How to live longer: Eat this many bananas a week to increase your life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: The key to longevity requires some simple changes to your lifestyle, according to experts. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is just one of these, and eating specific foods has also been found to lengthen your life span. One of these is bananas - but how often should you eat them? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want to remember your dreams? Study says foods rich in vitamin B6 help you remember your nighttime adventures
(Natural News) Do you remember any of your dreams when you wake up in the morning? Or do you feel frustrated when you can’t recall anything but incoherent fragments? According to a study, eating foods like bananas, fish, and potatoes can help you remember your dreams. The study was spearheaded by experts from the University of Adelaide, and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carrots and bananas are some of the best raw foods to eat for a healthy mind
(Natural News) Natural is still the best. That’s the message from University of Otago researchers who found that raw fruits and vegetables may be better for mental health than their cooked, canned, and processed varieties. Dr. Tamlin Conner, psychology senior lecturer and the study’s lead author, observed that through the years, public health campaigns have concentrated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was, briefly and famously, an ardent fruitarian—meaning he ate a diet composed primarily of fruit, which he believed would cleanse his body of harmful fluids. Just as famously, the actor Ashton Kutcher tried adopting Jobs’s fruit-centric diet, until he ended up in the hospital with an out-of-whack pancreas. So is it bad for your health to eat a lot of fruit? Though a famous study from 1980 argued that based on the evolution of human jaws and teeth, our ancient ancestors used to eat a diet dominated by fruit, there’s not a lot of good evidence for or against fruit-heavy diets fo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Is Peanut Butter Good For You?
Is peanut butter healthy? Nutrition experts have long debated the question, given peanut butter’s high fat content. But when its full nutritional profile is considered, to many, the answer is yes. “It really is a healthy food,” says registered dietitian Lisa Sasson, a clinical professor in the department of nutrition and food studies at New York University. “There are so many reasons to keep it in your pantry or bring it to work, if you like the taste.” One major reason is that peanut butter has “a great nutritional package” with protein, fiber and many minerals and vitamins, says...
Source: TIME: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Apples, bananas, and peaches, oh my! Taking one small step for better health today can be as easy as planning healthy snacks! https://go.usa.gov/xQ4fr   #NWHWpic.twitter.com/UqIYSUn5U5
Apples, bananas, and peaches, oh my! Taking one small step for better health today can be as easy as planning healthy snacks! https://go.usa.gov/xQ4fr  #NWHW pic.twitter.com/UqIYSUn5U5 (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
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Live longer: Try this fantastic 13p bright yellow fruit for a longer life
TO  LIVE longer could be possible if you make changes to your lifestyle and diet, in fact, you could literally go bananas for it. Try this wonderful yellow fruit, packed with nutrients, to increase your lifespan. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Bananas Edge Out Sports Drinks in Study
Researchers compared the effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports and found that bananas provide comparable or greater anti-inflammatory and other benefits than sports drinks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bananas Edge Out Sports Drinks in Study
Title: Bananas Edge Out Sports Drinks in StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/5/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/6/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General)
Source: MedicineNet Exercise and Fitness General - April 6, 2018 Category: Podiatry Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study
A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Fruit Bananas Bicycles and Bicycling Carbohydrates Water Source Type: news

Lycopene is found in a variety of fruits, offering an array of antioxidant carotenoid benefits
(Natural News) Lycopene, a compound that occurs in a variety of fruits, provides antioxidant carotenoid benefits, according to a study published in the journal Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia. The study looked at the lycopene content of various fresh fruits, which included tomatoes, watermelons, jackfruits, bananas, grapes, oranges, and papayas. The researcher from Kalasin University... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

11 Things Nutritionists Eat at the Airport —and 4 They Avoid
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Kiwi berry, the latest superfood: Nutrition information and health benefits
(Natural News) Diets rich in fruits (and vegetables) are considered to be the healthiest. The most common ones, such as bananas, apples and berries, are readily available on the market. However, there is a wide range of fruits out there that are yet to be discovered and investigated for their health benefits. The study below focused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boost your metabolism AND the microbiota in your colon with a small amount of prebiotics
(Natural News) Prebiotics are specialized plant fibers that are most known for nourishing gut bacteria. These can be found in cereals, grains, firm bananas, and legumes — most of which we’re told to eat plenty of on a daily basis. In fact, as a team of investigators from Kobe University has discovered, even small amounts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Delicious and Gluten-Free Banana Bread
There is something magical and comforting about banana bread served lightly warm or toasted alongside your favorite latte. What I love about this recipe is its simplicity and the use of delicious ingredients that are good for you. On my website, I always discuss using high-quality ingredients in your meals. Cooking to me is about quality foods that are lovingly prepared in order to nourish your body. You’ll find my version of banana bread is a nice change from your typical store-bought and café-style banana breads that are generally high in refined white flour, sugar and unhealthy fats. I love using extra virg...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime meals Recipes Source Type: news

Food waste is costing us all: The environmental and financial cost of spoiled food
(Natural News) You wouldn’t suspect bananas, apples, tomatoes, salad, sweet peppers, pears and grapes to be the primary culprits of a costly crime. Yet according to an AlphaGalileo article, a Swedish research team identified those aforementioned fresh produce to comprise nearly half of the food that goes to waste on the shelves of retail stores.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Eat (and Drink) When You Have the Flu
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized flu healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Bananas for oranges: Pectin from banana peels can stabilize and preserve orange juice naturally
(Natural News) Certain fruits go well together and can be combined to create a delicious fruit bowl, but researchers from the Benue State University in Nigeria had something different in mind with the combining process that they have developed. The study, which appeared in the IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology (IOSR-JESTFT), looked at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A weed to some, plantain is a survivalist’s powerful medicine
(Natural News) Weeds are the bane of every homeowner’s existence, but a certain plant called plantain is anything but a nuisance. Also called Plantago major, plantain is a versatile plant that every prepper needs to know about. (h/t to BioPrepper.com.) Plantain, which is different from the green bananas that are also called plantains, can be found almost anywhere.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Third of Food Lost, Wasted – Enough to Feed All Hungry People
Save lives by giving food today . Photo: WFPBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 28 2017 (IPS)Believe it or not, the way to eradicate hunger from the face of the Earth is as feasible as it is handy. In fact, the current loss and waste of one-third of all food produced for human consumption would be just enough to feed the nearly one billion people who go to bed hungry every single night.Here, the figures are self-explanatory: as much as 1.3 billion tons per year of food is lost or wasted throughout the supply chain, from initial agricultural production down to final household consumption, according to the UN.Moreover, it is not just ab...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 28, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Baher Kamal Tags: Development & Aid Editors' Choice Environment Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

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