95% Of Baby Foods Tested Contain Lead, Arsenic, Or Other Toxic Metal
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Toxic heavy metals damaging to your baby’s brain development are likely in the baby food you are feeding your infant, according to a new investigation published Thursday. Tests of 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the US found 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium and 32% contained mercury. One fourth of the foods contained all four heavy metals. One in five baby foods tested had over 10 times the 1-ppb limit of lead endorsed by public health advocates, although experts agree that no level of lead is safe. The results mimicked a previous&nb...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - October 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Consumer Featured Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

To Protect the Amazon Rainforest and Beyond, We Must Start in the Andes
If the Amazon rainforest are the lungs of the planet, then the Andes are its lifeblood. The world’s last remaining hotspot for agrobiodiversity, the region is the origin of many nutritionally important crop species and superfoods—grains like amaranth and quinoa; lupine pulses and maca roots—that underpin ecosystems, economies and diets. At the same time, agriculture at the highest altitudes in the world is acutely threatened by climate change, with increasingly extreme droughts, hailstorms and frosts. Home to more than 85 of the planet’s 110 climate zones, the Andes is a living laboratory—for ...
Source: TIME: Science - October 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stef de Haan Tags: Uncategorized climate change Source Type: news

What Affects the Nutritional Quality of Plant-Based Milk Substitutes?
Discussion People today may be eating more plant-based products because of: Allergen avoidance – lactose or cow’s milk allergy, 14% of people with cow’s milk allergy will also have soy allergy. Cultural importance Contamination avoidance e.g. growth hormone or antibiotic residues in cow’s milk production Specific diseases, e.g. cholesterol/lipid issues Environmental impact Ethical or religious considerations Improved nutrition With population growth “[t]he demand for food is expected to grow by 70% until 2050….While the expected protein consumption is believed to grow by 80%.” ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 30, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Comparing nutrition and health benefits: Rice vs. Quinoa
(Natural News) Quinoa and rice are often compared to each other, but they are different in more ways than one. For starters, quinoa is a seed, whereas rice is a grain. Many people confuse quinoa as a grain because it is cooked and consumed like one. But which is better for your health? Nutritional differences... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Stuffed quinoa peppers
Stuffed peppers are often made with ground meat. This meatless version is just as satisfying, thanks to a hearty mix of quinoa, walnuts, tomatoes and zucchini. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program is featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network -- just in time for you to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - July 18, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Wake Up Your Breakfast With Delicious Whole Grains
WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 -- If you're looking to change up that sugary bowl of cold cereal, quinoa and amaranth are nutritious alternatives. These tiny grains (they're actually seeds) make excellent and hearty breakfasts, and are rich in iron,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 17, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Plant-based protein supplements are on the rise, hemp and quinoa coming up next
(Natural News) A recent study revealed that more and more people are consuming protein supplements made from plant ingredients. After analyzing the trend, researchers suggested that hemp and quinoa are next in line to experience a boom. Researchers from DuPont Nutrition & Health and HealthFocus International looked at the eating habits of more than 1,000 Americans. They paid particular heed to the amount... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Quinoa vs rice: Is one really healthier than the other?
(Natural News) Quinoa is often touted as a healthier alternative to rice. But what are the exact differences between the two foods in terms of nutrient content and health benefits? Rice comes in two forms. Brown rice undergoes hulling but remains unprocessed. White rice goes through polishing and milling processes that deplete its vitamin and mineral content.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Which is better, quinoa or oatmeal? Comparison of health benefits, nutrients
(Natural News) Substitutes for white rice are staples of a healthy diet. They come mostly in the form of whole grains, which provide complex carbohydrates like dietary fiber and other nutrients. Classic examples of white rice substitutes are barley, oats, and a nutritious, gluten-free seed called quinoa. Quinoa is considered a superfood that is on par with whole grains in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are some slow-release carbs?
Slow-release carbs include quinoa, vegetables, and white bread alternatives. They provide a gradual supply of energy for the body. Learn more about slow-release carb foods and the Glycemic index (GI) here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: High-protein vegan foods
Vegans often find it difficult to eat a lot of protein, but there are many plant based sources of this nutrient, including beans, tofu, quinoa, and chickpeas. Learn more about high protein foods for vegans here. We also cover how to get enough vitamin B-12 and vitamin D on a vegan diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

White Meat Is Just As Bad For Cholesterol Levels As Red Beef, Study Says
(CNN) — The red meat or white meat debate is a draw: Eating white meat, such as poultry, will have an identical effect on your cholesterol level as eating red beef, new research indicates. The long-held belief that eating white meat is less harmful for your heart may still hold true, because there may be other effects from eating red meat that contribute to cardiovascular disease, said the University of California, San Francisco researchers. This needs to be explored in more detail, they added. Non-meat proteins such as vegetables, dairy, and legumes, including beans, show the best cholesterol benefit, according to t...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cholesterol CNN Red Meat Source Type: news

PAX CEO: CBD Is The Second Coming Of The Quinoa Hype
The CEO of one of the largest manufacturers of cannabis vaporizers and accessories says CBD, the non-intoxicating form of cannabis, is overhyped. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Samar Marwan, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Pax Labs CEO Says CBD Is The Second Coming Of The Quinoa Hype
The CEO of one of the largest manufacturers of cannabis vaporizers and accessories says CBD, the non-intoxicating form of cannabis, is overhyped. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 9, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Samar Marwan, Forbes Staff Source Type: news

Want Kids To Eat Healthy? Researchers Say Give Them A Reason
BOSTON (CBS) – Do you struggle to get your kids to eat healthy foods? Researchers at Washington State University and Florida State University say it may be as simple as giving them a reason. Parents often say, “Eat your spinach or else,” or “You can’t leave the table until you drink your milk.” But how often does that work? Not often, so researchers wanted to see whether explaining the benefits of healthy foods could make a difference. They studied a group of 3- to 5-year-olds for six weeks and offered them two of their least favorite of the following healthy foods: green peppers, tomato...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Uncategorized Children's Health Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to eat on a high-protein diet
Many people adopt a high-protein diet to try to lose weight. Healthful foods that are high in protein include lean meats, nuts, quinoa, and fish. Learn more about the high-protein diet here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Nutrient-dense foods list
Nutrient-dense foods include salmon, nuts, sweet potato, and quinoa. Adding these foods to the diet can provide health benefits. Learn more about the most nutrient-dense foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Cooking With Whole Grains
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- When it comes to getting the best taste and the greatest nutritional value from grains, keep it whole grain. Quinoa, oats, short-grain brown rice and wild rice, polenta (which is made from corn) and barley are most... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cooking up a plan to conserve Andean crop diversity
From tackling poverty, climate change and environmental degradation to preserving cultural heritage and agricultural sustainability, crop diversity is integral to solving some of the greatest challenges on the planet. An EU-backed research effort has made agrobiodiversity conservation in the Andean region its business. The hope is that crops like tarwi, amaranth, cañahua, arracacha, yacón and isaño could one day become household names as quinoa is today. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - January 25, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Atherstone Foods Inc Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Soy in “Greens and Grains Hummus and Quinoa Tabouleh Wrap”
ATHERSTONE FOODS INC of Richmond, CA is recalling 14.6 ounce (414g) Greens and Grains Hummus and Quinoa Tabouleh Wrap, because it may contain undeclared soy, people who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to soy 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 - December 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news

Whole-grain banana bread
This twist on banana bread uses rice, amaranth, millet, quinoa and tapioca flours— making it safe for people with gluten sensitivity. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - September 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diets May Not Be Healthy in the Long Run, Study Says
New research suggests that low-carb diets may not be the best way to achieve long-term health. Research presented Tuesday at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Germany found that diets very low in carbohydrates may raise individuals’ risks of premature death over time. “The message seems to be clear,” wrote study co-author Maciej Banach, president of the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital Research Institute, in an email to TIME. “We should avoid diets with extremely low and very low levels of carbohydrates,” specifically those that draw less than 26% of daily calorie intake fr...
Source: TIME: Health - August 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Quinoa stuffed peppers
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Am I allergic to saponin?
Quinoa is often called a superfood because of its high protein content, and it is popular with vegetarians and vegans. After eating quinoa, people may experience symptoms such as coughing and stomach cramping, which can indicate an allergy. Here, learn about this allergy and foods that can replace quinoa in the diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food Allergy Source Type: news

The top 11 foods you should stop eating to avoid inflammation
(Natural News) In 2017, American cardiac surgeon Dr. Steven Gundry released his book The Plant Paradox, wherein he explained that some health-promoting foods such as quinoa and squash contain high amounts of gut-irritating, inflammatory lectins. Lectins are a kind of protein that can bind to sugar. High levels of lectins can be found in some plant-based foods, such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Surprising Foods That Pack a Day ’s Worth of Added Sugar
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - April 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / AP Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Thatcher forecast to return in 2276 | Brief letters
Plastic-eating enzymes | Class in the north | Brown cars | Spring politics | Female newsreaders | Comet ThatcherI hope the artificially created enzymes will begin to help clean up the exponential increase in plastic waste (Researchers make plastic-eating mutant enzyme better, 17 April). Maybe better not to let the cultivated variants out into the wild though – and on no account call themMutant 59...Dr Hilary GeeGrange over Sands, Cumbria• Maxine Peake claims “there is only one class in the north, and that’s working class” (Arts are still preserve of middle-class people, study conclude...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Space Plastics Environment North-south divide UK news Arts policy Politics Culture Road transport Spring Astronomy Science 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

10 Time-Saving Kitchen Hacks
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Krissy Brady / Health Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Stuffed quinoa peppers
Stuffed peppers are often made with ground meat. This meatless version is just as satisfying, thanks to a hearty mix of quinoa, walnuts, tomatoes and zucchini. Each week one of the 100+ tasty video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program?is?featured on the Mayo Clinic News Network, just in time for you to try at [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 22, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Video: Stuffed quinoa peppers
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekend Recipe: Quinoa With Roasted Pumpkin, Zucchini and Basil Pesto
When I cook dinners at home, I often like to enjoy leftovers for lunch the next day. It’s probably the main reason why I like to double this particular recipe, so I have a grab-and-go healthy meal over the next few days and I don’t have to fuss too much in the kitchen. I love that I can easily adapt the vegetables I use based on the season. Combinations such as roasted pumpkin and zucchini or asparagus and fresh peas work really well, and then all you have to do is fold through a little quinoa and serve with a generous spoonful of basil pesto. Quinoa can be prepared very quickly, contains protein and is gluten...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Teresa Cutter — The Healthy Chef Tags: Uncategorized Cooking Food healthytime Recipes weekend recipe Source Type: news

5 Dietitians on the One Nutrition Tweak You Should Make
For many people, “eating better” is an intimidating and abstract concept. What counts as healthy? Is calorie counting necessary? Is all junk food off limits? This confusion is familiar to many people, but improving your nutrition doesn’t always have to mean a diet overhaul. In fact, sometimes small changes can make the biggest impact. In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, TIME asked registered dietitians for five quick and easy diet resets that will put you on the path to better health. Embrace fat. “Most people think all fats can negatively impact health. But in reality, unsaturated fats...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Chipotle adds quinoa to the menu
Chipotle added quinoa to the menu at its New York City test kitchen on Monday. Registered dietician Liz Weinandy said she doesn't think the swap with have a big health impact. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Like Lemons? Quinoa? Thank This Food Explorer For Bringing Them To Your Plate
In the early 20th century, botanist David Fairchild traveled the world and brought plants back to the U.S. that we now see as thoroughly American. NPR talks with the author of a book on Fairchild. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ari Shapiro Source Type: news

Slow aging and boost your metabolism: Eat quinoa
(Natural News) Aging is inevitable, but it can be slowed down. If you want to live longer and boost your metabolism, adding quinoa to your diet may be the solution. A new study involving nematode worms called Caenorhabditis elegans found that eating quinoa helps in slowing down aging and improving metabolism. A team of researchers from Rutgers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chocolate makers innovate to entice health-conscious consumers
LONDON (Reuters) - Raw chocolate KitKats, Dark Milk, vegan bars with quinoa and now "ruby" chocolate: the world's biggest chocolate makers are looking for ways to keep increasingly health-conscious consumers coming back for more. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Should You Be Worried About the Arsenic in Your Baby Food?
Baby cereals made with oatmeal, barley, buckwheat, organic quinoa and wheat contained much lower amounts of inorganic arsenic than rice cereals. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Rice Baby Foods Arsenic Cereals Source Type: news

Six easy ways to boost magnesium levels
London-based registered nutritionist Rob Hobson advises people to boost their levels by swapping rice for quinoa, snacking on nuts and throwing a handful of spinach or oats into a daily smoothie. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nature's Mix removes cancer claim from granola label after Marketplace investigation into 'superfoods'
Nature's Mix, a company that makes granola with quinoa that it markets as a "superfood" and that included a nutrition label that claimed quinoa "prevents cancer" has removed the claim after a Marketplace investigation. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Business Source Type: news

Recipe: Wild rice or quinoa stuffing
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Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - October 13, 2017 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Breeding salt-tolerant plants
(University of W ü rzburg) The quinoa plant might serve as a model for making other crops salt-tolerant. It grows well on saline soils because the excess salt is simply dumped into special bladders on its leaves. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

California pet foods now going high-end, incorporating kale and quinoa into recipes
(Natural News) Many people consider their pet a full-fledged member of the family, providing it with the same level of care and love as they would a child. As people increasingly favor healthy food options, it’s only natural that this same philosophy is being extended to their pets in the form of premium pet food.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pet food goes upscale, with kale, quinoa and cage-free duck. But check with your vet first.
Americans will spend close to $30 billion feeding their pets this year, according to the American Pet Products Assn. That ’s up from $28.23 billion last year.Driving the growth: premium, human-grade food that is organic, minimally processed, slow-cooked and loaded with previously niche ingredients... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Quinoa, amaranth: Ancient grains hold promising future
The answer to future global food challenges may well come from the past. Since the 1960's, diets in many Western countries have relied heavily on meat. But with global food demand soars set to soar by 70 percent by 2050, other sources of high-quality proteins are needed. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - September 15, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Separating food facts from fiction
UCLA Broadcast Studio As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper diet.“People think it all comes down to their genes, but there is so much we can control by not smoking or being overweight, eating right and exercising at least moderately,” says Michels, professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.What constitutes healthy eating? Michels, who frequently gives public talks on the topic, has found there are many widely held misconceptions that le...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training 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

10 Slimming (Yet Totally Satisfying) Recipes For Swimsuit Season
Warm weather is upon us and, like it or not, swimsuit season is here. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up good eating. Summer meals can be lighter and less caloric, but still delicious. From soups to salads to entrees, all of these recipes are light, full of flavor, and totally satisfying. 1. Vietnamese Shredded Chicken Salad As much as I love salad as a meal, it’s not usually enough for my husband, who is more of a protein/two sides kind of a guy. But I can get away with serving this salad for dinner — it’s satisfying and full of bright Southeast Asian flavor. It’s easy...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The five foods you should ALWAYS eat before a workout
Experts from Weight Watchers magazine have put together a list of the best workout foods to eat if you're training regularly to stay healthy and lose weight. They include energy-boosting quinoa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news