Legumes research gets flexitarian pulses racing with farming guidance
Plant more bean-like crops in Europe and consider ‘healthy diet transition’ to beat climate crisis, say scientistsAdding the likes of peas, lentils, beans, and chickpeas to your diet, and farming more of them, could result in more nutritious and effective food production with large environmental benefits, scientists have found.Researchers calculated a “nutritional density” unit for different types of crops. They found that swapping cereals for leguminous plants in European crop rotations provided more nutrient-rich produce for both animal and human consumption. Thanks to the way that legumes grow, i...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sofia Quaglia Tags: Farming Agriculture Green deal and energy companies obligation (ECO) Diets and dieting Environment Health Science UK news World news Life and style Source Type: news
Consumer Health: What is a glycemic index diet?
The glycemic index is a system of assigning a number to carbohydrate-containing foods according to how much each food increases blood sugar. Examples of foods with low, middle and high glycemic index values include the following: Low: Green vegetables, most fruits, raw carrots, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils and bran breakfast cerealsMedium: Sweet corn; bananas; raw pineapple; raisins; oat breakfast [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
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More than half of snacks marketed as healthy are high in fat, salt or sugar
Action on Salt assessed 119 snacks including lentil curls and chickpea chips, finding some to be saltier than seawaterMore than half of seemingly healthy snacks analysed by experts are high in fat, salt and/or sugar, prompting calls for more “honest” labelling.Action on Salt assessed 119 snacks, including dried/roasted pulses and processed pulse snacks such as lentil curls, chickpea chips and puffs, finding some to be saltier than seawater.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Snacks Health Food Sugar Society UK news Nutrition Science & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news
Chickpea genetics reduce need for chemicals
(American Society of Agronomy) Researchers uncovers natural disease resistance in chickpeas as a harmful pathogen develops resistance to fungicide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 3, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Type 2 diabetes: Eating chickpeas on a regular basis may prevent progression of condition
TYPE 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that can lead to serious health complications if left untreated. One way to prevent progression of the condition could be to eat chickpeas on a regular basis. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
More toxins approved as food: FDA announces GMO cottonseeds will soon be "safe" for human consumption
(Natural News) The FDA has approved a new protein-packed source of food for human consumption that tastes like chickpeas, but that doesn’t mean you should be lining up to buy it. The new food is genetically modified cottonseed, and proponents are claiming it could solve world hunger – a pretty typical empty promise that has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What is the Allergen Cross-Reactivity Rate of Legumes?
Discussion There are 8 common foods which compromise 90% of food allergens with those being peanuts, soybeans, cow’s milk, eggs, fish, crustacean/shellfish, wheat and tree nuts. Some people believe that lupin (a legume) is 9th. Legumes belong to the Fabaceae family. They provide protein, fat, vitamins other essential nutrients and therefore are used in the human diet throughout the world. “[A]llergenicity due to consumption of legumes in decreasing order may be peanut, soybean, lentil, chickpea, pea, mung bean and red gram.” Other common legumes include alfalfa, clovers, beans, lupins, mesquite, carob...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 14, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
‘It’s a Bucket Brigade on a Five-Alarm Fire.’ Food Banks Struggle to Keep Up With Skyrocketing Demand
In a matter of five months, 47-year-old Aquanna Quarles saw her personal finances implode. In December, she totaled her car. In February, the car she replaced the totaled one with was stolen. And in early March, her kitchen flooded, destroying the food in her cabinets and the small appliances on top of them. Quarles remembers thinking, “Oh my God, like what else could go wrong?” Then the novel coronavirus began spreading across the United States. In mid-March, the state of Ohio, where Quarles lives, began issuing stay-at-home orders, shuttering shops and businesses, and by the end of the month, the rest of the ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abby Vesoulis / Dayton, Ohio Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
COVID-19: India ’ s Harvests also Locked Down
Agricultural markets or mandis have few buyers due to the coronavirus lockdown across India. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Neeta LalNEW DELHI, Apr 24 2020 (IPS) Heartbreaking images of Indian farmers standing amidst swathes of rotting vegetables, fruits and grain have been flooding newspapers and TV screens lately. Crashing prices and transport bottlenecks due to the 40-day coronavirus lockdown in India, on till May 3, have driven some to set their unsold produce ablaze. As a nationwide lockdown has confined a record 1.3 billion Indians to their homes since Mar. 24, one of the hardest hit communities has been that o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 24, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Neeta Lal Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCF Source Type: news
This easy Mediterranean spread is made with chickpeas. Serve with whole-wheat pita bread. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - April 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Can chickpea genes save mustard seeds from blight disease?
(American Phytopathological Society) During visits to fields in Assam, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, India, plant biologists Muthappa Senthil-Kumar and Urooj Fatima found mustard plants infested with Alternaria blight disease. They also noticed that an adjacent field of chickpeas were completely uninfected. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news
The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward
By Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas RawalROME, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. Pulses are produced by plants of the Leguminosae family. These plants have root nodules that absorb inert nitrogen from soil air and convert it into biologically useful ammonia, a process referred to as biological nitrogen fixation. Consequently, the pulse crops do not need any additional nitrogen as fertilizer and help reduce the requirement of fossil fuel-based chemical nitrogen fertili...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas Rawal Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
U.S. Regulators Allow Genetically Modified Cotton as Human Food Source U.S. Regulators Allow Genetically Modified Cotton as Human Food Source
U.S. regulators on Friday gave the green light for genetically modified cotton to be used for human consumption, paving the way for a protein-packed new food source - edible cottonseed that tastes a bit like chickpeas - that its developers said could help tackle global malnutrition.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
Hummus can be a healthy snack – if you make it right
(Natural News) Hummus is a creamy Middle-Eastern dip or spread that has recently become incredibly popular, thanks to the rise of plant-based and gluten-free diets. While there is no single way of making this nutrient-dense food, hummus is traditionally made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with olive oil, spices, lemon juice, and tahini – a paste made from toasted sesame seeds.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Rise of the Pea: How an Unassuming Legume Emerged as a Frontrunner in the Race to Replace Meat and Dairy
No one denies peas are nutritious. Whether they’re delicious—that’s debatable. But arguments over taste no longer matter because peas, specifically yellow peas, are being formulated into so many products, they’re unavoidable, and often invisible. As a crop, the pea has risen and fallen in favor, but today everyone seems to agree that it checks the box against the biggest problems plaguing the Earth: climate, food and health. From a sustainability standpoint, peas, in the legume family, do everything wheat, corn and soy don’t. They require less water, are drought tolerant, reduce the need for n...
Source: TIME: Science - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Larissa Zimberoff Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news
Mother, 35, was diagnosed with breast cancer six months after doctors a lump as a blocked milk duct
Gemma Corby, 35, who lives in Chamonix, France, noticed a chickpea-sized bulge while feeding her daughter Ayla, who was born in August last year. She was eventually diagnosed in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: High-protein vegan foods
Vegans often find it difficult to eat a lot of protein, but there are many plant based sources of this nutrient, including beans, tofu, quinoa, and chickpeas. Learn more about high protein foods for vegans here. We also cover how to get enough vitamin B-12 and vitamin D on a vegan diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Improving the Lives of Millions of Mothers and Children
A group of farmers attend a field day on diversification for improved productivity and nutrition. Experts have recognised the agricultural sector’s special role in mitigating child and maternal under-nutrition in vulnerable groups through the increased availability of diversified diets. Credit: Friday Phiri/IPS By Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Apr 26 2019 (IPS) It is slightly after 3pm on a hot Wednesday afternoon in Chipata district, eastern Zambia, and a group of women are gathering for a meeting. It is Elizabeth Tembo’s turn to stand amongst the other mothers like herself and share key lessons on nutrition. It...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Nut Source Type: news
Recipe: Spiced Chickpea 'Nuts'
Roasted chickpeas are a delicious low-fat snack when you’re in the mood for something salty. Transform canned chickpeas into a crispy, savory snack that’s perfect on its own or sprinkled over a salad. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Chickpea polenta with olives
This French version of polenta is made from chickpea (garbanzo) flour and is broiled. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - December 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ELM Pet Foods Recall of Dry Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D
ELM Pet Foods, Inc is issuing a voluntary recall of Elm Chicken and Chickpea Recipe dog food because the products could contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 29, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
In Association With Sunshine Mills, Lidl Voluntarily Recalls Orlando Brand Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food Due to Elevated Levels of Vitamin D.
In association with Sunshine Mills, Lidl is voluntarily recalling specific lots of Orlando brand Grain Free Chicken& Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food because the products may contain elevated levels of Vitamin D. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 9, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
Cedar ’ s Mediterranean Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Cedar ’ s Chickpea Salad 8 oz.
Cedar ’ s Mediterranean Foods, of Ward Hill, MA is voluntarily recalling Cedar ’ s Chickpea Salad 8 oz. because it may contain undeclared edamame (soy). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy 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 - October 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
Cedar ’s Mediterranean Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in Cedar’s Chickpea Salad 8 oz.
Cedar ’s Mediterranean Foods, of Ward Hill, MA is voluntarily recalling Cedar’s Chickpea Salad 8 oz. because it may contain undeclared edamame (soy). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy 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 - October 19, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber, making them an excellent dietary staple
(Natural News) If you like hummus, you know how good chickpeas can be. These nut-like legumes are great not just for your occasional Middle Eastern food cravings though, but also for your overall health. Chickpeas have a long and colorful history. They are believed to have been bred from a wild ancestor sometime around 7,500... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Popular Grain-Free Dog Foods May Be Linked to Heart Disease
A small but concerning number of dogs on diets heavy in lentils, chickpeas and other legumes have developed enlarged hearts. Researchers are investigating. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Dogs Heart Diet and Nutrition Pet Foods Food and Drug Administration Veterinary Medicine cardiomyopathy Source Type: news
Is Hummus Actually Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Hummus, the chickpea-based dip that’s a staple in many Middle Eastern cuisines, is on the rise in the U.S. Multiple factors are fueling its growing popularity, according to the USDA: Hummus is naturally gluten-free, and Americans now have bigger appetites for healthier snacks. But how healthy is hummus? Here’s what the experts say. What is hummus made of? Traditional hummus is made from a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice and spices, and this mix makes for a nutrient-dense food, says Elizabeth G. Matteo, a registered dietitian at Boston University’s Sargent Choice Nutritio...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
Voices: When a Vegan Gets Gout
Black beans, spinach, asparagus, raisins, chickpeas and hummus, all heart-healthy stuff I ’ d been eating for years, had to go. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JOSH MAX Tags: Gout Veganism Source Type: news
10 Foods Filled With Probiotics
The following story is excerpted from TIME’s special edition, 100 Most Healing Foods, which is available in stores, at the Meredith Shop and at Amazon. One of the most crucial parts of our body when it comes to health is our microbiome—the trillions of bacteria that live in our gut. Scientists are learning that the bacterial communities we live with are linked to everything from body weight to asthma to acne. Having the right balance of bugs may keep us well in the long term. Some bacteria in the gut are good for our health, while other strains raise our risk for disease. We shape our microbiome makeup thr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
How Do You Know if Protein is ‘Complete’ or ‘Incomplete’?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Sauerkraut and chickpeas... the foods to fall asleep to
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Over the past few weeks I've written about insomnia and provided you with science-based tips on how to improve your sleep. Now I reveal the sleep-inducing foods. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The 6 Best Snacks for Anyone Cutting Out Sugar, According to a Nutritionist
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Tags: Uncategorized Food Healthy Eating onetime 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
Genetic limits threaten chickpeas, a globally critical food
(University of Vermont) Scientists have discovered an extreme lack of genetic diversity and other threats to the future adaptability of domestic chickpeas, the primary source of protein of 20 percent of the world's people. But they also collected wild relatives of chickpeas in Turkey that hold great promise as a source of new genes for traits like drought-resistance, resistance to pod-boring beetles, and heat tolerance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Essential oils found to be effective fumigants against the pulse beetle, a pest common in chickpeas, lentils and other legumes
(Natural News) Essential oils have a lot of benefits, especially for people. However, this effect is not just limited to people – it can even be used in plants. A recent study found that certain types of oils can be effectively used as fumigants against some insects. The study, which was published by the Entomological Society of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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
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