Are Raisins Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Nutrition experts tend to favor a “less is more” approach when it comes to deciding what to eat: choosing whole, minimally processed foods over those with long, unpronounceable ingredient lists. Raisins, otherwise known as dried grapes, fit the bill. “They’re a whole food that’s minimally processed with no added ingredients or preservatives,” says Jenny Friedman, a Philadelphia-based dietitian. But raisins are also relatively high in sugar and calories. So are raisins healthy? Here’s what you need to know about the nutritional profile of raisins. What are the health benefits of r...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

What makes eggnog so addictive?
It's the time of year for seasonal food trends: apple begets pumpkin spice begets butternut squash and sweet potato-rich foods. And now peppermint and eggnog. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - December 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Holiday dessert options that won't totally submarine your diet
Gingerbread, candy cane, pumpkin spice, eggnog; the flavors of the holiday season are everywhere. But gone are the days when, if you were on a specific nutrition plan, you had to sacrifice the enjoyment of festive flavors. Today — from vegan tarts to Paleo-friendly brownies — if you want to indulge... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - December 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Nutmeg exhibits powerful anti-diabetes properties, concludes study
(Natural News) Nutmeg isn’t just for pumpkin spice and eggnogs. In a study, researchers from the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica found that the spice — which has a botanical name of Myristica fragrans — can be used to improve blood clotting and even prevent diabetes. Researchers from the Institute of Chinese Materia Medica looked at the effects of nutmeg in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evil tech giants now operating under Sharia Law
(Natural News) As millions of Americans were enjoying turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie with their friends and family during the recent Thanksgiving holiday, social media giant Twitter was busy axing the accounts of more users who hold “politically incorrect” views, including conservative commentator and reporter Laura Loomer. For the simple “crime” of addressing the truths... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the amount of pumpkin seeds you should eat to prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. Eating pumpkin seeds could help to lower your chances of developing high blood sugar symptoms, as they ’re rich in magnesium. But how many should you be eating every day to avoid diabetes signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - the 60p snack you should eat every day to prevent high blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 risk could be lowered by making some diet or lifestyle changes. Eating pumpkin seeds could help to lower your chances of developing high blood sugar symptoms, as they ’re rich in magnesium. But how many should you be eating every day to avoid diabetes signs? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AHA: Cold-Weather Drinks Are Here, But Watch Out for the Calories
FRIDAY, Nov. 16, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Comfort-inducing seasonal drinks abound during the fall and winter. From the sweet, spicy goodness of pumpkin spice latte -- PSL to its fans on Instagram -- to peppermint-flavored, well,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC ISSUES ALLERGY ALERT ON UNDECLARED Tree Nut – Walnut in The Purveyors Kitchen - Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade
Nor Cal Food Solutions, LLC of Auburn, CA is announcing a recall of 567 cases of Pumpkin Pesto Tapenade, manufactured by Purveyors Kitchen, because it contains an undeclared tree nut (walnut). People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (walnuts) 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 - November 14, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

South Africa: Mobile Kitchens a Game Changer for School Nutrition
[SAnews.gov.za] Steamed pumpkin with rice and beef stew was the first meal served from the brand new mobile kitchen to pupils at Tlakukani Primary School in Mamelodi, Pretoria, on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Wegmans Pumpkin Loaf, 11 oz., and Wegmans Placek Coffee Cake, 11 oz. and 22 oz.
Wegmans has initiated a voluntary recall of the following products because they may contain milk not declared on the label. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk 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 - November 8, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Hard cider, with a shot of sugar
(American Chemical Society) Autumn is the season for falling leaves, pumpkin-spice-flavored everything and apple cider. Yet new research indicates that, in addition to alcohol, some hard ciders may contain a hefty dose of added sugar, which may not be disclosed on the label. The researchers report their results in ACS'Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

This West African vegetable can be used to heal an impaired liver
(Natural News) Researchers continue to find alternative medicines in plants. One example is the West African vegetable called fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis) which can be used to treat a damaged liver, according to a study published in the Journal of Biomedical Sciences. The liver is an important body organ because it plays an essential role... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Granola Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Granola, beloved by hikers and outdoorsy types, certainly seems healthy. You can buy it in health food stores and organic supermarkets, with words like “pure” and “natural” stamped right on the label. Is granola healthy? It absolutely can be. But products vary greatly, and knowing whether or not the nutty snack lives up to its nutritional claims can take a little bit of digging. Here’s what dietitians say you should know about granola before crunching down. What is granola made of? “There is no one standard formula for granola, so whether it’s healthy really depends on the ingredie...
Source: TIME: Health - October 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Harrowing Halloween Injuries And How To Avoid Them This Spooky Season
Eggs, pumpkins and face paint? What could possibly go wrong this Halloween? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

Butternut squash is a yummy way to boost your vitamin C levels
(Natural News) Butternut squash (Cucurbita moschata), which belongs to the Cucurbitaceae family of cucurbits or gourds, is also called winter or pumpkin squash. A good source of vitamin C, butternut squash is also rich in carotenoids and minerals. Butternut squash has complex carbohydrates and significant amounts of iron, magnesium, potassium, and riboflavin. The gourd also contains carotenoids like... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: The delicious, nutritious pumpkin
Pumpkin: Is canned better than fresh?? Fresh foods generally have a higher nutrient content than cooked or canned foods. But in the case of pumpkin, both fresh and canned are packed with nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin A and iron. From pancakes to?soup to pasta sauce to?dessert, pumpkin can be a nutritious, delicious addition to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 26, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

WATCH: How to do the ultimate festive fall workout
Trainer Josey Greenwell shows you how you can get a full body workout at home using props such as pumpkins and apples. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

AHA: This Halloween, Pumpkin Seeds Pack a Healthy Punch
THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- You can get your hands on pumpkin seeds on about any store's snack aisle, but your healthiest option may be the old-fashioned way: scooping them out of the stringy guts of that jack-o'-lantern... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 25, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to do a festive, full-body pumpkin workout
The pumpkin workout has taken social media by storm with many using a pumpkin like a medicine ball for a full-body workout to get toned in time for Halloween. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat more pumpkin this Halloween to increase your life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy, balanced diet has proven to be the key to longevity, but what foods in particular should you be eating? Halloween icon the pumpkin is recommended to increase your life expectancy, but how much should you be eating a week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat pumpkin this many times a week to increase life expectancy
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy, balanced diet has proven to be the key to longevity, but what foods in particular should you be eating? Halloween icon the pumpkin is recommended to increase your life expectancy, but how much should you be eating a week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat pumpkin this many times a week to slash your heart attack risk
HOW TO live longer: Eating a healthy, balanced diet has proven to be the key to longevity, but what foods in particular should you be eating? Halloween icon the pumpkin is recommended to increase your life expectancy, but how much should you be eating a week? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teal Pumpkins Mark Allergy Safe Halloween Stops
It’s now estimated that 4 million to 6 million children under the age of 18 have food allergies, meaning 1 in every 13 children are restricted in what they can safely eat. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carve the Pumpkin, Not Your Hand
SUNDAY, Oct. 21, 2018 -- Jack-o'-lanterns can be scary, but they shouldn't be dangerous. Last year, pumpkin carving accounted for nearly 3,200 of the 16,706 Halloween-related injuries treated in U.S. emergency departments, doctors'offices and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 21, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pumpkins are a natural and delicious way to keep your heart strong if you're obese
(Natural News) Obesity is one of the main risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease and many other chronic illnesses. Fortunately, researchers continue to search for natural ways to prevent the onset of these diseases. In a study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, researchers found that pumpkins can keep the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Start your fall planting with garlic and tulips
(Natural News) It’s that time of year when mornings start becoming a little cooler, and the smell of cinnamon and pumpkin wafts through the air. It can only mean one thing: Fall is upon us – and for gardeners, another great time for planting. People will never run out of uses for garlic. It’s an essential ingredient in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spooky Skull-Like'Death Comet' Asteroid To Zip Past Earth Just After Halloween
It's also been called "The Great Pumpkin" asteroid. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news

It ’s Officially the First Day of Fall. Here Are 4 Things You Should Know About Autumn
Though Starbucks has been selling its famous pumpkin spice lattes for weeks, fall wasn’t here — until now. The fall equinox, sometimes called the September equinox, is on Saturday, Sept. 22 this year and will mark the first day of fall for the Northern Hemisphere. Just in time for the foliage to appear, here’s everything you need to know about the first day of fall, what happens when the season changes and what kind of weather we can expect this year. When is the first day of fall? The first day of fall is on Saturday, Sept. 22. Beginning at 9:54 p.m. (E.S.T.), it will officially be autumn for the Norther...
Source: TIME: Science - September 22, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Rachel E. Greenspan Tags: Uncategorized onetime weather Source Type: news

Doctors remove pumpkin-size fibroid from woman's uterus
The fibroid weighed about 61 pounds, the doctors report in a new research paper (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nutrient-dense and delicious, the pumpkin is a prime example of a superfood
(Natural News) There are many reasons to love pumpkins. They look great as Halloween décor and if you’ve ever had a bowl of warm pumpkin soup, you know how good they can be on the palate. But pumpkins offer much more than just appearance and sumptuous flavor – in fact, you might consider them among... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pumpkin seeds, mostly eaten during Halloween, contain an impressive array of vitamins and minerals that support heart health
(Natural News) Pumpkin seeds are typically eaten only during Halloween, as they are usually scraped out of the pumpkin in making jack-o-lanterns. However, these nutty seeds and their byproduct pumpkin seed oil should be consumed more often because they contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that are good for the heart. Pumpkin seeds and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic in South Africa
Fruit and vegetable prices in South Africa have increased to the point that poorer people have had to remove them from their grocery lists. Credit: Nalisha Adams/IPSBy Nalisha AdamsJOHANNESBURG, Aug 10 2018 (IPS)Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal settlement adjacent to South Africa’s wealthy economic hub, Sandton.“Vegetables is only on Sunday,” Majola tells IPS, adding that these constitute potatoes, sweet potato and pumpkin. Majola, who says she weighs 141 kgs, has trouble walking short distances as it...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - August 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Nalisha Adams Tags: Africa Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Barilla Foundation obesity Source Type: news

Avoid these common mistakes when growing potatoes
(Natural News) If you cultivate a garden, you know that it can be difficult to gauge the progress of your potatoes. After all, while other crops like pumpkins or tomatoes grow above ground, potatoes grow underground. You won’t know if your potatoes have flourished until it’s time to harvest them. (h/t to GoodHousekeeping.com) Gardening mistakes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Your Guide to Creating Dairy-Free Nut, Seed and Rice Milks
When I create recipes, I always try to cater to people who have intolerances to ingredients such as lactose. Nut and seed milks are a delicious lactose-free alternative to traditional dairy milk, and they can be used in a variety of recipes that require the real thing. They can also provide your body with essential minerals such as calcium and magnesium. In my cookbook Purely Delicious, I created a full chapter exclusively to these concoctions — 12 total, all with their own unique benefits and flavor profiles. The key ingredient you choose to make your dairy-free milks with will ultimately determine the taste and tex...
Source: TIME: Health - June 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Food Source Type: news

Contaminated products: Health Ranger discloses MORE details about the supplements industry
(Natural News) After receiving a lot of questions from consumers about my earlier warning of finding salmonella in a large commodity lot of raw pumpkin seed protein powder, I recorded a follow-up video to explain more. For the record, the summary of what I said is: Somebody is selling contaminated, dangerous pumpkin seed powder contaminated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contaminated vs. CLEAN products: Health Ranger reveals what you need to know about the supplements industry
(Natural News) After receiving a lot of questions from consumers about my earlier warning of finding salmonella in a large commodity lot of raw pumpkin seed protein powder, I recorded a follow-up video to explain more. For the record, the summary of what I said is: Somebody is selling contaminated, dangerous pumpkin seed powder contaminated... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Ranger issues urgent warning about salmonella in pumpkin seed protein as Kellogg's issues nationwide recall
(Natural News) Pumpkin seed protein being sold across America right this minute is contaminated with salmonella and “crazy high” bacteria counts. We know this because we rejected a large lot of pumpkin seed protein after it failed our microbiology tests and flagged positive for salmonella. We then learned that the entire lot was sold to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Replacing wheat flour with pumpkin seeds is a sneaky way to improve your child's diet
(Natural News) Children can be picky eaters – especially when it comes to feeding them with nutritious food. Researchers from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences in Poland may have found a delicious and sneaky way to get them to eat healthily: Substituting wheat flour with pumpkin seed flour. The study, published in CyTA – Journal of Food,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Ways to Make Your Coffee Even Healthier
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Nutmeg's hidden power: Helping the liver
(American Chemical Society) Smelling nutmeg evokes images of fall, pumpkin pie and hot apple cider. But the spice has been used for years in traditional Chinese medicine to treat gastrointestinal illnesses. Now one group reports in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research that they have figured out how nutmeg helps other organs, specifically the liver. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 9, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: A Quick, Tasty and Healthy Spaghetti Bolognese
This is a quick and easy dish I designed for the contestants on Biggest Loser Australia. It only takes 15 minutes to make, so it’s the perfect meal to prepare during a busy week. My secret to the perfect Bolognese is to start by choosing quality ingredients. I use pasture-fed beef because I love the greater depth of flavor it gives to the overall dish. This Bolognese is also great using turkey mince for those who prefer a lighter meat. I use fresh, ripe Roma tomatoes when they are in season or alternatively, you can also use good quality organic tinned Roma tomatoes. Roma tomatoes are naturally sweeter than regular o...
Source: TIME: Health - May 4, 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

6 ‘Healthy’ Snacks a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Two women lose their HAIR after eating pumpkin soup
Just weeks after eating the root vegetables, the unnamed women, who are believed to be from France, experienced spontaneous alopecia, which affected their scalps and genitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The peril of pumpkin soup: Two women lose their HAIR after eating the dish and a side of squash!
Just weeks after eating the root vegetables, the unnamed women, who are believed to be from France, experienced spontaneous alopecia, which affected their scalps and genitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Wholesome Carrot, Apple and Oatmeal Muffins
If you crave a quick and healthy breakfast or snack on the run, then these wholesome muffins hit the spot in every way. They are packed with fiber and quality ingredients and are the perfect portable meal if you need some quick nourishment. I love to make them when I know I’ve got a busy week in front of me. They last for about five days when stored in the fridge, and marry perfectly with an almond milk latte. The addition of a generous amount of grated carrot and apple helps to keep them delicate and moist, while the walnuts add a crunch and a boost of omega-3s. You don’t need to fuss when making these muffin...
Source: TIME: Health - March 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

Video: Whole-wheat pumpkin pancakes
(Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oregon Food Bank Voluntarily Recalls Nutritional Yeast
Oregon Food Bank is voluntarily recalling 1,219 pounds of nutritional yeast, which was donated to the food bank. No illness has been reported but it was donated at the same time as two other recalled products -- chia and pumpkin seeds. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - March 17, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news