Why Ultra-Processed Foods Are So Bad for You
Most people recognize that a nutritious diet promotes a healthy life, but navigating the wide range of options at your grocery store isn’t always straightforward—especially when so many foods are advertised as healthy (but aren’t). A growing number of recent studies have raised health concerns about a certain type of food that most Americans eat: ultra-processed foods. One such study, published in November 2022 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, concluded that these foods likely contributed to about 10% of deaths among people 30 to 69 years old in Brazil in 2019. Other studies—includin...
Source: TIME: Health - January 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition Evergreen healthscienceclimate Wellbeing Source Type: news

A nutritionist shares the'underrated' longevity food she eats every day to boost her immune system
Looking for a healthy, inexpensive protein that can boost your immune system and help you live longer? Grab some legumes the next time you're at the grocery store. According to a 2022 study published in the journal PLOS Medicine, swapping out red meats and processed foods for legumes, whole…#americancancersociety #phenolic #nyulangonehealth #lentil #dietitian #creamyhummus #newyorkcity #americandiabetesassociation #americanheartassociation #lima (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Who wants to live to 100 on a diet of lentil and broccoli slurry? Mostly rich men | Gaby Hinsliff
Instead of searching for the key to immortality, what if we tried to make people ’s lives better in the here and now?Shortly after waking, Bryan Johnson drinks a murky concoction involving olive oil, cocoa flavanols and something derived from algae. Breakfast will be a blended green slurry of lentils, broccoli and mushrooms, with lunch and dinner not much different.The 45-year-old American entrepreneur is religious about his sleep, follows a strict workout regime, monitors the performance of his vital organs using hospital-grade medical equipment, and suggests to his social – media followers that deviating from what he...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Gaby Hinsliff Tags: Ageing Health Science Society Source Type: news

Ask DR KAYE: Why do foods such as lentils make me feel much calmer? 
Today's reader asked DR KAYE whether altering their diet could improve their mental health and make them feel calmer. The reader also wants to know is there any more food they could try. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Hospitalizations, Illnesses Reported From Daily Harvest Crumbles
MONDAY, July 18, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says nearly 100 people have now been hospitalized and hundreds have become ill in at least 26 states after consuming a lentil-based product from Daily Harvest. The fallout is mounting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 18, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Hospitalizations, Illnesses From Daily Harvest Crumbles
MONDAY, July 18, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says nearly 100 people have now been hospitalized and hundreds have become ill in at least 26 states after consuming a lentil-based product from Daily Harvest. The fallout is mounting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 18, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil Crumbles
FRIDAY, July 1, 2022 -- Fallout is mounting for the food delivery service Daily Harvest, which has voluntarily recalled a frozen food product suspected of sickening hundreds of customers in at least 26 states. The company said it had received nearly... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How Changing Your Diet Could Have a Major Impact on Managing Lupus Symptoms
After Jewell Singletary was diagnosed with lupus, she developed rheumatoid arthritis as well—a common pairing, since both are autoimmune conditions—and had to use a cane to navigate her college campus. When she graduated, the now 38-year-old New Jersey resident decided to be more focused on supporting her health, in an effort to maintain her mobility as she began her career. She started in the kitchen. First to be tossed were sugary drinks, fried foods, and highly processed options, she says. Once she eliminated them, it didn’t take long before she could discard one more important item: her cane. [time-br...
Source: TIME: Health - June 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elizabeth Millard Tags: Uncategorized Diet & Nutrition freelance healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

The Truth About Common Digestive Health Fears
Everyone experiences digestive problems now and then, and they’re nobody’s idea of a good time. In a survey of nearly 72,000 adults in the U.S., 61% reported having had at least one gastrointestinal (GI) symptom over the previous week, and within that group, 58% said they’d had two or more GI symptoms over the past week, according to a study in a 2018 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Because symptoms like constipation, heartburn, and abdominal pain are generally vague and often don’t have an obvious cause, those suffering tend to fear the worst. “People get very concerned abo...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stacey Colino Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Swapping out red meat for a diet rich in lentils and nuts could add DECADE to your life
Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway recommend eating more legumes, grains and nuts - all of which lower cholesterol and are packed with vitamins, and minerals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Legumes research gets flexitarian pulses racing with farming guidance
Plant more bean-like crops in Europe and consider ‘healthy diet transition’ to beat climate crisis, say scientistsAdding the likes of peas, lentils, beans, and chickpeas to your diet, and farming more of them, could result in more nutritious and effective food production with large environmental benefits, scientists have found.Researchers calculated a “nutritional density” unit for different types of crops. They found that swapping cereals for leguminous plants in European crop rotations provided more nutrient-rich produce for both animal and human consumption. Thanks to the way that legumes grow, it also reduced s...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sofia Quaglia Tags: Farming Agriculture Green deal and energy companies obligation (ECO) Diets and dieting Environment Health Science UK news World news Life and style Source Type: news

Crop rotations with beans and peas offer more sustainable and nutritious food production
(Frontiers) Adding more legumes, such as beans, peas and lentils, to European crop rotations could provide nutritional and environmental benefits, shows a recent study. The authors use a first-of-its-kind approach to show that the increased cultivation of legumes would deliver higher nutritional value at lower environmental and resource costs. This provides additional evidence for strategies to meet the European Union's urgent environmental targets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 13, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is a glycemic index diet?
The glycemic index is a system of assigning a number to carbohydrate-containing foods according to how much each food increases blood sugar. Examples of foods with low, middle and high glycemic index values include the following: Low: Green vegetables, most fruits, raw carrots, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils and bran breakfast cerealsMedium: Sweet corn; bananas; raw pineapple; raisins; oat breakfast [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

More than half of snacks marketed as healthy are high in fat, salt or sugar
Action on Salt assessed 119 snacks including lentil curls and chickpea chips, finding some to be saltier than seawaterMore than half of seemingly healthy snacks analysed by experts are high in fat, salt and/or sugar, prompting calls for more “honest” labelling.Action on Salt assessed 119 snacks, including dried/roasted pulses and processed pulse snacks such as lentil curls, chickpea chips and puffs, finding some to be saltier than seawater.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Haroon Siddique Tags: Snacks Health Food Sugar Society UK news Nutrition Science & wellbeing Life and style Source Type: news

Seeding the Ocean: Inside a Michelin-Starred Chef ’s Revolutionary Quest to Harvest Rice From the Sea
There are very few things that Ángel León hasn’t done with the fruits of the sea. In 2008, as a young, unknown chef, he took a loin from one fish and attached it to the loin of another, using collagen to bind the two proteins together. He called them hybrids and served them to unsuspecting diners at Aponiente, his restaurant in the southern Spanish port town of El Puerto de Santa María, just across the bay from Cádiz. He discovered that fish eyes, cooked at 55°C in a thermal circulator until the gelatin collapsed, made excellent thickening agents for umami-rich sauces. Next he found th...
Source: TIME: Science - January 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Matt Goulding Tags: Uncategorized climate change feature longform Magazine Source Type: news