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Superfood Berries and Fruits for Antioxidant Protection and Better Health like Papaya and Avocado.

A Natural Zika Virus Treatment?


Papaya leafCould papaya leaf juice be a natural treatment for the Zika virus?

This article examines the evidence, has an important precaution for pregnant women and explains how to prepare papaya leaf juice for mosquito-borne viral infections like Zika and Dengue.

What Is Zika Virus and What Are the Symptoms?

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Natural Male Birth Control – Papaya Seeds as a Contraceptive for Men?


pawpaw birth controlScientists are working on a male birth control pill designed to block the release of sperm and prevent unwanted pregnancy. So far many of the attempted methods involving inhibiting hormones appear to lead to testosterone problems and decreased libido.

There are however some potential natural methods of birth control without such side effects. One of the most interesting is using papaya seeds for male contraception.

Ahead is what we know about using the seeds of papaya as a contraceptive for men, potential precautions if you choose to use them and the simplest and best tasting way to add papaya seeds to your diet.

Papaya Seeds as Birth Control in Traditional Cultures

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Avocado Face Mask – Quick and Simple Skin Care


avocado-skin-treatmentHere’s a quick and simple avocado face mask anyone can make up at home and be applying a couple of minutes.

Used regularly, perhaps a couple of times a week, most people will quickly see a real improvement in their skin’s texture and appearance.

How to Make an Avocado Face Mask

There are only two ingredients in this facial mask – a little avocado and a touch of raw honey, preferably manuka honey, which itself has some amazing skin benefits. Regular heat treated honey from the supermarket won’t have the same properties unfortunately.

Most avocado mask recipes recommend using half an avocado. I don’t know about you but my face isn’t that big. Mashed up, avocado spreads well and you really don’t need a full half of one.

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4 Skin Benefits of Avocados


Avocado for the faceAvocados are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and fatty acids that can really improve your skin from the inside. You can also use the fruit topically on your face for deep moisturization and regeneration.

Let’s have a look at some of the best benefits of avocado for your skin.

Vitamin C

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Avocado and Diabetes Prevention and Treatment


Avocado for DiabeticsDiabetes is a massive health problem with approximately 19 million Americans diagnosed with the disease. There are also believed to be a further 7 million people who are undiagnosed sufferers, according to the National Institute of Diabetes.

That’s over 8% of the US population affected by a disease that is the leading cause of kidney failure, new cases of blindness in adults and non-trauma lower limb amputations.

Diabetes is also a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke and now the seventh highest cause of death in the United States.

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The Unique Nutritional Properties of Avocados


Avocado NutritionAvocados have nutritional properties that make them quite a unique fruit and one well worth eating regularly.

They have an unusually high fat content, though as we’ll see ahead, this is a definite plus for your health. They are also low in carbohydrates, high in fiber and contain all of the essential amino acids.

In fact, avocados are so good for you, they’ve actually been described as the only food you could live on alone. And while I wouldn’t suggest trying that, it goes someway to explaining just how broad the range of nutrients is in them.

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Avocado Omelette – A Superfood Breakfast


superfood-omeletteHere’s a great tasting avocado omelette recipe, packed with nutrition for an extremely healthy breakfast to start the day with.

Eggs are full of easily digested protein, vitamin A, choline, folate, potassium, phosphorus, selenium and zinc. They also fill you up really well and give you a much steadier, more consistent and longer lasting energy than sugary cereals or toast first thing in the morning.

There’s a lot of superfoods in this healthy avocado omelette and you might not have all of them, or want to exclude some based on personal taste. That’s fine. I think of this as my ultimate avocado omelette recipe with everything, but feel free to experiment and make it your own.

Ingredients

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Are Avocados Fattening or Can They Help You Lose Weight?


Are avocados fatteningIs avocado fattening or should it be considered a beneficial food for losing weight?

New research is revealing that old advice to avoid high fat foods is dead wrong, particularly when it comes to avocados.

Read ahead to see why avocado is actually a premier weight loss food and how faulty low fat advice has been putting your health at risk.

Healthy Fats for Weight Loss

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How to Ripen Avocados Fast and Naturally


Ripening AvocadosAvocados are best ripened at home so you can use them just as they become soft. It can be risky to buy ones that you think are already ready at the store for two reasons.

Firstly, you don’t know how long it has been soft for. From my experience, there’s a fair chance it will be overripe and starting to go off in the middle.

Secondly, if a loose avocado has been sitting on the supermarket shelf for long enough to turn ripe it may have had a lot of fingers pressing into it and bruising the pulp.

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Amazing Avocados – Why is Avocado Healthy?


Healthy avocadoAvocados are an amazing superfood with a rich flavor and an impressive list of health benefits. Here’s why avocado is healthy and some seriously good reasons to get more of them into your diet.

Avocado Nutrition

There is a wide variety of nutritional elements in avocado to support better health and these nutrients are in a highly usable and absorbable form for your body but to their high fatty acid content. Some experts have even described avocado as nature’s most perfect food.

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Could Papaya Leaf be a Cancer Treatment?


Cancer Papaya LeavesWhile the antioxidants, digestive enzymes and other nutritional factors in papaya can provide some protection against developing cancer, recent research studies are showing papaya leaves may have potential as a cancer treatment for those already suffering from the disease.

Papaya Leaf Cancer Research

Research by Doctor Nam Dang at the University of Florida found an extract made from dried papaya leaves killed cancer cells directly and slowed the growth of tumor cells in cultures.

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