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

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 imaginary threat in ...
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
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
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 Full Feed - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Gazpacho with chickpeas
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - March 28, 2017 Category: Nutrition 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 ExplorerMD. "You also learn mor...
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