Climate Change Is Threatening Ketchup. AI Could Help Save It
Hold on to your Heinz. The latest looming food shortage is likely to include ketchup, coming hard on the heels of last year’s potato chip crisis and runs on mustard (in France, at least). Three summers’ worth of unprecedented high heat in the world’s key tomato-producing regions—Australia, Spain, and California’s central valley—have led to a precipitous decline in tomato paste stocks, the key ingredient for ketchup and other condiments. California, which produces a quarter of the world’s tomatoes, and 95% of the tomatoes used in U.S. canned goods, delivered nearly 5% less than the ...
Source: TIME: Science - May 31, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate climate change Climate Is Everything healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

You Don ’t Need to Balance Your Hormones
Hormones may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to your health—unless you’ve spent any time on TikTok recently. If your body’s moderating chemicals aren’t being churned out at exactly the right times and quantities, the app’s content creators claim, a cascade of symptoms including sluggishness, acne, headaches, and weight gain can ensue. But not to worry, they say: a “hormone balancing” regimen, based on eating certain foods and doing the right exercises at prescribed times, will fix that. This trend has two of the bright red flags of pseudoscience: It sounds too goo...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Haley Weiss Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Research Wellbeing Source Type: news

A New Chickpea Flour Can Help You Be Fuller Longer A New Chickpea Flour Can Help You Be Fuller Longer
Bread made from a new type of whole cell pulse flour created from chickpeas can lower your blood sugar levels and keep you fuller for longer.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

'Super-bread' that could help you lose weight by tricking you into feeling full
Researchers at the Quadram Institute in Norwich crafted a flour made from chickpeas that, when consumed in the form of a bread roll, left people feeling less hungry. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 10, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Check out chickpeas for year-round healthy eating
As you look to reboot your healthy eating after the holidays, check out chickpeas. Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas may not be as familiar as other legumes, like black beans and green peas. But golden, nutty chickpeas are nutrient powerhouses, budget-friendly and a versatile option for year-round healthy eating. Loaded with nutrients, naturally low in saturated fat Nearly three-quarters of Americans exceed the daily recommended amount of saturated fat, much of which comes from… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 31, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Adding more chickpeas to diet could 'drastically' lower visceral fat, research suggests
Enjoying hummus with your meal could help you slash your visceral fat in the long term. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study innovates in gluten-free formulations, creating more palatable and nutritious bread
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Study at the Federal University of S ã o Paulo developed a recipe combining chickpea flour and psyllium, a plant-derived soluble fiber. The product is nourishing and rated highly by consumers in qualitative surveys. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

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, it also reduced s...
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)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

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

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: - 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 of Indian...
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