June 20, 2024


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Wien, M. Nutrition Journal, Nov. 27, 2013.

Kristen Smith, RD, LD/CDN, Atlanta.

American Heart Association: “Fats 101,” “Monounsaturated Fats,” “How Potassium Can Help Control High Blood Pressure.”

The Hass Avocado Board.

American Latex Allergy Association: “Allergy Fact Sheet.”

FDA: “Raw Produce: Selecting and Serving It Safely.”

University of Connecticut: “Persea americana.”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center: “Folate.”

Journal of Experimental Therapeutics and Oncology: “Avocado Fruit (Persea Americana Mill) Exhibits Chemo-Protective Potentiality Against Cyclophosphamide Induced Genotoxicity in Human Lymphocyte Culture.”

International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases:“Efficacy and Safety of Avocado-Soybean Unsaponifiables for the Treatment of Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trials.”

International Osteoporosis Foundation: “Vitamin K – new research shows that this ‘forgotten’ vitamin may be good for your bone health.”

Journal of Psychopharmacology: “Treatment of Depression: Time to Consider Folic Acid and Vitamin B12.”

Harvard Medical School: “Foods that fight inflammation.”

Arthritis Foundation: “Best Fruits for Arthritis.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Can You Eat Too Much Avocado?”

Mayo Clinic: “Dietary fiber: Essential for a healthy diet,” “Latex allergy.”

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology: “Dietary Factors That Promote or Retard Inflammation.”

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “Avocado Fruit is a Rich Source of Beta-Sitosterol.”

Nutrients: “Avocado Consumption Increases Macular Pigment Density in Older Adults: A Randomized, Controlled Trial.”

Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science: “Plasma Lutein and Zeaxanthin and Other Carotenoids as Modifiable Risk Factors for Age-Related Maculopathy and Cataract: The POLA Study.”

CDC: “Folic Acid.”

U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties.”

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “Latex Allergy.”

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion: “Introduction: Nutrition and Health Are Closely Related.”

University of Georgia Health Center: “Explore the Store: Avocado.

Advocate Aurora Health: “5 tips to make the perfect avocado toast.”

Houston Methodist: “Is Avocado Toast Actually Healthy?”

Journal of the American Heart Association: “Avocado Consumption and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in US Adults.”

Lifebridge Health: “Avocado Toast.”

Nutrition Journal: “Avocado consumption is associated with better diet quality and nutrient intake, and lower metabolic syndrome risk in US adults: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001–2008.”

Pepperdine Community: “Keeping our Mind Sharp with the Help of Brain Foods.”

Prosser Memorial Health: “Avocado Toast.”

The Kidney Dietitian: “Avocado Toast.”

UCSF: “Go Easy on the Avocado Toast: ‘Good Fat’ Can Still Be Bad for You, Research Shows.”

Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology: Overall skin tone and skin-lightening-improving effects with oral supplementation of lutein and zeaxanthin isomers: a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial.”

Clinical Rheumatology: Avocado-soybean unsaponifiables (ASU) for osteoarthritis – a systematic review.”

Clinics in Dermatology:“Pigments in avocado tissue and oil.”

Disease Markers: “Avocado oil supplementation modifies cardiovascular risk profile markers in a rat model of sucrose-induced metabolic changes.”

Molecules: “Avocado Oil: Characteristics, Properties, and Applications.”

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America: “Oleic acid content is responsible for the reduction in blood pressure induced by olive oil.”

Cedars Sinai: “In Case You Need a Reason to Eat More Avocado.”

Charlie Foundation: “How to Freeze Avocado.”

National Center for Home Food Preservation: “Freezing Avocados.” 

North Dakota State University: “Food Freezing Guide.”

UT Southwestern Medical Center: “An avocado a day is good for your heart health.”


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