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Nutritional information and benefits of fruits like avocado and pineapple for better health and disease prevention.

6 Ways Eating Avocado Prevents Heart Disease


Avocado cardiovascular benefitsAvocados are one of the healthiest foods you can eat to protect yourself against cardiovascular disease, by far the most common cause of death worldwide.

For decades people were told by doctors and nutritionists to avoid avocado because it is a high-fat food. We now know this advice was dead wrong. Avocados are not fattening, do not raise LDL cholesterol and are in fact an excellent food to eat for a healthy heart.

Here are 6 important reasons why eating avocados can help you maintain your cardiovascular health, and quite possibly live a much longer life.

1. Monounsaturated Fats

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Avocado Salad Recipe with Salmon and Pumpkin Seeds


Avocado for saladThis recipe is one of my favorite meals for lunch or dinner. It combines avocado with wild salmon, pumpkin seeds and several other healthy foods into an extremely nutritious meal.

Due to the low carbohydrates, high protein and healthy fats in this avocado salad, it tends to satisfy your hunger for much longer than a sandwich, pasta or rice dish. Eating meals like this can really help avoid that afternoon slump that leads to unhealthy snacking, or late night cravings on the couch.

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An Avocado Hair Mask for Soft and Shiny Hair


Avocado for hairHere is a simple homemade avocado hair mask recipe for naturally soft and shiny locks. When applied to your hair the omega-9 oils found in avocado penetrate deeply into the hair shaft, improving its texture and appearance.

Other nutritional elements in avocado are also believed to have a positive effect on your hair follicles with many reports of topical application of the fruit promoting hair growth.

Avocado Hair Mask Ingredients

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Pineapple Ripening: How to Pick, Ripen and Prepare Pineapples


Pick the perfect pineappleHere’s how to choose a good pineapple at the market, an unusual tip for pineapple ripening and how to prepare pineapples for juicing and other healthy recipes.

How to Select a Pineapple

When you’re looking to pick a good pineapple start with the size a color.

The best pineapples to choose should look quite wide and deeply colored rather than pale. The spiky leaves on top should not be wilted and instead be fresh, firm and green.

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3 Pineapple Juice Recipes for Beautiful Skin, Better Digestion and Arthritis


Homemade pineapple juiceFresh pineapple juice is not only delicious, it’s also very good for you. So beneficial in fact that it can even be used therapeutically for health problems like arthritis, digestion problems and to provide a potent nutritional boost for better skin.

The many health benefits of pineapple juice are covered in more detail in what makes pineapple healthy. In fact, minus the fiber, the juice of pineapples is an even more concentrated form of all of the bromelain enzymes, vitamin C and other antioxidants, manganese, copper, B vitamins and other nutrition found in pineapple.

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