Do you get enough fibre and protein? Or too much sugar and salt? Foodoku is here to help
Many of us don ’t eat enough wholegrains or fruit and veg, so get far too little fibre, for instance, which is crucial for digestive health and the gut bacteria. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Healthiest Employers: Mercy Health — Springfield's wellness perks include a shot at $5K for travel
(This is part of the DBJ Healthiest Employers 2018.) Mercy Health – Springfield is a regional health care system serving Clark and Champaign counties and surrounding communities. With over 1,492 employees in the Springfield area, the health system offers wellness initiatives for mind, body and spirit, said Joe Gage, chief human resource officer. Those initiatives include health screenings and assessments; coaching; health condition management programs; Free Fruit Fridays; and challenges throughout… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: DBJ Staff Source Type: news

Muesli breakfast bars
The rolled oats, nuts and fruit in these breakfast bars make them a healthy and filling breakfast option. One serving has just 162 calories and 1 gram of saturated fat. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You CAN indulge in beer, wine and chocolate and still live a long life!
Researcher from Warsaw University found that when eaten alongside plenty of fruits and veg, the three treats reduce a person's risk of dying from heart disease by 20 per cent and cancer by 13 per cent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Couple who ’ve eaten nothing but FRUIT for three years claim diet makes them ‘feel high’
Tina Stoklosa, 39, from Warsaw, first discovered the fruitarian diet when she was looking for a pre-Christmas cleanse. She met fiance Simon through their shared passion for Unitarianism. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WATCH: Flapping Robot Sheds Light On How Fruit Flies Move
The scientists were inspired by the super-agile fruit fly. And by designing this robot, they've figured out some of the mysteries of one of the fly's fanciest maneuvers. (Image credit: Henri Werij/TU Delft ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

A traditional Malay ethnomedicine shown to prevent obesity
(Natural News) Red pitaya (Hylocereus polyrhizus), known as red dragon fruit in Malaysia, has been found to prevent obesity. In the study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was found that red pitaya improves energy balance homeostasis by regulating the anorectic, orexigenic and energy expenditure-related genes. Researchers at Universiti Putra Malaysia... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Deceptively unhealthy: Some fruit drinks contain more sugar than a can of Coke
(Natural News) According to a study in the U.K., store-bought “healthy” fruit juices aren’t always good for you. They may even contain more sugar than carbonated soft drinks like Coca-Cola. The report, which was published in the journal BMJ Open, showed that healthy drinks contain hidden sugars that are bad for your health. Ironically, both store-bought fruit... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Water, Mom? H2O Is Top Kids' Beverage in U.S.
THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 -- U.S. kids are drinking far more water than sodas and fruit drinks, health officials say. A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that water accounts for almost half of kids'total... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Back pain - the ‘powerful’ fruit that could reduce lower backache
BACK pain could be prevented by making some diet and lifestyle changes, or by changing your sleep position. You could lower your risk of lower backache symptoms by eating more of this “powerful” fruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

STOP eating poison: Chicken eggs exposed to pesticides found to make you SICK
(Natural News) Toxic pesticides don’t just contaminate the fruits and vegetables that you eat: Their residues also affect farm animals such as chickens, as well as the eggs produced by the animals. A Pakistani study discovered two particular pesticides in chicken eggs, the concentrations of which were high enough to pose health risks to humans who consume... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the one fruit snack you must avoid or risk high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 could be avoided by making some diet or lifestyle changes. Lower your risk of high blood sugar symptoms by avoiding this fruit snack. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recent intense activity in teens linked to healthier metabolic profile
Never too late to benefit from physical activity, but we must remove barriers to keeping it up Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 13, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A tailless aerial robotic flapper reveals that flies use torque coupling in rapid banked turns
Insects are among the most agile natural flyers. Hypotheses on their flight control cannot always be validated by experiments with animals or tethered robots. To this end, we developed a programmable and agile autonomous free-flying robot controlled through bio-inspired motion changes of its flapping wings. Despite being 55 times the size of a fruit fly, the robot can accurately mimic the rapid escape maneuvers of flies, including a correcting yaw rotation toward the escape heading. Because the robot’s yaw control was turned off, we showed that these yaw rotations result from passive, translation-induced aerodynamic ...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Karasek, M., Muijres, F. T., De Wagter, C., Remes, B. D. W., de Croon, G. C. H. E. Tags: Engineering reports Source Type: news

Heart attack - eat just one of this 18p fruit a day to slash myocardial infarction risk
HEART attack risk could be lowered by making some small diet or lifestyle changes. Lower your risk of deadly myocardial infarction pain by adding more of this cheap fruit to your daily routine. It could lower your blood pressure and get rid of harmful cholesterol. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A healthy, organic diet lowers your risk of cancer by a whopping 65%
According to a recent study by the University of Florida, a healthy organic diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables and dairy can help lower your cancer risk by 65 percent. The study also states that avoiding tobacco can help lower your risk of developing kidney cancer.09/10/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - September 10, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

4 Habits That Lead to Better Food Choices
MONDAY, Sept. 10, 2018 -- The choices you make every day, both big and small, influence your weight and your health. For instance, do you grab coffee and a donut for breakfast or opt for yogurt with fresh fruit? Understanding why you make the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High blood pressure - 95p tropical fruit could lower hypertension risk
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. Reduce your chances of hypertension symptoms by eating more of this tropical fruit, that ’s been dubbed “the apple of the tropics”. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The anti-depressive effects of the chili pepper
(Natural News) Research has found that chili pepper (Capsicum annuum) possesses anti-depressive properties, which makes it a promising treatment for depression. The study, published in the European Journal of Medicinal Plants, aimed to determine the antidepressant potential of methanol fruit extract of chili pepper in mice. Researchers from Kaduna State University in Nigeria used three... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruit salsa and sweet chips
Fresh fruit and cinnamon put a new twist on chips and salsa. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mangabeira found to have remarkable anti-inflammatory activity
(Natural News) Researchers from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil looked at the anti-inflammatory properties and bioactive compounds of the aqueous extract of the fruits of mangabeira (Hancornia speciosa Gomes). In their study, which was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, they suggested that mangabeira could be used to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French Fries Are The No. 1 Vegetable Toddlers Eat, Study Says
ARLINGTON, Va. (CBS Local) — A new study shows major gaps in food choices in youngster’s diets. More than 27 percent of young children do not consume a single discrete serving of vegetables on any given day, according to the Feeding Infants and Toddlers Study. Among the vegetables toddlers do eat — French fries are the no. 1 vegetable consumed. According to the study, after a child turns one their food choices tend to change as they eat more family foods. By age two, many children have preferences and eating habits that will last their lifetime — and that’s why health experts want parents...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Offbeat Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Bitter melon is used by many traditional healers to relieve gastrointestinal symptoms and stimulate menstruation
(Natural News) Contrary to its name, the bitter melon is, in fact, sweet for your health. Bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is an herbaceous annual vine that has fragrant yellow flowers and produces an elongated fruit that is harvested for food while immature. The oblong fruit resembles a wrinkly cucumber with white or green skin, which gradually turns... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists analyze the antioxidant properties of the pepper fruit tree
(Natural News) Extracts from the pepper fruit tree (Dennettia tripetala) have been found to have antifungal, insecticidal, and anti-inflammatory properties. In a study that was published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers investigated the potential of essential oils from the plant’s unripe (UFO) and ripe (RFO) fruit as an antibacterial and antioxidant... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Eat this fruit if you’re feeling bloated after last night’s dinner
STOMACH bloating is usually caused by excess gas triggered by the consumption of certain foods. But high sodium intake can also be the culprit. If this is the case, eating a certain fruit can help you get rid of your bloated tummy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reverse smoking damage with fresh apples and tomatoes: Study finds they repair lung tissue and slow aging of the lungs
(Natural News) It’s a known fact that smoking adversely affects the body, particularly the lungs. However, a study discovered a way to reverse the damage caused by smoking. In particular, a diet rich in fresh fruits, such as tomatoes and apples could repair lung tissue and slow the natural aging process of the lungs. A team of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One in four people at risk due to lack of exercise
WHO report estimates 1.4bn are inactive Related items fromOnMedica Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg Scotland reveals target of halving child obesity by 2030 Even athletes can ’t outrun the effects of a bad diet Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Overweight teens more likely to have severe liver disease later (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - September 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cheaper, easier access to fruits and veggies key to college students eating better
(American Osteopathic Association) A benefit-oriented approach to nutrition increases college students' willingness to consume fruits and vegetables, yet the availability and cost of healthy food on campus are critical to changing their eating habits, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prickly pear shows strong potential as an alternative treatment for diabetes
(Natural News) Prickly pear, which belongs to the cactus genus Opuntia, has flat, jointed, or segmented pads called cladodes (or nopales in Spanish). The plant bears pear-shaped fruits, called tunas, that mature on the cactus pads in early fall. Prickly pear is easy to cultivate since the pads can be removed from the plant and replanted to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi:China-Malawi Ties Bearing Fruits, Says Mutharika - President Visits Malawian Doctors and Nurses in Shaanxi
[Nyasa Times] President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika has said he is pleased to note that his government's bold decision some years ago to establish diplomatic ties with the People's Republic of China (PRC) is bearing desired fruits. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Exotic fruit may help fight obesity
An Amazonian fruit called camu camu may offer a new way to tackle obesity. Rich in phytochemicals, the fruit may also benefit the microbiome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Sea buckthorn oil can promote liver health and decrease the storage of body fat
(Natural News) Lesser known fruits and plants have been gradually taking the spotlight in alternative medicine as natural remedies to various health conditions and improving overall nutrition. One study focused on sea buckthorn oil and how it can affect the body when added to a diet. Fatty acids are primarily energy sources and membrane constituents... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using rowan fruit powder to make gluten free bread increases nutritional value and antimicrobial activity
(Natural News) Rowans aren’t just ornamental plants; they can also be used to improve gluten-free breads. According to a team of researchers from various Russian institutions, adding rowan to bread significantly enhances its nutritional profile, and makes it less prone to spoilage. For the purposes of the study,which has been published in Agronomy Research, the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vegetable and fruit intake and injurious falls risk in older women: a prospective cohort study - Sim M, Blekkenhorst LC, Lewis JR, Bondonno CP, Devine A, Zhu K, Woodman RJ, Prince RL, Hodgson JM.
This study examined the associations of vegetable and fruit intake with falls-related hospitalisations in a prospective cohort study of elderly women (n 1429... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Amazonian fruit improves insulin sensitivity
Mice fed an extract of a fruit which only grows in the amazon, show improved glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity, according to research published inGut. Science Alert (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - August 31, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Undeniable truth: Pesticide residues on non-organic produce much higher than previously thought
(Natural News) If you’re still not making a conscious effort to seek out organic produce, you’ll probably reconsider after you hear the results of some recent fruit sample testing. The presence of pesticides on conventionally grown produce is expected, but the extent of the contamination the tests revealed is shocking. According to tests carried out... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Trendy Amazonian berry camu camu could boost weight loss by up to 50%
Researchers from Laval University, Qu ébec, found that when camu camu extract is given to mice fed a high-fat, high-sugar diet, the rodents gained 50 per cent less weight than those not eating the fruit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adopting Mediterranean diet in old age can prolong life, study suggests
People aged 65 or older who adhere to diet rich in fish, nuts and fresh vegetables have 25% lower risk of death, study findsIt ’s been touted as the recipe for a healthy life, preventing all manner of ills. Now researchers say a Mediterranean diet still offers benefits in older age and could reduce the risk of death.While somewhatnebulous in specific makeup, the diet is typically said to be rich in fish, nuts, fresh vegetables, olive oil and fruit.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Health Ageing Society Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diets May Not Be Healthy in the Long Run, Study Says
New research suggests that low-carb diets may not be the best way to achieve long-term health. Research presented Tuesday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Germany found that diets very low in carbohydrates may raise individuals’ risks of premature death over time. “The message seems to be clear,” wrote study co-author Maciej Banach, president of the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute, in an email to TIME. “We should avoid diets with extremely low and very low levels of carbohydrates,” specifically those that draw less than 26% of daily calorie intake fr...
Source: TIME: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Olive Oil May Be Better For Men Than Viagra, Study Claims
GREECE (CBS Local) – A new study on sexual health may have a lot of men running to their favorite Italian restaurant tonight. According to scientists in Greece, olive oil may be better than Viagra when it comes to boosting sexual performance. The study, published by the University of Athens, examined over 600 men and found that an olive oil-rich diet cut the risk of erectile dysfunction by up to 40 percent. The men, who had an average age of 67, switched to a Mediterranean-style diet which focused on eating fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts, and replaced all butter with olive oil. Patients also reduced the amo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Offbeat Chris Melore Local TV Men's Health Olive Oil talkers Viagra Source Type: news

Why the Indian olive is one of the best superfoods of all
(Natural News) The olive tree (Olea ferruginea Royle) is one of the most important fruit trees in the world. It has been known for treating infectious diseases. Researchers at University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan provided scientific evidence of the beneficial properties of the olive plant. For the study, the researchers looked at... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Amazonian fruit prevents obesity in overfed mice
(Universit é Laval) An extract of camu camu -- a fruit native to the Amazon -- prevents obesity in mice fed a diet rich in sugar and fat, say researchers at Universit é Laval and the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Research Centre. The discovery, which was recently published in the scientific journal Gut, suggests that camu camu phytochemicals could play a leading role in the fight against obesity and metabolic disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Guiding flight: The fruit fly's celestial compass
(California Institute of Technology) Fruit flies use the sun to avoid flying in circles, according to new research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mediterranean diet linked to sex in later life
Consuming plenty of olive oil, vegetables, fruit, fish and beans cuts the risk of erectile dysfunction by 40 per cent, a study has found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vascular dementia - £2 fruit snack could lower brain condition risk
VASCULAR dementia symptoms include memory loss, difficulty concentrating, or having slow thoughts. But you could lower your risk of the brain condition by adding this cheap fruit snack to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modified citrus pectin is a powerful weapon against prostate cancer
(Natural News) Here’s more reason to like citrus fruits. Modified citrus pectin (MCP) has been found by numerous studies to have the ability to block galectin-3 (Gal-3), a naturally occurring molecule which, in large quantities, could raise your risk for serious health conditions, including heart disease and prostate cancer. Gal-3 and cancer You have Gal-3... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Where would we 'bee' without pollinators?
Without pollinators there would be no strawberries, apples and chocolate. At this weekend's Bee Festival at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden people will be able to find out how they can help bees and other vital pollinators or learn about growing fruit and vegetables. The Festival will also celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Avon Beekeepers Association Annual Honey Show. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - August 29, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Public engagement; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Biological Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Advice to limit dairy should be reconsidered
Only milk appears to increase the risk of coronary heart disease, other dairy products protect against cerebrovascular events Related items fromOnMedica Scotland reveals plans to cut impact of type 2 diabetes Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg CCGs must focus more on foot care Genetic tendency to obesity no barrier to weight management High-quality carbs and unsaturated fats lower heart risks (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 29, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Watermelons have a cooling effect on the body and are great for those who are dehydrated or suffering from edema
(Natural News) Did you know that aside from helping you stay hydrated, juicy and fresh watermelon can also help treat various health conditions? The largest edible fruit grown in the U.S., the watermelon is native to the Kalahari Desert in Africa. The fruit has various minerals and vitamins like beta-carotene, potassium, and vitamins A, C, and B-6. Additionally,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news