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Want to improve your memory or ability to concentrate? Lutein in avocados shown to boost eye and brain health
(Natural News) Eating avocados may help boost eye health, memory and attention, a study published in Nutrients revealed. A team of researchers at the Tufts University’s Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging noted that these beneficial effects were largely in part to the fruit’s high lutein levels. According to the experts, both the eyes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados found to improve eye health in aging adults
(Natural News) Most of us have heard of macular degeneration and know that it relates to vision loss. This condition is so common that it affects over 10 million Americans, and it refers to the deterioration of the central part of the retina, known as the macula. Since the macula focuses central vision, when it deteriorates... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why a $1,000 iPhone Isn ’t as Crazy as It Sounds
It’s iPhone day, the annual non-holiday where smartphone addicts cozy up to Apple’s keynote to find out what the touchscreen fairies are bringing good little fanboys and girls. If you’re like me, you’ve been waiting with especially bated breath, because your handset is several years old, loses power faster than an overthrown dictator and inexplicably smells like fish tacos. In other words, it’s upgrade time, baby, and we all deserve the latest and greatest. This time around, however, Apple’s top-of-the-line iPhone will probably be more expensive than in years past. In addition to trumpet...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Patrick Pullen Tags: Uncategorized Apple iPhone iPhone 2017 iPhone 8 Tech in Real Life Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How avocados and nuts could boost intelligence
Higher blood levels of monounsaturated fatty acids - found in avocados, nuts, and olive oil - have been linked to greater intelligence in a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Nutrition has benefits for brain network organization, new research finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Nutrition has been linked to cognitive performance, but researchers have not pinpointed what underlies the connection. A new study by University of Illinois researchers found that monounsaturated fatty acids -- a class of nutrients found in olive oils, nuts and avocados -- are linked to general intelligence, and that this relationship is driven by the correlation between MUFAs and the organization of the brain's attention network. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stump Kitchen: Edmonton woman cooks with big heart and one hand
Alexis Hillyard smirks mischievously as she uses her stump as a spatula to scrape avocado from its skin. The Edmonton woman cooks up delicious all vegan, gluten free meals -- all with just one hand. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Stump Kitchen: Edmonton woman cooks with big heart and 1 hand
Alexis Hillyard smirks mischievously as she uses her stump as a spatula to scrape avocado from its skin. The Edmonton woman cooks up delicious all vegan, gluten free meals -- all with just one hand. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news

Avocado PITS found to be a "goldmine" of nutrition, with powerful nutrients that prevent disease
(Natural News) A recent study showed that the husk of an avocado seed is the healthiest part of the fruit as it contains a vast number of key nutrients that show potential in alleviating cancer, heart disease, and other diseases. As part of the study, a team of researchers at the University of Texas Rio Grande... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research examines avocados' potential impact on cognitive health in older adults
(FoodMinds LLC) Consuming one fresh avocado per day may lead to improved cognitive function in healthy older adults due to increased lutein levels in the brain and eye, according to new research published in the journal Nutrients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 24, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The healthiest part of an avocado may get thrown away
Scientists say chemical compounds found in avocado seed husks may one day be used to create better medicines (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Avocado seed husk may help to treat heart disease, cancer
Most of us discard avocado seeds without a second thought, but a new study finds that the husk of these seeds may hold a treasure trove of health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Heart disease cure? THIS fruit could hold the key to combat deadly condition
HEART disease could be treated with medicines formed from using chemicals from the seed husks of avocados, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to eat avocados properly including the seed husk
Texas researchers discovered the  seed husks are rich in protective compounds which may prevent the growth of malignant tumours and the build-up of fat inside our arteries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You've been eating superfood avocados all wrong
Texas researchers discovered the  seed husks are rich in protective compounds which may prevent the growth of malignant tumours and the build-up of fat inside our arteries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease risk: THIS fruit could hold the key to CURE for deadly condition
HEART disease could be treated with medicines formed from using chemicals from the seed husks of avocados, experts have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mainstream media food propaganda claims CHIPS are better for you than an avocado
(Natural News) If there’s one nutrient that we need to consume on a daily basis, it’s protein. Not only does protein help us maintain and build up muscle mass, it curbs hunger and makes us less likely to snack in-between meals. Obtaining protein is commonly associated with meat consumption, but eating too much meat can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lutein in avocados found to protect the brain from effects of aging
(Natural News) A new study showed that while green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are a staple food of people who are looking to stay fit, they can also be used by people who are looking to retain their brain power. According to the study that was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Avocado 101: Nutrition facts and health benefits
Avocados contain a range of nutrients and are associated with various health benefits, including a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease. Learn more. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Kale nutrient may yield significant cognitive benefits
Lutein, a nutrient found in kale and spinach as well as eggs and avocados, may help to prevent or counteract cognitive aging, according to a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Lutein may counter cognitive aging, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Spinach and kale are favorites of those looking to stay physically fit, but they also could keep consumers cognitively fit, according to a new study from University of Illinois researchers.The study, which included 60 adults aged 25 to 45, found that middle-aged participants with higher levels of lutein -- a nutrient found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as avocados and eggs -- had neural responses that were more on par with younger individuals than with their peers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

French fries are often BETTER for you than an avocado
Protein-based diets are all the rage -but a large avocado only 3.7g of protein, whereas a portion of chips has even more hunger-supressing protein. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Separating food facts from fiction
UCLA Broadcast Studio As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper diet.“People think it all comes down to their genes, but there is so much we can control by not smoking or being overweight, eating right and exercising at least moderately,” says Michels, professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.What constitutes healthy eating? Michels, who frequently gives public talks on the topic, has found there are many widely held misconceptions that le...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Millennial eating trends may be making them eat less
Foods rich in polyunsaturated fats may alter hormones that control the body's hunger, Georgia researchers said. These healthy fats are found in salmon, avocado, nuts and plant-based oils. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Saturated Fat: Weighed, Measured, And Found Wanting
A stunningly good, extraordinarily comprehensive paper on the health effects of saturated fat in our diets has weighed them in every relevant way, measured them with every pertinent metric, and found them wanting. There are no saturated fatty acids shown to be better than “harmless at best,” and those we consume most often and abundantly in fatty meats, processed meats, fast foods, dairy and processed dairy products are decisively worse than that. They are bad for us. Until rather recently, the idea that pepperoni pizza, ice cream, and bacon were far from good for our health would have evoked nothing ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocado salad with ginger-miso dressing
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - June 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach pain and diarrhoea? Your bloating could be caused by THIS obsessed-over superfood
STOMACH pain and diarrhoea can be symptoms of bloating, which, in addition to bread and beer, can be triggered by one of the most popular health foods around - the avocado. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghost writer: how Martino Sclavi's brain tumour helped him write a book
Expected to die, and having lost the ability to read, the Italian film producer devoted himself to a near-impossible taskI meet Martino Sclavi in Islington, north London, where he shares a small flat. It ’s a perfectly ordinary summer morning: pigeons are cooing and somewhere far off, a siren sounds. But in Sclavi’s kitchen, everything is slightly skewed, our encounter just a notch off normal. For one thing, there is the peculiar food he is trying to make me eat at only 10 o’clock: a pie fille d with grey-looking onions, mushrooms and nuts, which tastes powerfully of chilli. For another, there is the fact...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: Books Cancer Cancer research Russell Brand Culture Health Medical research Source Type: news

15 Foods A Nutritionist Always Keeps In Her Fridge
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Healthy eating is my foundation, and I like to think of a well-stocked fridge as pre-production for everyday life. Having the right mix of nutritious foods on hand helps me hit my daily target for veggies and fruit, and lets me throw together simple but balanced meals, so I don’t ever have to rely on takeout. To stock up for the week, I shop at multiple spots, including my local farmer’s markets, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, traditional supermarkets, and on amazon.com. I’d say I spend about $100 per week on groceries (some of the things I buy aren’t pictured because...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Foods To Jumpstart Your Energy
With the busy activities of everyday life, it can be difficult to find the right foods to recharge your internal battery. In a world filled with fad diets and rapidly changing eating trends, a few standout options rise to the top with their ability to fuel your body and mind. If you’re looking for ways to bolster your energy throughout the day, check out these six foods to help you power up and feel your best. 1. Spinach Studies have shown nearly half of all Americans aren’t consuming the recommended daily allowance of magnesium. This vital nutrient is involved in over 300 chemical reactions in the body, includ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocado eaters suffering injuries cutting open the fruit
'Avocado hand ’ is a term for knife injuries received while trying to remove the fruit's slippy stone and it has many victims, including actress Meryl Streep. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Avocado hand' injuries nothing to roll your eyes at, Calgary doctor says
If you thought deep frying a turkey was dangerous, try making a bowl of guacamole. Cutting avocados is causing serious hand injuries. “It’s a real thing and it can actually be pretty bad,” says Calgary doctor Raj Bhardwaj. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Calgary Source Type: news

Stupid people keep cutting themselves while trying to open avocados, so doctors have called for avocados to come with warning labels
(Natural News) Due to the rise of avocado-related injuries in the United Kingdom (UK), the beloved green fruit may soon be carrying warning labels. “Avocado hand” has become a phenomenon, and members of The British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons have called for suppliers to mark avocados accordingly, reported News.com.au. The publication has defined... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Give Vegan 'Ice Cream' That Creamy Taste, Minus The Milk
From avocado to almonds, vegan frozen desserts abound today. But replicating the complex choreography of water, protein, fat and sugar that milk usually takes care of is a challenge.(Image credit: Courtesy of NadaMoo!) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Neimark Source Type: news

Brunchers beware: “Avocado hand” injuries on the rise
Improper slicing of the popular food is sending more and more people to the ER, doctors say (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Avocado hand' health warning
It's a real thing- if you live in Chelsea. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Avocado Hand' Is Real And It Can Land You In The Emergency Room
Hold on to your toast, brunch lovers. This news will guac you to your core. After an uptick in avocado cutting injuries ― referred to as “avocado hand” by doctors ― the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons is helping warn people to be extra careful when slicing the oh-so-instagrammable fruit.   This “global phenomenon” can happen if a person doesn’t realize how ripe their avocado is when cutting through it, Simon Eccles, BAPRAS secretary and former president of the plastic surgery section of the Royal Society of Medicine, told The Ti...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

According To Nutritionists, Here's What You Should Eat For Healthy Digestion
Summer is eagerly peering around the corner, bringing with her the tastiest foods we might definitely wait for all year long. From ballpark hot dogs and boardwalk ice cream, to barbecue and cotton candy, summertime activities have a way of focusing on one food experience after another. (No judgment, here!) Yet, unfortunately for you, all of those summer treats could be packing a one-two punch to your gut. Given the plethora of sweet and salty summer snacks, it’s easy to overindulge. That’s why it’s important to take note of the foods that are easy on your tummy to help ensure you don’t miss out on a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados may soon be available all-year-round in California
(Natural News) Avocado fans of America: Rejoice! The beloved green fruit may soon be growing year-round in The Golden State. Thanks to the efforts of subtropical horticulturist Dr. Mary Lu Arpaia, the Central Valley is poised to become the harvesting grounds of California’s avocados. The state is already America’s biggest avocado producer, with farmers maintaining orchards... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Things You Need To Know About Your Body's Energy Levels
By Hallie Levine Your energy makeover starts now It’s no wonder so many of us struggle with energy issues. We go, go, go from morning to night, running on little but grit and caffeine. But it doesn’t have to be that way! “The reality is, you can get a real boost by making a few simple changes,” says Nada Milosavljevic, MD, director of the integrative health program at Massachusetts General Hospital. That’s why we put together this complete guide to all-day energy: It’s packed with proven strategies that will keep you powered up as you plow through your to-do list. You’ll also learn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New data shows avocado consumers have improved nutrient intakes
(FoodMinds LLC) A new analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data, compared avocado consumers to non-consumers and found that consuming avocados may be associated with an overall better diet, higher intake of essential nutrients, lower body weight, lower Body Mass Index (BMI) and smaller waist circumference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 2, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Guaca-moolah? Avocado prices are surging
Cinco de Mayo celebrations will be costlier this year, thanks to higher demand and a smaller crop (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California Is On Its Way To Having An Avocado Crop Year-Round
Americans ate 2 billion pounds of avocados last year; many came from Mexico. That's because avocados grow year-round in Mexico's climate, but not California's. Researchers are working to change that.(Image credit: Ezra David Romero/Valley Public Radio) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ezra David Romero Source Type: news

It's Time To Admit That 'Diet' Food Is Bogus
There are no quick fixes to be found at the grocery store. While some nutrition plans can help you achieve your weight loss or health goals, they probably don’t include foods with the word “diet” or “low-fat” on the label. For the casual follower of nutrition trends, this may sound obvious. But data on consumer habits show we’re still eating this stuff, according to Zhaoping Li, the director of the Center of Human Nutrition at the University of California-Los Angeles. Just take one look at the grocery aisle and you’ll see beloved brands like Halo Top and Arctic Zero ice cream,...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sat-Fat Bait And Switch
The pattern of provocations, proclamations and click-bait innuendo related to saturated fat is fairly clear to anyone who reads past the headlines. It’s entirely clear to anyone who actually reads the studies that are blithely cited, and routinely misrepresented, in a show of pseudo-erudition (look at me; I can cite a scientific paper!). Just about every missive inviting you to eat more bacon-cheeseburgers and pepperoni pizza or douse yourself with butter is a bait and switch, and those that are otherwise- are simply wrong. What do I mean? Here’s a short list of the bait that draws you in, and th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Breakfast ideas for people with type 2 diabetes
In this article, we look at a number of nutritious breakfast options for people with type 2 diabetes, including smoothies, poached eggs, and avocado. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

What exactly does ‘healthy’ mean when it comes to food?
Anyone who's ever walked into a grocery store has seen the various health claims on food items calling certain products "healthy." But what exactly does “healthy” mean — and can you rely on it?The Food and Drug Administration is trying to find out. The federal agencyrecently began a public process to redefine how the word "healthy" can be used on food products. It's an issue that would change how companies can label foods and how consumers perceive them.  To help unravel the meaning of the term "healthy," UCLA Health writer Ryan Hatoum spoke with Dana Hunnes, senior diet...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Eating Avocados Daily May Stave Off Metabolic Syndrome - AARP
8 hours ago ... New research indicates adding avocados to your daily diet may help reduce risk of metabolic syndrome. Avocados also help reduce belly fat. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Eating Avocado May Help Prevent Risks Associated With Heart Disease
Pass the avocado, please. A new analysis of existing research shows that consuming the creamy fruit can help with metabolic syndrome, a constellation of diseases and symptoms that include heart disease and type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and obesity.  Researchers analyzed more than 100 published studies that examined how consuming avocado can affect individual aspects of metabolic syndrome. They found that avocado, along with avocado oil or even peel, may have protective effects on the heart, including lowering “bad” cholesterol, reducing hypertension and lowering risk of obesity. An avocado-rich di...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure cure: Add THIS to your diet to protect against ‘silent killer’
BLOOD PRESSURE could be lowered by adding avocado to your diet - experts have revealed. The fruit could also protect against metabolic syndrome, an umbrella term for diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news