Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Blueberries prevent chronic disease by reducing inflammation in your body
(Natural News) So many foods claim to be superfoods these days that the distinction doesn’t carry as much weight as it once did. While these foods are hardly bad for you, some of the recent entries aren’t quite as remarkable as their predecessors. However, one of the original superfoods, the blueberry, continues to prove it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Drinking a cup of tea or eating a handful of berries a day may protect against heart disease
A study of nearly 53,000 people over 23 years by the University of Western Australia found that tea and blueberries are rich in antioxidants that are thought to be anti-inflammatory. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberries contain a specific substance that can prolong your life
(Natural News) The fabled Fountain of Youth might not exist, but a compound in blueberries can have a surprisingly significant anti-aging effect, making them the perfect fruit to consume for longevity. You might have already heard about the anthocyanins in blueberries that give them their blue color and their impressive antioxidant benefits, but the compound... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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Blueberry juice concentrate found to "supercharge" aging brains
(Natural News) Drinking concentrated blueberry juice prevents cognitive decline among the elderly, according to a study. Older adults showed a significant improvement in cognitive function and blood flow to the brain after drinking the blueberry beverage for a period of 12 weeks. Evidence shows that the juice can even improve working memory. These findings were... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Want a younger brain? A polyphenol-rich extract of grape and blueberry found to reduce cognitive decline
(Natural News) Polyphenol extracts from grapes and blueberry help reduce cognitive decline, according to a study published in The Journals of Gerontology; Biological and Medical Sciences. In the study, French and Canadian researchers examined the effects of the consumption of polyphenol grape and blueberry extract on memory. The researchers conducted an earlier study in a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watch out for this new superfood: Haskap berries contain up to 13x more anthocyanins than blueberries
(Natural News) When you think of superfoods, blueberries are usually one of the first foods to come to mind. Widely revered for the protective power of the anthocyanins that lend these plump berries their attractive purple shade, they’re unquestionably among the most nutrient-packed fruits you can consume. However, there’s a relatively new player on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pomegranate extracts found to fight cancer at EVERY turn
(Natural News) It’s often said that natural foods with the deepest and most vibrant colors are the most nutritious, and it’s easy to think of good examples. From the emerald green leaves of spinach to the cheerful tone of yellow peppers and deep purple of blueberries, the rule serves us well in identifying superfoods. However,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

(S)pot Check on Alternative Treatments for Glaucoma (S)pot Check on Alternative Treatments for Glaucoma
Does marijuana, gingko biloba, or bilberry effectively manage symptoms of glaucoma?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Scientists discover that fermenting blueberries can restore cognitive function, improve memory for people with amnesia
(Natural News) Blueberry vinegar may help boost memory and restore the cognitive function of people with dementia, according to researchers from Konkuk University. In their study, which appeared in Science Daily, the team examined whether vinegar made from blueberries, which are rich with different active compounds, might help improve cognitive function and stop cognitive deterioration. As part of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat more blueberries to protect yourself from bacterial infections
(Natural News) Eat more blueberries not only because they are delicious, but also because they can protect you from bacterial infections. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) can potentially be used as natural therapeutic agents for treating infections. Researchers at Université Laval in Canada... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using the highbush blueberry to treat bacterial infections
(Natural News) Researchers at Université Laval in Canada looked at the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) proanthocyanidins. In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was revealed that highbush blueberry proanthocyanidins can be used as an agent for treating bacterial infections. For the study,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Move over blueberries, the chokeberry contains high concentrations of antioxidants that protect your brain from damage
(Natural News) Berries are known not just for their taste, but also for their nutritional content. Despite their small size, most berries are packed with minerals and antioxidants that your body needs for optimal health. This has earned many of them the reputation of being superfoods. The blueberry, for instance, is known for protecting the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
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The power of healthy nutrition: Just one cup of blueberries a day reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in postmenopausal women
(Natural News) Postmenopausal women can reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease by consuming even just one cup of blueberries a day, according to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Researchers from Florida State University looked at the effects of daily consumption of blueberries on cardiovascular disease risk factors,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: The best foods for boosting your immune system
A strong immune system helps a person stay healthy by fighting off bacteria and viruses. In this article, we look at foods that can help to boost the immune system, including turmeric, ginger, garlic, kefir, green tea, and blueberries. We also cover the scientific reasons why these foods promote immune system health. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Comprehensive study confirms the cardioprotective effects of blueberries and strawberries
(Natural News) If you’re concerned about a heart attack, there are lots of steps you might take to reduce your risk. Perhaps you’re already exercising and eating a healthy diet, but you’d like to give your efforts that extra edge. Before your doctor convinces you to start taking a long-term regimen of risky medications that... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The super powers of the schizandra berry
(Natural News) There’s hardly a person who doesn’t enjoy the sweet and light taste of a good berry. They are a great snack, go well in smoothies, and are perfect for warm summer days due to their hydrating and antioxidant properties. Not only that, they are chock full of vitamins and beneficial phytonutrients. While blueberries, raspberries,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take fish oil OR blueberry powder for better brain health
(Natural News) Brain health is on everyone’s minds these days. Even if you haven’t had to deal with the heartbreak of dementia in your family yet, you’ve probably heard just how likely it is that you or someone you love will eventually be hit by it. It’s no surprise, then, that we are constantly being... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These 5 Tips From Dietitians Will Make It Easier to Eat Healthy
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jessica Migala / Health Tags: Uncategorized Healthy Eating Nutrition onetime Source Type: news

How Should Fruits and Vegetables Be Washed?
Discussion Fruits and vegetables are great sources of nutrition and often are eaten raw. However, they can become contaminated during harvest, transportation, production, preparation and storage. Produce accounts for about half of all foodborne illness and about 20% of foodborne deaths. Outbreaks have been associated with all food sources including home gardens, local farms and large scale commercial food operations. Vegetables most associated with illness are leafy green vegetables, herbs and sprouts. Learning Point What are the best ways to keep raw fruits and vegetables safe? “Wash your hands with hot soapy water...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 4, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Matcha Breakfast Bowl With Kiwi
One of the reasons that I love matcha so much is that it’s both energizing and calming at the same time. This green powder has become an integral part of my daily morning ritual, but instead of drinking matcha all the time, I also like to mix it up and create fun breakfast bowls with it. These only take a few minutes to make, and have become my go-to meals in the AM, especially when I’m pressed for time. So if you’ve only used matcha in tea, smoothies or ice cream, I strongly suggest trying it in a bowl. Adding in some of your favorite fruits, such as kiwis, will only make it tastier and more nutritious. ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Anthocyanin-rich blueberries improve gut health and reduce chronic inflammation
(Natural News) Blueberries have been found to improve gut health and reduce chronic inflammation, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins that contain anti-inflammatory properties and may improve the gut microbiota. A team of researchers at the University of Georgia wanted to determine whether blueberry supplementation would change... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stunned scientists find BLUEBERRIES are better at destroying cancer cells than conventional radiation therapy alone
(Natural News) Cervical cancer strikes close to 13,000 women each year, claiming over 4,200 lives. Traditional treatment options include surgery to remove the affected tissue, radiation therapy using high energy x-rays to destroy cancer cells, chemotherapy drugs to destroy the affected cells (although healthy cells are killed too), or a combination thereof. However, these treatments... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating a cup of blueberries a day protects you against heart disease and cancer, scientists discover
(Natural News) Did you know that blueberries can help prevent cancer and heart disease? According to a study by researchers from Florida State University, eating blueberries daily could lower the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. For the study, researchers conducted a double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical trial. The researchers observed 48 post-menopausal women diagnosed with pre-hypertension (stage one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Reasons why you should start eating more blueberries
(Natural News) Aside from being abundant in antioxidants, blueberries, dubbed the “king of antioxidant fruits,” offers a wide range of health benefits. In fact, several studies have proven that simply eating less than one cup of these berries every day can help lower your risk of developing cancer and heart disease. Blueberries can even help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day ’s Worth of Added Sugar
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

HIDDEN SUGAR DANGER: Breakfast blueberry muffins contain as much sugar as a can of Coke
(Natural News) You probably don’t think twice about reaching for a blueberry muffin when you want a snack because you believe it’s the healthier option compared to a cupcake. However, according to a report, a blueberry muffin may have the same amount of sugar as a can of soda. Based on the data from the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Spring Superfoods to Fuel Your Workouts
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brickell / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

6 ‘Healthy’ Snacks a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Aspire Food Group Issues Alert on Undeclared Sulfites in Exo Bars
Aspire Food Group of Austin, TX, is recalling its 60 gram bars of EXO Blueberry Vanilla, Peanut Butter& Jelly, and Apple Cinnamon bars because they may contain undeclared sulfites. People who have a severe sensitivity to sulfites run the risk of serious or life-threatening reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 6, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Stress-Busting Smoothie
I designed this smoothie for myself due to my busy work schedule, and hectic work environment. My immune system was low and my cortisol levels were high, so I needed to pay more attention to my heatlth and get my own wellbeing back on track. This smoothie is my ultimate healthy breakfast. It provides sustained energy, supports my immune system, my digestive system and is rich in protein and antioxidants. It takes just one minute to make and any leftovers can be taken to work and enjoyed as a snack or light meal the same day. Adding protein in my smoothies helps to keep me full all morning and it also aids my concentration ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking diet Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

Wild blueberry juice provides cardioprotective effects for people at risk for type-2 diabetes
(Natural News) Blueberries aren’t just for sweet cheesecakes; it can also protect the heart of people who may have had too much of it. A study published in BMC Nutrition revealed that wild blueberry juice has cardioprotective effects which can improve the condition of people with type-2 diabetes. The study, led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumption of juice from Vaccinium angustifolium, wild blueberry, found to provide cardioprotective effects including improved blood pressure for Type 2 diabetics
(Natural News) Wild blueberry juice may help protect the heart and improve systolic blood pressure in adults at risk of type-2 diabetes, according to a study. The study, which was published in the journal BMC Nutrition, used a randomized, single-blind human intervention to determine the effects of wild blueberry juice when consumed. Researchers recruited 19 individuals for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks
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Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Krissy Brady / Health Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Blueberry muffin could contain nearly as much sugar as a can of Coke
The Obesity Health Alliance and Action on Sugar compared muffins from cafes, train stations and supermarkets. They found some of the trendy snacks had more sugar than a can of Cola Cola (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blueberry muffin could contain more sugar than a can of Coke
The Obesity Health Alliance and Action on Sugar compared muffins from cafes, train stations and supermarkets. They found some of the trendy snacks had more sugar than a can of Cola Cola (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'
Health experts say the researchers' findings show how easy it is to consume "huge" amounts of sugar. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Demand for superfoods continues to increase; Can production keep up?
(Natural News) How many avocados have you eaten in the past week? How about blueberries or kale? When certain foods suddenly get a lot of attention for their nutritional content, it’s not unusual for demand to rise. The question is: Can producers keep up? According to the World Fruit Map 2018 from Rabobank, the avocado... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Video: Blueberry lavender lemonade
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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

Kodiak Cakes Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Kodiak Cakes Blueberry Chia Energy Waffles 10.72 oz. Product UPC code is 7 05599 01215 0.
Kodiak Cakes of Park City, UT is recalling all lots and codes of Kodiak Cakes Blueberry Chia Energy Waffles 10.72 oz that were on shelf prior to March 5, 2018 because they contain undeclared milk. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 5, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Compounds In Red Wine May Promote Good Oral Health
BOSTON (CBS) – Compounds found in red wine may promote good oral health. When bad bacteria stick to teeth and gums they can cause cavities, dental plaque and gum disease. Researchers in Spain found that polyphenols may interfere with bacteria’s ability to stick to cells. Red wine may promote oral health. (WBZ-TV) Polyphenols are not only found in red wine but many other foods including teas and blueberries and many other foods. However, this study is not a reason to start drinking red wine. Wine also contains acids which can damage the enamel of your teeth. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports fo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Health Watch Oral Health Red Wine Source Type: news

Healthiest Office Snacks, As Chosen By Nutritionists
(CNN) — When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you’re stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses. ALMONDS “Almonds are my number one go-to snack when hunger hits between meals. In a study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1.5 ounces of almonds (about 35 nuts) consumed as a snack daily for four weeks helped to suppress hunger between meals. How? Because the fiber, prot...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local TV Snacks Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Healthy Carrot Cake
I designed my healthy carrot cake recipe when I opened The Healthy Chef Café in Avalon Beach in Sydney, Australia. It was a hangout for moms, kids, yogis, supermodels and pro surfers — a place where a variety of people could get nourished and feel great. This cake has over one pound of fresh grated carrot, so it’s packed with goodness and fiber. The large amount of carrots in this recipe also helps to keep the cake moist, which is important due to the longer baking time. When making gluten-free cakes, I find ground almonds make a great replacement for the usual white refined flours that you’ll find...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food healthytime Recipes Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef Source Type: news

Blueberry lavender lemonade
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The Best Kind of Breakfast to Eat, According to Metabolism Experts
This article originally appeared on CookingLight.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zee Krstic / Cooking Light Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

The Proven & Unproven Health Benefits Of Honey
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age. Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C. Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely used for waterproofing. The ancient Egyptians offered honey to the gods and then joined the Greeks, Romans and Chinese in using it as a salve for wounds and a treatment for fevers and stomach ailments. Today, proponents of honey tout its miraculous healing properties, claiming that it can prev...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Honey Source Type: news

Antioxidant power: Blueberry extract found to improve health outcomes for women receiving radiation for cervical cancer, reducing the damaging effects of the therapy
(Natural News) The extract of blueberry, which is a known superfood, can be beneficial to cervical cancer patients that undergo radiation therapy, according to a study. In the United States, there are about 12,000 women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer. Furthermore, this type of cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women with... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How blueberries help to kill cancer cells
Researchers suggest that the success of radiation therapy against cancer cells could be increased significantly, thanks to blueberries. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Berry gives boost to cervical cancer therapy
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 12,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. One of the most common treatments for cervical cancer is radiation. While radiation therapy destroys cancer cells, it also destroys nearby healthy cells. University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers studied in vitro human cancer cells to show that combining blueberry extract with radiation can increase the treatment's effectiveness. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news