First Dutch bananas could help tackle worldwide fungal threat
University grows 60 plants on coco peat and rock wool, avoiding soil-borne diseaseA Dutch university has grown the Netherlands ’ first crop of bananas as part of a research programme that could help protect the fruit from a deadly fungus that threatens production worldwide.Wageningen University grew 60 banana plants in its greenhouses on coco peat and rock wool, avoiding the threat of a soil-borne fungal disease that could destroy hundreds of thousands of hectares of banana plants around the world,local media reported. The crop will be offered to local hospitals and restaurants.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Jon Henley Tags: Food science Netherlands Europe World news Source Type: news

Four dried fruits found to be low on glycemic index and a possible food source for people with diabetes
(Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media)
Source: St. Michael's Hospital News and Media - December 11, 2018 Category: Hospital Management Tags: Hospital News Source Type: news

Flour, frozen fruit get increased subsidies in major Nutrition North update
Diapers, macaroni, spaghetti, dried beans and frozen french fries are among the new items now going to be subsidized under the Nutrition North program, the federal government announced in Iqaluit Monday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/North Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - 30p fruit you should eat after dinner to prevent trapped wind
STOMACH bloating could be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could lower your risk of trapped wind pain and tummy aches by eating this fruit after your dinner every day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Compounds found in guava observed to display potent anticancer activity
(Natural News) Guava is more than just a delicious tropical fruit. In regions where it is grown, it is also recognized as a potent medicinal plant. One study confirms that guava possesses powerful natural compounds, some of which give the fruits anti-cancer effects. The researchers tested various extracts of guava (methanol, hexane, and chloroform) on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Gut Bomb
Microbial species living in a fruit fly gut interact with one another and influence the insect's health and longevity in the process. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 10, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

South Africa: Plant, Pick, Pack - Finding Mpumalanga's Missing Fruit Pickers
[Bhekisisa] In this province, the agricultural and mining sectors draw thousands of workers each year - and then they disappear. Here's why we need to find them. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 10, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study finds four dried fruits have lower glycemic index (GI) than white bread
(St. Michael's Hospital) People with diabetes and followers of diets based on the glycemic index (GI) can enjoy dried fruits knowing they do not cause a blood sugar spike compared to starchy foods such as white bread, suggests a study published in the journal Nutrition and Diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 10, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Kiwis can safely and naturally ease chronic constipation
(Natural News) The sweet and creamy kiwifruit has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries because of its ability to promote proper digestion. This knowledge encouraged researchers to explore the fruit’s potential as a natural remedy for gastrointestinal problems such as chronic constipation, which affects more than 20 percent of the American population. Constipation... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Drinking orange juice could slash your risk of dementia by 50 per cent, study finds
Major research in Boston followed 28,000 men's diets and brain health for two decades. The antioxidants in fruit and veg can help protect the brain from oxidative stress, the authors said. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: The breakfast fruit that ‘beats bloating’ and could prevent trapped wind
STOMACH bloating could be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could also lower your risk of trapped wind and tummy pain by adding this breakfast fruit to your diet. It could “beat bloating” and prevent the condition from coming back. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How fruit flies ended up in our fruit bowls
(Lund University) Fruit flies can be a scourge in our homes, but to date no-one has known how they became our uninvited lodgers. For decades, researchers have searched for their origins and now a Swedish-American research team has succeeded. They have also discovered that fruit flies in the wild are far more picky than their domesticated counterparts, a factor that long ago probably prompted the flies to move in with people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 7, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

More evidence fruits and greens can be good for the brain
(Reuters Health) - - Middle-aged men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables may be lowering their odds of cognitive problems as they get on in years, compared to peers who don't consume these foods very often, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Papayas can be used to reduce inflammation across your entire body
(Natural News) Papayas (Carica papaya) are sweet tropical fruits that are full of antioxidants. According to researchers, the beneficial fruits may also have antidiabetic and anti-inflammatory properties. Papayas are commonly used in traditional medicine. However, due to recent discoveries about their various health benefits, modern pharmaceutical industries have decided to look into the possible medicinal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Three quarters of a Quebec population fall short of healthy eating guidelines
(Elsevier) In a web-based study reported in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, more than three quarters of French-speaking adults in Quebec, Canada, fall short of meeting current dietary guidelines regarding consumption of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, sodium, and saturated fats. The authors recommend stronger, more impactful actions to support everyone in adopting healthier dietary habits to reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Six grain hot cereal
Make a big batch of this cereal on the weekend and reheat all week. Top with fruit or yogurt to add natural sweetness. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network ? just in time for you to try over the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 6, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Are Eggs Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Eggs dominate the menus of all sorts of breakfast spots, from fast-food chains to organic cafes. But the humble egg comes with a lot of questions: Will eggs raise your cholesterol? Should you order an egg-white omelet or embrace the yolks? And what about organic eggs — are they really more nutritious? Whether you eat them every day or just occasionally, there’s plenty to learn about how to incorporate eggs into a healthy diet. Here, dietitians weigh in on what you need to know about nutrition in eggs. Are eggs healthy? Nutrition experts agree that the protein and vitamins in eggs make them a healthy option. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Are Eggs Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Eggs dominate the menus of all sorts of breakfast spots, from fast-food chains to organic cafes. But the humble egg comes with a lot of questions: Will eggs raise your cholesterol? Should you order an egg-white omelet or embrace the yolks? And what about organic eggs — are they really more nutritious? Whether you eat them every day or just occasionally, there’s plenty to learn about how to incorporate eggs into a healthy diet. Here, dietitians weigh in on what you need to know about nutrition in eggs. Are eggs healthy? Nutrition experts agree that the protein and vitamins in eggs make them a healthy option. &ld...
Source: TIME: Health - December 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

A delicious fruit that benefits diabetics: Bush grape
(Natural News) Grapes are inarguably the most popular members of the Vitaceae family, thanks to its economic value and multiple health benefits. However, that doesn’t mean that other species of plants under the Vitaceae family are less than grapes, especially in terms of health benefits. A study led by researchers from Haluoleo University and Indonesian Muslim University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A delicious fruit that benefits diabetics: The bush grape
(Natural News) Grapes are inarguably the most popular members of the Vitaceae family, thanks to its economic value and multiple health benefits. However, that doesn’t mean that other species of plants under the Vitaceae family are less than grapes, especially in terms of health benefits. A study led by researchers from Haluoleo University and Indonesian Muslim University of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here ’s One Simple Way You Can Start Eating Healthier
People are drinking less soda than they used to. But in nearly every other way, the typical American diet hasn’t improved in a very long time. “If you look at how we’re eating—the quality of our diets—it’s been pretty constant over a number of decades,” says Dr. Stephen Juraschek, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. Americans still eat too much red meat, too many refined grains and too much protein. “The average American already consumes more than enough protein, but people are still seeking out more,&r...
Source: TIME: Health - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

How microbial interactions shape our lives
(Carnegie Institution for Science) The interactions that take place between the species of microbes living in the gastrointestinal system often have large and unpredicted effects on health, according to new work from a team led by Carnegie's Will Ludington. Working with fruit flies, the team found that the interactions that take place between the microbial populations are as important to a fly's physiology as which individual species are present. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the breakfast fruit you should eat everyday to avoid hypertension
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. One of the best ways to lower your chances of hypertension symptoms or signs is to eat more of this breakfast fruit, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To detect new odors, fruit fly brains improve on a well-known computer algorithm
(Salk Institute) It might seem like fruit flies would have nothing in common with computers, but new research from the Salk Institute reveals that the two identify novel information in similar ways. The work, which appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on December 3, 2018, not only sheds light on an important neurobiological problem--how organisms detect new odors--but could also improve algorithms for novelty detection in computer science. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mangoes are powerful natural antidepressants, scientists discover
(Natural News) Mangoes (Mangifera indica), which are abundant in tropical countries, are famous for their sweet and juicy fruits but these aren’t the only good parts of the plant. Their bark is also useful because of the many health benefits that it provides. A study conducted by researchers from the University of Lagos in Nigeria showed that extracts from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fructose link to diabetes may be different for sodas than fruit
(Reuters Health) - - Sodas sweetened with fructose may have a greater impact on risk factors for diabetes than whole fruits that are natural sources of fructose, a research review suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More Fruits and Veggies in Midlife May Preserve Cognition More Fruits and Veggies in Midlife May Preserve Cognition
Higher intake of fruit, vegetables, and juice in midlife is associated with better long-term cognition, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fruits, Veggies in Midlife May Preserve Cognition
More Fruits and Veggies in Midlife May Preserve Cognition (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

MDI Biological Laboratory scientist receives scientific innovation award
(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) Vicki P. Losick, Ph.D., has been named the inaugural recipient of an award from the William Procter Scientific Innovation Fund. The award will support her research at the MDI Biological Laboratory on age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in older people. Losick will establish a fruit fly model for AMD that she will use to study the genetics underlying the disease, and potentially to test for interventions to prevent or reverse it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A form of vitamin E derived from annato can lessen your risk of bone loss due to diabetes
(Natural News) Studies have shown that tocotrienols may help inhibit bone loss and regulate blood sugar levels. The tocotrienols used in the studies were derived from the red-orange tropical fruit known as annatto. The first study, which was published in the journal Bone and conducted by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia researchers, revealed that mice supplemented with annatto... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruit flies can transmit their sexual preferences culturally
(CNRS) Researchers from the CNRS and universit é Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier (UT3) show that fruit flies possess all of the cognitive capacities needed to culturally transmit their sexual preferences across generations. The study, published on November 30, 2018 in Science, provides the first experimental toolbox for studying the existence of animal cultures, thereby opening up an entire field of research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fruits, Veggies, Orange Juice May Protect Men's Memory
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 -- Higher consumption of vegetables and fruits is associated with lower odds of future memory loss in men, according to a study published online Nov. 21 in Neurology. Changzheng Yuan, Sc.D., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Best supplements for weight loss - the 5p a day fruit capsules to prevent weight gain
WEIGHT LOSS supplements could help overweight or obese patients with their diet plans. You could lose weight and prevent weight gain by adding these cheap fruit supplements to your daily routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer - the one fruit you should eat every day to prevent lung cancer
HOW to live longer: You could avoid an early death by eating a healthy, balanced diet, and by doing regular exercise. You could lower your risk of deadly lung cancer symptoms by adding this cheap fruit to your daily routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lychee fruit found to be a natural remedy for gastric ulcers
(Natural News) Lychees (Litchi chinensis) are a tropical fruit with a sweet and flowery flavor. It contains antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. However, according to one study, the fruit can also potentially prevent and treat gastroesophageal inflammatory diseases like acute reflux esophagitis (RE) and gastric ulcer (GU). The study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, utilized animal models to see... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get a vitamin C boost with the "power fruit" camu camu
(Natural News) Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful nutrient that can boost your immune system and improve your overall health. According to Derek Henry, Healing the Body’s founder and creator of the THRIVE Online Health Program, camu camu (Myrciaria dubia) is one of the most potent sources of vitamin C. In the video below, which was uploaded on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scripps Research scientists decode mechanism of remembering -- and forgetting
(Scripps Research Institute) A team at Scripps Research has shown for the first time the physiological mechanism by which a memory is formed and then subsequently forgotten. The research, which was done in fruit flies, looked at the synaptic changes that occur during learning and forgetting. The investigators found that a single dopamine neuron can drive both the learning and forgetting process. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study suggests eating more lycopene-rich foods to prevent nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
(Natural News) Lycopene, a compound found in a number of fruits and vegetables, can help address the symptoms of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), proving just how important these foods are to living a full and healthy life. Excessive fat has far-reaching repercussions on your health. You may be familiar with the role it plays... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Camu camu found to speed up metabolism and reduce weight gain
(Natural News) Camu camu is already a fantastic superfood, but research has found more to love from the exotic fruit from the Amazon. According to a study in the journal Gut, the fruit can be used to help fight obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Camu camu is rich in nutrients that are good for the gut. It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Citrate-based biomaterial fuels bone healing with less rejection
(Penn State) A material based on a natural product of bones and citrus fruit, called citrate, provides the extra energy that stem cells need to form new bone tissue, according to a team of Penn State bioengineers. Their new understanding of the mechanism that allows citrate to aid in bone regeneration will help the researchers develop slow-release, biodegradable, citrate-releasing scaffolds to act as bone-growth templates to speed up healing in the body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Your go-to guide to the best low-carb fruits to eat while on the keto diet
(Natural News) While the ketogenic (keto) diet was originally designed for individuals with neurological diseases such as epilepsy, it has now become a popular diet among people who want to lose weight effectively. But did you know that this diet requires you to eat low-carb fruits? The proper ratio of fruits and vegetables Since the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Enjoy your meals: Taking pleasure in what you eat is good for your diet and overall health
(Natural News) The typical health advice for the average American includes suggestions to eat more fruits and vegetables and to consume less saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. But according to an article by Alissa Rumsey, which was published on U.S. News, following “fun” health advice from other countries could be better for your overall health.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maqui berry is an underreported superfood – it shows scientific promise for lowering your blood sugar levels
(Natural News) Maqui berries (Aristotelia chilensis) are considered to be one of the lesser-known superfoods. However, these dark berries come with potent antioxidant and anti-diabetes properties. A Natural Health 365 article shed light on these nutritious fruits, which can rein in blood sugar spikes associated with diabetes. High levels of blood sugar can damage the entire... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here are the healthiest fruits you can eat that are low in sugar
(Natural News) Fruits are, hands down, some of the best sources of vital nutrients on the planet. Some are even classified as superfoods because of their downright impressive nutritional profile. But when you take their sugar content into account, you will realize that not all fruits are created equal. Some contain far too much of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Women who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of breast cancer
(Natural News) Statistics indicate that breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women. While death rates from this deadly disease have been steadily decreasing in most Western countries, a breast cancer diagnosis remains both terrifying and dangerous. Medical experts advise regular screening, lifestyle changes and a healthy diet as the best ways to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure - the 85p fruit that could prevent hypertension
HIGH blood pressure risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent hypertension symptoms and signs by adding this cheap fruit to your daily routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Men who eat lots of fruits and vegetables have less memory loss
Consumption of orange juice, certain vegetables, leafy greens, and berry fruits is tied to less memory loss in a large group of men followed for 26 years. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the £1 ‘superfood’ fruit to prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. You could prevent high blood sugar symptoms and signs by eating more of this cheap ‘superfood’ fruit. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sweetened drinks greater risk for poor glycaemic control
Food source as well as energy content seem to play role in effect of fructose-containing sugars in diet Related items fromOnMedica Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD Night shifts worsen diabetes risk for unhealthy women Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Diabetes risk lower with high intake of fruit and veg (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 22, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Long-Term Diet of Vegetables, Fruit Tied to Less Memory Loss in Men
(MedPage Today) -- Intake in middle and late adulthood made the difference, regardless of recent eating patterns (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - November 21, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news