Monthly Archives: April 2017

Avocados Can Help to Treat Metabolic Syndrome, says review

A new review of studies looking at the health effects of avocados finds that there is “satisfactory clinical evidence” that the fruit can help to treat metabolic syndrome. Researchers suggest that avocado may help to tackle metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is defined as a cluster of risk factors that can raise the risk of other health conditions, such as type

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Almond Supplementation Lowers Uric Acid Levels in Patients with Coronary Artery Disease

Almonds (Prunus dulcis, Rosaceae) Coronary Artery Disease Serum Uric Acid Higher serum levels of uric acid (UA) are increasing in prevalence globally and are associated with coronary artery disease (CAD) and a higher risk of heart attack or stroke in patients with no history of heart disease and stroke. An increase of 1 mg/dL in serum UA has been found

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Food as Medicine: Carrot (Daucus carota, Apiaceae)

History and Traditional Use Range and Habitat Ubiquitous at any supermarket, the common root vegetable carrot (Daucus carota, subsp. sativus) is a biennial plant that is an excellent source of vitamin A (one cup contains approximately 600% of the recommended daily value) and fiber.1 Indigenous to Europe as well as parts of Asia and northern Africa, carrots now are cultivated

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