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 vitamins and mineral...
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: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 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

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 billions. ...
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

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