Hold the (contaminated) avocado: Important tips that can help prevent foodborne illnesses
(Natural News) Avocados are one of the best and most popular superfoods out there. But like any other food, they could become contaminated. In fact, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that one-fifth of the avocados they examined were contaminated with harmful bacteria. The FDA tested more than 1,600 imported and domestic avocados between... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is The Listeria About The Avocado Recall
You don't want this bacteria on your toast. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

What Is The Listeria About This Avocado Recall
You don't want this bacteria on your toast. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

California avocados voluntarily recalled for possible health risk
A California avocado grower and distributor has voluntarily recalled its product from six states due to concerns about possible contamination with Listeria, bacteria that can cause severe illness in some people. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Avocados recalled in 6 states over possible listeria
The company said the avocadods were sold in bulk across California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and New Hampshire (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados Recalled by California Company
MONDAY, March 25, 2019 -- Possible listeria contamination has led to a recall of avocados by Henry Avocado, a grower and distributor based near San Diego. The recall is for conventional and organic avocados that were grown and packed in California... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Listeria Fears Prompt Avocado Recall in 6 States
The recall is for conventional and organic avocados that were grown and packed in California. No cases of illness from the avocadoes have been reported. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados Are Being Recalled in 6 States Over Listeria Concerns
A California-based avocado grower has issued a recall of avocados sent to at least six U.S. states over fears they could be contaminated by potentially fatal bacteria. Henry Avocado said Saturday it was concerned the bacteria listeria monocytogenes could be present in the avocados that it had sold in bulk to stores in Arizona, California, Florida, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wisconsin. The company says the offending fruit can be identified by stickers reading “bravocado,” or, in the case of its organic avocados, stickers including the words “organic” and “California.” Listeria can ...
Source: TIME: Health - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Billy Perrigo Tags: Uncategorized onetime Recall Source Type: news

Avocados recalled in 6 states over possible listeria
The company said the avocadods were sold in bulk across California, Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, North Carolina and New Hampshire (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocados recalled in 6 states over listeria concerns
California-grown avocados sold in bulk to retail stores in six states by the Henry Avocado Corporation are being recalled due to potential contamination with the bacterium listeria monocytogenes, the company announced on Saturday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Henry Avocado Recalls Whole Avocados Because Of Possible Health Risk
Henry Avocado Corporation is voluntarily recalling California-grown whole avocados sold in bulk at retail stores because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Henry Avocado is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance of caution due to positive test results on environmental samples taken during a routine government inspection at its California packing facility. There are no reported illnesses associated with this recall. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 24, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Kale Joins ‘ Dirty Dozen ’ List Of Fruits And Vegetables Most Likely To Contain Pesticides
(CBS Local) — Kale, that popular green of the health conscious consumer, has joined the list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. For the third straight year, strawberries top the EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” list. Spinach and kale finished in second and third place, respectively. Other “dirty” foods include nectarines, apples and grapes. Analysis found 92 percent of conventionally grown kale samples had residue from at least two or more pesticides. Some samples contained as many as 18 different pesticides. The most common pes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Kale Is One of the Most Contaminated Vegetables You Can Buy. Here ’s Why
Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes its Dirty Dozen list, which ranks the 12 pieces of produce that contain the highest amounts of pesticide residues. This year, one of the dirtiest fruits and vegetables turns out to be kale, occupying the third spot on the EWG’s list of most contaminated. Strawberries top the list, followed by spinach. (The full 2019 Dirty Dozen list, ranked from most contaminated to least, include strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.) The list is compiled from the results of regular testing done by t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Prepping produce includes washing those fruits and vegetables
Do you wash the avocados before cutting?them up for?guacamole? How about the melon you'll slice up for the fruit salad?--?does it get a rinse? In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Jeff Olsen speaks with Angie Murad, Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program dietitian, about the best ways to prep your produce for snacks and meals. Watch: Quick [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 20, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Avocado seeds may have anti-inflammatory properties
A research team has set out to prove that avocado seeds are more valuable than they seem because they contain compounds that may be anti-inflammatory. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Why you SHOULD blend up the avocado stone: Study finds it does wonders for reducing inflammation
A new study from Penn State University found that an extract from an avocado seed reduced inflammation caused by macrophages, types of white blood cells in the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avocado seed extract shows promise as anti-inflammatory compound
(Penn State) An extract from the seeds of avocados exhibited anti-inflammatory properties in a laboratory study, according to Penn State researchers, and it represents a potential source for novel anti-inflammatory compounds that could be developed as a functional food ingredient or pharmaceuticals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Book Review: Living Light:  The Art of Using Light for Health & Happiness
While it’s hard not to notice the brilliant display of colors set off by a sunset over the water, we seldom consider the biological, or even psychological, benefits of light. “It is my belief that good quality light in our daily lives is far more important than we might think,” writes Karl Ryberg. In his new book, Living Light: The Art of Using Light For Health And Happiness, Ryberg brings us his life’s work — studying the obvious and not so obvious ways in which light affects us and how we can use light in our lives not only function better, but feel better. Light, we know, plays an important...
Source: Psych Central - March 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Habits Psychology Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Help Treatment artificial light Light therapy Living Light natural light Ryberg SAD Source Type: news

You know about the health benefits of olive oil, but how about avocado oil?
(Natural News) Avocados are a popular superfood because they’re full of “good” dietary fats. But did you know that this nutritious fruit is also used to make avocado oil? What is avocado oil? The avocado (Persea americana) is rich in essential minerals and vitamins. The fruit, also called the “alligator pear,” offers various health benefits, and the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improve cognitive performance and attention with good fats and nutrition
(Natural News) It is not news to us that consuming “good” or healthy types of fats provides health benefits. In a new study, researchers expanded on what those benefits are when they found that monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs) are associated with improving cognitive performance and attention. MUFAs are plant-based, healthy fats commonly found in avocados, nuts and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevent heart attack and stroke with potassium; it keeps your arteries flexible
(Natural News) Take care of your heart by eating at least one potassium-rich food such as a banana or an avocado a day to prevent heart attacks and stroke. A boost in potassium intake helps regulate blood pressure and give strength to muscles. Foods with high levels of potassium such as bananas and avocados are often called “brain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Breakfast Really Good For You? Here ’s What the Science Says
You’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But you’ve also probably heard that it’s fine to skip. A new research review published in The BMJ only adds to the debate: It analyzed 13 breakfast studies and found that eating a morning meal was not a reliable way to lose weight, and that skipping breakfast likely does not lead to weight gain. So should you say goodbye to your eggs and toast? Here’s what the science says about breakfast. Does eating breakfast help you lose weight? The weight-loss question has been central to the breakfast debate for years, in part because several h...
Source: TIME: Health - January 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Eating an avocado every day dramatically reduces your risk of metabolic syndrome
(Natural News) Avocado lovers are in for a treat. Researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran found that eating this delicious superfood daily can significantly reduce a person’s risk of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a health condition characterized by elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and obesity. People who suffer from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to make a taco bowl out of an avocado and more delicious keto recipes
Kevin Curry shares recipes for an avocado taco bowl, a decadent mousse and more. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Nutritionist reveals the FIVE best foods to stop you from losing your vision
A diet rich in salmon, carrots, eggs and avocados can reduce the risk of eye conditions, says London-based nutritionist  Sophie Bertrand. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Sweet Potatoes Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Sweet potatoes pack the unique health benefits of regular potatoes with a little something extra. “In general, the more color you can add into your diet coming from fruits and vegetables, the better,” says Yasi Ansari, a sports dietitian in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Still, the many nutritional benefits are no excuse to spring for sweet potato fries at every chance. Here’s what you need to know about how healthy sweet potatoes are, plus the best ways to incorporate them into any diet. What are the nutritional benefits of sweet potatoes? “All potatoes are nutrient-dense and healthy for you,&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Recipe: Baby Kale, Grapefruit, and Avocado Salad
Give your salad a fresh twist with antioxidant-rich kale and a citrus-infused dressing. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the internet went nuts for New York ’s squirrel influencers
First there was pizza rat, now the egg roll- and avocado-loving squirrels are the city ’s latest social media starsName: New York squirrels.Also known as:The eastern gray squirrel.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Guardian Staff Tags: Animal behaviour Biology Science New York US news Social media Source Type: news

How to live longer - how many avocados should you eat every week to avoid an early death?
HOW to live longer: Avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet and b doing plenty of exercise. But you could also boost your life expectancy by eating avocados - how many should you be adding to your diet every week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Listeria avocado warning: Why you NEED to wash your avocado before eating EVERY time
LISTERIA outbreaks were frequent occurrences for 2018, as the potentially deadly bacteria swept supermarkets and many different types of goods. Here ’s why you need to wash avocados before you eat every time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: This is how many avocados you should eat per week
HOW TO live longer: Avocados are often hailed as a ‘superfood’ containing many properties beneficial to health. But what are the health benefits of avocados and how many should you eat per week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Guac out this holiday season with this DIY avocado cocoa face mask
Unwind for the holidays with these DIY all natural skin care products! (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - December 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the best foods to eat for energy?
Foods and drinks fuel the body. Energy-boosting examples include bananas, avocados, apples, and coffee. Learn more about the best things to eat and drink for energy here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

'Iron Chef' fights chronic pain with food
In his kitchen, chef Seamus Mullen is cutting up avocados as he recalls a time when it felt like he was the one getting sliced. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 9 healthful substitutes for butter
There are several common substitutes for butter, including coconut oil, mashed bananas, and avocado. Learn about the possible alternatives to butter here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

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 3, 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