Medical News Today: Peas and beans: Can they improve heart health?
A new analysis concludes that eating more legumes may reduce heart disease risk. However, according to the authors, the evidence is not of high quality. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Legumes boost heart health, according to new review study
(Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) Consuming beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Global Economy of Pulses: Impressive Gains and the Way Forward
By Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas RawalROME, Nov 14 2019 (IPS) Pulses are highly nutritious and their consumption is associated with many health benefits. They are rich in proteins and minerals, high in fibre and have a low fat content. Pulses are produced by plants of the Leguminosae family. These plants have root nodules that absorb inert nitrogen from soil air and convert it into biologically useful ammonia, a process referred to as biological nitrogen fixation. Consequently, the pulse crops do not need any additional nitrogen as fertilizer and help reduce the requirement of fossil fuel-based chemical nitrogen fertili...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Boubaker Ben Belhassen and Vikas Rawal Tags: Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

The six foods to boost your metabolism - and help you lose weight
Acclaimed food scientist Dr Vincent Candrawinata has shared six foods that he says will kickstart weight loss, including lamb chops, coffee and peas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children choosing super veg such as kale and celeriac
Young children are more likely to eat vegetables according to a new survey, especially brightly coloured vegetables such as carrots, peas, sweetcorn and broccoli according to research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is YOUR child a picky eater? Offering youngsters three vegetables rather than just one may be key
Australian scientists looked at 32 children who consumed less than two servings of veggies a day. Some were exposed to just broccoli for five weeks, and others broccoli, courgette and peas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Rise of the Pea: How an Unassuming Legume Emerged as a Frontrunner in the Race to Replace Meat and Dairy
No one denies peas are nutritious. Whether they’re delicious—that’s debatable. But arguments over taste no longer matter because peas, specifically yellow peas, are being formulated into so many products, they’re unavoidable, and often invisible. As a crop, the pea has risen and fallen in favor, but today everyone seems to agree that it checks the box against the biggest problems plaguing the Earth: climate, food and health. From a sustainability standpoint, peas, in the legume family, do everything wheat, corn and soy don’t. They require less water, are drought tolerant, reduce the need for n...
Source: TIME: Science - August 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Larissa Zimberoff Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Try Yellow Peas for Protein Punch
TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 -- In the quest for more plant-based protein sources, yellow peas have been getting a lot of good press. And the number of packaged foods enhanced with this " pea protein " has tripled in the last few years. But dried split... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Dept. Issues Warning After Spike In Cases Of Foodborne Illness
BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued a warning after seeing a spike in cases of a foodborne illness called Cyclospora. There have been more than 100 cases since May 1, the majority of those falling in the greater Boston area. For comparison, there have been 18 to 33 cases in each of the last three years. The illness is caused by eating a parasite that has historically been linked to imported fresh produce, such as raspberries, basil, and snow peas. The DPH has not linked this outbreak with a particular food. “Individual cases are usually associated with travel to warmer countries ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Department Of Public Health Source Type: news

Scientists decode DNA secrets of world's toughest bean
(University of California - Riverside) UC Riverside scientists have decoded the genome of black-eyed peas, offering hope for feeding Earth's expanding population, especially as the climate changes. Understanding the genes responsible for the peas' drought and heat tolerance eventually could help make other crops tougher too. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Will.i.am health: TV judge discusses his behavioural disorder
WILL.I.AM is a musical genius who became a household name after his time in the pop band the Black Eyed peas. A man of many talents however, he went on to become the nation ’s favourite judge on ITV’s The Voice. Despite his growing success, the music legend has revealed a behavioural disorder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

will.i.am health: Music mogul on his battle with a behavioural disorder 
WILL.I.AM  catapulted to fame with his pop band the Black Eyed peas. Not content with conquering the world stage, he went on to become the nation’s favourite as a judge on ITV’s The Voice. It might come as a surprise to fans that he lives with a behavioural disorder.  (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will.i.am health: The Voice judge’s secret health battle that almost ended music career
Will.i.am has certainly made a name for himself in the music world storming the charts with his band, Black Eyed Peas. The music legend discusses his scary discovery when a constant ring in his head turned out to be tinnitus. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will.i.am health: The Voice judge discusses condition that nearly ruined his career
Will.i.am is a member of Black Eyed Peas and renowned now for his judging on The Voice and The Voice Kids. But many fans of the star may not know of his health battle with a condition that nearly threatened his musical career. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Should Health Experts Be On Twitter? Here's Why It Can Be Your Own Printing Press
[Bhekisisa] Public health officials and journalists are like two peas in a pot -- they need each other. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 7, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Leann Birch, Who Knew How to Get a Child to Eat Peas, Dies at 72
Her research into childhood nutrition and obesity shed new light on not just what children eat, but also why. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neil Genzlinger Tags: Birch, Leann L Deaths (Obituaries) Diet and Nutrition Children and Childhood Parenting Obesity Research Source Type: news

Improving the Lives of Millions of Mothers and Children
A group of farmers attend a field day on diversification for improved productivity and nutrition. Experts have recognised the agricultural sector’s special role in mitigating child and maternal under-nutrition in vulnerable groups through the increased availability of diversified diets. Credit: Friday Phiri/IPS By Friday PhiriPEMBA, Zambia, Apr 26 2019 (IPS) It is slightly after 3pm on a hot Wednesday afternoon in Chipata district, eastern Zambia, and a group of women are gathering for a meeting. It is Elizabeth Tembo’s turn to stand amongst the other mothers like herself and share key lessons on nutrition. It...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Friday Phiri Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Projects Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Nut Source Type: news

Botulism Outbreak Associated With Home-Canned Peas Botulism Outbreak Associated With Home-Canned Peas
This outbreak underscores the importance of educating home canners on safe home-canning practices to prevent botulism.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Kale Is One of the Most Contaminated Vegetables You Can Buy. Here ’s Why
Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes its Dirty Dozen list, which ranks the 12 pieces of produce that contain the highest amounts of pesticide residues. This year, one of the dirtiest fruits and vegetables turns out to be kale, occupying the third spot on the EWG’s list of most contaminated. Strawberries top the list, followed by spinach. (The full 2019 Dirty Dozen list, ranked from most contaminated to least, include strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.) The list is compiled from the results of regular testing done by t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

HEALTH NOTES: Eat greens... and baby will too!
A new study found that pregnant women who ate a diet rich in green vegetables such as leafy greens, green peppers, peas and Brussels sprouts had babies who enjoyed them too. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Botulism Outbreak Associated with Home-Canned Peas --- New York City, 2018
On June 6, 2018, at 1:30 p.m., the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene was notified of three related women who had arrived at a hospital 4 hours earlier for evaluation for acute nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, slurred speech, ptosis, thick-feeling tongue, and shortness of breath. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - March 14, 2019 Category: American Health Tags: Botulism MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Public Health Source Type: news

Spring Ahead With Spring Vegetables
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Celebrate spring with farm-fresh foods that usher in the season -- asparagus, peas and watercress. They're low in calories, have fresh flavor and are the perfect way to energize for warmer weather. Asparagus is the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Will.i.am health latest: The Voice judge’s painful health condition REVEALED
WILL.I.AM is best known for founding and being the lead member of hip hop group The Black Eyed Peas and his successful music career has now led him to begin a judge on ITV ’s The Voice. A few year ago he revealed his struggle with a particular health condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The woman who ‘is lucky to be alive’: 24-year-old has allergies to eggs, nuts, fish and peas
Emmeliegha Bodde said she has 'almost died a few times' due to allergies. The childminder, from Derby, is unable to work outside of her mothers house. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 High-Protein Foods That Are Healthier Than Beef
Americans are obsessed with protein. It’s touted as the cornerstone of any healthy diet, since it helps people feel full and builds muscle. But most Americans eat too much protein every day, according to federal estimates—and they’re going especially overboard with animal proteins, namely red meat. It’s becoming clear how big a problem excessive red-meat consumption can be for health. Research has found associations between diets heavy in red and processed meats and many chronic diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Red meat comes with high amounts of saturated fat, and proc...
Source: TIME: Health - January 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What foods help burn fat?
Foods that help people burn fat include split peas, chili peppers, coconut oil, and oily fish. Learn more about the best foods for burning fat, and how to add them to the diet, here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

French music producer donates all proceeds of his song, "I Want A Miracle" to the Kidney Cancer Association
French music producer Fred Rister details his battle with cancer in his latest single“I Want A Miracle.” The song opens with"I want a miracle, show me a sign/ 'Cause I don't feel ready now, to say goodbye." Rister released this song last March and is generously donating 100 percent of the proceeds to the Kidney Cancer Association for research. According to Rister, the song sheds a bit of hope to all of those fighting cancer. In a span of 30 years, he has battled cancer nine times. In 2009, he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. After years of undergoing immunotherapy and chemotherapy and ha...
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 12, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Why do people experience phantom rectum?
YouTube star Hannah Witton grills two people with stomas on life, love and popping undigested peas after having her colon removed. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

She Has Her Mother ’s Laugh by Carl Zimmer review – the latest thinking on heredity
What do we pass on from generation to generation? This deeply researched book explores the murky past of genetic research as well as its fast-moving presentGenealogy is apparently the second most searched subject on the internet … after the obvious. Now that we can map our genes, we want to know where we come from. Butheredity is not as simple as the passing on of traits from parents to offspring: mothers can acquire cells from their own children; race “is not a feature of the natural world beyond our social experience”; we can chop up DNA to replace the bits we don’t like; and a lot of those genea...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 31, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Katy Guest Tags: Science and nature books Culture Genetics Society books Source Type: news

A ridiculously easy guide to planting your own peanuts
(Natural News) If you like snacking on peanuts, you can grow some in your yard or even in a large pot. It may come as a surprise, but peanuts aren’t really nuts. Originating from South America, it’s technically a legume, and is related to peas and beans. Peanuts take about 120 days to mature. Peanuts can grow even in light spring... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Looking for a healthy snack? Pea-based snacks are gaining in popularity
(Natural News) Running out of ideas for a healthy snack for you and your children? Try peas or pea-based snacks. This alternative snack is gaining supporters in Europe, where people are looking for other sources of food that will nourish and keep them healthy in-between meals. Peas, which come from an annual plant, show a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 18, 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

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

Africa:Can Africa Afford Youth Giving Up on Farming Because of Hurdles They Face?
[The Aspen Institute] In my recent conversations with my brother - a young farmer in rural Kenya - he told me that he had decided he was not going to plant any more crops unless they were on drip irrigation. This was based on his firsthand experience of losing crops to the increasingly unpredictable weather patterns brought about by the changing climate.   As much as he wants to fill our family's farm of almost 10 acres with maize, beans, cow peas, cassava and  Africa's green leafy vegetables including amaranth greens, (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 27, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Heart Docs Analyze Trends, NameHealthiest Foods
A review of popular diet trends by a panel from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) finds that omega-3 fats and legumes (including beans, lentils and peas) have good evidence of heart benefits. Coffee and tea, meanwhile, are reasonable choices -- just hold the cream and sugar. And full-fat dairy foods should probably be avoided. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Britons ate down the ages
Ancient Britons were eating dairy, peas, cabbage and oats, according to gunk trapped in their teeth. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dog Heart Disease May Be Linked to Potato-Based Pet Food, FDA Says
Potato-based pet foods may be causing heart disease in dogs, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration warned this week. The government agency is investigating a potential link between pet foods with peas, lentils, potatoes and other legume seeds and instances of canine dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs not typically vulnerable to the disease. “Highly unusual” reports of these dogs contracting the disease prompted the FDA to investigate their food sources, which, the agency notes, largely contained those certain ingredients. .@FDAanimalhealth is investigating the potential association between reports of canine di...
Source: TIME: Health - July 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized onetime Pets Source Type: news

Is Hummus Actually Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Hummus, the chickpea-based dip that’s a staple in many Middle Eastern cuisines, is on the rise in the U.S. Multiple factors are fueling its growing popularity, according to the USDA: Hummus is naturally gluten-free, and Americans now have bigger appetites for healthier snacks. But how healthy is hummus? Here’s what the experts say. What is hummus made of? Traditional hummus is made from a blend of chickpeas, olive oil, tahini (sesame paste), lemon juice and spices, and this mix makes for a nutrient-dense food, says Elizabeth G. Matteo, a registered dietitian at Boston University’s Sargent Choice Nutritio...
Source: TIME: Health - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophia Gottfried Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Research Reveals Immunotherapy More Effective in Men
For mesothelioma patients, immunotherapy is mostly available through clinical trials at this time. Immunotherapy is a relatively new way to treat cancer, and doctors still are learning who will respond best to these novel therapies. Newly released medical research has found men seem to respond better to immunotherapy than women. But this doesn’t mean immunotherapy is off the table for women with mesothelioma. You should learn all you can about how immunotherapy works, why it may or may not be right for you and how you can best prepare yourself if you decide an immunotherapy clinical trial is right for you. Thorough ...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 3, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

270 NHS patients choked after being fed solid food on a 'soft diet'
Over two years, up to 270 patients from across the UK choked after being given food like peas when they suffered from swallowing difficulties, according to a report by NHS Improvement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Up to 270 NHS patients choked with two dying after being fed solid food on a 'soft diet'
Over two years, up to 270 patients from across the UK choked after being given food like peas when they suffered from swallowing difficulties, according to a report by NHS Improvement. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time's up for best-before dates. Which fresh foods keep best?
Tesco is to stop using date stamps on own-brand produce. Which fruit and veg improves with age and which loses most nutrients?Best-before dates have expired, at least for fruit and vegetables. This week Tesco revealed it is to stop using the date stamps onalmost 70 of its own-brand products in an attempt to tackle food waste. But is older produce as good for you as fresher stuff?Many nutrients, including certain vitamins in fresh produce, are unstable and levels drop after items are harvested. “Micronutrients start to reduce from the moment [produce] is cut, which is why frozen peas are actually better than canned or...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 25, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Nutrition Fruit Food safety Vegetables Tesco Science Business & drink Supermarkets UK news Food waste Environment Food science drink industry Source Type: news

Big Ag turns to peas to meet soaring global protein demand
(Reuters) - Cargill, the global grains trader, sees the future of protein in the humble pea. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nutritionist reveals 3 reasons to eat more peas
Peas don't seem like the most exciting food but they are a good source of protein, fibre, iron and vitamins, nutritional therapist Jackie Lynch writes. Maybe it's time you started eating more. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Foods That May Bring On Early Menopause
A study of more than 14,000 women ages 40 to 65 found that eating an additional daily portion of oily fish, or fresh peas and beans, could delay the natural onset of menopause by about three years. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - May 8, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Anorexia sufferer whose weight plummeted to six stone
Charlotte Stuart, 22 from Brighton, exercised for up to six hours a day at the height of her illness, surviving on a diet of chick peas and drinking little water - leaving her severely dehydrated. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: An Asparagus Salad That Will Wow Dinner Guests
I love this beautiful and simple salad that is filled with goodness. It takes just a few minutes to prepare and you can serve it for lunch or dinner or even a nourishing breakfast. I like to enjoy my salad topped with thinly sliced feta or a generous grating of pecorino. The slightly salty feta marries perfectly with the subtle earthy flavors of asparagus and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil scented with lemon and fresh herbs. For added protein, top the asparagus with medium to hard-boiled eggs that you’ve shelled and cut in half. It’s also great with steamed or pan-roasted fish, smoked salmon or thinly slic...
Source: TIME: Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

How Do You Know if Protein is ‘Complete’ or ‘Incomplete’?
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news