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USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: "Basic Report: 09037, Avocados, raw, all commercial varieties," "Basic Report: 09040, Bananas, raw."
Linus Pauling Institute Micronutrient Information Center: "Potassium," "Carotenoids."
MedlinePlus: "Potassium," "B Vitamins."
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health: "The Nutrition Source: Guacamole," "Healthy plant-based diet linked with substantially lower type 2 diabetes risk."
FDA: "Nutrition Facts Label: Dietary Fiber."
eatright.org: "Choose Healthy Fats."
Diabetes Care: "Monounsaturated fat-rich diet prevents central body fat distribution and decreases postprandial adiponectin expression induced by a carbohydrate-rich diet in insulin-resistant subjects."
NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: "Folate: Fact Sheet for Consumers," "Vitamin E: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals," "Vitamin K: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals," "Vitamin D: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals," "Vitamin A: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals."
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database via MedlinePlus: "Niacin."
Medical Hypotheses: "Anti-inflammatory effect is an important property of niacin on atherosclerosis beyond its lipid-altering effects."
American Heart Association: "Monounsaturated Fat."
Harvard Health Publishing: "The truth about fats: the good, the bad, and the in-between."
Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition: "Hass Avocado Composition and Potential Health Effects."
Nutrition in Clinical Practice: "Bone health and osteoporosis: the role of vitamin K and potential antagonism by anticoagulants."
OrthoInfo: "Vitamin D for Good Bone Health."
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Diabetes Diet, Eating, & Physical Activity."
Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: "A plan-based diet for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes."
PLOS Medicine: "Plant-Based Dietary Patterns and Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes in US Men and Women: Results from Three Prospective Cohort Studies."
Nutrients: "The Roles of Vitamin C in Skin Health."
JAMA Internal Medicine: "Mediterranean Diet and Invasive Breast Cancer Risk Among Women at High Cardiovascular Risk in the PREDIMED Trial."
Cancer Research: "Targeting Mitochondria with Avocatin B Induces Selective Leukemia Cell Death."
American Chemical Society: "Avocado seed husks could be a gold mine of medicinal and industrial compounds."
Journal of the American Dietetic Association: "Avocado Fruit is a Rich Source of Beta-Sitosterol."
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: "Beta-sitosterols for benign prostatic hyperplasia."
Colorado State University Extension: "Fat-Soluble Vitamins: A, D, E, and K."
Annual Review of Food Science and Technology: "An Update on the Health Effects of Tomato Lycopene."
Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD on February 10, 2020
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