Recipes for Health: Whole-Wheat Soda Bread With Raisins (Spotted Dog)
A mix of raisins sweetens this brown soda bread.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 17, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Grain Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Whole-Wheat Soda Bread With Raisins (Spotted Dog)
A mix of raisins sweetens this brown soda bread.     (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - March 17, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Grain Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Move over quinoa, Ethiopia's teff poised to be next big super grain
Rich in calcium, iron and protein, gluten-free teff offers Ethiopia the promise of new and lucrative markets in the westAt Addis Ababa airport, visitors are greeted by pictures of golden grains, minute ochre-red seeds and a group of men gathered around a giant pancake. Billboards boast: "Teff: the ultimate gluten-free crop!"Ethiopia is one of the world's poorest countries, well-known for its precarious food security situation. But it is also the native home of teff, a highly nutritious ancient grain increasingly finding its way into health-food shops and supermarkets in Europe and America.Teff's tiny seeds &ndash...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 23, 2014 Category: Science Authors: Claire Provost, Elissa Jobson Tags: Nutrition Malnutrition Food & drink industry Famine theguardian.com United States Farming Food security World news Health wellbeing Features Ethiopia Trade and development Global development Environment Africa Science Source Type: news

Popular breakfast cereals found to contain low levels of toxic heavy metals; Natural News Labs publishes results
A scientific study conducted at the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (www.ConsumerWellness.org) has found that popular breakfast cereals such as Corn Flakes, Kix, Uncle Sam, Raisin Bran and Honey Bunches of Oats are relatively free of toxic heavy metals. These cereal... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 21, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Spiced carrot raisin bread
Carrot cake is a sweet spice tea bread with grated carrot mixed into the batter. (Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - December 22, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Gluten-Free Raisin Pistachio Biscotti
Using a bit of butter results in a delicate cookie that is irresistible.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 4, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Cookies Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Desserts Diet and Nutrition Source Type: news

Do processed baby foods 'lack nutritional value'?
Conclusion Overall, this study provides some useful information about the types of commercially available products in the UK during 2010 and 2011. It offers some basic nutritional content of these products and compares them with breast milk, formula milk and some examples of common home-made UK foods. The main limitation of this study was that nutritional information relied on what was reported on manufacturers' websites, which may not accurately reflect actual nutritional content. There are also some other limitations to this study, including: The researchers say that given the large number of products made, it ...
Source: NHS News Feed - September 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Recipes for Health: Soda Bread With Walnuts and Golden Raisins
An Irish soda bread inspired by a classic, but updated to be whole wheat.     (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 9, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: By MARTHA ROSE SHULMAN Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Bread Source Type: news

Fruit may lower diabetes risk while juice may raise it
Conclusion This study found that eating more of some whole fruits was associated with a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, but eating other fruits was not. It also found that drinking more fruit juice was associated with an increase in risk. The study has a range of strengths, including: its large size (almost 190,000 participants) long follow-up (more than 3,000,000 years in total across all participants) collecting data prospectively assessing diet at a number of time points, not just once taking into account a range of potential confounders There are also some limitations, including that people...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Food/diet Source Type: news

Amport Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Peanuts Mislabeled as Milk Chocolate Raisins
American Importing Co, Inc. (d/b/a Amport Foods) of Minneapolis, MN is voluntarily recalling one lot of Amport Milk Chocolate Raisins because they may contain undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or sensitivity 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 - August 28, 2013 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Lemon rice with golden raisins and almonds
This recipe uses brown rice, which is chewier and has more flavor than white rice does. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - August 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recipe: Lemon rice with golden raisins and almonds
This recipe uses brown rice, which is chewier and has more flavor than white rice does. (Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day)
Source: MayoClinic.com Recipe of the Day - August 20, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

Forty words of love in Hungarian
As a child, Charlotte Mendelson thought her grandparents' native Hungarian sounded ridiculous. But now her tiny vocabulary keeps their memory aliveMy grandmother was fearless. Yet if I asked her about the past, she would start crying. What kind of monster would have questioned her? So I resisted and now it is too late.She and her husband, my maternal grandparents, were Hungarians. Or so I thought. They spoke Hungarian, impenetrably, to each other. Even after 50 years in Britain, their accents remained so strong that kindly strangers would direct them to tourist attractions. To my sister and me, their English-born grandchil...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 10, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Charlotte Mendelson Tags: The Guardian Family Hungary Grandparents and grandparenting Language Features Life and style Languages Source Type: news

Association between grape consumption and healthier eating patterns in US children and adults
In a new observational study published in the Journal of Food Science, researchers looked at the association of grape consumption, in the non-alcoholic forms most commonly consumed - fresh grapes, raisins and 100% grape juice - with the diet quality of a recent, nationally representative sample of U.S. children and adults. Their findings suggest that, among adults and children, consumption of grapes and grape products is associated with healthier dietary patterns and improved nutrient intakes... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 6, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Grape consumption associated with healthier eating patterns in US children and adults
(National Grape and Wine Initiative) In a new observational study published in the Journal of Food Science, researchers looked at the association of grape consumption, in the non-alcoholic forms most commonly consumed -- fresh grapes, raisins and 100 percent grape juice -- with the diet quality of a recent, nationally representative sample of US children and adults. Their findings suggest that, among adults and children, consumption of grapes and grape products is associated with healthier dietary patterns and improved nutrient intakes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 2, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

U.S. government routinely steals almost half of all raisin harvests from American farmers
Recently declared by Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan to be "the world's most outdated law," a little known U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy that steals up to half of American raisin farmers' harvest while providing little or no compensation in return is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Put a Healthy Spin on School Lunch
The start of the school year is a great time to give a second thought to your kids’ lunches. Many kids rush through breakfast to get to school on time, and participate in after-school activities well into the evening. Having a healthy lunch that combines complex carbohydrates, lean protein, dairy, fruits, and vegetables is the only way they’ll get the energy they need to make it through their busy days. “When lunch includes the right nutritional balance, it gives kids the energy they need to focus on their afternoon studies and enjoy their after-school activities,” says Namrata Shidhaye, MD, a famil...
Source: DukeHealth.org: Duke Health Features - July 27, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Children's Health Children's Primary Care Duke Primary Care Primary Care Services Source Type: news

Raisins may lower food intake, help prevent diabetes
CHICAGO, June 28 (UPI) -- Children who ate raisins and grapes as snacks ate fewer calories later, but those who snacked on chocolate chip cookies ate more calories, U.S. researchers say. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

See’s Candies, Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Nuts and Eggs in Milk and Dark Raisins
See’s Company of San Francisco is recalling all Milk and Dark Raisins because it may contain undeclared tree nuts and eggs. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to tree nuts (e.g.: almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews) and/or eggs 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 - June 15, 2013 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blackpool to extend free breakfast scheme to 12,000 primary school pupils
Pilot scheme success prompts council to roll out £1.3m scheme to provide fruit, yogurt and bread to town's 33 primary schoolsA scheme giving free breakfasts to all primary school pupils in one of Britain's most deprived towns has been declared a success after a study found it made children happier and more alert, and had the potential to improve attendance and punctuality.Blackpool council said positive early findings from the three-month pilot had persuaded it to go ahead with a £1.3m scheme to provide a nutritious breakfast of fruit, yoghurt and bread to all of its 12,000 primary pupils for the next year.The ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 7, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Patrick Butler Tags: Nutrition The Guardian Social policy and administration News Health & wellbeing Food drink Society Primary schools Breakfast Blackpool Politics UK news Life and style Education Poverty Social exclusion Science Source Type: news

Simple steps for boosting energy
Some days do you feel like the Energizer Bunny with a weak battery—starting strong but unable to keep going and going? There are several ways to help boost flagging energy, like pacing activities, taking power naps, and eating healthfully, according to the June 2013 issue of the Harvard Men's Health Watch. One thing that doesn't work: taking overhyped dietary supplements. Sometimes fatigue is due to a medical condition. If that's been ruled out, here are a few basic steps to maintain energy throughout the day: Set a steady pace: With age, the energy "battery" may not be able to store quite the charge it use...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - May 31, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and Raisin Cookies that Pair Perfectly with Milk
(HealthCastle.com).  I love cookies.  I love baking them and tasting them fresh out of the oven.  Paired with a cold glass of milk and you have a satisfying, comfort-food snack.  And who doesn't like to share cookies?  Whether you are giving or receiving, cookies are a simple but pleasurable treasure.   read more (Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians)
Source: HealthCastle.com Nutrition Tips - written by Registered Dietitians - April 24, 2013 Category: Nutrition Source Type: news

7th Heaven Bakeries Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Egg, Soy And Milk in Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
7th Heaven Bakeries, Oklahoma City, is recalling OATMEAL RAISIN COOKIES, because they may contain undeclared dry eggs, soy lecithin, and whey solids. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs, soy and milk 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 - April 24, 2013 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Nine Practices to Help You Say No
Over time, I have experimented with a number of ways to strengthen my no. Here are the nine practices I use to say a strategic no in order to create space in my life for a more intentional yes.read more (Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center)
Source: Psychology Today Relationships Center - February 15, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Peter Bregman Tags: Relationships Self-Help Stress Work business dinner capabilities charity auctions colleague confidence consulting firm dinner time generosity insult irene limited time lunch moment of honesty passion priorities raisin Source Type: news

Barack Obama and the 'empathy deficit'
The US president claims the 'empathy deficit' is a more pressing problem than the federal deficit, but empathy may be merely a product of changing scientific fashionsIn 2011, researchers at the University of Chicago conducted a simple experiment to ascertain whether a rat would release another rat from a cage without being given a reward. The answer was yes. After several sessions, the rats learned intentionally and quickly to open the restrainer and release the caged rats. The rats also repeated the behaviour even when they were denied the reward of reunion. Even more astonishing, when the rats were presented with two cag...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 4, 2013 Category: Science Authors: Mark Honigsbaum Tags: Psychology Philosophy Barack Obama World news Social history US politics Society Neuroscience Features The Observer Source Type: news