Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news
Meet the groundcherry, your next favorite berry
It can taste like pineapple, but also like vanilla. It comes across as "tropical," but also has undertones of tomato. Researchers say its smell can be "intoxicating," but you've probably never heard of it before. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Mixed fruit juices offer more nutrients than if you consume each fruit individually
(Natural News) In the past years, there has been an increased interest in juicing, allowing more people to get their daily nutritional needs. Some tropical fruits that are commonly used for making juices include persimmon, orange, and pineapple. A study conducted by researchers from the Federal University of Lavras looked into the possibility of combining... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cyanide-contaminated soil can be treated with agro-waste made from banana, pineapple, and watermelon
(Natural News) Cassava is a versatile crop. Aside from eating it whole, it can be processed into flour and made into various food products. The environmental impact of cassava production, however, is a growing concern. In particular, the presence of cyanide in its wastewaters. In a study, researchers have discovered a way to remove this... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Is Guacamole Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Guacamole has a solid reputation as a crowdpleaser, for sports fans and health nuts alike. Even the Aztecs indulged in ahuaca-mulli, or avocado sauce. But is guacamole good for you? Here’s what the experts say. What’s in guacamole? Guacamole’s main ingredient is avocado, a creamy green fruit full of heart-healthy, easy-to-digest monounsaturated fats. It’s typically mixed with salt and lime juice. Some recipes also call for onion, cilantro, tomato, garlic and spices like cayenne pepper or cumin. “It’s easy to spice up your guacamole by adding in jalapeños, chili peppers and hot sau...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Fruit?
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was, briefly and famously, an ardent fruitarian—meaning he ate a diet composed primarily of fruit, which he believed would cleanse his body of harmful fluids. Just as famously, the actor Ashton Kutcher tried adopting Jobs’s fruit-centric diet, until he ended up in the hospital with an out-of-whack pancreas. So is it bad for your health to eat a lot of fruit? Though a famous study from 1980 argued that based on the evolution of human jaws and teeth, our ancient ancestors used to eat a diet dominated by fruit, there’s not a lot of good evidence for or against fruit-heavy diets fo...
Source: TIME: Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
4 Ways to Make Grilling Healthier This Summer
Cookouts are a summer staple. And while they do provide some health perks—fresh air, home cooking and time with friends and family—they can also come with risks. Follow these guidelines to make your grilled meals better for you. 1. Grill like a pescatarian Cooking most meat at temperatures above 300°F can produce potentially cancer-causing chemicals called heterocyclic amines (HCAs), according to the National Cancer Institute. But fruits and vegetables like corn, peaches, peppers, eggplant, pineapple, squash and watermelon hold up well on the barbecue and don’t form HCAs when they’re cooked. And...
Source: TIME: Health - June 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news
Arthritis pain - these 22p a day pineapple supplements could prevent joint symptoms
ARTHRITIS pain affects about 10 million people in the UK. But, you could reduce, or even prevent, joint and inflammation symptoms by adding this cheap pineapple supplement to your diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Making Mayo's Recipes: Roasted red pepper pineapple salsa
This colorful salsa, made with bell peppers and pineapple, is the perfect topping for tortilla chips or grilled fish. And if you're in a rush, use roasted red peppers from a jar instead of roasting your own. Each week one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Ziegenfelder Company Recalls Certain Ice Pops For Possible Health Risk
As a precaution, the Ziegenfelder Company of Wheeling, WV is voluntarily recalling approximately 3,000 cases of Budget $aver Cherry Pineapple Monster Pops and Sugar Free Twin Pops because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as fever, headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, but Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Sou...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 23, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
Strawberries Top the “Dirty Dozen” List of Fruits and Vegetables With the Most Pesticides
In the latest report about pesticide residues, the Environmental Working Group says that 70% of conventionally grown fruits and vegetables contain up to 230 different pesticides or their breakdown products. The analysis, based on produce samples tested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, found that strawberries and spinach contained the highest amounts of pesticide residues. One sample of strawberries, for example, tested positive for 20 different pesticides, and spinach contained nearly twice the pesticide residue by weight than any other fruit or vegetable. The two types of produce topped the EWG ranking of the 12 fr...
Source: TIME: Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news
Arthritis pain: This 35p fruit could REVERSE joint stiffness and inflammation
ARTHRITIS pain could be cured by eating pineapple everyday, as it contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Arthritis pain: Eating this 35p fruit everyday could cure joint stiffness
ARTHRITIS pain could be cured by eating pineapple everyday, as it contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties, it ’s been revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Aussie flu: Drinking pineapple juice could help to get rid of a cough
AUSSIE flu symptoms include headaches, sore throats and vomiting. Drinking pineapple juice everyday may help to get rid of your cough. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Ghana's pineapple farmers need more intensive training
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Simple technologies can be learned effectively through imitation, while complex methods require professional training. If Ghanaian pineapple farmers are to achieve higher yields through more sustainable agriculture, they will need to be trained in exactly these types of complex applications. This was the conclusion reached by a team from the Technical University of Munich and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, who provide evidence for this assertion in the form of a new study with recommendations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
You won ’t believe what happened this morning
When I got to the office this morning, several of my employees were in a state of near-panic… I couldn’t imagine what might have happened… and I was alarmed. Turns out, the coffee maker was on the fritz. Coffee is the “drug” of choice for many of the people on my staff. And they’re not alone… An astounding 80% of Americans use the caffeine in coffee to boost their energy. The buzz helps them wake up every morning and gets their day going. And older adults drink coffee more than anyone else. In fact, in a survey by the National Coffee Association, 20% of people over 64 said they ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 5, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Important warning for allergy sufferers
I love springtime. But many of my patients dread this time of year… They come to my clinic sneezing and sniffling. They have runny noses, and watery, itchy eyes. They can’t sleep or work. You may have the same problems. You need relief fast to get back to your life. So you might be tempted to pop some OTC remedies or ask your doctor for a prescription. But you may be getting more than you bargained for with those allergy drugs. They may make you lose your mind. Let me explain… Many doctors treat allergies with a class of drugs called (ACs). You know them by names like Benadryl and Dimetapp. In a new ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Hepatitis A found in Save-On-Foods pineapple cups
Anyone who bought ready-to-go pineapple cups from the Western Family brand recently are being advised by Alberta Health Services to check the date of production after the hepatitus A virus was found in a sample produced Aug. 12. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - September 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Edmonton Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Pineapple juice for cough relief: Does it work?
A popular home remedy for relieving a cough is drinking pineapple juice, but does it work? We look at the evidence, recipes, risks, and alternatives. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
15 Foods A Nutritionist Always Keeps In Her Fridge
By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD Healthy eating is my foundation, and I like to think of a well-stocked fridge as pre-production for everyday life. Having the right mix of nutritious foods on hand helps me hit my daily target for veggies and fruit, and lets me throw together simple but balanced meals, so I don’t ever have to rely on takeout. To stock up for the week, I shop at multiple spots, including my local farmer’s markets, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, traditional supermarkets, and on amazon.com. I’d say I spend about $100 per week on groceries (some of the things I buy aren’t pictured because...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Five possible health benefits of pineapple juice
Pineapples are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. In this article, we examine some of the health benefits that can come with drinking pineapple juice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
The Health And Beauty Benefits Of Green Vegetables
For Allure, by Ramona Emerson. The other day, my mother asked if we should have waffles for breakfast, and my response shocked even me: “What if we had a salad?” In the weeks since Allure asked me to write about leafy greens, I’ve changed. Once a kale agnostic, I’m now a Devout Kale Orthodox. The kind of person who eats spinach for breakfast and offers unsolicited advice to strangers in line at the salad bar: “You know, romaine is actually healthier than arugula.” (I know, spoiler alert. Just sit tight for a minute.) All the Good They’re Doing The more I learned about leafy greens...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Mangosteen: The Cancer-Fighting Superfruit
If you're a woman with a family history of breast cancer, your doctor may recommend you start taking a toxic chemo drug like tamoxifen to lower your risk of developing the disease. Even if you have no signs or symptoms of cancer. Tamoxifen is what's known as a chemopreventive agent. That's a fancy phrase that means it's something that prevents cancer from forming. But its track record isn't all that impressive. Trials found that for every 1,000 women who take the drugs, only 21 to 35 cases of cancer would be prevented. And the side effects are downright terrifying. Bone pain, blood clots, increas...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
This Beautiful Jewelry Collection Is Actually A Line Of High-End Sex Toys
Sex toys are starting to look less and less like, well, sex toys. Sexual lifestyle company Unbound recently launched a new sex toy collection that doubles as high-end jewelry. Dubbed “sexual accessories,” the Unbound jewelry collection includes pineapple earrings that can be turned into nipple clamps, a choker that transforms into a whip and even a sleek necklace that holds your lube. One of the standout items is a set of gold bangles that double as handcuffs with the words “There is freedom in restrain” etched on each. The collection is sexy and practical. But perhaps more notably, it’s cute....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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
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
Does pineapple juice really change the taste of semen?
There's no need to drink pineapple juice right before having oral sex. 'No amount is going to make that semen taste like a pi ña colada,' says New York-based sex therapist Dr Madeleine Castellanos. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The best food and drink for when you've over-eaten revealed
Nutritionist Rob Hobson has shared the 11 foods which help when you've overdone it at Christmas, including pineapple and papaya which can aid digestion and are a good source of fibre. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Ron ’s Home Style Foods, Inc. Recalls Tropical Fruit Supreme, Pineapple Nut Delight, and Pistachio Crème Because Of Possible Health Risk
Ron ’s Home Style Foods, Inc. of Houston, Texas is recalling Tropical Fruit Supreme, Pineapple Nut Delight, and Pistachio Crème, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly peop le, and others with weakened immune systems. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - December 15, 2016 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
Focus on Easy, Healthy Food This Holiday Season
The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook, Fourth EditionWritten by Jeanne BesserMost people want to eat healthier, feel good, and have more energy, but around the hustle and bustle of the holidays, staying on track with healthy eating can be a real challenge. The trick is to find tasty, easy, and good-for-you recipes and to keep up with small changes for the better that can make a big impact. With an abundance of useful tips and healthy dishes, The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook, Fourth Edition, is here to help people do just that, both during the holidays and throughout the year.The boo...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - December 7, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news
Must the Busy Holiday Season Produce Poor Eating?
I receive insightful questions on my social media accounts, and I'd like to share some with you along with my answers. ~Margaret Marshall I believe Victoria's question is one that many have. I received this on October 29, two days before Halloween, and as Victoria was facing the 'week of candy'. But her question is deeper than just the Halloween challenges. In in the coming weeks, she along with many of us, will face busier days, festive food and activities, and less time to care for our own well-being With the added time constraints put upon us in the holiday season we often neglect our own health. I've noticed in pa...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How To Boost Melatonin Naturally
Most people know melatonin as the sleep hormone. And that’s right. It helps your body cycle down every night so you can rest. But melatonin is so much more than that… It’s also one of your body’s most powerful cancer killers. Studies show melatonin boosts the immune system. It protects against the toxic side effects of chemo and radiation. It improves wound healing after surgery. And it even increases cancer survival rates.1 And new research proves that melatonin suppresses the growth of breast cancer tumors. How does melatonin affect breast cancer? Mammograms detect cancer. In a lab at Michig...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 10, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Women's Health Source Type: news
Hips, haws and drupes: when is a nut not a nut?
It ’s the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness - not to mention chestnuts roasting on an open fire. But many of the “nuts” we eat are nothing of the sortAny self-respecting pub quiz bore will tell you a peanut is a legume, a relative of the pea. If they are on top of their game, they will take pride in their certain knowledge that pineapples are, in fact, coalesced berries; there ’ll be discussion of bananas no doubt. But, what of hips and haws? What about drupes? And, perhaps of more seasonal importance: what makes a “true nut”, in the strictest biological definition?Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 10, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Richard Aspinall Tags: Biology Science Plants Environment Source Type: news
Primal Feast Celebration
I’d like to think it’s tough to let anything slip by me… But that’s exactly what happened last week when my family, friends and staff threw a surprise party to celebrate my 60th birthday at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine. I had no idea! My wife, Barbara, and son Dylan helped put together an amazing surprise 60th birthday party for me. It was a heck of a party, too… My birthday cake was designed to look like my latest book, Healing Herbs of Paradise. And it tasted as good as it looked! There was even a cake designed to look like my latest book, Healing Herbs of Paradise. It was a...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 13, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Chicken salad with pineapple and balsamic vinaigrette
(Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - September 14, 2016 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news
The Write Questions: Advice From The Wrong Side Of The Lens
Photo by Rhododendrites (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons I am unashamed to admit it: I am terribly proud of my people. To what "people" am I referring here? To doctors? To scientists? To astronauts and aspiring astronaut-types? I'm surely proud of all those people. Today, I'm referring to another group to which I belong; to something I've done on and off for more than half my life; to one of the most important things I've ever done, as well as one of the most important things that occurs in a truly free and democratic society. I am referring, of co...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 31, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
The Weekend Food Diary Of A Healthy Family On A Budget
Because I'm a dietitian, people assume that every meal and snack my family eats features all food groups and looks Pinterest-perfect. But, like most moms, I'm just trying to balance my dreams of kale-eating kids with their love for boxed mac-and-cheese. And while I strive to feed my family as many fresh, whole foods as possible, I'm also working with a food budget. So what does that mean in the real world? Here's what the lead-in to the weekend typically looks like for my family -- myself, my husband, and my two boys, ages 12 and 8 -- the good, the not-so-good and everything in between. Breakfast: My husband and I are bo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Weirdest Thing: One Week From Landing
Today was our last Sunday on sMars. In less than a week, the hatch will open and the six of us will rejoin the world. In some (obvious) ways, we never left. In many ways, we'll be aliens among our own kind. When your whole world looks like this, your values change a bit. It's easier than you might think to step out of the world - so easy, in fact, that people do it on accident. We spend a weekend in the woods; volunteer for a summer in rural Mexico; go for a long walk across Spain, moving from east to west, from the mountains skirting France to the edge of the Atlantic ocean. After the week, month, season or year away,...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - August 24, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
A Different Way Of Thinking About Weight Loss
Imagine.... If you lived in a world where women's bodies were all kinds of shapes... and there was nothing wrong, less lovable, less worthy about any of those bodies. A woman could be thin and waif-ish, or solid and athletic, or curvy and luscious, or round and soft....and she would have exactly the same opportunities and options and respect. And in that world of incredible diverse body shapes, there were women who were thinner than you and women who were fatter than you....and no one really cared. Tell me: how would you feel about your body in that world? I bet you'd still think about your body, on some level. You'...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Top 5 Nutrients For Healthy Skin
We all want that dewy, youthful glow to our skin and there's no better way to make that happen than to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Our skin's appearance is the first thing people notice and when our skin looks good, we feel good about ourselves. To obtain beautiful skin, it begins from the inside out. Our food choices make a huge difference and when we feed ourselves the nutrients to make this happen, our skin is a reflection of that. Some of our biggest beauty concerns have to do with appearance of aging skin - wrinkles, discoloration, adult acne, and sagging skin. There are many factors that can determine how well ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Eating Healthy on a Budget
By Stacy Simon An important way to stay healthy and help lower your cancer risk is to eat a healthy diet with more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains – and less red meat, processed meat, fried foods, and desserts. For many people, the change to a healthier diet includes more meals that are cooked at home. Get inspired with healthy recipes from the American Cancer Society. Making the switch from fast food and prepared meals to a healthier diet doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. By following a few simple tips to help you plan and shop, you can actually save money while eating better. Try these tips to g...
Source: American Cancer Society :: News and Features - July 27, 2016 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Diet/Exercise/Weight Source Type: news
How pineapple could help fight drug-resistant superbugs
(NaturalNews) Could superbugs turn into unstoppable killing machines that threaten the survival of the human race?Not so long ago, researchers discovered a colistin-resistant E. coli strain for the first time in the United States. According to The Washington Post, health officials... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Most Dangerous People Foods for Dogs
The only time people should not share food with their best friend is when he or she is a dog. Click Here to see the Complete List of Most Dangerous People Foods for Dogs "They love to eat anything we are eating," Dr. Heather Manfredi, a veterinarian at Lap of Love, says, but they can't tell the difference between what is good and potentially fatal for them. In general, don't give your pet anything that is considered harmful to humans. This includes candy, foods with too much salt, alcohol, and anything with artificial sweeteners. But fruits and vegetables that people should be consuming, such as onion or avo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news