Studies Find Promising Cancer-Fighting Potential Within Avocados

cancer avocadoMaybe you don’t know that avocados are already considered a super-food, meaning it is exceptionally nutrient dense compared to other foods. The myth of fat dangers has held them in a bad light until that 50 plus year old medical myth began eroding recently

It is not only nutrient dense for daily nutritional requirements, a super-food can have disease deterring qualities and even contribute to reversing certain diseases. (more…)

How Avocado Can Help with Weight Management

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by Dr. Mercola

Eliminating grain carbs is one of the best and easiest ways to normalize your weight and support your health, but when you cut down on non-vegetable carbs, you need to increase your intake of healthy fats.

Avocados are an excellent source. They’re especially rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat that is easily burned for energy, which you need more of once you start to remove those carbs.

Improved weight management is in fact one of the health benefits of avocado consumption, according to recent research, and its high-fat, low-sugar content is part and parcel of this effect.

On most days, I will add a whole avocado to my salad, which I eat for lunch. This increases my healthy fat and calorie intake without seriously increasing my protein or carbohydrate intake. Since avocados are also high in potassium, they will also help balance your vitally important potassium to sodium ratio.

Avocado for Lunch May Help You Manage Your Weight

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Warning: Cooking With This Oil Releases Toxic Cancer-Causing Chemicals

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What oil do you cook with? New study suggests it’s a question that shouldn’t just be on the lips of foodies, but also those interested in reducing their risk of cancer.



According to leading scientists who are now recommending food be fried in olive oilcoconut oilbutter or even lard,
cooking with vegetable oils releases toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases.

The results of a series of experiments threaten to turn on its head official advice that oils rich in polyunsaturated fats – such as corn oil and sunflower oil – are better for the health than the saturated fats in animal products and coconut oil.

Scientists found that heating up vegetableoils led to the release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, which have been linked to illnesses including cancer, heart disease and dementia.

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Why Canola Oil is Not the Healthy Oil You’ve Been Led to Believe

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by Roxanne McDonald
The Truth about Cancer

Excerpts:

Can a “health food” eaten by millions really be dangerous?

Canola oil and its derivative, rapeseed, are primary suspects for the exceptionally high incidence of Asian lung cancer[1].

According to mainstream media though, canola oil is “good for the heart” offering viable monounsaturated fats similar to olive oil. Sadly, much of what we hear in the mainstream media and various “health” blogs has been influenced by aggressive marketing tactics of big food companies.

For this reason, it is critical to know what websites to avoid and where you can go to get trustworthy and accurate health information.

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Is your cooking fat causing premature aging?

When was the last time you thought about your cooking fat? The fat you choose to use in cooking can make the difference between a meal that supports health and a meal that throws off free radicals, thought to be a primary cause of the degeneration we refer to as aging. The higher the cooking heat, the more likely you are to be bombarded with free radicals, set off by breaks in fatty acid chains. There are only a few fats that can defy oxidation and its cousin, rancidity. What’s the determining factor? It’s the stability of the fatty acid chain.

  • Saturated fats are the most stable fats because their fatty acid chains are short or medium in length and they contain no double bonds between the atoms of the chains, making those chains highly secure and stable.
  • Monounsaturated fats are long chain fatty acids, but because they have only one double bond in between the atoms of their fatty acid chains, they are able to remain fairly stable.
  • Polyunsaturated fats are long chain fats with two or more double bonds between their atoms, making them the least stable of all. (more…)

Olive Oil Benefits Heart and Immune System

 

A study published in August 2015 has found that replacing oils typically consumed in the standard American diet (corn, soybean, etc.) with extra virgin olive oil can improve both heart and immune health.

Vegetable-based oils are high in omega-6 fatty acids. In moderation, these fats are heart-healthy; however, the standard American diet boasts an excess of omega-6s, which ends up having a negative effect by increasing the risk of inflammatory diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes.

In this study, researchers evaluated the impact of olive oil on the inflammatory and immune responses and cardio-metabolic risk factors of overweight/obese individuals.

In this three-month intervention, 41 participants (aged 65 and older) were divided into two groups: the control group—which was provided with a mixture of corn oil, soybean oil and butter—and the treatment group, which received extra virgin olive oil to use in place of all the other oils in their diet.

Compared to the control group, the olive oil group experienced lower systolic blood pressure, a strong trend toward increased HDL concentrations (the beneficial form of cholesterol) and enhanced immune health.

The researchers concluded, “Our results indicate that substitution of oils used in a typical American diet with extra virgin olive oil in overweight and obese older adults may have cardio-metabolic and immunological health benefits.”

Reference:
Rozati M, et al. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2015 Aug 7;12:28.

http://www.wholehealthinsider.com/newsletter/olive-oil-benefits-heart-immune-system/

It’s Foolish to Pretend You Can Fool Mother Nature: Butter is Better!

mother natureFool me once shame on you; fool me twice shame on me! Is butter really bad?
Even back in the 60s and 70s sufficient scientific evidence indicated that butter was far better than margarine for your health. Nevertheless, the fake, chemically laced, processed food industry along with its partner in crime junk science relentlessly convinced millions upon millions of Americans to eat margarine instead, because it was “scientifically” proven to be superior to butter for health reasons. The establishment mantra repeated over and over again has been that saturated fats make you obese and sick and are the primary culprit behind the explosion in cardiovascular disease. But is it true?

 

Consider this from LewRockwell.com:

Feeding high doses of fat and cholesterol to omnivores, like rats and dogs, does not produce atherosclerotic lesions in them …
In fact, it turns out that people who have highest percentage of saturated fat in their diets have the lowest risk of heart disease …
The last word on this subject should go to Julia Child … Enjoy eating saturated fats, they’re good for you!” [1] (more…)

The Once Demonized Source of Fat That Kills Cancer and Treats Alzheimer’s

Cancer Cococnut OilCoconut oil was victimized during that era of erroneous dogma that demonized saturated fats, including butter, and created the unhealthy trans-fatty acid hydrogenated unsaturated fat industry, which included margarine. Saturated fats have been resurrected from the trash bin of forbidden foods over the past decade or so with proven health merits.

 

Now that the fog of junk science dogma has lifted, more and more health conscious folks are finding saturated fats, especially coconut oil, are beyond just safe. They are healthy and medicinal. Several published but unpublicized studies have been conducted and are in progress regarding palm or coconut oil’s medicinal properties.

One of the most profound studies that you probably haven’t read or heard about involves cancer. It was conducted by Australian researchers and published in the January 2014 journal Chemotherapy under “experimental chemotherapy”. It was an in vitro (test tube, petri dish) study on human colon or colorectal cancer cells.

Colorectal or colon cancer has the second highest death rate of all cancers and is the third most commonly diagnosed. (more…)

Eating these fatty foods can make you thinner

http://alignlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/coconut.jpgIf you have been avoiding fatty foods because you think eating fat makes you get fat, it’s time to look at three fatty foods that can actually help you lose weight. In addition, each gives a powerful boost to the brain, which is 60 percent fat and needs constant replenishment to work well. Not surprisingly, each of these foods is naturally occurring and has been either very minimally processed or not processed at all.

Coconut oil – is nature’s richest source of medium-chain fatty acids that lead to weight loss. Most plant based fats are made up of long chain  fatty acids, which are typically stored in the body as fat. On the other hand, medium chain triglycerides are transported directly to the liver, to promote thermogenesis  (the production of heat), which increases body metabolism and spurs weight loss. (more…)