Enzyme in Broccoli, Cucumbers and Avocados Reverses Aging In Cells

Much of human health hinges on how well the body manufactures and uses energy. For reasons that remain unclear, cells’ ability to produce energy declines with age, prompting scientists to suspect that the steady loss of efficiency in the body’s energy supply chain is a key driver of the aging process. Researchers have zeroed in on an enzyme — found in natural foods like broccoli and cucumbers — that can slow the chronic conditions that come with age.

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that supplementing healthy mice with a natural compound called NMN can compensate for this loss of energy production, reducing typical signs of aging such as gradual weight gain, loss of insulin sensitivity and declines in physical activity.

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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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Why avocado is the feel good food

avocadoThe avocado could be the crown jewel in a healthy plant centered diet, even though it is not a vegetable.  Avocado is actually a fruit — an oily berry, sometimes called alligator pear because of its shape and outer skin texture and color.

Avocado, along with organic rice and dry, freshly soaked and cooked beans, is more than enough to silence the meat industry’s claim that you’re not getting enough protein. Though foolishly ignored by weight watcher types for its high fat content, what is also foolishly ignored is the avocado’s high and complete protein content.

Of course, it’s easy to be foolish if you don’t know the facts. So here we go.

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10 Foods You Must Know About For Skin Health

10 Foods You Must Know About For Skin Health

There are many foods beneficial for our skin, but few match the nutrient capabilities of the following in terms of cleansing, moisturizing, regeneration, antioxidant, UV protection, strengthening and rejuvenation.

1) LEMON

Lemon is a fruit of all seasons and almost always finds place on your kitchen shelf or refrigerator. With its vitamin C content, its juice will keep your skin beautiful. A glass of warm water with a tsp of honey and a dash of lemon juice on an empty stomach every morning is a great skin cleanser. With its astringent properties, it can be used to lighten the skin tone and also diminish acne scars. Rub the inside of a lemon peel on your elbow remove dark spots. Mix lemon and honey and use it as a natural bleach on your skin. This is one of nature’s most potent fruits and thediversity of applications for lemons far exceeds general knowledge

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Certain Foods that “KILL” Belly Fat and Others that “CAUSE” Belly Fat: Here are 15 Foods that will Flatten that Bulge

Certain Foods that “KILL” Belly Fat and Others that “CAUSE” Belly Fat Here are 15 Foods that will Flatten that Bulge

1. Avocados: These little suckers are loaded with two nutrients that are KEY to killing belly fat: hunger-crushing fiber 11 to 17 grams per avocado!, and monounsaturated fats, which studies have shown to actually “spot reduce” belly fat. Zowie

2. Peanut Butter: Okay, not just peanut butter, but mostly any seeds and nuts and these are the best: pistachios, walnuts, almonds (or almond butter, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds. Why? They keep you full and satisfied for long periods of time, and they’re stuffed with healthy, belly-burning fats and minerals (more…)

5 Foods You Must Avoid

Buying local, fresh foods from Farmers’ markets, organic farms, or from your local grocer can go a long way for your budget and your health.  However, not everyone can benefit or wants to shop healthy.  Here are the top five foods to avoid or minimize in your diet for a longer, healthier life and a leaner waistline, followed by the top five foods that will give you amazing health benefits.

Food #1 Low-fat Foods
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6 Foods That Control Cholesterol

For many of us, trying to keep our blood-cholesterol levels in check is a daily challenge. According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, more than 65 million Americans struggle with high blood cholesterol, which puts them at risk of developing heart disease or having a heart attack.

While many people take medication to lower high cholesterol levels, eating particular foods certainly has a place in the effort. For example, a preliminary study presented at a recent medical conference showed evidence that eating an apple or two a day helps lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and levels of disease markers for artery health.

Experts believe that the apple’s pectin, a soluble fiber that inhibits cholesterol absorption, may account for the fruit’s heart-healthy benefits. So enjoy an apple and some of these other cholesterol-lowering foods.

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