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Chic-A-Peas, LLC Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk
Chic-a-Peas, LLC is voluntarily recalling a limited number of Chic-a-Peas Baked Crunchy Chickpeas 2 oz. packages because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

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

Do We Dare To Eat Lectins?
In The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot’s protagonist asks, chewing on mortality and the pangs of senescence, if he dares to eat a peach. We can all thank Dr. Steven Gundry for upping the ante, and asking if any of us dares to eat chickpeas or eggplant; apples or oats; beans or lentils; or for that matter, almost any fruit, many vegetables, and most beans, legumes, grains, and certain nuts. His answer is: no. His reason is: lectins. What are lectins? I am tempted to suggest to all Harry Potter fans that they are to us muggles what Nargles are to witches and wizards: an enigmatic if not ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quest for drought-resistant chickpea could benefit poor farmers
(University of Edinburgh) Scientists are seeking to develop chickpeas that can flourish in dry climates, to help some of the world's poorest farmers reliably grow the staple crop. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes news: Your risk could be lowered if you eat THESE foods
LENTILS, chickpeas, peas and beans can lower the risk of diabetes in people at risk of heart attacks or strokes, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gazpacho with chickpeas
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Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - March 30, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Gazpacho with chickpeas
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Gazpacho with chickpeas
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Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - March 28, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Recipe: Gazpacho with chickpeas
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 U.S. Solo Travel Destinations You Probably Haven't Thought Of
For Glamour, by Perri Ormont Blumberg. If pushing yourself out of your comfort zone is at the top of your agenda this year, booking a solo travel experience might be a good place to start. Friends weekends and romantic getaways are great—and often very necessary—but there’s something potentially life-changing about testing your own boundaries by exploring new places on your own. "Solo travel makes you more outgoing. It requires you to engage with people you normally may not need to speak to and can open your mind to all different types," says Dr. Magdalena Swierczewski, the founder of ExplorerM...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Challenges of breeding 'VIPeas'
(American Society of Agronomy) Breeding new varieties of chickpeas with desirable traits -- such as increased resistance to diseases and pests -- is difficult. In a new study, researchers evaluated four combinations of breeding methods and tested whether they increased the success rate of crossing chickpeas. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 1, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Reinventing a Canadian Crop As a Sweet Summer Treat
Timber. Maple Syrup. When asked of Canadian exports, you'd be forgiven if pulses didn't also spring to mind. Yet Canadian farmers are one of the biggest producers of pulses, the edible seeds of the legume family, such as peas, chickpeas and beans. In 2014, exports were valued at over $3 billion, shipping to more than 150 countries around the world each year. But why don't Canadians make more use of this key crop in our own country? There are many reasons why we should. Obesity rates in Canada tripled between 1985 and 2011. Pulses offer a food source that is not only high in protein and fibre, but remarkably low in fat. F...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Plant-Based Diets More Popular: Just Add Convenience
Veganism is enjoying a tidal wave of new followers. Many consumers are opting to follow plant-based diets for both health and environmental reasons. Yet this type of diet can often be incredibly time consuming. The laborious process of chopping endless vegetables and whizzing up your own almond milk is not suitable for our modern, busy lifestyles. It is estimated that around one billion people in the developed world are overweight, leaving them vulnerable to illnesses like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. Overconsumption of red meat has been shown to be one of the leading causes of this issue. Furthermore, rearing ani...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tackling Obesity With a Secret Superfood Crop
Britain is waking up to its obesity issues. Currently in the UK, three in ten adults are overweight, and run a higher risk of developing diabetes, cancer and heart disease. To combat this, a string of initiatives have recently been launched by the UK government. A tax on sugary drinks and a review of fast-food advertising aimed at children are among the strategies being implemented and discussed. But is enough being done to ensure more nutritious, convenient and affordable foods are on offer to consumers? How can we stop consumers reaching for that packet of crisps when hunger strikes? This is one of the questions the Glo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Summer is the perfect time to fine tune your diet
It’s July, and the year 2016 is half over! If in January you promised yourself that you’d eat healthier, it’s not too late! In fact, summer is a great time to fine tune and upgrade your diet. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans is a good roadmap. Here’s how you can get started. Establish a healthy eating pattern Rather than focus on nutrients, percentages, or grams, let’s eat real, whole food. Vegetables are the go-to food. Most are low in calories, high in fiber, and full of nutrients Fruit, especially whole fruits, are also key players in eating healthfully. They are loaded with ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katherine D. McManus, MS, RD Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Health Healthy Eating Source Type: news

Africa: Why Food Basket Should Be Full of Beans
[The Conversation Africa] On December 20 2013, the 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly passed an adopted resolution declaring 2016 the International Year of the Pulse. Pulses - which include dried beans, chickpeas and lentils - are a good source of protein and amino acids and are a critical part of the food basket. They are important for food security, health and nutrition. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 5, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Aquafaba: The latest food trend
The next time you open a can of chickpeas, don't pour the liquid down the drain—stash it in your fridge. That fluid, known as aquafaba, has become quite a sensation online. That's because it can be used as a vegan alternative to dairy and eggs in everything from meringue to mayonnaise. If you're curious about this new trend but want some more info before trying it, here are five things you should know about aquafaba. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aquafaba: The latest food trend
The next time you open a can of chickpeas, don't pour the liquid down the drain—stash it in your fridge. That fluid, known as aquafaba, has become quite a sensation online. That's because it can be used as a vegan alternative to dairy and eggs in everything from meringue to mayonnaise. If you're curious about this new trend but want some more info before trying it, here are five things you should know about aquafaba.Popular: Radical Islam in America | Graham Opposes Republican Leader | Guns in America (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News 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

The newest foods and drinks that you may soon find on your plate or in your glass
While superfoods have dominated the world over recent years, a number of new foods and drinks may begin to appear on Aussie plates very soon. Chickpea tofu, camel milk and prawns are among the list. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

People Are Using Canned Chickpea Goo To Make Cocktails And Dessert. For Real.
After cracking open a can of chickpeas, you probably just pour that gooey, watery sludge on top down the drain.  Whoooa, not so fast. That stuff is culinary gold. Goopy chickpea water -- better known by its new name, aquafaba -- has been popping up in fancy restaurants all across the country since its magical ability to make fluffy, foamy textures was discovered by some happy vegans last year.  Ew. What's so delicious about the water in canned chickpeas? Lots, actually. The vegan community has gone wild about the stuff, as they've long looked for a suitable substitute for the fluffy, thick foaminess of egg w...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Vegans Whip Up a Secret Weapon: Aquafaba
Chickpea water has become a sensation as a frothy egg substitute in mousses, meringues and mayonnaise. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE BLACK Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Veganism Eggs Chickpeas Source Type: news

A Nutritionist's Guide to Stocking a Healthy Kitchen
It's no secret that preparing our own meals makes it easier to stick to a healthy-eating plan. You know the ingredients going into your food, and there's no sneaky extra sodium, sugar or calorie bombs hiding in home-cooked meals. That being said, it can also be time consuming to make everything at home, not to mention the time it takes to go to the grocery store if all the elements aren't already in your kitchen. One way to make it a little easier is to ensure that your kitchen is always stocked with what you need -- ingredients that are satisfying to your taste buds and easy to prepare, whether you are enjoying a relaxing...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating legumes may aid in weight loss
(Reuters Health) – Eating one serving of beans, peas, lentils or chickpeas every day may help dieters lose a little extra weight, according to a new analysis of existing research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Want to Feel Fit? Eat Falafel, Dahl, Cow Pea and…!
Credit: Courtsey FAOBy Osman SharifCASABLANCA, Morocco, Apr 6 2016 (IPS)This is not a minor issue. Chickpea, faba bean, lentil, common bean, field pea, mung bean, black gram, pigeon pea, cowpea, and grass pea are the major pulse crops produced globally. And these especially play an important role in food and nutritional security and sustainable agricultural production systems in the drylands, which cover over 40 per cent of the world’s land area and are home to approximately 2.5 billion people. “These crops are the mainstay of agriculture and diets in these regions, constituting a major source of protein for bi...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 6, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Osman Sharif Tags: Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Middle East & North Africa Poverty & SDGs Projects Source Type: news

One of the world's most popular snacks may be the secret to balanced heart health: Hummus
(NaturalNews) If you've ever said no to eating hummus at a friend's house, or never tried making your own homemade recipe, you might want to reconsider for the sake of your heart health. Hummus, a mixture comprised primarily of mashed beans (typically chickpeas, also known as garbanzo... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat More Beans If You Want To Lose Weight
Usually a weight loss plan calls for restriction: You remove a food from your daily eats to drop pounds. But new research is advising you to add to your meal plan -- as long as that added food falls into the family of pulses.  Pulses are the dried seeds of the legume branch. So in other words, eat your beans. Or peas, chickpeas and lentils. These foods will help you lose weight and feel fuller longer, according to a new analysis of existing studies conducted by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada.  Their study, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, reveals that a dai...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Daily serving of pulses may aid long-term weight loss
Want to lose weight and keep it off? A new study suggests eating 130 g of dried beans, dried peas, chickpeas or lentils every day could help. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Study: beans, chickpeas might help with weight loss
HealthDay News Beans, chickpeas, peas, lentils: Humble foods that may pack a punch for weight loss, Canadian researchers report. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beans, Chickpeas May Help With Weight Loss
'Pulses' like these may help dieters feel fuller and reduce food cravings, new analysis shows (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What's the key to losing weight AND keeping it off? Add a portion of PULSES a day
Eating a 130 gram serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can help you stay trim without making any other dietary changes, experts at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto, today revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beans, Chickpeas May Help with Weight Loss
'Pulses' like these may help dieters feel fuller and reduce food cravings, new analysis shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diets, Nutrition, Weight Control (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beans, Chickpeas May Help With Weight Loss: Study
'Pulses' like these may help dieters feel fuller and reduce food cravings, new analysis shows (Source: U.S. News - Health)
Source: U.S. News - Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils may help lose weight and keep it off
Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils could contribute to modest weight loss, a new study suggests. Eating about 3/4 cup (130 grams) each day of these foods known as pulses led to a weight loss of 0.34 kilograms (just over half a pound), in a systematic review and meta-analysis of all available clinical trials on the effects of eating pulses. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 30, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Could eating beans and chickpeas help you lose weight - and KEEP it off?
EATING beans, peas, chickpeas and lentils not only help people lose weight - but also enables them to keep it off, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beans, Chickpeas May Help With Weight Loss: Study
WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 -- Beans, chickpeas, peas, lentils: Humble foods that may pack a punch for weight loss, Canadian researchers report. A new analysis of data from 21 clinical trials on these foods -- collectively known as "pulses" -- finds... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 30, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Eating beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils may help lose weight and keep it off
(St. Michael's Hospital) Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils could contribute to modest weight loss, a new study suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 30, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Eating beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils may help lose weight and keep it off
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - March 30, 2016 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Is Hating Cilantro Genetic?
by Justina Huddleston, food writer for the Menuism Blog You often hear people say "you either love it, or you hate it," about certain things, and with cilantro that certainly seems to be the case. Even self-professed culinary adventurers sometimes find themselves at a roadblock with the herb, complaining of a soapy or bitter flavor. Julia Child hated cilantro so much that she told Larry King in 2002 that if it made its way into a dish she was eating, she would just pick it out and throw it on the floor. Other people love the herb. Its unique flavor is found in cuisines all around the world, having spread across...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

8 Things Every Woman Should Know About Her Libido
By Hallie Levine Here today, gone tomorrow--your libido can be puzzling, to say the least. But that ebb and flow is completely natural, says Lauren Streicher, MD, clinical associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago: "All women go through periods when they feel especially frisky, as well as times when they just seem to have lost their mojo." Read on to learn about the many reasons your libido may come and go, and how to find it when you miss it. Curious about aphrodisiacs? We've got those too, from strawberries to Savasana. RELATED: 9 Things Every Woman Must Know ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Things Insanely Healthy People Have In Their Kitchens
Having a well-stocked kitchen can be the difference between preparing a healthy a meal and blasting through your daily calorie count by giving up and ordering in. To stay healthy, knowing your kitchen is set up with the all right tools can be especially important. In partnership with Tropicana, we talked to a few of our favorite health-food bloggers and health nuts to find out what goes into stocking the perfect kitchen. 1. It Starts With Great Knives It’s hard to describe why it feels so good to slice through a tomato with a razor-sharp edge or chop herbs with a perfectly balanced knife -- it just does, and a great ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hail to the Cowpea: a Blue Ribbon for the Black-Eyed Pea
Nteranya Sanginga is the Director General of the International Institute of Tropical AgricultureBy Nteranya SangingaIBADAN, Nigeria, Jan 5 2016 (IPS)2016 is the International Year of Pulses, and we at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture are proud to be organizing what promises to be the landmark event, the Joint World Cowpea and Pan-African Grain Legume Research Conference. Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Courtesy of IITAThe March event in Zambia should draw experts from around the continent and beyond and offer an opportunity to share ideas...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 5, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Nteranya Sanginga Tags: Conferences Development & Aid Education Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Projects TerraViva United Nations Agricultural Research for Development Arab Brazil Central America’s cereals develop Source Type: news

6 Food Trends To Help You Eat Better In 2016
Some of the trendiest foods that are popping up on Pinterest and appearing on 2016 food trend lists may just help you eat better in the year ahead. Here are six food trends to get on board with in 2016: 1. Power bowls Bowls are the new plates. All sorts of creative one-dish meals are being served in a bowl with various monikers – protein bowls, Buddha bowls, broth bowls, quinoa bowls and globowls – for globally inspired bowl meals. The same rules apply to breakfast bowls, which are being dubbed smoothie bowls, acai bowls and Banzai bowls. Just do a search on Pinterest, and you'll be bowled over. For lunch and ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Tis the Season: Inspired Gifts for Every Yogi in Your Life
It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's also the busiest time of the year. And the stress of the holidays can take a toll on even the most balanced and centered yogi. Luckily, we've put this mindful gift guide for all the yogis on your list - from apps to getaways - there is something for everyone. And the best part, you can do all your shopping right here, right now. Stocking Stuffers It doesn't matter how old you are, who doesn't love getting a stocking filled with little presents? These are sure to please, so don't stop at just one gift -- grab a stocking and fill it up! Nomaterra Essential oils are so 2014. Th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

dbSNP Build 146 for non-human organisms is now available
dbSNP Build 146 is accessible via Entrez and FTP. This release includes data for corn, cow, dog, rat, chickpea and rapeseed. Build 146 provides over 380 million submitted variants and 166 million reference variants for 6 species. To see complete build statistics, visit the SNP summary page. (Source: NCBI Announcements)
Source: NCBI Announcements - December 16, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

7 Pantry Essentials Dietitians Always Have On Hand
As a dietitian, I often recommend – and include in my own diet – foods that provide the biggest nutritional bang for the buck. These powerhouse picks go above and beyond simply satisfying hunger. They also help prevent diseases, according to research. So, check out seven of the hardest-working foods that nutrition pros like me always have on hand. How many are in your pantry? Canola and Extra-Virgin Olive Oils With recent headlines stating, "Butter Is Back,” you may be confused about what fats are best for your health and whether or not saturated fats like those found in butter, bacon and red me...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

10 Satisfying Low-Sodium Snacks
When you need to satisfy between-meal munchies, do you automatically reach for a salty snack? For many of us it’s the bags of pretzels and potato chips that call our name from the vending machine midafternoon. But the snack favorites tend to be high in sodium, a mineral that we should be limiting in our diets. According to the National Dietary Guidelines for Americans, everyone should aim to consume less than 2,300 milligrams (mg) of salt daily for better health. The American Heart Association recommends an even lower number — less than 1500 mg — to keep your blood pressure within a healthy range. For mos...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Processed meat 'causes cancer' warns WHO report
What is the issue? "Processed meat ranks alongside smoking as major cause of cancer, World Health Organisation [WHO] says," The Daily Telegraph reports. They have been ranked as a group one carcinogen – the same ranking as cigarettes, alcohol and asbestos. The WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) released a report evaluating the link between the consumption of red and processed meat and cancer. A question and answer factsheet was also published. The report explained red meat refers to unprocessed meat such as beef, veal, pork and lamb, while processed meat has been transforme...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Food/diet QA articles Source Type: news