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
Should You Drink Matcha Tea?
While green tea has long been a recommended part of a healthy diet, another brighter shade is becoming increasingly popular: matcha. Here’s what you should know about the beverage. What is matcha tea? Matcha is a type of green tea made by taking young tea leaves and grinding them into a bright green powder. The powder is then whisked with hot water. This is different from regular green tea, where the leaves are infused in water, then removed. Drinking brewed green tea “is a bit like boiling spinach, throwing away the spinach and just drinking the water,” says Louise Cheadle, co-author of The Book of Match...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Matcha tea Source Type: news
The battle for spinach
(Washington State University) Washington State University Professor Lindsey du Toit is leading research to help growers reduce the impact of a crippling fungal disease called Fusarium wilt. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news
Study finds offering children rewards does not work
Whether it is sprouts or spinach your child hates, putting it in front of them again and again seems to be the best strategy and offering them a reward has little added benefit, Belgian researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Recipes that helped a woman go from a size 14 to a 10
Starting the day with a banana-spinach smoothie, not only saw UK-based Farah Mohseni, 55, ditch 13lbs (6kg) but also reversed her intolerable menopause symptoms and agonising back pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Spinach to hearts: Leafy vegetable inspires new way to generate heart tissue
NSF graduate student training promotes innovators mindset to solve critical issues in medicine Full story at https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/spinachtohearts.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51 This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - February 12, 2018 Category: Science Source Type: news
Quiz: Heart Healthy Food Choices
2 hours ago ... What's worse for your ticker: a hot dog or a hamburger? What's healthier: a spinach salad or one made from kale? AARP has teamed up with the experts at the American Heart Association to uncover amazingly simple swaps that will boost your health — effortlessly. Think you know which is best for you? (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news
Super Bowl Snacks That Don't Sideline Health
As for avoiding fat-laden dips, use yogurt instead of sour cream for that spinach dip. And try making guacamole dip with some pureed peas and chopped tomatoes, or make a tangy salsa. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
FDA to expedite release of recall information
Douglas Stern, FDA’s Director, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations, Office of Regulatory Affairs By: Douglas Stearn, J.D. When FDA identifies that a product it regulates violates the law, it protects the public by working with the manufacturer and distributors to facilitate the product’s recall (i.e., removal from the marketplace or product correction). Among other actions, FDA assures that the public is warned when products present the most significant public hazards, including those recalls associated with an outbreak. Now, as part of a larger effort to increase transparency, empower consumers, a...
Source: Mass Device - January 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog FDA Voice Source Type: news
A Salad A Day May Keep Dementia Away
BOSTON (CBS) – It’s a hard concept, especially this time of year when sweets and Christmas cookies are everywhere, but as Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, researchers at Tufts University believe a salad a day may keep dementia away. Pedro Velazquez is hitting the salad bar for lunch. He’s doing his best to get more greens into his diet. “I’ve been trying to get rid of this (belly) for a while now so I go to the gym, then I come have a salad and I go to work,” explains Pedro. New research in the journal Neurology suggests eating salad could also help keep his memory in good shape. Sarah Boo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Salad Source Type: news
A Salad a Day May Be Good for Brain Health
Older men and women who ate the most lettuce, spinach, kale and collard greens scored the equivalent of 11 years younger on cognitive tests than those who ate little or none. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Vegetables Lettuce Elderly Memory Dementia Source Type: news
Manage the menopause naturally without HRT
This article helps you identify some simple changes you can make almost immediately which will help you manage the menopause naturally. Hot flushes and night sweats are common symptoms. Eighty percent of menopausal women experience them. Many women feel embarrassed about hot flushes, but it’s not as obvious to everyone else as it may seem to you! Symptoms can be reduced by eating lots of plant foods, especially those rich in phytoestrogens, which help to rebalance your hormones naturally. Phytoestrogens are found in abundance in soya products, legumes, and in brassica vegetables, such as cauliflower, broccoli, Brusse...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - November 20, 2017 Category: OBGYN Authors: Susie Kearley Tags: Alternatives to HRT healthy diet menopause Source Type: news
It wasn't spinach that caused man's 'Popeye' arm
When one of the tendons that connects the biceps to the shoulder tears, it can result in "Popeye" sign, where the muscle bulges unnaturally underneath the skin. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News 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
What can gorillas teach us?
All the gorillas were dying… Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce. They were facing extinction. And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed gorillas in zoos. That was until one caretaker took a closer look at what the gorillas were eating. For decades, zoos fed the gorillas what they called gorilla biscuits. But, on top of being unable to reproduce, the gorillas were developing diseases like heart di...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition carbs coconut oil diabetes gorillas heart disease high blood pressure insulin obesity Syndrome Zero triglycerides Source Type: news
Diabetes is not genetic
She was a beautiful woman. A patient who was easy for me to relate to. When she started to weep, I understood. I’ve heard stories like hers hundreds of times since the beginning of my career, back in Lake Worth in 1992. Let me tell you why I think this is important for you. She said, “My doctor told me I have diabetes, and it’s incurable.” So I told her, you’re not broken. There is no gene for type 2 diabetes. The things we’ve been telling people about diabetes being genetic is just dead wrong. Research has shown that genetic predispositions for most chronic diseases explain very little ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 7, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Natural Cures Nutrition Chronic diseases diabetes diet Glycemic glycemic index GMO grains high Glycemic foods low-glycemic food Syndrome Zero Source Type: news
Ask Well: Do Prepackaged Salad Greens Lose Their Nutrients?
Some greens lose more nutrients than others with washing and storage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Vitamins Salads Vitamin C Lettuce Spinach Source Type: news
La Terra Fina Recalls 10 oz. Spinach Artichoke & Parmesan Dip & Spread Due to Mislabeling and Undeclared Allergen
La Terra Fina is voluntarily recalling its 10 oz. containers of Spinach Artichoke& Parmesan Dip& Spread with the date of BEST BY NOV-01-2017 due to undeclared egg. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg 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 - October 12, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news
‘Teaching kitchen’ cooks up basics for health sciences students at UCLA
Spinach, eggs, tomatoes, skillets and spatulas are not typically in a health professional ’s toolkit. But for some UCLA students, they eventually might be.At UCLA Health Sciences, students are learning about nutrition and food preparation in what might seem an unlikely place — not a classroom but rather a kitchen in a store better known for high-end kitchenware: Sur La Table. The store is playing host to a so-called “teaching kitchen,” as part of a pilot program that teaches healthy eating and cooking skills to students in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UC LA, Fielding School of Public Healt...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
Blood pressure: Eating THIS 65p vegetable will lower your heart disease risk
EATING spinach could lower your blood pressure for just 65p. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Heart attack risk slashed by eating THIS 85p food every day
EATING avocados, sold ripe and ready to eat for just 85p in Tesco, and spinach could reduce the risk of heart attack, researchers have found. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ADHD and Adults: Systems, Strategies and Shortcuts that Foster Success
For individuals with ADHD, the foundation for success is accepting your ADHD. This includes accepting that your brain is wired differently—not defectively, said Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D, a clinical instructor of psychology at Harvard Medical School and clinical psychologist who specializes in ADHD. “The truth is, adults with ADHD are creative, driven, intuitive, resourceful and are capable of great success,” said Natalia van Rikxoort, MSW, a social worker, therapeutic arts facilitator and life coach who specializes in ADHD and helps her clients use their strengths to overcome challenges and discover t...
Source: Psych Central - October 7, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Attention Deficit Disorder Creativity Disorders General Happiness Motivation and Inspiration Self-Help Work Issues Adhd Adults With Adhd Boredom getting things done organization Productivity success Success Strategies Source Type: news
Too Little Vitamin K Could Harm Young Hearts
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 4, 2017 -- Bypassing leafy green veggies could take a toll on teens'heart health, new research suggests. Teens who ate the least vitamin K-rich foods -- such as spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- had triple the risk... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 4, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Soil amendments for healthier spinach
(American Society of Agronomy) Soils keep plants healthy by providing plants with water, helpful minerals, and microbes, among other benefits. But what if the soil also contains toxic elements, such as cadmium? The solution goes back to the soil. Researchers are investigating which soil additives work best. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 4, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news
3 nutrients for a sharp, ageless brain
For decades mainstream medicine told us that dying neurons are the problem with an aging brain. But the difference between an old brain and a sharp, young brain isn’t just neurons… You see, mental function depends on two kinds of brain cells. Neurons are just half the story. In fact, when scientists studied Albert Einstein’s brain they found he had a wealth of “other” brain cells that accounted for his genius. I’m talking about “glia,” or “glial” brain cells. Scientists have known about glial cells for a long time. But they thought they were just support ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
How Air Pollution Can Lead To Weight Gain
I just read a study that stunned me. It suggested that the air we breathe is making us fat. A researcher from Duke University placed two groups of rats in separate chambers. One group was exposed to Beijing’s super toxic air. That city has some of the worst air pollution in the world. The second group breathed filtered air. The two groups ate exactly the same diet. After 19 days, the rats exposed to the air pollution were 18% fatter. Their LDL levels were 50% higher and their triglycerides were 46% higher. This indicates high levels of fat in their blood. To make matters worse, their lungs were 25% heavier...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Weight Loss Source Type: news
Scientists have found another reason for children to eat their green leafy vegetables
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A study of 766 otherwise healthy adolescents showed that those who consumed the least vitamin K1-- found in spinach, cabbage, iceberg lettuce and olive oil -- were at 3.3 times greater risk for an unhealthy enlargement of the major pumping chamber of their heart, according to the study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Vitamin K1, or phylloquinone, is the predominant form of vitamin K in the U.S. diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 2, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news
This Man Had a Pressing Question. Chili ’s Came Through With a Thoughtful Answer
An inquisitive Twitter user who asked a pretty grown-up question of the internet has gone viral thanks to a little help from a notable food chain. He began late Wednesday by proclaiming in a series of tweets that you could get answers you need all sorts of ways, from e-mailing people to calling them, but there was another option: just ask Chili’s Bar and Grill, because as he put it, “sometimes Chili’s knows.” there's this weird thing you can do, where, if you need information from someone, you can ask them instead of the internet — Ladies Jacket Club (@subtlerbutler) September 21, 2017 ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ashley Hoffman Tags: Uncategorized Chili's Social Media twitter viral Source Type: news
Weight loss diet: Three vegetables that could be SABOTAGING your health
WEIGHT loss usually means piling up the vegetables on your plate, however sweet potato, tomatoes and spinach could be sabotaging your healthy diet. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Weight loss diet: Why you should BEWARE these three vegetables
WEIGHT loss usually involves increasing intake of fruit and vegetables, however sweet potato, tomatoes and spinach should be consumed with caution. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Celebrate Fall With These 6 Cookbooks
This fall set your table for a seasonal feast with six new cookbooks by favorite chefs—and some newcomers. First, rouse your appetite with a crusty sourdough bread, courtesy of James Beard Award– winning baker Jim Lahey. Then tuck in your bib for gnocchi reimagined with pumpkin and crispy-skinned chicken with dates. Your sides: roasted cauliflower and fancy spinach. For dessert there’s Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh’s pavlova with figs. (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lucy Feldman Tags: Uncategorized Books Source Type: news
Ask Well: Does Cooking Boost Nutrients in Tomatoes and Spinach?
Levels of some nutrients may go up with cooking. But levels of others go down. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RONI CARYN RABIN Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Vitamins Vegetables Spinach Diet and Nutrition Antioxidants Vitamin C Tomatoes Source Type: news
Lutein in avocados found to protect the brain from effects of aging
(Natural News) A new study showed that while green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale are a staple food of people who are looking to stay fit, they can also be used by people who are looking to retain their brain power. According to the study that was published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Does spinach cause Alzheimer's?
Researchers from the University of Melbourne found that iron may damage the brain similar to how the element causes metal to rust. Such 'rust' may accelerate cognitive decline. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Leafy Greens May Guard Against Brain Aging Leafy Greens May Guard Against Brain Aging
Eating lutein-rich foods, such as kale and spinach, in middle age may protect against age-related cognitive impairment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Kale nutrient may yield significant cognitive benefits
Lutein, a nutrient found in kale and spinach as well as eggs and avocados, may help to prevent or counteract cognitive aging, according to a new study. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news
Lutein may counter cognitive aging, study finds
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Spinach and kale are favorites of those looking to stay physically fit, but they also could keep consumers cognitively fit, according to a new study from University of Illinois researchers.The study, which included 60 adults aged 25 to 45, found that middle-aged participants with higher levels of lutein -- a nutrient found in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale, as well as avocados and eggs -- had neural responses that were more on par with younger individuals than with their peers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Why you should only buy organic strawberries
Researchers from the Washington DC-based Environmental Working Group found that strawberries, spinach, nectarines and apples are among the most chemically-ridden produce. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Diet warning: Eating your spinach THIS way could lead to PAINFUL kidney stones
KIDNEY stones can develop in one or both kidneys, and tend to affect people between the ages of 30 and 60. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Broccoli sprouts found to have significant impact in the treatment of type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) Broccoli tends to be one of those polarizing vegetables. Like spinach and mushrooms, people tend to either love or hate it with no in-between. Regardless of how you feel about its taste, however, you might want to start eating more of it if you have type 2 diabetes. That’s because recent research has... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Luteolin: How To Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
More than 100 women die of breast cancer in the U.S. every day. It's the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. But in my opinion, many of those women really die of a tragic medical error. Let me explain… Millions of women in the U.S. have taken Big Pharma's hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Their doctors prescribe it to try to relieve the symptoms of menopause. Like hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and weight gain. But what the drug companies try to pass off as hormones are actually synthetic concoctions. They are fake versions of the estrogen and progesterone that your body makes ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 23, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
What To Eat When Grief Is Eating You
When you’re grieving – particularly after the death of a loved one – you might experience decision fatigue. This happens in response to the number of decisions you’ve been forced to make over a very short period of time, deteriorating the quality of those decisions. As you can imagine, what you eat – the result of small decisions we make throughout each day – is a common victim of decision fatigue. Suddenly, making “good” choices about what you eat seems strenuous and even debilitating. So you opt out of the decision altogether and forgo eating, or make the easiest and most c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Greek salad with spinach and eggplant
The simple flavors of this Mediterranean salad provide the perfect opportunity to showcase the fruity extra-virgin olive oil in the lemon dressing. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
6 Foods To Jumpstart Your Energy
With the busy activities of everyday life, it can be difficult to find the right foods to recharge your internal battery. In a world filled with fad diets and rapidly changing eating trends, a few standout options rise to the top with their ability to fuel your body and mind. If you’re looking for ways to bolster your energy throughout the day, check out these six foods to help you power up and feel your best. 1. Spinach Studies have shown nearly half of all Americans aren’t consuming the recommended daily allowance of magnesium. This vital nutrient is involved in over 300 chemical reactions in the body, includ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What Adult Problems Can Start with Fetal Undernutrition?
Discussion Developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) is a scientific hypothesis that proposes that fetal nutrition has permanent effects on growth, metabolism, and structure. These changes, or biological programming, are felt to occur at critical periods in fetal development “…when developmental changes in the organism towards increasing complexity, greater plasticity, and more efficient functioning occurs rapidly and may be most easily modified either in favorable or unfavorable directions.” Fetal undernutrition has been studied more than overnutrition, and various nutritional components (prot...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 29, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Newly published spinach genome will make more than Popeye stronger
(Boyce Thompson Institute) Today in Nature Communications, researchers from BTI and the Shanghai Normal University report a new draft genome of Spinacia oleracea, better known as spinach. Additionally, the authors have sequenced the transcriptomes (all the RNA) of 120 cultivated and wild spinach plants, which has allowed them to identify which genetic changes have occurred due to domestication. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Just half a glass of wine a day may increase breast cancer risk
"Just half a glass of wine a day ups the risk of breast cancer by nine per cent, experts warn," The Sun reports. A major report looking at global evidence found that drinking just 10g of alcohol a day – 1.25 units – was linked to an increased risk of breast cancer. The report was produced by the World Cancer Research Fund which reviews the global evidence on the link between diet, weight, physical activity and breast cancer. Overall, this report supports what is already known, that alcohol consumption is a risk factor for breast cancer. The report found that for each 10g of pure alcohol consumed each ...
Source: NHS News Feed - May 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer Food/diet QA articles Source Type: news
Health Tip: Your Diet as You Age
-- As you age, it's important to make sure your body is getting all the nutrients it needs. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics suggests: Eat plenty of green, leafy vegetables (such as spinach) and orange vegetables (such as sweet potatoes). Eat... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 19, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news