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Duke Ecologist Says Logging Is Creating 'Mahogany Deserts'
...wind -- mahogany seed pods resembling wood-covered avocados
extend uprightfrom the trees' branches. After ripening, the pods' outer shells crack openand fall off to reveal seed clusters that look like parasols. As treetop winds blow, individual wing-shaped seeds can then detach andflutter to the ground "like...
Avocados contain potent liver protectants
...ec. 18 - Researchers in Japan have discovered that avocados
contain potent chemicals that may reduce liver dam...Japan. "Besides offering taste and nutrition, avocados
seem to improve liver health," says Kawagishi. "People should eat more of them." Five compounds...
Polly wants a cracker - maybe a big mac, too
...oo. A few things to stay away from are chocolate, avocados
and onions. "But in general, foods that are rich in protein, vitamins and calcium are good for birds." Like people, many birds need to count their calories, Blue-McLendon says. Certain species of birds tend to get obese. These include Amazon parrots...
New nutrition guidelines for diabetics promote emphasis on high-monounsaturated fat diet
...at milk. Olive, canola and peanut oils, as well as avocados
and some nuts, are rich in monounsaturated fats. According to the new guidelines, less than 10 percent of caloric intake should come from saturated fats. A dietary cholesterol intake of less than 300 milligrams a day is recommended, and trans-unsatu...