From Almond Biscotti to "Crack" Nuts: 16 Easy Recipes for Nut Lovers
Nuts are a great way to add flavor, protein and crunch to your cooking. From salads to sweets, these recipes make the very most of nuts. 1. Almond Biscotti Hands-down, my favorite biscotti recipe. Adapted from Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, they are everything good biscotti should be: buttery, lightly sweet and crunchy but not tooth-shattering. GET THE RECIPE 2. Amish-Style Baked Oatmeal with Apples, Raisins & Walnuts Baked oatmeal is a comforting Amish breakfast casserole with a consistency similar to bread pudding. There are endless variations — the recipe is easily adapted with whatever fruits and nuts you have on...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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After hot dogs and sweets, grapes are the third most common cause of food-related choking, a report concludes. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Drowning, Suffocation Source Type: news

Farmers Supported Trump. His Proposals Have Them Thinking Again
When President Donald Trump was elected last fall, it was with an apparent majority of the nation’s farmers behind him. But now, three weeks since Trump’s inauguration, some of those farmers appear to be having second thoughts. Dairy farmers and fruit and vegetable growers, both of whom rely heavily on an immigrant workforce to harvest their goods, are expressing fears that Trump’s promise to up immigration enforcement and build a border wall with Mexico could eliminate much of its workforce. Commodity farmers are also concerned that a 20-percent import tax on Mexican goods ― an idea the Trump admi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't want Alzheimer's? Eat grapes twice a day
Consuming grapes for just six months also helped to boost memory, according to research funded by the California Table Grape Commission - designed to expand markets for fresh Californian grapes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia diet cure: Eating a handful of THESE could protect against disease
DEMENTIA is caused when the brain is damaged by diseases. However, scientists have revealed eating a handful of grapes, could protect against decline in some areas of the brain. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pilot study highlights role of grapes in preventing Alzheimer's disease
(Romano& Associates, LLC) Consuming grapes twice a day for six months protected against significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain in a study of people with early memory decline. Low metabolic activity in these areas of the brain is a hallmark of early stage Alzheimer's disease. Study results showed a grape-enriched diet protected against the decline of metabolic activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Corralling stink bugs could lead to better wine
To wine makers, stink bugs are more than a nuisance. These tiny pests can hitch rides on grapes going through the wine making process, releasing stress compounds that can foul the smell and taste of the finished product. Now scientists report the threshold of stink bugs per grape cluster that will impact the integrity of the wine. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 25, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Corralling stink bugs could lead to better wine
(American Chemical Society) To wine makers, stink bugs are more than a nuisance. These tiny pests can hitch rides on grapes going through the wine making process, releasing stress compounds that can foul the smell and taste of the finished product. Now, in a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, scientists report the threshold of stink bugs per grape cluster that will impact the integrity of the wine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 25, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

In Your 30s? Here's How To Manage Your Body's Changing Hormones
During your 30s, levels of key muscle-building hormones, including growth hormone and testosterone, begin to decline. As a result, you may start losing muscle, which can slow your metabolism and lead to weight gain.Try this: Pile on the protein. “My research has found that eating more protein, especially between meals and after exercise, can build muscle mass, helping reverse the decline in metabolism,”says Caroline Apovian, MD, an endocrinologist and professor of medicine at Boston University Medical School. She recommends getting up to one and a half grams per kilogram of body weight daily (so about 95 grams ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Urine Test Could Measure How Healthy Your Diet Is
How healthy is your diet? The most specific answer you could probably muster might be something like “pretty healthy” or “not really that healthy.” But now, a new urine test provides a more specific and reliable answer to that question, according to a small new study. The test detects and measures the levels of certain biological markers that are created when foods such as meat, fruit and vegetables are broken down by the body after a person eats them, the researchers found. [7 Foods You Can Overdose On] These markers can more objectively indicate whether a person eats a healthy diet — for exa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Urine Test Could Measure How Healthy Your Diet Is
How healthy is your diet? The most specific answer you could probably muster might be something like “pretty healthy” or “not really that healthy.” But now, a new urine test provides a more specific and reliable answer to that question, according to a small new study. The test detects and measures the levels of certain biological markers that are created when foods such as meat, fruit and vegetables are broken down by the body after a person eats them, the researchers found. [7 Foods You Can Overdose On] These markers can more objectively indicate whether a person eats a healthy diet — for exa...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Common crop chemical leaves bees susceptible to deadly viruses
A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops -- such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits -- to boost the performance of pesticides, makes honey bee larvae significantly more susceptible to a deadly virus, according to researchers. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Common crop chemical leaves bees susceptible to deadly viruses
(Penn State) A chemical that is thought to be safe and is, therefore, widely used on crops -- such as almonds, wine grapes and tree fruits -- to boost the performance of pesticides, makes honey bee larvae significantly more susceptible to a deadly virus, according to researchers at Penn State and the US Department of Agriculture. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 16, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

If We're Going To Change The World, Living Off The Grid Isn't Enough
When author Mark Sundeen set out to write his latest book, he thought he would be telling a story of Americans living off the grid, eschewing conveniences like electricity and cellphones for “the simple life.” But it wasn’t long before Sundeen began to question his premise. Decamping to the countryside and living off the land, he suspected, was neither as straightforward nor as revolutionary as Americans daydreaming of tiny houses, solar panels and vegetable gardens might think. Rather than looking for people avoiding the institutions they abhorred, he decided to seek people actively working to create new...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risks Are Serious When Parents Don't Cut Small Fruits for Children Risks Are Serious When Parents Don't Cut Small Fruits for Children
Children under age 5 could choke on grapes and similarly-shaped foods, and parents should cut them in half or quarters to reduce the risk, Scottish doctors say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news