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Vegan diet as lifestyle choice and the need for risk communication
(BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment) Tofu sausages on the barbecue, followed by cake made with bananas instead of eggs? There is no doubt that the vegan diet is in vogue. Alongside the proven positive effects on health, however, there are also risks. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Saving Cavendish: QUT grows world-first Panama disease-resistant bananas
(Queensland University of Technology) QUT researchers have developed and grown modified Cavendish bananas resistant to the devastating soil-borne fungus Fusarium wilt tropical race 4 (TR4), also known as Panama disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - November 14, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can diabetics eat bananas?
Learn about how eating bananas can affect your blood sugar, as well as how to get potassium without compromising a healthful diabetes diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Banana allergy: What you need to know
A banana allergy occurs when a person's immune system reacts to a protein in bananas, causing a variety of symptoms. Learn more in this article. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy Source Type: news

Peeling into the health benefits of bananas: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
What's yellow, weighs more than 25?pounds and is something you'll likely have eaten?by the end of December? The answer: a year's supply of?bananas. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, dietitian Angie Murad explains the many benefits of making bananas a part of a well-balanced diet. To listen, click the link below. Peeling into the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 31, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Flu prevention diet: Goldie Hawn’s nutritionist says eat THESE foods to boost immunity
FLU symptoms could be prevented by eating a diet rich in onions, turkey and bananas to boost immunity, according to Goldie Hawn ’s wellbeing specialist. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD and Adults: Systems, Strategies and Shortcuts that Foster Success
For individuals with ADHD, the foundation for success is accepting your ADHD. This includes accepting that your brain is wired differently—not defectively, said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and clinical psychologist who specializes in ADHD. “The truth is, adults with ADHD are creative, driven, intuitive, resourceful and are capable of great success,” said Natalia van Rikxoort, MSW, a social worker, therapeutic arts facilitator and life coach who specializes in ADHD and helps her clients use their strengths to overcome challenges and discover t...
Source: Psych Central - October 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Creativity Disorders General Happiness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Work Issues Adhd Adults With Adhd Boredom getting things done organization Productivity success Success Strategies Source Type: news

A need for bananas? Dietary potassium regulates calcification of arteries
Bananas and avocados - foods that are rich in potassium - may help protect against pathogenic vascular calcification, also known as hardening of the arteries. University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model, as compared with normal-potassium-fed mice. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 5, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

A need for bananas? Dietary potassium regulates calcification of arteries
(University of Alabama at Birmingham) Researchers have shown, for the first time, that reduced dietary potassium promotes elevated aortic stiffness in a mouse model. Such arterial stiffness in humans is predictive of heart disease and death from heart disease, and it represents an important health problem for the nation. The UAB researchers also found that increased dietary potassium levels lessened vascular calcification and aortic stiffness. Furthermore, they unraveled the molecular mechanism underlying the effects of low or high dietary potassium. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two weeks to bowel cancer?
There’s no doubt antibiotics have saved a lot of lives. But because they’ve been overprescribed for so many years we’ve ended up with a slew of health problems. For one thing, overuse of antibiotics wreaks havoc on your microbiome… That’s your body’s ecosystem. Your microbiome has 100 trillion or so bacteria, viruses and fungi. It affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. But other good bacteria are called “probiotics.” They boost your immune system. They help you digest your food and turn it into vitamins. But in...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Randall Hall Tags: Cancer Health Men's Health Source Type: news

Researchers stumped by plants with multiple chromosomes set January meeting to collaborate
(Texas A&M AgriLife Communications) Some of the world's most beloved plants -- coffee, bananas, potatoes, chrysanthemums and roses, to name a few -- could be made even better, but the complexity of their chromosomes either stumps or stifles scientists who study them.With a $47,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture, about 40 researchers will convene in San Diego Jan. 11-12 to begin collaborating on polyploid studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 20, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Foods That Can Help with Acid Reflux Symptoms - AARP
2 hours ago ... Do you suffer from frequent heartburn? Then you might have acid reflux. Try foods like bananas, oatmeal and yogurt to help manage the  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 28, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

QUT develops golden bananas high in pro-vitamin A
(Queensland University of Technology) QUT has produced Ugandan bananas high in pro-vitamin A.Cooking bananas are the staple food in rural UgandaWorldwide 650 000 - 750 000 children die from vitamin A deficiency.Ugandan farmers will be growing pro-vitamin A rich bananas in 2021.A humanitarian project backed by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Beyond bananas: 'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts
(Carnegie Mellon University) This latest research led by CMU's Marcel Just builds on the pioneering use of machine learning algorithms with brain imaging technology to " mind read. " The findings indicate that the mind's building blocks for constructing complex thoughts are formed by the brain's various sub-systems and are not word-based. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ghost writer: how Martino Sclavi's brain tumour helped him write a book
Expected to die, and having lost the ability to read, the Italian film producer devoted himself to a near-impossible taskI meet Martino Sclavi in Islington, north London, where he shares a small flat. It ’s a perfectly ordinary summer morning: pigeons are cooing and somewhere far off, a siren sounds. But in Sclavi’s kitchen, everything is slightly skewed, our encounter just a notch off normal. For one thing, there is the peculiar food he is trying to make me eat at only 10 o’clock: a pie fille d with grey-looking onions, mushrooms and nuts, which tastes powerfully of chilli. For another, there is the fact...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Cooke Tags: Books Cancer Cancer research Russell Brand Culture Health Medical research Source Type: news

Expert reveals how even natural foods contain chemicals
Haileybury chemistry teacher James Kennedy from Australia creates ingredients lists for natural foods, such as bananas, peaches and strawberries. They contain as many as 50 different chemicals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Used An App To Buy Only Ethical Food. It Was Really Hard.
As I walked up to the banana pileup, I knew I was in trouble. Sure, those things are an excellent (and affordable) healthy snack, but they are almost universally sourced from producers with serious ethical issues. Yet I still wanted them. What would Michael Pollan do?! Sheepishly, I scanned the banana barcode using HowGood, a free app intended to help shoppers make more ethical food purchases. I’d been using the app all week to try to make all the “right” choices at the grocery store. The app revealed, unsurprisingly, that the bananas did not meet HowGood’s sustainability standards, but there were n...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Once Thought Bananas Cured Celiac Disease. They Saved Kids' Lives – At A Cost
In the early 20th century, kids with the disease faced severe malnutrition, even death. The banana-based diet doctors came up with seemed to cure them — but led kids back to foods that made them sick.(Image credit: AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Neimark Source Type: news

Doctors Once Thought Bananas Cured Celiac Disease. They Saved Kids' Lives — At A Cost
In the early 20th century, kids with the disease faced severe malnutrition, even death. The banana-based diet doctors came up with seemed to cure them — but led kids back to foods that made them sick.(Image credit: AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jill Neimark Source Type: news

You'd be BANANAS not to eat them!
It turns out Britons now bin an astonishing £80 million worth of bananas a year because they are ‘too ripe’ – with perhaps a minor bruise or a black mark on the skin. Here's how to use them (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Human noses are tuned to chocolate, wine and bananas
An expert from Rutgers University in New Jersey has claimed that the human sense of smell is just as good as in other mammals, like rodents and dogs, but is fine-tuned to different scents. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

According To Nutritionists, Here's What You Should Eat For Healthy Digestion
Summer is eagerly peering around the corner, bringing with her the tastiest foods we might definitely wait for all year long. From ballpark hot dogs and boardwalk ice cream, to barbecue and cotton candy, summertime activities have a way of focusing on one food experience after another. (No judgment, here!) Yet, unfortunately for you, all of those summer treats could be packing a one-two punch to your gut. Given the plethora of sweet and salty summer snacks, it’s easy to overindulge. That’s why it’s important to take note of the foods that are easy on your tummy to help ensure you don’t miss out on a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Getting Over a Stomach Virus
-- After a gastrointestinal virus makes your stomach sensitive and you feel nauseated, avoid heavy foods that can worsen your symptoms. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests these easy-on-your-tummy foods: Bananas. Rice and plain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 10, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Peeling into the health benefits of bananas
What's yellow, weighs more than 25?pounds and is something you'll likely have eaten?by the end of December? The answer: a year's supply of bananas. "The average American consumes 27 pounds of bananas per year," explains Angie Murad, a dietitian with the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. "That averages out to 90 bananas per year." In [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 9, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Bananas tied to noose are found around American University campus
The bananas were scrawled with the letters "AKA Free." AKA, or Alpha Kappa Alpha, is a predominately African-American sorority. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bananas tied to noose are found around university campus
The bananas were scrawled with the letters "AKA Free." AKA, or Alpha Kappa Alpha, is a predominately African-American sorority. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do not toss: Overripe bananas may be effective against cancer cells, find scientific study
(Natural News) While yellow bananas may be tastier, the darker brown ones may be better for you. According to TheHeartySoul.com, a 2009 article in the journal Food Science and Technology Research claimed that overripe bananas contained more Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF), a cancer-fighting cytokine or small protein. The TNF in Bananas The study was conducted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do not toss: Overripe bananas may be effective against cancer cells, finds scientific study
(Natural News) While yellow bananas may be tastier, the darker brown ones may be better for you. According to TheHeartySoul.com, a 2009 article in the journal Food Science and Technology Research claimed that overripe bananas contained more Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF), a cancer-fighting cytokine or small protein. The TNF in Bananas The study was conducted... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily diet of fresh fruit linked to lower diabetes risk
Conclusion The study findings – that eating fresh fruit every day does not raise the risk of diabetes, and may reduce it – are reassuring and in line with dietary advice in the UK. It's also helpful to see evidence that people who already have diabetes are likely to benefit from fresh fruit as well, because there has not been much research into fruit-eating for people with diabetes. However, it's a step too far to say that fresh fruit prevents diabetes or diabetes complications. Fresh fruit is just one part of a healthy diet, and diet is just one of the things that may affect someone's risk of getting diabetes....
Source: NHS News Feed - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Food/diet Source Type: news

There's A Right Way To Clean Your Refrigerator
After a long winter of comfort food, baked goods, and takeout, it’s time to lighten up for spring. Begin by clearing out your refrigerator and cabinets to make room for more nutritious options. Make a Fresh Start You know to get rid of moldy, rotten food, but you could probably use a quick primer on storing produce: Whole fruits and vegetables can remain at room temperature for several hours or a day, chopped fruits or veggies need to be refrigerated within two hours of cutting, and cooked vegetables last only three to four days in the fridge. Note that apples should be kept separately, whether in the crisper or on t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to reverse your high blood pressure with food
Rich in potassium, bananas, sweet potatoes and spinach prevent hypertension by balancing levels of salt within the body, researchers from the University of Southern California claim. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Go bananas for?bananas
This article is written by Joanne Hutson, a?Mayo Clinic Health System registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator. This time of year, we in the Midwest depend on fresh fruits?shipped in from warmer climates. Many of us look forward to when we can enjoy locally grown produce as spring and summer?arrive. Our grocers do a great [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 4, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Get Good Gut Health With Prebiotics And Probiotics
We all want our gut to feel good. No one wants a gut that is in constant turmoil possibly leading to serious conditions of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diabetes, obesity or rheumatoid arthritis. What our gut is trying to tell us when these diseases arise is that the gut’s microbiome, partly inherited from your mother at birth and partly determined by your lifestyle, have a great deal of influence on our health. Our gut microbiome is made of up bacteria, all good, that live within our intestines helping us digest our food. Digestion is serious business as these microbes munch away making essential vitami...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Stupid Office Rules That Drive Everyone Crazy
Companies need to have rules—that’s a given—but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy attempts at creating order. I understand the temptation. As my company has grown, so has our difficulty maintaining standards. There have been many instances where someone crossed a line, and we were tempted to respond with a new rule that applied to everyone. But that’s where most companies blow it. In just about every instance, upon closer inspection, we realized that establishing a new rule would be a passive and morale-killing way to address the problem. The vast majority of the time, the problem ne...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bananas and avocados among foods that help boost your mood
Nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin has revealed her top five mood-boosting foods, which include brown rice, avocado and salmon. FEMAIL takes a look at the foods to make you happy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The surprising foods you should ALWAYS eat before bed
Sleep expert Sammy Margo has shared the five foods you should eat to rest well, including bananas, almonds and turkey. She has also revealed what you should never have before bed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Say Something Is Very Wrong With The Tomato
Many of the tomatoes eaten these days are too big, too firm and just plain dull compared with those from a half-century ago, according to new research. In a paper published Thursday in the journal Science, a team of researchers say they analyzed the genetic code of nearly 400 varieties of tomatoes ― from the common red supermarket types to the funky heirlooms found in farmers markets. Led by Harry J. Klee, a professor of horticultural sciences at the University of Florida, the team found many of this generation’s tomatoes have lost key elements that make them taste, well, like a tomato. To know what makes a good lo...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Peruvian potatoes to join world's largest banana collection in Belgium
(KU Leuven) For 30 years, KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium) has been home to an impressive collection of bananas that already contains over 1,500 varieties and is the biggest in its kind. The collection is recognized as world heritage and will soon be expanded with another food crop: 8,000 potato varieties of the International Potato Centre in Peru are coming to Leuven. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Banana pecan compote
Serve this flavorful banana topping on pancakes or waffles, or pair with your favorite low-fat yogurt. This sauce is a delicious combination of bananas, orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon and chopped pecans.?To add texture, after orange juice reduces add 1 tablespoon of butter and cook until melted. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Nine Easy Ways to Gain Control of Your Health in Your Forties
What lifestyle changes should you make to stay healthy through your 40s? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. Answer by Keck Medicine of USC, 500+ internationally renowned doctors at a leading academic medical center, on Quora: Getting older has its perks. Chances are you're more confident, have more direction and a defined sense of self. While your health is likely not a primary concern, it's important to take steps now to stop subtle changes before they become major health issues. Your 40s is the decade that your habits sta...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just 1 Ingredient Improves Taste, Nutrition Of Every Meal
As we open the second week of 2017, how are you doing so far with your diet and nutrition? This is a question always worth asking, regardless of whether you resolved to eat healthier and/or lose weight this year. Wanting to improve or extend your life is reason enough to spend a few minutes focusing on food. And here's some great news. A few minutes is all it takes to stock up on smart, practical ideas that can enhance the way you look and feel. Lanette Kovachi has spent her career doing this. She's been the corporate dietitian for Subway, the world's largest food chain, since 2000. So she's probably already played a ro...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foods rich in resistant starch may benefit health
A new comprehensive review examines the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fiber. Some forms of resistant starch occur naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains, and legumes, and some are produced or modified commercially and incorporated into food products. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 5, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Foods rich in resistant starch may benefit health
(Wiley) A new comprehensive review examines the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fiber. Some forms of resistant starch occur naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains, and legumes, and some are produced or modified commercially and incorporated into food products (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 5, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Women say they ’ve never looked more youthful after a diet of only FRUIT
They only drink juice, eat bananas for dinner and sacrifice relationships for their diet. And despite experts warning they ’re ruining their health, these women say they’ve never looked more youthful. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do We Need to Use (and Discard) So Many Plastic Bags Each Year?
Meg Scharf UCF Forum columnist Much of the time I hate plastic bags. Although they can be useful, they also can be a messy nuisance and an ecological nightmare. Plastic bags can keep things dry if you walk through the rain and they do a nice job of carrying groceries home from the store or toting garbage and lawn clippings to the curb. If not recycled, however, they can become a big mess. After a single use, many end up in a landfill or on the side of the road, blown by the wind into some weeds. They look awful. Sometimes plastic bags are discarded in a park or public place or on a beach, a blight on our view of natur...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Be Healthier for the Holidays
-- The holiday season is filled with food, but many holiday favorites aren't exactly healthy. The United States Department of Agriculture suggests: Make your holiday recipes healthier. When baking, opt for unsweetened applesauce or bananas instead... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

How To Boost Melatonin Naturally
Most people know melatonin as the sleep hormone. And that’s right. It helps your body cycle down every night so you can rest. But melatonin is so much more than that… It’s also one of your body’s most powerful cancer killers. Studies show melatonin boosts the immune system. It protects against the toxic side effects of chemo and radiation. It improves wound healing after surgery. And it even increases cancer survival rates.1 And new research proves that melatonin suppresses the growth of breast cancer tumors. How does melatonin affect breast cancer? Mammograms detect cancer. In a lab at Michig...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 10, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Women's Health Source Type: news

Hips, haws and drupes: when is a nut not a nut?
It ’s the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness - not to mention chestnuts roasting on an open fire. But many of the “nuts” we eat are nothing of the sortAny self-respecting pub quiz bore will tell you a peanut is a legume, a relative of the pea. If they are on top of their game, they will take pride in their certain knowledge that pineapples are, in fact, coalesced berries; there ’ll be discussion of bananas no doubt. But, what of hips and haws? What about drupes? And, perhaps of more seasonal importance: what makes a “true nut”, in the strictest biological definition?Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Richard Aspinall Tags: Biology Science Plants Environment Source Type: news

What numbers on fruit stickers on bananas and apples REALLY mean
The codes on your fruit stickers tell you exactly how your piece of fruit has been grown - whether it's conventional, organic, or genetically modified (GM). So how has your apple or banana been grown? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news