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Schnucks Bakery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans in German Chocolate Cake Labeled as “Schnucks Bakery Deluxe Petite Cake Chocolate Iced Yellow”
Schnucks Bakery, a St. Louis, Mo. establishment, is issuing an allergy alert on 13 German Chocolate Cakes labeled as “Schnucks Bakery Deluxe Petite Cake Chocolate Iced Yellow” that contain pecans that are not listed on the ingredient label. Those with an allergy or severe sensitivity to pecans run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 9, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Comfy Cow Recalls Pints of Ice Cream Due To Possible E. Coli Contamination and/or High Coliform Counts
The Comfy Cow is recalling pints of Banana Puddin Y ’all, Chocolate Squared2, Cookies and Cream, Cow Trax, Double Fold Vanilla, Georgia Butter Pecan, Intense Dark Chocolate, Salted Caramel, Strawberry Fields Forever due to a potential contamination of E. coli. E. coli bacteria can cause diarrhea and dehydration. Most people who are infected recove r, but the bacteria can be deadly. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 8, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Voluntary Recall of CLIF BUILDER'S Bar Chocolate Mint Flavor, CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar Protein Chocolate Chip Flavors
Clif Bar& Company is initiating a voluntary recall of CLIF ® BUILDER'S ® Bar Chocolate Mint flavor, and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Mint and CLIF Kid Zbar® Protein Chocolate Chip flavors due to possible presence of undeclared peanuts and some tree nuts, including almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts and coconuts. Clif Bar& Company is taking this precautionary safety step for people who are allergic to peanuts and these listed tree nuts. People with an allergy to peanuts and these specific tree nuts run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic react...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

How To Desensitize Your Child To A Food Allergy
The news is suddenly full of new recommendations on how to keep your baby allergy free. But what if it is too late to prevent allergies in your household? What if you’ve already seen your little one break out in hives, swell into a bawling bruised tomato or some other scary reaction? Have the great advances in allergy understanding just come too late for you and your kid? No. Especially if your child is still relatively young.  The newest treatment, under study by experts at Northwestern University in Chicago, involves educating the immune system on the safety of, say, peanuts, by attaching peanut proteins to wh...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fry ’ s Food Stores Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans and Tree Nuts in Bakehouse Bread Cranberry Orange Bread
Fry ’ s Food Stores has recalled Bakehouse Bread Cranberry Orange Bread sold in its retail stores because it contains undeclared pecans and tree nuts. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Fry ’s Food Stores Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans and Tree Nuts in Bakehouse Bread Cranberry Orange Bread
Fry ’s Food Stores has recalled Bakehouse Bread Cranberry Orange Bread sold in its retail stores because it contains undeclared pecans and tree nuts. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 5, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

6 Foods To Jumpstart Your Energy
With the busy activities of everyday life, it can be difficult to find the right foods to recharge your internal battery. In a world filled with fad diets and rapidly changing eating trends, a few standout options rise to the top with their ability to fuel your body and mind. If you’re looking for ways to bolster your energy throughout the day, check out these six foods to help you power up and feel your best. 1. Spinach Studies have shown nearly half of all Americans aren’t consuming the recommended daily allowance of magnesium. This vital nutrient is involved in over 300 chemical reactions in the body, includ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time to go nuts! Almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts and cashews, linked to lower risk of colon cancer
(Natural News) Eating tree nuts, such as almonds, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts and cashews, may significantly reduce the risk of colon cancer recurrence, a recent study showed. To carry out the study, a team of researchers examined more than 800 patients with stage-III colon cancer. Data from an observational study revealed that patients who ate two ounces... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergen Alert: Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergen Alert on Undeclared Peanuts in Wegmans Original Killer Brownies with Pecans, Sold Individually or Pre-packaged by the pound in Bakery in New York State Stores Only
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of Wegmans Original Killer Brownies with Pecans, because the product may contain peanuts, not declared on the label. People who have an allergy to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 3, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Already in Peril, Rural Hospitals Unsure on Health Care Bill
CLAXTON, Ga. — Talmadge Yarbrough had just sat down at his desk and opened a box of pecans when he let out a gasp that could have been his last breath. He'd gone into cardiac arrest in his office, a co-worker called 911, and an ambulance drove him two miles to the small hospital that serves this rural community in southeast Georgia. "I would have never lasted to get to Savannah or Statesboro," Yarbrough said of the biggest cities near Claxton — each 30 to 60 miles away. "I firmly believe if that hospital wasn't here, I wouldn't be here." But like Yarbrough, the 10-bed Evans Memorial Hospital...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 21, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

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 hav...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Allergy Alert Issued in Two Massachusetts Whole Foods Market Stores for Undeclared Pecans in King Cakes
Whole Foods Market ® stores in Arlington, MA and Brookline, MA are issuing an allergy alert to recall Cream Cheese King Cakes sold between February 4 and February 26, due to an in-store labeling error. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 28, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Cranberry pecan rice pilaf
It only takes a few minutes to turn a side dish of plain rice into cranberry pecan rice pilaf. Reinvent brown rice with the simple addition of cranberries, pecans, fresh thyme and sauteed celery.?Once you get the hang of this formula to bulk up rice, change the nuts and dried fruit to suit your taste. [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 15, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Ruth ’s Salad Charlotte NC Expands Recall of Ruth’s Salads Pimento Spreads due to Possible Health Risk. May Contain Listeria Monocytogenes
Ruth ’s Salads Charlotte, NC is expanding the recall of Ruth’s Salads Pimento Cheese Spreads packed in Chester, SC. The products involved include: Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 7oz; Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 12 oz.; Ruth’s Original Pimento Spread 24 oz.; Ruth’s Old Fashion Pimento Sprea d 16 oz.; Ruth’s Jalapeno Pimento Spread 12 oz.; Ruth’s Lite Pimento Spread 12 oz.; and Ruth’s Cream Cheese with Pineapple-Pecans 12 oz. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 9, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

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From the desk of Shelly Flais, MDIn the past 2 decades, food allergies have more than tripled. The most common food allergies are peanuts (in the legume family), tree nuts (such as walnuts and pecans), egg, shellfish, soy, wheat, and fish. Due to this growing food allergy epidemic, continued research is investigating what can be done to prevent or treat food allergies. New studies show that children who consume peanuts at earlier ages are less likely to develop a peanut allergy. It is important to note that recommendations vary depending on if your child has severe eczema, asthma, or allergies; if this is the case, talk to...
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - January 31, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Food Allergies Healthy Habits Source Type: news

3 Recipes From Oprah's Cookbook That Give Meals A Healthy Makeover
Oprah’s new cookbook, Food Health and Happiness, is packed with healthy recipes ― 115 of them, to be exact ― and lessons she’s learned in the process of ending her lifelong struggle with eating. One big takeaway? Healthy eating isn’t about deprivation. Instead, focus on “comfort-food makeovers,” like those represented in the three cookbook recipes below. “Couscous” With a Surprise Ingredient function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Banana pecan compote
Serve this flavorful banana topping on pancakes or waffles, or pair with your favorite low-fat yogurt. This sauce is a delicious combination of bananas, orange juice, vanilla, cinnamon and chopped pecans.?To add texture, after orange juice reduces add 1 tablespoon of butter and cook until melted. Each Thursday one of the 100+ tasty video recipes [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FYI, Almonds Are Not Nuts. And Neither Are A Lot Of Other 'Nuts.'
We all know almonds are a healthy snack and a great dessert ingredient. But get this: almonds are not nuts. They’re seeds of a fruit. More specifically, they’re seeds of the almond fruit, which grows on a tree and is very similar to a peach, botanically speaking. When the almond fruit is ripe, we remove its flesh and shell, then eat the small kernel inside. Check it out: Here’s why almonds are not nuts.  In the botanical world, a nut is a dry, hard-shelled fruit. But as you can see, almonds have a fleshy outer layer. Therefore they’re technically not nuts, but a di...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Here's Why Skipping Meals To 'Make Room' For Thanksgiving Will Backfire
When a huge feast like Thanksgiving looms, people might feel tempted to skip a meal or two to reserve calories for the big event. But this is actually a bad idea, according to nutrition experts.  Fasting prior to a holiday dinner can have mental and physical repercussions, according to Lisa R. Young, author of The Portion Teller Plan and adjuct professor of nutrition at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.  “Number one, there is a psychological component going on,” Young told The Huffington Post. Young says that when you intentionally fas...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What To Do If You Get A Thanksgiving 'Food Hangover'
Thanksgiving is perhaps the one day of the year when it’s totally acceptable ― and even expected ― to completely overdo it at the dinner table. While there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a delicious meal, going in for third servings of stuffing, mashed potatoes and pecan pie may have some consequences. Come Friday morning, you might find yourself experiencing a nasty “food hangover,” the unscientific but all-too-real ailment characterized by fatigue, bloating, brain fog, general discomfort and maybe even nausea and heartburn. It may not be the same thing as a real hangover from drin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Waymouth Farms, Inc. Issues an Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans, Walnuts, Milk and Soy in Good Sense Cranberries & lsquo;N More
Waymouth Farms, Inc has initiated a voluntary recall of Good Sense Cranberries'N More 6 oz (170g) with a Freshest if used by date of 8/16/2017 A 15:00 through Freshest if used by 8/16/2017 A 23:00 after discovering that inadvertently other allergens were packed into the Good Sense Cranberries'N More package. Only 2640 packages were impacted. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 23, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Help! I Am Gaining Weight Watching The Food Network?
I just have to stop channel surfing while working out in the gym! If I'm stuck with the news channels, I might actually pay attention to my exercise. But when I click on the cooking show button, I become mesmerized watching overweight chefs prepare dishes that, if consumed in typical amounts, will certainly add to the growing rate of obesity in the country. To be sure, some of the skinny chefs cook, most of the time, with skinny ingredients. But there are a few whose girth is testimony to the copious quantities of extremely high-fat ingredients comprising their dishes. One recently caught my attention. A charming, articu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Georgia O'Keefe: Artistic and Culinary Pioneer
Pedernal Mountain. by guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition On a recent trip to Santa Fe, I scheduled a visit Georgia O'Keefe's home and studio in Abiquiu, New Mexico. O'Keefe, known as the mother of American modernism, is most renowned for her extraordinary paintings of super-sized erotic flowers, New York skyscrapers, and New Mexico landscapes. As I neared the property, I immediately spotted her frequently painted wooden ladder, leaning against a wall, its top rungs extending high above the rooftop. The ladder. Photo by Dr. Peeke. Stepping in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Krispak, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Treenuts - Pecans In GFS Honey Roasted Peanuts Received From Supplier Trophy Nut Co.
Krispak, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI, is recalling a small quantity of Honey Roasted Peanuts packed under the GFS label because they may contain undeclared Tree Nuts - Pecans. People who have allergies to Tree Nuts - Pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 20, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The secret to surviving a heart attack? Eating salmon, pecans and vegetable oils
Researchers from Stanford and Boston universities joined forces with scientists from around the world to form the Fatty acids and Outcomes Research Consortium (FORCE). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kashi Company Expands Date Codes of Two Products Related to Previously Announced Recall of Snack Bars and Bear Naked Granola
Kashi Company of Solana Beach, Calif., is amending the date codes for Kashi GOLEAN Honey Pecan Baklava Bars and Bear Naked Soft Baked Granola, Cinnamon + Sunflower Butter related to its previously announced recall of snack bars and granola that contain ingredients made from sunflower seeds distributed by its supplier, SunOpta, that have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 17, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Cranberry pecan rice pilaf
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - May 13, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Banana pecan compote
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - May 12, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Giant Eagle Voluntarily Recalls Walnut Delight and Pecan Tassie Cookies Due to an Undeclared Milk Allergen
All lots of Giant Eagle brand Walnut Delight and Pecan Tassie cookies prepared and sold from the Bakery department inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets with sell by dates through May 3, 2016 have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared milk allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 2, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nutritional strategies to ease anxiety
This study used supplements containing omega-3 fatty acids). Prior to the study, omega-3 fatty acids had been linked to improving depression only. A recent study in the journal Psychiatry Research suggested a link between probiotic foods and a lowering of social anxiety. Eating probiotic-rich foods such as pickles, sauerkraut, and kefir was linked with fewer symptoms. Asparagus, known widely to be a healthy vegetable. Based on research, the Chinese government approved the use of an asparagus extract as a natural functional food and beverage ingredient due to its anti-anxiety properties. Foods rich in B vitamins such as avo...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Uma Naidoo, MD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Brain and cognitive health Complementary and alternative medicine Healthy Eating Stress Source Type: news

QFC Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Pecans, Wheat, and Soy in Cranberry Chicken Salad
QFC said it had recalled its Fresh Food Market Cranberry Chicken Salad that is sold in QFC stores, located in Oregon and Washington. The product may be mislabeled and may contain pecans, wheat, and soy not listed on the label. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 28, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Recycling pecan wood for commercial growing substrates
(American Society for Horticultural Science) A study evaluated vegetative growth and leaf nutrient responses of chrysanthemum grown in five pecan wood chip substrate levels that substituted 0%, 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100% of peatmoss by volume. Three water-soluble fertilizer rates were applied. Results showed that, with low to moderate amounts of pecan wood, further adjustments to fertilizer rate and irrigation volume would support sustainable fertigation practices, reduce dependence on peatmoss, and provide a value-added recycling option for pecan growers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 21, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

So THAT'S What That Little Nub Is Inside A Peanut
Put a dish of cocktail peanuts in front of us and we'll consume the entire bowl without even realizing we started. We're only human. But do we really know what we're eating? If you've ever slowed down to crack a peanut in half, you'll notice a little nub inside (and if you're smart, you'll pull it out and eat it, because it's tender and delicious). When you eat a peanut, you're simultaneously eating something pretty amazing. See that little nub on the end of the peanut below? That's an embryo. The peanut is really just a seed, which, when planted in soil, grows into a peanut plant. And though all parts of th...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

H-E-B Creamy Creations Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream Voluntarily Recalled Due to Possible Foreign Material in the Product
In the abundance of caution, H-E-B is issuing a voluntary recall for H-E-B Creamy Creations Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream due to the possible presence of wood pieces in the product. H-E-B is committed to the quality of its products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 5, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nigeria: Group Cautions On Use of Rat Poisons As Rodent Control Measure
[Guardian] In the wake of Lassa fever outbreaks, the Pest Control Association of Nigeria (PECAN) has called on Nigerians to be very cautious on using rodenticides (rat poisons) as the only rodents control measure in their buildings and vicinity. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 1, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Food, the Holidays & the Truth about Eating Disorders
Think about your favorite holiday food. Maybe pecan pie, maybe roast beef, maybe stuffing, maybe sugar cookies. Let’s say you are hungry. Think about eating that food right now. Do you feel excitement? Pleasure? Anxiety? Internal conflict? Guilt? Are you thinking about the calories? The grams of fat? Carbs? Whether you exercised enough today and are allowed to eat it? If you ate this food, how long would your feelings about it last? Would you feel guilt all day? Would the anxiety about eating it linger and affect your mood? Would you feel fat or uncomfortable in your own skin? Think about your friends or family memb...
Source: Psych Central - December 7, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Danielle B. Grossman, MFT Tags: Addictions Anorexia Binge Eating Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Disorders Eating Disorders General Healthy Living Holiday Coping Phobias Psychology Weight Loss Anxiety dieting dinner with the family eating too much Fear Food Source Type: news

'Falling Fruit' Map Helps Foragers Find Their Next Free Meal
The ways we get our food these days sure have changed a lot, with technology dramatically affecting the way we catch or grow our next meal.  So isn't it about time foraging was changed too? An interactive crowd-sourced map called Falling Fruit allows urban foragers to map out and review locations around the world where the public can find free fruits, vegetables and herbs growing in their area. There are also listings for free markets and dumpsters that potentially contain edibles -- 2,181 dumpsters, to be exact. The volunteer-run nonprofit, based out of Boulder, Colorado, currently boasts 1,317 different types o...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Falling Fruit' Map Helps Foragers Find Their Next Free Meal
The ways we get our food these days sure have changed a lot, with technology dramatically affecting the way we catch or grow our next meal.  So isn't it about time foraging was changed too? An interactive crowd-sourced map called Falling Fruit allows urban foragers to map out and review locations around the world where the public can find free fruits, vegetables and herbs growing in their area. There are also listings for free markets and dumpsters that potentially contain edibles -- 2,181 dumpsters, to be exact. The volunteer-run nonprofit, based out of Boulder, Colorado, currently boasts 1,317 different types ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

The “organic” Way to Younger Skin
What do you think when you hear about stem cells? Perhaps you think they are “experimental” or you’re concerned about what you’ve read or heard in the news media about stem cells from embryos. But there is a better way to view this therapy. Stem cells are part of your body and its own natural healing mechanism. In my view, they are probably the ultimate natural healer. We began offering stem cell treatments last month at the Sears Institute of Anti-Aging Medicine — and the results have been just amazing. I now use stem cells right across the anti-aging medical spectrum — from cosmetic pr...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 19, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging anti-aging treatment fat transfer linoleic fats omega 3 omega diet organic skin stem cells Source Type: news

Virginia Diner, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanut Allergen in Pecan Turtledoves Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters (Candy)
Virginia Diner, Inc. is voluntarily recalling, as a precaution, 10 oz. cans of Happy Holidays Pecan Turtledoves Chocolate Caramel Pecan Clusters (Candy) at the company's Wakefield, VA location because they may contain peanuts and peanut allergens. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to peanuts run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 13, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Market of Choice Recalls Baked Brie Herb-Garlic Due to Possible Health Risk
Market of Choice is recalling its Market Cheese Shop Baked Brie Herb/Garlic variety, due to undeclared pecans (a tree nut). Use of this product by anyone allergic to pecans may result in illness or injury. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 14, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

New England Natural Bakers Inc. Issues Voluntary Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk Wheat and Tree Nuts (Pecans) in Coconut Cranberry Granola
New England Natural Bakers Inc. Greenfield, MA, is issuing a voluntary recall for one specific lot (747 cases) of Trader Joe’s Coconut Cranberry Granola with 'Best By 08/19/16' printed on the package, because Pecan Praline Granola containing milk, wheat and tree nuts (pecans) was packaged into the Coconut Cranberry Granola box. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk, wheat, and/or pecans run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - October 7, 2015 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

New irrigation strategies for pecans in humid climates
(American Society for Horticultural Science) A study compared a reduced early season irrigation schedule for pecans in humid climates with the currently recommended schedule. Stem water potential was correlated with volumetric soil moisture in the non-irrigated trees to establish a baseline relationship. The reduced early season irrigation schedule provided a 38 percent reduction in irrigation water use with no significant effect on tree water stress, yield, or quality, thus suggesting that pecan trees can tolerate moderate early season water stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

5 Easy Breakfast Bowls That Are Healthier Than Cereal
There’s no speedier morning routine than pouring milk over a bowl of cereal, but breakfast from a cardboard box is far from the most energizing choice. Luckily, you can shovel in a quick-and-easy breakfast while majorly upping the nutrition of your meal by opting for a breakfast bowl. The key is to start with minimally-processed whole grains and seeds, which will keep you feeling fuller longer (no more mid-morning trip to the vending machine!) and might even help you live longer. Oats may be the first thing that comes to mind, but consider the wide array of options that make a great base, including couscous, quinoa, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3 Key Nutrients For Better Brainpower
By Nancy Christie When it comes to what we eat, we usually worry more about our waistlines than our wisdom. But a diet that contains a wide assortment of healthy foods and nutrients doesn’t just benefit your body; it may protect your brain from cognitive decline as you age. In order to defend against a variety of age-related conditions that can impair your memory and the general functioning of your brain, a good first step is to concentrate on incorporating three nutrients into your diet: omega-3 fatty acids, flavonoids and vitamin E. 1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids for Brain Volume For your memory to function smoothly, you...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

7 Simple Swaps for Health Without Big Diet Changes
Your kitchen might be under the cruel reign of the food industry. When you remove the sugary, processed foods that hold your weight and health hostage and replace them with real, whole foods, you have a chance to stage a revolution and reclaim your kitchen. Getting the obstacles to weight loss and health out of your way will transform your kitchen into a place of true nourishment and healing. In fact, taking back our kitchens and embracing the act of cooking real food is probably the single most important thing that any one person can do to create a healthy, sustainable food system. It is also a magical alchemy that...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Peanuts linked to same heart, longevity benefits as more pricey nuts
Nuts, a food you may have been avoiding because of their high fat content, have been gaining traction as an all-natural health food. Tree nuts like almonds, pecans, and walnuts are especially prized for their rich cargo of vitamins, minerals, and mono- and polyunsaturated fats. The downside is that tree nuts tend to be pricey. But a study published online this week in JAMA Internal Medicine puts the humble peanut squarely in the same nutritional league as its upscale cousins. This work makes the health benefits of nuts more accessible to lower-income shoppers. An international team of researchers found that in more than 20...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - March 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Pendick Tags: Healthy Eating Heart Health peanut peanuts Source Type: news

What Nutrition Experts Eat On Vacation
If you're a healthy eater who practices portion control, you know a vacation can put a dent in your healthy lifestyle. Whether you're kicking back and relaxing for a week or getting to know a new city, counting calories doesn't exactly sound appealing when you're trying to have a great time. So, how can you have a blast on vacation without packing on the pounds? We consulted a number of nutrition experts, and they let us know what they eat when they leave town -- and, truthfully, it sounds pretty awesome. They eat dessert! Think nutritionists are skimping on fun foods, even on vacation? Joy Bauer, nutritionist for "...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making one change — getting more fiber — can help with weight loss
Getting to a healthy weight and staying there is an important way to prevent heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, and other serious conditions. Many of us know firsthand just how hard it can be to reach and maintain that healthy weight. And there’s no shortage of ways to try to get there: You can count calories, carbs, or points. You can cut back on fat or sugar. You can try any number of popular diets that forbid certain foods, or focus on just one (the grapefruit diet, anyone?). Any of these approaches might work for you. Or they might not — in large part because they are complicated. A study published in t...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nancy Ferrari Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Healthy Eating fiber Source Type: news