area
FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Retirement communities built on golf courses, thoroughbreds in race horse stables and other usually serene sites were engulfed by flames as the San Diego area became the latest front in California's wildfire fight. The fire broke out Thursday amid dry, hot, windy conditions across the region that would be extreme for any season, but are especially stunning just two weeks from winter. It exceeded 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) in a matter of hours and burned dozens of houses as it tore through the tightly packed Rancho Monserate Country Club community in the small city of Fallbrook, kno...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - December 8, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Elliot Spagat and Andrew Dalton, Associated Press Tags: Major Incidents News Source Type: news

The strange history of avocados as a health food
Long before they became a modern-day health food craze, the history of avocados began some 10,000 years ago in the Americas. Now, experts tout the health benefits -- and one concern -- of the green-hued, buttery fruit. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news