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Avocados' Health Perks

Move over, apples. An avocado a day can reduce your cholesterol even more than other foods containing heart-healthy fats, according to a recent report.

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To protect yourself from an eye injury, keep at least one pair of American National Standards Institute–approved protective eyewear at home and use it when doing any activity that could put your eyes at risk, recommends the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Examples of risky activities include using oven cleaner, cooking foods that could cause hot grease or oil to splatter, mowing the lawn, and using power or hand tools.

Don’t sleep with your baby in your bed. Rather, the infant should sleep in a crib or bassinet within arm’s reach of your bed to reduce the risk for sudden infant death syndrome, stresses the American Academy of Pediatrics. If the baby sleeps with you, he or she could be suffocated or strangled. You or your spouse may roll over onto the infant, or he or she could get tangled in the sheets or blankets.

Eating more fruits and vegetables has many benefits, notes the Produce for Better Health Foundation. The fiber in them helps fill you up while satisfying your digestive system. They’re naturally low in calories. They’re rich in vitamins and minerals that help you feel healthy and boost your energy. They’re nutritious in any form—fresh, frozen, canned, dried, and 100 percent juice.