Kenya: Three Reasons Why Hummus Is So Healthy
[Capital FM]Pureed chickpeas doesn't sound that appetizing at first, but the simple yet delicious mixture of chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and a bit of salt - called Hummus - has most of the world under a spell. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 29, 2014 Category: African Health Source Type: news

9 Reasons Why Your Body Needs More Legumes
(Healthcastle.com) Legumes are the ugly duckling of health foods- not as glamorous as berries, not as much hype as kale. Find out why you should have them every week and how to deal with the gas so you can enjoy your legumes in peace! What are Legumes? The legume family includes beans and peas. Some of the most common include kidney beans, black beans, cannellini beans, chickpeas/garbanzo beans, edamame (soy beans), lentils and peanuts.   read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - April 29, 2014 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Beans, Beans, They Really Are Good For Your Heart!
Beans, lentils and chickpeas -- collectively known as legumes -- may reduce our risk of heart disease, a new study suggests. Most of us don't eat nearly enough of this Mediterranean-Diet staple. Read here about the many delicious ways you can boost your legume consumption -- and how you can avoid the dreaded side-effects of enjoying this "musical fruit."read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - April 8, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Conner Middelmann-Whitney Tags: Diet Health Source Type: news

Heart disease risk slashed by handful of beans
ADDING a handful of beans, chickpeas or lentils to your diet every day can cut 'bad' cholesterol and slash the risk of heart disease. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daily serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce bad cholesterol
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - April 8, 2014 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Diet Rich in Beans, Lentils, Peas Lowers LDL
(MedPage Today) -- People who consumed a serving a day of dietary "pulses" -- beans, chickpeas, lentils, and peas -- significantly reduced their low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, a meta-analysis concluded. (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 7, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Daily serving of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce bad cholesterol
Eating one serving a day of beans, peas, chickpeas or lentils can significantly reduce 'bad cholesterol' and therefore the risk of cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. North Americans on average currently eat less than half a serving a day. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 7, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Bulgur and Chickpea Salad With Roasted Artichokes
Quartering and roasting the artichokes instead of steaming them whole intensifies flavor and cuts down on preparation time for this salad. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 4, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Recipes Medicine and Health Grain Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Health Notes: So that's why Jessie J is a groovy chick... pea!
Singer Jessie J warms up her vocal cords before every performance by drinking juiced chickpeas mixed with water and a touch of garlic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Quinoa Spaghetti With Cauliflower, Almonds, Tomatoes and Chickpeas
Cauliflower is often matched with pasta in Italy; this version is all about texture.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - February 20, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Pasta Recipes Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Why Silicon Valley wants to hack the food industry
This article first appeared in Mother Jones magazineThe UK's top three food-tech startups Whereas America's food startups think big to secure investment,the UK's approach to food technology is much more about solving local problems with small and often ingenious ideas.GrowUpPossibly the most inventive of our three startups, GrowUp is an urban farm project that wants to provide city dwellers with farming space where land is in short supply. Funded via Kickstarter, the urban farm is built from a disused shipping container (popular in east London) and uses aquaponics to grow vegetables. The idea is to create swaths of Tetris-...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 14, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Sydney Brownstone Tags: Nutrition Food & drink industry United States Food security World news Technology Research and development Features Life and style The Observer Food science Global development Environment Business Source Type: news

Is hummus healthy? Four reasons to include this tasty dip in your diet
Hummus is a traditional Middle Eastern spread made of pureed chickpeas. Usually blended with tahini (sesame seed butter), olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic, it is a very good source of protein and vitamins. Studies even indicate that hummus has properties to help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Millet Polenta With Tomato Sauce, Eggplant and Chickpeas
A comforting dish that works equally well with canned or fresh tomatoes.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - October 28, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Eggplants Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Diet and Nutrition Chickpeas Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Genetic Stroke Risk. Study
(HealthCastle.com) The so-called Mediterranean dietary pattern has long been associated with lower rates of many chronic diseases such as heart and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, over-weight and obesity and more. The diet tends to be rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, fish and seafood, and pulses [chickpeas, lentils, dried peas and beans] which offer a lot of nutrients, nutrients that are often lacking in optimal amounts in North American diets as well as being rich in health promoting phyto-nutrients; but there’s likely much more to the story. read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition T...
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - August 16, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Taking a Chance on Grilled Zucchini Chips
Poached chicken sliders, grilled zucchini chips and toasted chickpeas may sound like food you'd sample at a chic healthy eatery, but those items are on the new school lunch menu in a northwest suburban district… It's part of the district's renewed push to get its 5,100 students to choose healthier, more "nutrient-dense" school lunches. (Source: RWJF News Digest - Childhood Obesity)
Source: RWJF News Digest - Childhood Obesity - August 12, 2013 Category: Eating Disorders and Weight Management Source Type: news

Britain hummus capital of Europe
Britain is the hummus capital of Europe - with millions of households possessing a pot of the chickpea dish in their fridge.     (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - August 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: NnFridge Source Type: news

Healthy eating can protect eyesight
When it comes to protecting your vision, what you eat may affect what you see, reports the August 2013 Harvard Health Letter. Vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients found in food play a role in preventing two common causes of vision problems: cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Cataracts are cloudy areas in the lens of the eye, while macular degeneration is a deterioration of the macula, the part of the eye that controls central vision. "While there is no definite proof, some studies suggest that eating a diet rich in certain nutrients may help," says Dr. Ivana Kim, associate professor of ophthalmolo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put a Healthy Spin on School Lunch
The start of the school year is a great time to give a second thought to your kids’ lunches. Many kids rush through breakfast to get to school on time, and participate in after-school activities well into the evening. Having a healthy lunch that combines complex carbohydrates, lean protein, dairy, fruits, and vegetables is the only way they’ll get the energy they need to make it through their busy days. “When lunch includes the right nutritional balance, it gives kids the energy they need to focus on their afternoon studies and enjoy their after-school activities,” says Namrata Shidhaye, MD, a famil...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - July 27, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Children's Health Children's Primary Care Duke Primary Care Primary Care Services Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Andalusian Chickpea and Spinach Soup — Recipes for Health
A comforting peasant soup that is still suitable for a late spring/early summer meal     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Spinach Recipes Medicine and Health Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Gone Reified
If you live in New York City (and definitely if you live in Brooklyn) it’s nearly impossible to visit a weekend market without seeing the following words: local, organic, artisanal. If you’re like me, after you finish nervously laughing at the sign but still purchase the must try item, you wonder: What does it mean for something to be “local” or “organic” or “artisanal”?read more (Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center)
Source: Psychology Today Food and Diet Center - May 9, 2013 Category: Nutrition Authors: Bree Kessler, MSW MPH Tags: Diet Environment artisanal body parts brooklyn chickpeas clothes farmers local foods market economy marx marxist theory mile radius New York City noun organic food photo reification reify sons and daughters wage wor Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Mixed Greens Galette With Onions and Chickpeas — Recipes for Health
A tasty way to use bagged greens in a dish with Middle Eastern overtones. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Recipes Medicine and Health Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Couscous With Tomatoes, Kale and Chickpeas — Recipes for Health
A comforting topping that is both a stew and a sauce. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Couscous Recipes Medicine and Health Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Global research team decodes genome sequence of 90 chickpea lines
(BGI Shenzhen) Decoded genome of chickpea, a leading grain legume for many poor smallholder farmers, promises improved livelihoods in marginal environments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 28, 2013 Category: Biology Source Type: news