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Avocados: 5 reasons to eat one today and every day!

6/9/2015 - It wasn't too long ago that avocados were on the "never eat" list of many diets. Back in the days of the low-fat craze in particular, avocados were considered downright sinful! Thankfully, those days are behind us, and we can celebrate the delicious, delectable avocado for what it truly is: a super...

Avocados can reduce the risk of heart disease, study finds

1/22/2015 - It's not difficult to find research exposing the many health benefits of avocados. Studies show that these pear-shaped fruits, which are native to Mexico and Central America, are packed with essential nutrients that can aid weight loss, boost vision and guard us from cancer. Moreover, avocados are rich...

Avocados are heart healthy fruits that lower bad cholesterol and provide complete protein

1/9/2015 3:05:45 PM - It's common for weight-watching types and cholesterol-concerned folks to shun avocados at restaurants and totally ignore them when shopping at food markets. But that's a mistake. Not only have tests shown that this fruit is packed with nutrition, but it actually lowers LDL cholesterol and helps maintain...

Avocados can help fight disease and balance hormones

11/3/2014 - Many nutritionists consider the avocado, which is native to the region stretching from the central highlands of Mexico to the Pacific Coast of Central America, to be one of the healthiest fruits in the world. This is because, unlike most other fruits, these green-skinned, single-seeded berries are rich...

Enjoy the health benefits of the delightful avocado

7/24/2014 - The avocado is an unusual fruit. Not only is it high in calories, but it is rich in fat too. Instinct suggests that a high-calorie and high-fat food would be bad for health, yet the humble avocado actually provides a host of wonderful health benefits. There are dozens of varieties of avocados, split...

The amazing health benefits of avocado and six delicious ways to eat it

1/12/2014 - The avocado is a familiar fruit to most of us these days and is commonly consumed by people in many countries, but because of that familiarity it is easy to overlook the fact that this humble fruit is a truly amazing, super versatile and super healthy superfood. Although the avocado has been consumed...

The many health benefits of avocados - Plus an unusual recipe featuring avocados

11/21/2013 - Many health experts consider avocados to be among the healthiest foods in the world, and studies have shown that avocado eaters tend to be healthier than those who do not eat them. Though often referred to as vegetables, avocados are actually fruits. And, though they have a few extra calories, the calories...

Avocado helps mediate the inflammatory effect of grilled meats to lower risk of heart disease

8/21/2013 - Eating a diet high in processed foods, sugary treats, refined carbohydrates and especially grilled meats such as hamburger immediately raises damaging levels of inflammation throughout the body, prompted by the release of the protein Interleukin-6 (IL-6). Researchers use measurements of serum IL-6 to...

Avocados - Superfood for your health

8/13/2013 - According to Dr. Daniel G. Amen, the founder of Amen Clinics in Newport Beach, the avocado fruit is loaded with a kind of fat that can be used up immediately to provide energy. This is a nice addition for salads and is a great-tasting fruit so it is not that hard to consume on a daily basis. The Hass...

Seven undeniable reasons to eat avocado every day

7/11/2013 11:41:31 PM - Calories and fats are considered by most, based on outmoded disinformation, to be the bane of good looks and good health. Now the word is out on how calorie counting is overrated and fats are good for you, even necessary for vital organs and optimum health. You may have come across information on...

Ten delicious health benefits of eating more avocado

4/16/2013 11:51:45 PM - Would you believe that the avocado is considered by many nutritional experts to be a perfect food? It's considered a superfood by many. Surprise, it's not really a vegetable, it's a fruit. In areas south of the border, it's often called the alligator pear because of its shape and dark green roughly...

Top six delicious and simple avocado superfood recipes

1/14/2013 6:03:32 PM - First, disregard everything negative you may have read or heard about avocados. Avocados are so nutritious that many consider them superfoods. Forget the stuff about fats and calories. Calories are irrelevant if they're nutritionally packed. It's nutritionally empty calories that lead to obesity....

The unbelievably nutritious avocado: Holiday vegan chocolate pudding recipe included

12/28/2012 - Avocados are one of the healthiest foods on the planet. They are filled with a plethora of nutrients including vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, copper, iron, phosporus, magnesium, and potassium. In fact, you would need to eat two or tree bananas to meet the potassium content of just one avocado. Avocados...

The anti-aging superfood avocado

5/4/2012 - Foods that have an incredible array of health benefits that go well beyond just their nutrient value are considered superfoods. These foods are typically loaded with a combination of critical fatty acids, anti-oxidant phytonutrients and essential amino acids. Avocados are one of the best anti-aging...

Avocado oil is a key component in the fight against free-radical aging and cancer proliferation

5/1/2012 - Oxygen has been a critical component in the evolution of life on earth, and humans are no exception as the gas has enabled nutrients to be used more efficiently, in turn allowing for the essential generation of energy required for development and growth. While oxygen is a crucial part of life, it is...

Avocado nutrition facts - six things about this amazingly healthy superfood

11/7/2011 2:18:41 PM - Beware of popular health myths. For instance, throughout the 1990s and into the first few years of this century, popular health "experts" often warned against eating coconut oil or coconut milk, causing many people to eschew a food now known to offer many health benefits. Another lingering popular health...

Avocado oil circulates with a healthy crowd

3/23/2011 - Avocado oil - similar to olive oil as an ingredient in menu items, as a culinary cooking oil, and as an ingredient in topical skin and hair remedies - provides a healthy, beneficial balance of Omega-9, 6 and 3 fats and the antioxidant Vitamin E. Avocado oil has been shown in studies to effectively lower...

Avocadoes contain many health benefits

10/29/2010 - Avocados are famed for their healthy fats and delicious taste but most people don't realize they have many medicinal benefits as well. Not only have they been used throughout folk medicine, but they are also currently being researched to unlock even more secrets. What folk medicine has to say: Avocados...

Discover Why Avocados Should be Considered a Food of the Gods

9/28/2010 - The avocado should be the crown jewel of a vegetarian or vegan diet, even though it`s not a vegetable. It is actually a fruit, an oily berry, sometimes called an alligator pear because of its shape and outer skin texture and color. Avocado, along with organic rice and beans, would be more than enough...

Keep Fresh Avocados from Turning Brown after Cutting

5/29/2010 - Delicious and healthy, the fresh avocado, often referred to as the alligator pear, is loaded with nutrients and heart healthy fats, making a perfect snack or side dish for a meal. Storing the unused portion of a fresh avocado inappropriately generally results in an inedible, brown, slimy mess that must...

Unwrap the Avocado: It does a Body Good

5/23/2010 - Avocados have a creamy texture and add a delicate, rich flavor to many dishes. This fruit was once cast aside because of its high fat content, yet recently it has made a comeback as one of the most nutrient-dense fruits available. Nicknamed the "butter pear," avocados are extremely versatile: they can...

How to Make a Creamy Smoothie with a Fresh Avocado

1/22/2010 - Fresh avocado cultivation began over 10,000 years ago mainly in tropical areas. Throughout history people have loved eating avocados in many different ways. One of those ways has only been recently discovered since the invention of the electric blender. Do you enjoy healthy smoothies? Are you interested...

Avocados offer remarkable benefits for skin health

11/17/2009 - Avocados are Mother Nature's skin moisturizer. With their healthy fats and phytonutrients, they offer remarkable benefits to human skin -- both when eaten and when used topically. Here, we present a collection of supporting information about avocados from some of the top authors and personalities...

Guacamole Delivers Concentrated Nutrition

5/11/2009 - Finally some positive news: Guacamole is good for you. Avocado has a bad reputation of being high in fat. While this is true, the oil it contains ranks among the healthiest types of fat. Meanwhile each of the other ingredients in Guacamole is highly alkalizing and loaded with phytonutrients. It`s essential...

Revealed: The Health Ranger's Avocado Chocolate Superfood Smoothie Recipe

3/2/2009 - Wouldn't it be nice to chug down a delicious chocolate shake without any guilt whatsoever? That's what my Avocado Chocolate Superfood Smoothie recipe provides: A delicious, nutritious and 100 percent guilt-free superfood smoothie that will excite your taste buds and enhance your health! This recipe...

How to Stay Healthy in the Computer Era (Part 2)

10/8/2008 - Part one of this series on how to take care of your health in the computer era described the essentials of taking care of your physical health with specific exercises and by being mindful of how you use your body throughout the day. This article takes a close look at how you can best support all...

Transform Yourself From the Inside-Out and Look Your Best Naturally

5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...

Absorb More Nutrients From Your Food by Adding Avocados

4/17/2008 - Avocados are packed with vitamins, minerals, and essential fats that are vital for optimum health and wellbeing. They balance cholesterol levels and help to prevent heart attacks and strokes. In one study of people with moderately high cholesterol levels, individuals who ate a diet high in avocados...

Whole Foods, funny math and the five dollar avocado (satire)

4/27/2007 - I love Whole Foods grocery stores. I can't seem to leave the place without spending at least two hundred dollars on health food. Interestingly, that's only about one bag full of groceries from a typical Whole Foods store. The last time I visited, I ended up buying a hundred dollars worth of raw food...

Interview: macadamia and avocado oil from Natural Organic Imports

7/29/2005 - Steve: I'm speaking with Vicki Mathison, the Vice President of Natural Organic Imports. We're talking to her about macadamia and avocado nut oil. Can you talk about the oils in terms of nutrition? Mathison: Yes, I'll start with the avocado oil. First off, it's made solely from the fruit of the avocado....

Kraft sells avocado-free guacamole dip product made with hydrogenated oils

12/5/2004 - Kraft and other food manufacturers are currently selling guacamole dips that have no avocado in them, according to a report from the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). This is also obvious by simply visiting the grocery store and looking for guacamole products and checking...

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