7 Brilliant Ways To Make Your Costco Runs Last And Last...And Last
As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, HuffPost Taste will focus the entire month of July on simple ways you can reduce food waste in your own home. In the sky-high aisles of Costco, where you can buy an engagement ring, an inflatable pool and a 3-pound bag of pre-peeled garlic cloves in one fell swoop, going overboard is not only inevitable, it almost seems encouraged. But in America, where up to 40 percent of food goes uneaten, it’s important to do our part as consumers to help reduce food waste. As part of HuffPost’s “Reclaim” project, we decided to explore ways to ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rewriting Africa ’ s Agricultural Narrative
Albert Kanga's plantain farm on the outskirts of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Credit: Friday Phiri/IPSBy Friday PhiriABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire, Jul 18 2016 (IPS)Albert Kanga Azaguie no longer considers himself a smallholder farmer. By learning and monitoring the supply and demand value chains of one of the country’s staple crops, plantain (similar to bananas), Kanga ventured into off-season production to sell his produce at relatively higher prices.“I am now a big farmer. The logic is simple: I deal in off-season plantain. When there is almost nothing on the market, mine is ready and therefore sells at a higher price,” says ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Green Economy Headlines Health Inequity Labour Natural Resources Population Poverty & S Source Type: news

Rewriting Africa’s Agricultural Narrative
Albert Kanga's plantain farm on the outskirts of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Credit: Friday Phiri/IPSBy Friday PhiriABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire, Jul 18 2016 (IPS)Albert Kanga Azaguie no longer considers himself a smallholder farmer. By learning and monitoring the supply and demand value chains of one of the country’s staple crops, plantain (similar to bananas), Kanga ventured into off-season production to sell his produce at relatively higher prices.“I am now a big farmer. The logic is simple: I deal in off-season plantain. When there is almost nothing on the market, mine is ready and therefore sells at a higher price,” says ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Green Economy Headlines Health Inequity Labour Natural Resources Population Poverty & S Source Type: news

Health: More Than Just Bananas And Treadmills
Health-good health that is- is often defined by a few known practices markedly constructing our thoughts and actions into being to provide an almost translucent pathway to well-being. While incorporating 30 minutes of exercise and consuming a colorful portion of fruits and vegetables daily aids in optimizing our health and longevity, lifestyle medicine provides a plethora of benefits in addition to that delectable side of fruit and the well-earned mileage on those running sneakers. Although a redressed fork and pair of sneakers are just a couple of resources guiding the way, solutions as diverse as lifestyle medicine prov...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Glycemic Index: Are Carbs Friend or Foe?
Most of us have heard of the glycemic index (GI). Even if we're not familiar with how it works exactly, we know it's something worth paying attention to when considering our food choices. So what's it all about? The GI Basics The GI is a measurement tool to analyze food and help encourage healthy eating. It ranks food according to the amount of carbohydrates they contain and their impact on our blood sugar. The GI tells us how certain carb-filled foods will raise our blood sugar when they are eaten in isolation on an empty stomach. GI values range from 0-100. The higher the score, the higher the food's impact on our b...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Walmart Worker Threw Away Food On The Job, Then Went Home Hungry
When David Alvarez worked at a Walmart in Tampa, Florida, he regularly chucked unsold tomatoes, potatoes and bananas into compost bins behind the store. Meanwhile, the food on his own table was much less fulfilling -- sandwiches, ramen noodles, milk. It was all he could afford, he said. Alvarez felt like he was "starving to death,” he told The Huffington Post. “I’d been on food stamps the whole time I’d been out there at Walmart, because you just cannot make it on what they pay.” For most of his time as a “produce associate,” Alvarez, 56, made $9.15 an hour -- about a buck more tha...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

There's A Good Chance Your Brain Will Fall For This Color Trick
Focus on the green dot and you just might learn something. Your brain is pretty remarkable when it comes to deciphering colors, but it does have the ability to play tricks on you. This video from the folks at AsapSCIENCE demonstrates the effect of afterimaging, which happens when the cones in your eyes become fatigued as their supply of photopigment is exhausted and photo signals to the brain halt. After a quick color test, the video proceeds to a crash course on all things color and your brain. Why do bananas appear yellow? Why are plants green, but not flowers? Is the color on your computer screen really what y...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Better Treatments To Reverse Congestive Heart Failure
Take it easy… stay in bed. That’s what most doctors tell patients with congestive heart failure. I can’t think of worse advice. What’s Congestive Heart Failure? Congestive heart failure (CHF) means your heart can’t pump enough blood for your body’s needs. Blood builds up behind the heart. Fluids accumulate in the lungs and make you weak, tired and short of breath. Less blood flowing to your brain makes you dizzy and confused. Vital organs like your lungs, brain and kidneys begin to shut down. What Happens When You Have CHF? A heart with CHF is severely deconditioned. When your heart pu...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 13, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Long-Term Pot Use Can Alter Your Brain's Circuitry, Study Finds
This study shows that marijuana disrupts the natural reward circuitry of the brain, making marijuana highly salient to those who use it heavily. In essence, these brain alterations could be a marker of transition from recreational marijuana use to problematic use,” one of the study's authors, Francesca Filbey, said in a statement. Recent data shows that marijuana use had increased in post 50s in the last decade.  While it's sometimes used medically for patients wishing to reduce symptoms of nausea and pain, other research has indicated the detrimental effects of long-term use. Use of the drug over a long pe...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 8, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Nicaraguan Diet: Simple, Low-cost, Delicious and Nutritious
The mention of Nicaragua usually conjures thoughts of political instability and poverty but with the growth of tourism this perception is slowly changing. Nicaragua is fast becoming known as a beautiful land of lakes, volcanoes and beaches, however, it does not have a reputation as a culinary destination. Visitors to this Central American country do not expect to consume tasty food; to the contrary, concerns over what to eat may be high on their list. The reality is that the Nicaraguan diet is influenced by Spanish, Creole, and Indigenous cuisine, and although the dishes are simple, they are delicious, and for those wantin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Reasons to Add Smoothies to Your Daily Routine
Smoothies seem to be everywhere you turn. They are on the shelves in the produce section of your grocery store, blended up at your local Starbucks and coffee shops, and smoothie and juice chains and shops. They might even be blended up in your very own kitchen. Recipes can be found on food blogs, smoothie and recipe books, and all over Pinterest. The reason these are everywhere is because they offer so many benefits to your health, not to mention they are super easy to make, buy or order for a quick and healthy meal or snack. Smoothies offer endless options of ingredients, an easy way to get healthy ingredients into you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi’s Drought Leaves Millions High and Dry
Felistas Ngoma, 72, from Nkhamenya in the Kasungu District of Malawi, prepares nsima in her kitchen. Credit: Charity Chimungu Phiri/IPSBy Charity Chimungu PhiriBLANTYRE, May 27 2016 (IPS)It’s Saturday, market day at the popular Bvumbwe market in Thyolo district. About 40 kilometers away in Chiradzulu district, a vegetable vendor and mother of five, Esnart Nthawa, 35, has woken up at three a.m. to prepare for the journey to the market.The day before, she went about her village buying tomatoes and okra from farmers, which she has safely packed in her dengu (woven basket). Now she’s just waiting for a hired bicycle to tak...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Charity Chimungu Phiri Tags: Advancing Deserts Africa Aid Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Natura Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Talking About Mental Health Matters
"It probably makes you better at your job," a CEO of an innovative health-care company recently told me. She wasn't talking about my Midwest work ethic (I'm from Missouri). Or my ambition (I've wanted to head up a magazine since starting as a copy editor at Redbook in '98). She was referring to my OCD. And she's far from the only person who has said something similar upon finding out that I have diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder. The implication was that because I have OCD, I must be extremely detailed, and being that detailed has helped me succeed as editor-in-chief of Women's Health magazine. I get that she meant...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news