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15 Foods A Nutritionist Always Keeps In Her Fridge
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Healthy eating is my foundation, and I like to think of a well-stocked fridge as pre-production for everyday life. Having the right mix of nutritious foods on hand helps me hit my daily target for veggies and fruit, and lets me throw together simple but balanced meals, so I don’t ever have to rely on takeout. To stock up for the week, I shop at multiple spots, including my local farmer’s markets, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, traditional supermarkets, and on amazon.com. I’d say I spend about $100 per week on groceries (some of the things I buy aren’t pictured because...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Identify and manage raspberry, blackberry pests with new industry reference
(American Phytopathological Society) Raspberries and blackberries are favorites among consumers -- but unfortunately also favorites for plant diseases, bugs, and other pests. A new resource from APS PRESS, the Compendium of Raspberry and Blackberry Diseases and Pests, Second Edition, ensures more berries are eaten by consumers. This comprehensive up-to-date industry reference helps users quickly identify and manage raspberry and blackberry diseases, insect pests, and abiotic orders with more than 200 high-quality images for diagnosis and practical management guidelines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

This often forgotten berry has some amazing health benefits
(Natural News) Blackberries are the often forgotten child of the berry family. Popular media has given its siblings, the strawberry, blueberry, and red raspberry, proper attention. But nutritionists say that Rubus fruticosus — the blackberry’s scientific name — should be given more notice.  Blackberries are one of the highest scoring foods in the Oxygen Radical Absorbance... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The superfood swaps that will save you £20 from your shop
TV dietitian Lucy Jones shares 10 health food swaps that are cheaper than some of the most trendy superfoods, including blackberries for goji berries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

13 ways to keep free radicals away, and why it's so important
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nourishing Foods For A Healthy Heart
Nutrition is one of the key, if not most important, areas to address in order to successfully manage high blood pressure, cholesterol and to maintain overall heart health. Here are some of the best whole foods that can improve these health metrics through a nourishing lifestyle. Blood Pressure It used to be thought that lowering sodium intake was the most important dietary change we could make to help improve blood pressure. However, we now know that there are a few other minerals that play a huge role in blood pressure control. These minerals are calcium, magnesium and potassium, which help to lower blood pressure by pr...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The best ways to treat bad sunburn, from eating blackberries to popping a painkiller  
Consultant dermatologist at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Anton Alexandroff, warns against cooling down your sunburn too quickly, as this may lead to worse burns or even scarring. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Guy Makes His Meals From Plants Found In Public Parks
When “Wildman” Steve Brill hankers for a fresh meal, he doesn’t go to Whole Foods. Instead, he heads to one of New York City’s public parks and picks a feast of edible plants straight from the ground. Brill, 67, has led foraging tours in and around the Big Apple for over 30 years, showing students, tourists and dirt-shy locals how to collect wild edibles that grow in the green spaces dotting the city’s concrete grid.  Foraging allows Brill, a passionate chef, to whip up healthy meals without buying as much from supermarkets as the average person would. I joined him on one of his tour...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 11, 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: 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

Nutritional strategies to ease anxiety
This study used supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids). Prior to the study, omega-3 fatty acids had been linked to improving depression only. A recent study in the journal Psychiatry Research suggested a link between probiotic foods and a lowering of social anxiety. Eating probiotic-rich foods such as pickles, sauerkraut, and kefir was linked with fewer symptoms. Asparagus, known widely to be a healthy vegetable. Based on research, the Chinese government approved the use of an asparagus extract as a natural functional food and beverage ingredient due to its anti-anxiety properties. Foods rich in B vitamins such as avo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Uma Naidoo, MD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Complementary and alternative medicine Healthy Eating Stress Source Type: news

Black raspberries are the latest superfood
A team of Polish researchers discovered black raspberries, native to Central Europe, contain three times the level of antioxidants as raspberries or blackberries. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Distinct 'chemical cocktail' released by dead bodies smells like berries and apples
Forensic scientists at the University of Leuven in Belgium found five compounds, with smells like ripe apples, cherries, or blackberries, are given off by human bodies as they decompose. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8 Best Produce Picks For Late Summer
Despite the fact that some kids are back in school and it's getting dark earlier, summer is not over. And while the sun's still shining, remember: Summertime is synonymous with delicious and abundant fresh produce. Though you can get most of these fruits and vegetables year-round, now is the time to take advantage of the peak flavor, freshness and nutrition you'll get by eating in season. Since they're so abundant in your local area right now, these fruits and vegetables will likely be less expensive, too. Tomatoes. Ripened in the hot summer sun, tomatoes are brimming with concentrated flavor this time of year. With so mu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 8 Best Produce Picks For Late Summer
Despite the fact that some kids are back in school and it's getting dark earlier, summer is not over. And while the sun's still shining, remember: Summertime is synonymous with delicious and abundant fresh produce. Though you can get most of these fruits and vegetables year-round, now is the time to take advantage of the peak flavor, freshness and nutrition you'll get by eating in season. Since they're so abundant in your local area right now, these fruits and vegetables will likely be less expensive, too. Tomatoes. Ripened in the hot summer sun, tomatoes are brimming with concentrated flavor this time of year. With so muc...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Purple Power For Your Brain
During one of my trips to Brazil a few years ago, I went in search of new healing herbs I could use at my wellness center. That’s when I discovered açaí berries. Now everyone’s talking about these berries. And they really are one of the richest sources in antioxidants, vitamins A, B, C, and E, minerals and omega-3s. In fact, I ended up including powdered açaí berries in one of my supplements. Back then, they were pretty much a novelty outside of South America, but now I even see frozen açaí berry smoothie packs when I’m in the grocery store. An...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 29, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Brain Health Nutrition Acai berry anthocyanin extract brain-derived neurotrophic Parkinson’s disease Source Type: news

3 Key Nutrients For Better Brainpower
By Nancy Christie When it comes to what we eat, we usually worry more about our waistlines than our wisdom. But a diet that contains a wide assortment of healthy foods and nutrients doesn’t just benefit your body; it may protect your brain from cognitive decline as you age. In order to defend against a variety of age-related conditions that can impair your memory and the general functioning of your brain, a good first step is to concentrate on incorporating three nutrients into your diet: omega-3 fatty acids, flavonoids and vitamin E. 1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Brain Volume For your memory to function smoothly, you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The 3 Things That Wreck Your Hormones (Part 3)
Part 3 of 3: STRESS In the last installment, part two of three, we explained how your hormones can be wrecked by aging. This installment will explain the final culprit: stress. Being able to thrive under stress will help you be more resilient so that even when things go wrong, you will remain alert, energized and able to manage whatever comes your way. The first thing to understand is that stress is much more than you might think. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about stress is the angry boss, the rude drivers on the highway with you, your deadlines or financial pressures. These are stressors that can p...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tomatoes, blackberries, avocado, oysters: 20 foods to change your life
YOUR passport to better health could be the ingredients you already have in your kitchen, discovers Nicole Carmichael (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Carbs Evil? Part Two
The nature of carbs may be one of the most contentious points in nutrition today. Carbs have been cited as the culprit behind certain cancers, heart disease, diabetes and premature brain aging. Due to such problems, some experts have encouraged complete avoidance of carbs. Yet, as bad as carbs can be, I showed in the last installment of this article, that too few carbs in the diet can lead to symptoms like insomnia and poor exercise performance. In short, carbs are not all bad. If some carbs are bad, but you can't ditch them altogether, what are you supposed to do? It's easy with the three good carb rules: Eat good carbs...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 9, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Good Reason To Stop Mocking Gluten-Free Diets
Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity that results in embarrassing and painful symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation and urgent diarrhea. Unlike celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestines if gluten is present, there’s no blood test to confirm gluten sensitivity -- which contributes to even more skepticism about the condition. Gluten-free diets undertaken by people without celiac disease have been called the “new, cool eating disorder” or, more serious...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

One Good Reason To Stop Mocking Gluten-Free Diets
Going gluten-free is an ever-so-mockable decision, despite the fact that an estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some kind of gluten sensitivity that results in embarrassing and painful symptoms like gas, bloating, constipation and urgent diarrhea. Unlike celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disorder that damages the small intestines if gluten is present, there’s no blood test to confirm gluten sensitivity -- which contributes to even more skepticism about the condition. Gluten-free diets undertaken by people without celiac disease have been called the “new, cool eating disorder” or, more serious...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 7, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruit chemical may prevent organ damage
Conclusion This exciting set of experiments has identified the metabolic driver of tissue injury seen when blood supply is returned after a period of ischaemia. The researchers have also shown this process can be limited by using an injection of dimethyl malonate in mice and rats. It is likely the same increased metabolic processes occur in humans, so there are wide implications for the future, including the potential use of dimethyl malonate injections to prevent tissue damage during surgery. At present it is unclear how this could be used practically during a heart attack or stroke, and this will be one of many is...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 6, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Medical practice Medication Source Type: news

Eight summer activities for children with special medical needs (and the families who love them)
Meaghan O’Keeffe, RN, BSN, is a mother, writer and nurse. She worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for nearly a decade, in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pre-op Clinic.  She is a regular contributor to Thriving. Summer is approaching and school is nearing its end. For those who’ve endured a long, tough winter, warmer weather and a nice vacation can’t come soon enough. Finding activities to keep your children busy during the summer months can prove challenging. But when you have a child with special medical needs, it’s a whole new ball game. Some kids have physical limitation...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 12, 2014 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Guest Blogger Tags: All posts Meaghan O'Keefe Parenting Source Type: news

Well: Blueberries for All
If there are such things as “super foods,” the blueberry would be among them. With domestic berries now showing up in supermarkets, here are recipes – some for dessert, some not – that put them to good use. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 23, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Blueberries Food Cooking and Cookbooks Blackberries Recipes medicine and health Recipes for Health Dieting and Weight Source Type: news

Well: Blueberries for All
If there are such things as “super foods,” the blueberry would be among them. With domestic berries now showing up in supermarkets, here are recipes – some for dessert, some not – that put them to good use. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 23, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Blueberries Food Cooking and Cookbooks Blackberries Recipes medicine and health Recipes for Health Dieting and Weight Source Type: news

Well: Blueberries for All
If there are such things as “super foods,” the blueberry would be among them. With domestic berries now showing up in supermarkets, here are recipes – some for dessert, some not – that put them to good use. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - May 23, 2014 Category: American Health Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Blueberries Food Cooking and Cookbooks Blackberries Recipes medicine and health Recipes for Health Dieting and Weight Source Type: news

Turned out nice: hot summer makes it a vintage year for wildlife across the UK
Though a cold start made it hard for some, the National Trust's annual audit of flora and fauna has found most species did wellAfter six consecutive years in which awful weather had blighted the UK's wildlife, 2013's cheerful summer turned around the fortunes of flora and fauna across the country, an annual audit has found.The heat of July and August was a particular fillip for insects that thrive in the warm, such as butterflies, moths, bees, crickets and grasshoppers, according to the National Trust, which publishes its report today of how the weather affected the natural world.It flags up in particular the success of th...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 27, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Steven Morris Tags: The Guardian Biology News Trees and forests Birds Butterflies Features Animals Fungi UK news Weather Plants Life and style Insects Gardens Environment The National Trust Science Bees Wildlife Source Type: news

Blackberry Cumberlege
End Game was a little bit bemused to discover that Baroness Cumberlege – the former Tory health minister who holds paid positions at the King’s Fund, KPMG and PWC – prefers blackberries to Black History Month.Bear with us, we realise that reads oddly. We were not aware that you had to make a choice between the two until we read her tweet: “October is blackberry month. Hedges full to bursting. Forget black histo (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 4, 2013 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nitrate Contaminated Water and Birth Defects
Agricultural processes use potassium nitrate as a virtually chloride-free and water-soluble source of nitrate-nitrogen and potassium nutrients. Potassium nitrate has specific benefits and characteristics and because of this target markets are related to high value crops including fruits, vegetables and flowers. Chloride sensitive crops such as strawberries, cabbage, potatoes, beans, peanuts, lettuce, onions, carrots, apricots, blackberries, grapefruit, tobacco, and avocados depend on the use of chloride-free K sources like potassium nitrate. While the use of potassium nitrate might sound very beneficial, it is having some ...
Source: Disabled World - July 25, 2013 Category: Disability Tags: Food Security Source Type: news

Information Fatigue Syndrome (IFS): What it is and how it affects you
These days, we're living in an increasingly connected, electronic world. Every day we use the internet, computers, cell phones, Blackberries, and Bluetooth devices. We read newspapers, watch TV and listen to internet radio (and even read ads on billboards as we drive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Women Who Regularly Consume Strawberries And Blueberries May Reduce Their Risk For Heart Attack
Eating three or more servings of blueberries and strawberries per week may help women reduce their risk of a heart attack by as much as one-third, researchers reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. Blueberries and strawberries contain high levels of naturally occurring compounds called dietary flavonoids, also found in grapes and wine, blackberries, eggplant, and other fruits and vegetables... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news