Medical News Today: 9 healthful substitutes for butter
There are several common substitutes for butter, including coconut oil, mashed bananas, and avocado. Learn about the possible alternatives to butter here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Struggling to sleep? Stop cutting out food groups
Sophie Medlin, a lecturer in nutrition and dietetics at King's College London, says fish with bones, meat, dairy, nuts and bananas are all good things to eat in the evening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kick it out
Goodison Park, 21 February 1988. Everton were playing host to local rivals Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup, when England striker John Barnes – who’d joined the club from Watford the previous summer – back-heeled a banana off the pitch. Accompanied by chants of “Everton are white”, it wasn’t the first banana to be thrown at the only Black player gracing that game. Everton chairman Philip Carter disowned the offending supporters, branding them “scum”. Arguably Barnes had the last laugh, finishing his first season at Anfield with a champion’s medal and the accolade of being voted Professional Foo...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - October 3, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Magazine anti-racism Black history month black members challenging racism Source Type: news

How to live longer - how many bananas should you eat every week to avoid an early death?
HOW to live longer: Avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could lower your risk of an early death by eating bananas - but how many should you be adding to your diet every week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Causes Hyperkalemia?
Discussion Potassium (K+) is an alkali metal (Group 1 of periodic table with Hydrogen, Lithium and Sodium) with an anatomic number of 19. Its chemical symbol K, comes from the medieval Latin, kalium which means potash (mainly potassium carbonate or potassium hydroxide), the substance it was first isolated from. Potassium is an important cation and it mainly resides in the intracellular fluid with only a small amount in the extracellular fluid. Potassium regulates cell volume, pH and enzyme functions. Hyperkalemia is defined as a potassium level > 5.5 mEq/L in children and > 6.0 mEq/L in newborns. Hyperkalemia inc...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

10 Healthy Reasons to Eat a Banana Every Day
Researchers found that people who ate lots of fruits and vegetables - more than 75 servings per month, or roughly three servings total per day - had the lowest risk of developing renal cell carcinoma. When researchers looked at fruit specifically, bananas seemed to be the most beneficial due to their high concentration of antioxidants.09/18/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 18, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The best breakfast foods for health
Starting the day off right with a healthful breakfast is essential for curbing hunger and boosting metabolism. In this article, learn about the best foods to eat in the morning, including oatmeal, bananas, Greek yogurt, and flaxseed. We look at the evidence behind the health benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Science ’s search for a super banana
A fruit bowl favourite and a staple food to millions, the banana is under threat from a formidable foeSome suggest the banana is on the brink of extinction. Panama disease, also known as fusarium wilt, is on the march, wiping out plantations that provide a staple food for hundreds of millions of people and a livelihood for hundreds of thousands more.Others say talk of Bananageddon is exaggerated. They point out bananas are as cheap and abundant as ever in our shops. The fungal strain that causes a new form of Panama disease has been spreading steadily for three decades, yet global production has continued to rise. Latin Am...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 5, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nic Fleming Tags: Agriculture Genetics Pesticides Farming Biology Environment Science Source Type: news

Research Reveals Immunotherapy More Effective in Men
For mesothelioma patients, immunotherapy is mostly available through clinical trials at this time. Immunotherapy is a relatively new way to treat cancer, and doctors still are learning who will respond best to these novel therapies. Newly released medical research has found men seem to respond better to immunotherapy than women. But this doesn’t mean immunotherapy is off the table for women with mesothelioma. You should learn all you can about how immunotherapy works, why it may or may not be right for you and how you can best prepare yourself if you decide an immunotherapy clinical trial is right for you. Thorough Revi...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Fifteen good foods for high blood pressure
The diet has a strong influence on blood pressure. Certain foods are scientifically shown to reduce high blood pressure, including berries, bananas, and oats. In some cases, dietary changes alone can lower blood pressure to normal levels. Learn more about good foods for high blood pressure, or hypertension, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Appealing finding suggests why refrigeration dampens banana aromas  
(American Chemical Society) Bananas are one of the world's most popular fruits. But how they're stored prior to reaching grocery shelves can adversely affect their flavor and smell. Now in a study appearing in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report that cold temperatures suppress the activity of proteins that play a key role in the formation of the banana's distinct aromas. They say this discovery could lead to enhancements of the fruit's fragrance and flavor.   (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure: This drink could reduce blood pressure
HIGH blood pressure can be reduced by making diet changes. Phasing out products which raise blood pressure such as salty foods and canned soups, while adding foods and drinks which reduce it, such as bananas, can help reduce blood pressure. This tropical drink could help reduce blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Your Guide to Creating Dairy-Free Nut, Seed and Rice Milks
When I create recipes, I always try to cater to people who have intolerances to ingredients such as lactose. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose-free alternative to traditional dairy milk, and they can be used in a variety of recipes that require the real thing. They can also provide your body with essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium. In my cookbook Purely Delicious, I created a full chapter exclusively to these concoctions — 12 total, all with their own unique benefits and flavor profiles. The key ingredient you choose to make your dairy-free milks with will ultimately determine the taste and tex...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

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