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Eating superfoods can provide many benefits for your health, including protecting your body from diseases, improving your energy levels and enhancing your overall sense of wellbeing.

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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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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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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Top 5 Skin Benefits of Pumpkin


Pumpkin skin benefitsPumpkin and other winter squash have many benefits for your skin. Here’s five reasons why healthy pumpkin is such a great superfood for improving your skin’s tone and appearance.

1. Antioxidant Carotenoids

Alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and other carotenoids found in the bright orange pulp of pumpkins can help defend your skin cells against oxidative damage.

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Healthy Pumpkin vs Potatoes


pumpkin healthyMany people only eat pumpkin at Thanksgiving in sugary pumpkin pies. What a waste.

Pumpkins and winter squash are some of the healthiest of all vegetables (or fruits for the picky) and rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Not only do they taste great, pumpkins are low in calories yet surprisingly filling.

Here’s why it’s worth replacing fattening potatoes with healthy pumpkin on your dinner plate. Your body will thank you for it.

Pumpkins – the Antioxidant Vegetable

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Garlic and Parsley Oil Health Benefits


Parsley Oil BenefitsParsley and garlic oil are a particularly potent combination for better health. They both contain substances that may help prevent cancer, improve cardiovascular health and strengthen our immune systems against viral infections like the common cold.

Parsley oil has many benefits for your health and is also an exceptional natural deodorizer and will actually make the usually pungent garlic oil odorless. Very good news if you want to enjoy garlic while still being able to talk to people without having them backing away.

Garlic, Parsley Oil and Cancer

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Eating Parsley for Healthy Skin and Hair


Parsley SkinFresh parsley is a simple and nutritious food to add to a variety of meals such as salads, soups, pesto, pasta and rice dishes, stir fries and sandwiches. Eating parsley is also a great way to get many of the important nutrients for healthy skin and hair into your diet.

Parsley Nutrients for Healthy Skin

Parsley is rich in vitamin C which is needed for collagen production, clearing up blemishes and maintaining good skin tone. The very high levels of vitamin K in it may also help improve skin’s elasticity and appearance as well as speeding up wound healing and reducing redness. Continue Reading

Parsley Juice for Kidney Cleansing and Liver Detoxification


Juicing parsley Parsley juice is a potent and concentrated version of all the nutrition in the herb, including a rich array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes, chlorophyll and volatile oils.

Some of the best known parsley juice health benefits include kidney cleansing and liver detoxification and this page has detailed instructions for both a recipe for juicing parsley and a detox parsley smoothie for this purpose.

Importantly, despite it’s many health benefits, parsley juice should not be used in large amounts by pregnant women or those taking blood thinning medication.

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Health Benefits of Parsley for Cancer, Arthritis and Heart Disease


Parsley BenefitsMost people think of parsley as just decoration and leave it to the side of the plate uneaten. That’s a shame because the health benefits of parsley are quite amazing and it’s a superfood we’d all do well to eat a lot more of, particularly if we’d like to lower our risk of diseases like cancer, arthritis and heart disease.

Parsley is also a very beneficial digestive aid, detoxifier and cleanser and can even make you smell better. There’s definitely a lot more to this herb than just garnish.

Parsley – the Anti-Cancer Herb

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Parsley During Pregnancy and Other Precautions


Pregnancy and Parsley While there are many health benefits in eating parsley regularly, pregnant women, people taking blood thinning medications and those suffering from kidney or gallbladder diseases are often advised to not have large amounts of parsley in their diet. Here’s why.

Parsley Pregnancy Concerns

Amongst its many other properties, parsley is considered a emmenagogue in herbal medicine, meaning it can stimulate the uterus and potentially lead to uterine contractions.

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