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It’s The Era Of Avocado! Try these 50+ Super Easy Avocado Recipes At Home Now!

It’s The Era Of Avocado! Try these 50+ Super Easy Avocado Recipes At Home Now!

Avocados are gaining popularity because of their rich nutritional value plus it’s mild and unique taste. It’s a versatile food that works with all kinds of dishes. Avocados are not only nutritious and delicious, they seem to be the hipster icon of the year. I have seen so many avocado tattoos on calf muscles and biceps that I’ve lost count. So if you love that green berry (yes, avocados are berries) so much that you would eat it for every meal and get a tattoo of it, stay tuned. The potential to add them to everything from smoothies for a rich and creamy texture, to desserts in order to substitute unhealthy fats, is endless! Avocados are super nutrient-rich, and the fact that they taste delicious makes it easy to get all your vitamins and healthy fats with every bite.

    How to shop for avocados:

    I love a good life hack, and luckily there are plenty for picking avocados. It’s difficult to base your decision on color alone (though you should observe any discoloration and bruising,) so it’s better to squeeze the berry gently and see if it’s firm but gives just a little. Don’t use your fingertips though, because you could wind up bruising it! If the avocado yields to firm, gentle pressure, then it’s ripe and ready. But if it just feels kind of tough, it’s going to need a couple more days [1]

    My favorite life hack for avocado selection is this one: peel back the stem! If you scratch off the tiny little stem on the top of the avocado, you’ll be able to know if your choice will be delicious or just brown and slimy inside. If the stem comes off easy and what’s underneath appears green, then it’s ripe! If you find brown underneath, then it’s overripe and won’t be good. And if the stem doesn’t come off and all, then the avocado is under ripe and won’t be ready for some time.

    If you’re buying avocados for an event, such as a party that absolutely needs guacamole, purchase unripe avocados 4-5 days in advance. That should give you a nice window and help to ensure you won’t wind up with over-ripe berries at your party.

      Taking off the steam is the easiest way to tell whether it’s good to eat or not!
        It’s not ripped yet!

        How to store avocados:

        Once you’re a pro at choosing avocados, you still have to be able to store them. If you’re like me, you don’t always use the entire berry in one sitting; sometime’s I’ll put half into my smoothie, and sometimes I spread a quarter on toast. I typically put my leftover avocado in Tupperware before sticking it in the fridge, but there are better ways to store the green goodness and ensure it won’t be gross by the next morning [2].

        Storing a cut avocado:

        No matter what form it’s in, cut, sliced, mashed, or even guacamole, put the remainders in a bowl and sprinkle some lemon, lime or even fresh orange juice on top. The acid slows down the oxidation process (that’s what leads to the brown slime) and prolongs the life of the avocado. But if you do start to see some browning, just scoop those parts out and toss them.

        If your avocado is simply sliced in half, you can just run some water over the cut surface and put it in the fridge. It’ll most likely develop a little brown film, but it’ll peel back easily and can be tossed.

        Storing an avocado that’s close to going bad:

        If your avocado is perfectly ripe but you don’t have the time to use it, don’t throw it away! Puree your avocado with a food processor or blender and store it in the freezer. When you are ready to try out that new dip or spread recipe, you can take it out and use it.

        How to ripen an avocado:

        I think we’ve all been there: in the produce section of our supermarket standing in front of the lousy selection of avocados and being forced to find the best of the worst. Obviously you want to choose one that is under-ripe and not over-ripe, but it still means you are going to have to wait to be able to eat it. Maybe as long as four days! Or does it?

        It turns out, there are some simple and effective methods to ripening an avocado quickly.

        1. Place the under-ripe avocado in a paper bag. Make sure the bag is in good shape and there aren’t any rips or tears. The bag is going to seal in the ethylene gas and ultimately ripen the berry.
        2. Add a banana in the bag with the avocado. You can use an apple or a tomato if you don’t have any bananas lying around, but the banana is your first choice. These fruits emit more ethylene gas than others, and the more they produce, the faster they’ll ripen.
        3. Close the bag by rolling it down and keep it at room temperature and away from sunlight.
        4. Check in often. The avocado will ripen as quickly as one day, so be sure to check it out. As it ripens, it will get some hints of deep purple and black. Once it’s ripe, store it as discussed, but only fora few days.

        How to ripen a cut avocado:

        If you forgot to check for the ripeness of the avocado and went straight to slicing it open, you may be disappointed to realize it’s not read to eat. Luckily you can take a couple steps and ripen the halves in no time.

        1. Sprinkle the avocado slices with lemon or lime juice. This will help avoid that brown mush.
        2. Cover it in saran wrap with the two halves facing each other like you are reconnecting it. Stick it in the refrigerator.
        3. Check in often! The length of time it will take to ripen will vary, but check in every day to ensure it doesn’t go bad. Take the avocado out of the wrap and poke it gently. If it seems soft enough, feel free to sample it. If it doesn’t quite taste right yet, put it back in the fridge.

        How do you cut an avocado?

        Few things are as satisfying as taking a knife to the pit of an avocado, twisting it and pulling it out cleanly! But not everyone can do it on the first try. Below is a video showing you how to successfully cut an avocado.

        Here are some delicious avocado recipes for you to try:

        Breakfast Recipes

        Baked Egg in Avocado

        This breakfast is both delicious and beautiful. Want to host the ultimate healthy brunch and look like a pro? Try this.

          Avocado Banana Smoothie

          This creamy breakfast smoothie is not only sweetly delicious, but it’s a great way to burn fat and give your heart the healthy stuff it needs!

            Avocado Toast

            Avocado toast is a classic way to incorporate healthy fats into your morning routine. This site gives six unique ways to top your toast.

              Power Breakfast Potato Boat

              If you love eating a big breakfast , this beast is for you. A potato, some bacon, a fried egg and avocado is on top of melted cheese. Don’t make this one a habit though.

                Blueberry Avocado Muffins


                I’m a sucker for recipes that give me healthy things hidden in seemingly sinful things. This delicious muffin is a sweet way to get your vitamins in at the breakfast table.

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                  Mexican Grilled Corn Avocado Toast: If you needed more proof that avocado toast is never bland , check out this recipe. Mexican style street corn tops tons of delicious flavors on this gorgeous brekki.

                    Spicy chard and pineapple smoothie:

                    If you don’t like a ton of sweetness in your green smoothie, try this recipe. The bitter chard mixed with the sweet pineapple provides a memorable bite.

                      Avocado and egg breakfast pizza

                      Pizza can be for breakfast! Top your “pizza” with pureed avocado and a fried egg. Add some hot sauce if you’re feeling crazy.

                        Steak and avocado breakfast burrito

                        Chipotle, who? This breakfast burrito will be your new favorite meal.

                          Pomegranate and Pistachio Relish on Avocado Toast

                          If you want a little sweet, a little salty and a lot delicious, make this toast ! Not only will your stomach be happy, but your Instagram will be filled with pictures of this pretty meal.

                            Lunch Recipes

                            Avocado Chicken Salad

                            Delicious, light and refreshing, this avocado chicken salad is sure to please even the pickiest eater. Check out this recipe for a lunch you will look forward to eating.

                              Tomato Avocado Melt

                              Cheese? yes. Avocados? yes. I’m already sold .

                                Avocado Grilled Cheese

                                Just when you thought a a grilled cheese couldn’t get an y more delicious, someone put avocado with it. Yes, please.

                                  Spicy southwestern salad with avocado dressing

                                  This salad is loaded with greens, beans, corn and sweet potatoes. Avocados and cilantro create a delicious dressing that would probably be good consumed with just a straw.

                                    Japapeno Turkey Burgers

                                    You can find plenty of rich recipes including avocado, but if you’re watching your weight, you may find even more. This turkey burger is a great lunch you don’t have to feel guilty about.

                                      Shrimp avocado salad

                                      This salad is a great choice for a warm day, especially if you’re in a seafood state of mind. Avocado is great with fish (think any sushi roll ever), so shrimp makes sense!

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                                        Garlic Bacon Avocado Burgers

                                        Sometimes you just need a good burger . And hey, if you use avocado, that makes it healthy! Right?

                                          Orange Almond Salad with Avocado

                                          If you want a fresh salad with lots of flavor, put this yummy salad together.

                                            Toasted Avocado and Bean Pitas

                                            I believe everything tastes better on pita bread. But I’m pretty sure this combo would taste good even on it’s own.

                                              Cucumber Avocado Sandwich

                                              This sandwich is simple, clean and oh so good.

                                                Avocado Caprese Salad

                                                Okay, these little bites are so cute. How could you not want to eat these healthy cuties?

                                                  Chickpea Avocado Mash

                                                  This wrap is so good and healthy, but it still tastes filling and satisfying.

                                                    Avocado Hummus Taquitos

                                                    I love taquitos. That crunch is so satisfying. Hummus and avocado mash mingle here for a creamy, crunchy lunch.

                                                      Avocado Pasta Salad

                                                      This recipe is chock full of avocado. It even has an avocado dressing!

                                                        Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

                                                        Light, refreshing and uber healthy. Enjoy!

                                                          Dinner Recipes:

                                                          Creamy Avocado and Spinach Pasta

                                                          This is pasta you don’t have to feel guilty about! Slurp those noodles knowing your nourishing your body!

                                                            Chicken Avocado Quesadillas

                                                            These quesadillas are super filling but so, so tasty! You’ll look forward to having leftovers for lunch the next day.

                                                              BLT Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados

                                                              Who needs stuffed peppers when you can stuff an avocado? Try this one tonight.

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                                                                Avocado Pesto Stuffed Shells

                                                                I loved stuffed shells, and I love this recipe because it gives me the taste I want without all the fatty cheeses.

                                                                  Creamy Cucumber and Avocado Soup

                                                                  This soup is perfect any night of the year, no matter the weather. And it’s so colorful!

                                                                    Avocado Pesto Noodles

                                                                    I love noodles that aren’t actually “noodles.” This recipe will deliver a flavorful dinner that won’t leave you feeling carb-loaded.

                                                                      Avocado Cucumber Egg Salad

                                                                      This dinner recipe could so easily be served as a snack or a side dish. No matter when you choose to eat it, you’ll definitely enjoy it.

                                                                        Tomato Avocado Salad

                                                                        Want a crazy healthy dinner? Eat this.

                                                                          Avocado, Strawberry and Spinach Salad

                                                                          When a salad is balanced, it truly can be its own meal. This clean salad is perfect for a summer night.

                                                                            Avocado Frittata with Cotija and Mozzarella Cheese

                                                                            A casserole that you can enjoy on a diet?! You’re welcome.

                                                                              Black bean tacos with avocado cilantro-lime sauce:

                                                                              You can’t go wrong with tacos . And if you’ve learned anything so far, it should be that avocados make tacos even better.

                                                                                Blackened Shrimp Avocado Cucumber Bites

                                                                                Refreshing, yummy and can be a snack or a meal . Depends on how hard it is for you to stop eating them!

                                                                                  Smokey bacon sweet potato hash and eggs:

                                                                                  YUM! While this is almost like breakfast for dinner , it’s going to be good and good for you no matter what time of day.

                                                                                    Blackened Tilapia Taco Bowls

                                                                                    What’s better than tacos ? Deconstructed tacos!

                                                                                      Chili-Lime Beef and Black Bean Bowls with Avocado Crema

                                                                                      Beef, avocado , black beans…what more could you want?

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                                                                                        Snack Recipes

                                                                                        Crispy Baked Avocado Fries and Chipotle Dipping Sauce

                                                                                        One of my favorite things about clean eating is how not clean it tastes. I love zucchini chips, roasted sweet potatoes and crispy brussel sprouts. These avocado fries are a delicious, healthy way to snack.

                                                                                          Avocado Brushetta

                                                                                          This is a super simple recipe to put together, and ideal as an appetizer.

                                                                                            Avocado Deviled Eggs

                                                                                            If you are always responsible for bringing deviled eggs to the party, try these next tim e to impress the crowd.

                                                                                              Avocado Egg Rolls

                                                                                              These are a great pre-dinner snack. That is, if you can avoid eating them all!

                                                                                                Guacamole

                                                                                                An avocado list wouldn’t be complete without a guac recipe!

                                                                                                  Dessert Recipes

                                                                                                  Fudgey Avocado Brownies with Avocado Frosting

                                                                                                  The cool thing about avocados is they add a creamy texture which can pass for a rich batter in baked goods. This recipe is for yummy HEALTHY brownies

                                                                                                    Mexican Chocolate Avocado Ice cream

                                                                                                    Healthy ice cream? It sounds too good to be true. But it’s real and you can make it!

                                                                                                      Flourless Chocolate Avocado Cookies

                                                                                                      These cookies are great for people with allergies.

                                                                                                        Avocado Fudge Pops

                                                                                                        These are yummy if you’re an adult, but if you have picky kids, they’re an ideal way to get your kid to eat healthy !

                                                                                                          Honey Lime Avocado Baked Donuts

                                                                                                          Homemade doughnuts instantly make you impressive and cool. Healthy homemade doughnuts make you a superhero.

                                                                                                            Which recipes are you going to try? Let us know!

                                                                                                            Avocado cartoon image: http://lingvistov.com/doodles via Pinterest

                                                                                                            Avocado stem images: thekitchn.com

                                                                                                            Featured photo credit: Krzysztof Puszczynski via stocksnap.io

                                                                                                            Reference

                                                                                                            [1] SOURCE: How To Pick The Perfect Avocado
                                                                                                            [2] http://www.wikihow.com/Ripen-an-Avocado

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                                                                                                            Last Updated on February 21, 2019

                                                                                                            Top 9 Foods for Incredible Brian Health And Brain Power

                                                                                                            Top 9 Foods for Incredible Brian Health And Brain Power

                                                                                                            Your brain is the most intricate and powerful organ in your entire body. It’s essentially a super-computer with brain power like a Ferrari.

                                                                                                            If you have a Ferrari, would you put cheap gasoline in it? Of course not. You want to put in high-octane performance fuel to get the most out of your investment.

                                                                                                            When it comes to the brain, many people are looking for the top foods that will supercharge the brainpower to help focus better, think more clearly and have better brain health.

                                                                                                            In this article, we’ll look at the top 9 brain foods that will help create supercharge your brain with energy and health:

                                                                                                            1. Salmon

                                                                                                            Salmon has long been held as a healthy brain food, but what makes this fish so valuable for your brain health?

                                                                                                            It’s important to understand that your brain is primarily made up of fat. Roughly 60% of your brain is fat. One of the most important fats that the brain uses as a building block for healthy brain cells is omega-3’s.

                                                                                                            Omega-3’s are essential for building a healthy brain but one of the most important omega-3’s for your brain is DHA. DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) forms nearly two-thirds of the omega-3’s found in your brain.[1]

                                                                                                            Omega-3’s and DHA in particular help form the protective coating around our neurons. The better quality this coating is, the more efficient and effective our brain cells can work, allowing our brain power to work at full capacity.

                                                                                                            Studies have shown that being deficient in DHA can affect normal brain development in children, which is why so many infant formulas and children’s supplements are beginning to include DHA.

                                                                                                            Being deficient in DHA as an adult can cause focus and attention problems, mood swings, irritability, fatigue and poor sleep.

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                                                                                                            2. Blueberries

                                                                                                            Blueberries top the list as one of the most beneficial fruits to maximize your brain health and performance.

                                                                                                            Blueberries have some of the highest content of antioxidants, particularly anthocyanins, than any other fruit, which helps protect the brain from stress and promote healthy brain aging.

                                                                                                            Blueberries antioxidant content also help reduce inflammation, which allows the brain to maintain healthy energy levels.

                                                                                                            Blueberries have begun to receive attention for their connection to brain performance.[2] Studies have demonstrated that eating blueberries on a regular basis can not only improve brain health but also brain performance as well including working memory.[3]

                                                                                                            Blueberries not only taste great but are low in calories, high in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.

                                                                                                            3. Turmeric

                                                                                                            Turmeric is a very impressive spice that has well-researched and proven to have tremendous benefits for your brain. Turmeric’s main compound that benefits the brain is called curcumin, which is responsible for turmerics bright yellow appearance.

                                                                                                            Curcumin has been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-cancer properties.[4]

                                                                                                            Curcumin increases the production and availability of two important neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, two important neurotransmitters involved with happiness, motivation, pleasure, and reward.

                                                                                                            Curcumin has been well documented to have powerful anti-depressive effects. In one study, it was found to be as effective for depression as popular medications such as SSRI’s like Prozac.[5]

                                                                                                            Curcumin has also been shown to:

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                                                                                                            • Increase blood flow to the brain.[6]
                                                                                                            • Increase BDNF production, a powerful stimulator of neuroplasticity.[7]
                                                                                                            • Increase DHA availability and synthesis in the brain.[8]
                                                                                                            • Increase antioxidant levels in the brain to prevent brain aging and inflammation.[9]

                                                                                                            4. Coffee

                                                                                                            Coffee is the wonderful elixir of energy that many people cherish every single morning. The biggest reason people drink coffee is to get a dose of caffeine.

                                                                                                            Caffeine is a natural neurological stimulant that not only gives you energy but also prevents adenosine, a neurotransmitter involved with feeling tired, from binding in the brain.

                                                                                                            Many people are surprised to find that coffee actually contains a large quantity of antioxidants called polyphenols, which are important for reducing inflammation in the brain and keep your brain energized. The antioxidants in coffee also provide a neuroprotective effect, protecting the brain from stress and damage. [R]

                                                                                                            Coffee can also:

                                                                                                            • Improve alertness and concentration.[10]
                                                                                                            • Help with neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s disease.[11]
                                                                                                            • Reduce your risk of depression.[12]
                                                                                                            • Improve your memory.
                                                                                                            • Provide short-term boost in athletic performance.[13]

                                                                                                            5. Broccoli

                                                                                                            What was your least favorite food as a kid growing up?

                                                                                                            Most likely, broccoli was your answer.

                                                                                                            Broccoli may not have been your top choice, but it might be the top choice for your brain.

                                                                                                            Broccoli contains a compound called sulforaphane. Sulforaphane has been shown to promote the proliferation and survival of brain cells by reducing inflammation and boosting production of BDNF. It has also been shown to boost neurogenesis, the production of new brain cells.[14]

                                                                                                            Broccoli is also loaded with important nutrients Vitamin K and Folate. Vitamin K plays a vital role in protecting brain cells.[15] Folate plays a crucial role in detoxification and reducing inflammation in the brain.

                                                                                                            6. Bone broth

                                                                                                            Bone broth wasn’t just created to combine with soups, you can actually drink bone broth by itself.

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                                                                                                            Drinking bone broth has become one of the biggest trends in the health and wellness industry and for good reason. Bone broth isn’t actually a new thing. Bone broth has been used for centuries as a healing tonic to promote health and longevity.

                                                                                                            Much of the nutritional benefits and value of bone broth comes from its substantial vitamin and mineral content. Primarily calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium.

                                                                                                            Your gut is called your second brain for a reason. Research continually shows that there is a direct and indirect connection between your gut and your brain. Your gut also houses and stores many important brain compounds involved with optimal brain performance. Therefore the health of your gut is vitally important for your brain health and performance.

                                                                                                            Bone broth has become a go-to tool for helping heal the gut and provide the gut with the vital nutrient and resources it needs to heal and perform optimally.

                                                                                                            With the vast amounts of nutrients that bone broth contains, it makes the list as a go-to food for your brain health.

                                                                                                            Look for high quality, organic bone broth for the best results.

                                                                                                            7. Walnuts

                                                                                                            Walnuts are one of the top choices of nuts for brain health. Walnuts also look similar to a brain.

                                                                                                            Amongst the wide variety of nuts available, walnuts contain the highest amounts of the important omega-3 DHA. DHA, as seen above, is a critical building block for a healthy brain.

                                                                                                            Walnuts also contain high amounts of antioxidants, folate, magnesium, potassium, and phosphorus, which help to lower inflammation.

                                                                                                            Melatonin in walnuts is an important nutrient for regulating your sleep. Having low amounts of melatonin can make it challenging to get good quality sleep and getting poor quality sleep can dramatically impair brain health and performance.

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                                                                                                            8. Eggs

                                                                                                            For years, eggs were put on the nutritional naughty list; but now, eggs are finally getting the credit they deserve. Eggs can provide a tremendous boost to your brain health and longevity.

                                                                                                            Eggs, particularly the yolks, contain a compound called choline. Choline is essential for building the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine plays an important role in mood, memory, and intelligence.

                                                                                                            Egg yolks contain some of the highest quantities of choline. This is very important because low levels of choline can lead to low levels of acetylcholine, which in turn can cause increased inflammation, brain fog, difficulty concentrating and fatigue.

                                                                                                            9. Dark chocolate

                                                                                                            You’re about to love chocolate even more because chocolate, particularly dark chocolate, is great for your brain.

                                                                                                            Chocolate boosts levels of endorphins, your brains “feel good” chemicals. This is why you feel so good eating chocolate.[16]

                                                                                                            Chocolate also increases blood flow to the brain which can help improve memory, attention, focus, and reaction time.[17]

                                                                                                            Dark chocolate contains high levels of magnesium, which has been coined “natures valium” for its ability to calm and relax the brain.

                                                                                                            Lastly, dark chocolate has one of the highest antioxidant profiles out of any other food, including popular superfoods like acai berries, blueberries, or pomegranates.[18]

                                                                                                            Conclusion

                                                                                                            Your brain is a high performing organ and it uses quite a lot of energy, roughly 20% of the bodies energy demands.

                                                                                                            In order to maintain a healthy brain, you need the right fuel to ensure that your brain has all the nutrients it needs to perform as well as adapt to the stress of life.

                                                                                                            If you want to keep your brain performing well for a lifetime, then you want to make sure you are including as many of these brain health foods as possible.

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                                                                                                            Reference

                                                                                                            [1] US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: DHA Effects in Brain Development and Function
                                                                                                            [2] Canadian Science Publishing: Enhanced task-related brain activation and resting perfusion in healthy older adults after chronic blueberry supplementation
                                                                                                            [3] US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: Cognitive effects following acute wild blueberry supplementation in 7- to 10-year-old children.
                                                                                                            [4] US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: Curcumin: the Indian solid gold.
                                                                                                            [5] Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects. 2nd edition.: Turmeric, the Golden Spice
                                                                                                            [6] US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: Effect of combined treatment with curcumin and candesartan on ischemic brain damage in mice.
                                                                                                            [7] Science Direct: Curcumin reverses the effects of chronic stress on behavior, the HPA axis, BDNF expression and phosphorylation of CREB
                                                                                                            [8] US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: Curcumin boosts DHA in the brain: Implications for the prevention of anxiety disorders.
                                                                                                            [9] PLOS: A Chemical Analog of Curcumin as an Improved Inhibitor of Amyloid Abeta Oligomerization
                                                                                                            [10] US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: Effects of Caffeine on Cognitive Performance, Mood, and Alertness in Sleep-Deprived Humans
                                                                                                            [11] American Academy of Neurology: A Cup of Joe May Help Some Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms
                                                                                                            [12] American Academy of Neurology: AAN 65th Annual Meeting Abstract
                                                                                                            [13] US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: Effects of caffeine on the metabolic and catecholamine responses to exercise in 5 and 28 degrees C.
                                                                                                            [14] US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: Hyperammonemia induces glial activation, neuroinflammation and alters neurotransmitter receptors in hippocampus, impairing spatial learning: reversal by sulforaphane
                                                                                                            [15] Oxford Academic: Vitamin K and the Nervous System: An Overview of its Actions
                                                                                                            [16] Diana L. Walcutt, Ph.D: Chocolate and Mood Disorders
                                                                                                            [17] Health Magazine: Chocolate can do good things for your heart, skin and brain
                                                                                                            [18] Chemistry Central Journal: Cacao seeds are a “Super Fruit”: A comparative analysis of various fruit powders and products

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