Biophysicists find 'extra' component in molecular motor
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Researchers discovered an additional component in ATP synthase, a molecular machine that produces the energy-conserving compound. They obtained a first-ever high-resolution structure of the C ring from spinach chloroplasts. As the 3D computer model of it was taking shape, the biophysicists spotted additional circle-shaped elements inside the C ring.While the discovery is interesting in and of itself, researchers have yet to determine why the C ring hosts quinones and how they get there. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 29, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The average American eats 17 teaspoons of added sugar daily. It ’s killing us | Eleanor Cummins
A diet high in added sugar, impossible to escape in processed foods, has been linked to diabetes, heart disease and possibly cancerThere ’s a delectable scene in André Aciman’s latest novelFind Me where three characters sit down to lunch. They have just purchased fresh fish and scallops from the market, plus spinach and wine. On a balcony overlooking Rome, the woman “split open thebranzinishe had broiled in a cast-iron frying pan, removed their bones, and on a different plate came the spinach and oldpuntarelle, over which, once we were seated, she sprinkled oil and freshly grated parmesan ”.R...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Eleanor Cummins Tags: Food Sugar Health & wellbeing Science Source Type: news

Cooking With Greens
FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- It's time to go beyond spinach and kale. To really power up your meals with greens, you want to explore the taste and texture of watercress and dandelions. And the following recipes will get from the fridge to your table in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Food Waste Is a Huge Environmental Problem. Here ’s 5 Ways to Reduce Yours
Tossing uneaten leftovers or slimy lettuce may feel like no big deal. But a new report from the sustainability-focused World Resources Institute (WRI) says food waste is responsible for 8% of annual greenhouse-gas emissions, and that 25% of agricultural water use and a land mass the size of China go toward producing food that ultimately goes uneaten. If it were a country, according to WRI, food waste and loss would release more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than any nation except the U.S. and China. Cutting back on food waste could help the environment in a few ways. Most obviously, it would save the resources and e...
Source: TIME: Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Food Waste Is a Huge Environmental Problem. Here Are 5 Ways to Reduce Yours
Tossing uneaten leftovers or slimy lettuce may feel like no big deal. But a new report from the sustainability-focused World Resources Institute (WRI) says food waste is responsible for 8% of annual greenhouse gas emissions, and that 25% of agricultural water use and a land mass the size of China go toward producing food that ultimately goes uneaten. If it were a country, according to WRI, food waste and loss would release more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than any nation except the U.S. and China. Cutting back on food waste could help the environment in a few ways. Most obviously, it would save the resources and e...
Source: TIME: Health - September 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Environment Source Type: news

Dole recalls baby spinach after test finds salmonella
Packaged spinach leaves recalled in 10 states after bacteria found in a sample tested by Michigan health officials (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baby spinach recalled in 10 states after a sample tested positive for Salmonella 
Dole Fresh Vegetables, which sells in Target and Walmart, issued a warning to customers on Friday to trash their 6oz bags and 10oz clam-shell boxes of baby spinach that have a sell-by date of August 5. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dole Baby Spinach Recalled
Some Dole baby spinach products have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dole recalls baby spinach after test finds salmonella
Packaged spinach leaves recalled in 10 states after bacteria found in a sample tested by Michigan health officials (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Reports finds hazardous bacteria in pre-washed greens
Consumer Reports says it tested nearly 284 samples of fresh greens like lettuce, spinach and kale and found six of those samples tainted with listeria (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Spinach supplement may increase muscle strength
New research finds that a dietary supplement comprising spinach extract can significantly increase athletic performance and muscle strength. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Frozen spinach recalled for possible listeria contamination
Sprouts Farmers Market has recalled some frozen spinach because of possible contamination with listeria, the company announced. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Frozen spinach recalled in 19 states after testing positive for listeria 
A random sampling of the product, made by Sprouts Farmers Market, tested positive for listeria, a type of bacteria that can cause vomiting, diarrhea and infections. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sprouts Recalls Frozen Spinach for Listeria Fears
The recall involves Frozen Cut Leaf Spinach, in both conventional and organic 16-ounce bags, made by National Frozen Foods of Oregon. Sprouts announced the recall Friday in a company news release. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sprouts Supermarkets Recalls Frozen Spinach Due to Listeria Fears
TUESDAY, June 18, 2019 -- Although illnesses have not yet been reported, the Sprouts Farmers Market chain says it is recalling frozen spinach sold nationwide, due to potential contamination with the listeria germ. The recall involves Frozen Cut... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even foods in the same 'pyramid' group affect gut bacteria differently
A new study from the University of Minnesota has found that spinach and carrots have different effect on the gut microbiome, despite both being vegetables with similar nutrients. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Refutes Notion That People on Warfarin Shouldn't Eat Leafy Greens
TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 -- Spinach-loving seniors, rejoice. A new study suggests that -- despite doctor warnings to the contrary -- you can eat leafy greens rich in vitamin K if you are taking the blood thinner warfarin. In fact, " I think all... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Add a Sweet Surprise to Your Veggie Juice: Chocolate
FRIDAY, June 7, 2019 -- Juicing nutrient-rich green vegetables like kale, broccoli and spinach gives you a brew of many vitamins and minerals, all in just one cup. But green juices can have an overpowering flavor, so many people want to cut their... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Are Veggie Chips or Straws Healthier Than Potato Chips?
If you’re trying to sneak more vegetables into your—or your kid’s—diet, swapping regular potato chips for veggie chips or sticks may seem like a healthy substitution. But nutrition experts say some of these ostensibly good-for-you snacks are just junk food in disguise. “Those veggie sticks are super popular at my six-year-old’s kindergarten, but they’re really no better than potato chips,” says Liz Weinandy, a staff dietitian at the Ohio State University Medical Center. “They have very small amounts of spinach or tomato paste, but they’re still a deep-fried food, ...
Source: TIME: Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized diet Diet/Nutrition health Healthy Eating Wellness Source Type: news

Q: Am I a bad parent if my kids don't eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day?
I went to my son's annual checkup last week. He's 5. The doctor stressed how important it is for him to eat five servings of fresh fruit and vegetables a day. Short of force-feeding or hiding spinach in brownies Jessica Seinfeld-style, this is not happening. So we're falling way short on the fruits/veggies guidelines -- every single day. Am I a bad mom? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Spinach: An easy and delicious way to reduce your risk of heart disease
(Natural News) Just about everyone is familiar with Popeye, the sailor who packs a spinach-powered punch. It’s also a trick that parents (and grandparents) have used for decades to convince their children to eat their vegetables. It turns out, there’s truth behind those colossal punches. Spinach, according to multiple studies, offers a bevy of health benefits –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Spinach and mushroom souffl?
Souffl?? has a reputation for being notoriously difficult. But this spinach and mushroom souffl??is an exception. And here's a tip:?When you cook with pungent cheeses, like Gruy?re, you only need a small amount for strong flavor. It saves on calories and fat. Each Thursday, one of the more than 100 video recipes from the?Mayo Clinic [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 28, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Strawberries, spinach and kale top "dirty dozen" list: How to minimize pesticide intake
Nearly 70 percent of conventionally grown produce sold in the U.S. was found to have pesticide residue, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group. Samantha Heller, registered dietitian at NYU Langone Health, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss how strawberries, spinach, and kale top their so-called "dirty dozen" list of produce with the most pesticide contamination. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kale Is a Surprise on 2019's'Dirty Dozen' List Kale Is a Surprise on 2019's'Dirty Dozen' List
Kale took third place on this year's'Dirty Dozen'list of   fruits and vegetables   with the most pesticide residue. Strawberries and spinach took first and second, as they did on last year's list.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Kale Joins ‘ Dirty Dozen ’ List Of Fruits And Vegetables Most Likely To Contain Pesticides
(CBS Local) — Kale, that popular green of the health conscious consumer, has joined the list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. For the third straight year, strawberries top the EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” list. Spinach and kale finished in second and third place, respectively. Other “dirty” foods include nectarines, apples and grapes. Analysis found 92 percent of conventionally grown kale samples had residue from at least two or more pesticides. Some samples contained as many as 18 different pesticides. The most common pes...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV talkers Source Type: news

Kale Is One of the Most Contaminated Vegetables You Can Buy. Here ’s Why
Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes its Dirty Dozen list, which ranks the 12 pieces of produce that contain the highest amounts of pesticide residues. This year, one of the dirtiest fruits and vegetables turns out to be kale, occupying the third spot on the EWG’s list of most contaminated. Strawberries top the list, followed by spinach. (The full 2019 Dirty Dozen list, ranked from most contaminated to least, include strawberries, spinach, kale, nectarines, apples, grapes, peaches, cherries, pears, tomatoes, celery and potatoes.) The list is compiled from the results of regular testing done by t...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Nearly 70% of fruits and veg have pesticide residue on them even AFTER being washed
Strawberries, spinach and kale claimed the top three spots of produce with the most pesticide residue on the annual Dirty Dozen report from the Environmental Working Group. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kale joins the ranks of the annual 'Dirty Dozen' pesticide list
Kale, that popular green of the health conscious, has joined the ignoble list of 12 fruits and vegetables with the most pesticide residues, according to the Environmental Working Group. The last time kale was on the list was in 2009 when it was ranked eighth. Strawberries and spinach took the top two spots again this year, respectively, followed by kale. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Living Light:  The Art of Using Light for Health & Happiness
While it’s hard not to notice the brilliant display of colors set off by a sunset over the water, we seldom consider the biological, or even psychological, benefits of light. “It is my belief that good quality light in our daily lives is far more important than we might think,” writes Karl Ryberg. In his new book, Living Light: The Art of Using Light For Health And Happiness, Ryberg brings us his life’s work — studying the obvious and not so obvious ways in which light affects us and how we can use light in our lives not only function better, but feel better. Light, we know, plays an important...
Source: Psych Central - March 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Book Reviews Disorders General Habits Psychology Seasonal Affective Disorder Self-Help Treatment artificial light Light therapy Living Light natural light Ryberg SAD Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 29, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Prepared Foods With Baby Spinach Recalled by Whole Food Markets Prepared foods such as salads, pizza, sandwiches and wraps that contain baby... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 29, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Whole Foods recalls products with baby spinach for possible salmonella contamination
The potentially-contaminated products were sold in 8 states and no illnesses have been reported. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - January 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michael Brice-Saddler Source Type: news

Whole Foods recalls all spinach products and salad bar items in 8 states over salmonella fears
The recall affects pizza, salads, sandwiches, wraps and anything containing spinach at the serve-yourself salad or hot bar prior to January 23, the store revealed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole Foods recalls wraps, other products with spinach due to salmonella risk
Ready-to-eat products sold at the grocery chain's stores in eight states may be contaminated by bacterial infection (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Satur Farms ’ Recall of Baby Spinach Affects Prepared Food Items from Whole Foods Market Stores in Eight States
In response to a recall by Satur Farms, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling various prepared foods items in eight states containing baby spinach because of a potential contamination of Salmonella. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 25, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Satur Farms ’ Recall of Baby Spinach Affects Prepared Food Items from Whole Foods Market Stores in Eight States
In response to a recall by Satur Farms, Whole Foods Market is voluntarily recalling various prepared foods items in eight states containing baby spinach because of a potential contamination of Salmonella. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 25, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Product Recall Because of Possible Health Risk
Satur Farms, 3705 Alvah's Lane, Cutchogue, NY 11935 is voluntarily recalling Baby Spinach and Mesclun with the specific lot numbers listed below because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - January 24, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Blue cheese, walnut spinach salad
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Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - January 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improved treatment for alcohol use disorders, chronic pain, mood disorders
(Purdue University) A Purdue University team is making drug discoveries to support millions around the world dealing with alcohol use disorders, chronic pain and mood disorders. They discovered that two peptides -- which are naturally metabolic products of Rubisco, a large protein found in many plants like spinach -- may aid in the development of new medications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Don't Cook Your Spinach, Drink It: Here's Why
New research from Link öping University in Sweden reveals that eating spinach in the form of a smoothie or juice combined with some fat is actually the most efficient way to absorb lutein from spinach in our diet. Lutein has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Putting raw spinach in a smoothie is the healthiest way to eat it
Researchers from Link öping University in Sweden tried different ways of cooking supermarket-bought baby spinach to measure how well it retained the health-giving vitamin lutein. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Getting the most out of spinach -- maximizing the antioxidant lutein
(Link ö ping University) Eat your spinach in the form of a smoothie or juice -- this is the best way to obtain the antioxidant lutein, according to research from Link ö ping University, Sweden. High levels of lutein are found in dark green vegetables, and researchers at the university have compared different ways of preparing fresh spinach in order to maximize the levels of lutein in finished food. The findings are published in the journal Food Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Why green leafy vegetables can protect liver health
Inorganic nitrate, a compound present in celery, spinach, and rocket, may protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a new study shows. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Liver Disease / Hepatitis Source Type: news

Stomach ache? Try spinach juice – research shows it demonstrates powerful antacid activity
(Natural News) People who have excess stomach acid can find relief in this leafy green vegetable. A study published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine found that spinach (Spinacia oleracea), whether in the raw juice form or as an extract in methanol, can be used to neutralize excess stomach acid, which makes it... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Romaine' calm: Funny and meaningful memes to 'lettuce' get through this recall
Spinach. Arugula. Butterhead. Boston bibb. Iceberg. Kale. These are all perfectly acceptable salad bases to use in case, say, a massive recall of romaine lettuce were to go into effect. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are Smoothies Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Smoothies have a health glow about them. They’re often an integral part of cleanses, and they’re ubiquitous at health food stores and health-centric restaurants. And the smoothie trend is still going strong. Workout studios serve them up post-class, dietitians preach their powers and fit celebrities tout their nutritional prowess. But are smoothies healthy? Here’s what you should know about the drink, whether you’re picking one up or making your own. How to make healthy smoothies You can put nearly anything into a smoothie. But most consist of liquid (like water, non-dairy milk or kefir), fruits, ve...
Source: TIME: Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Botanists find natural farming methods effectively manage soil-borne fungus
(Natural News) The pathogenic soil fungus Verticillium dahliae has caused significant economic losses to farmers who grow spinach and lettuce in California. Chemical means of combating the infection are either ineffective or too toxic for the environment. Researchers therefore detailed natural means of protecting valuable crops from the increasingly widespread fungal disease. Verticillium dahliae first... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stinging nettle can be used to remedy diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and allergic rhinitis
(Natural News) Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) is an interesting plant with a nutritional profile that has been compared to that of spinach. It also has powerful medicinal properties that make it ideal as an herbal treatment for certain diseases, including diabetes. Stinging nettle, also called common nettle or just nettle, is an edible plant, but... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What you need to know about juicing cruciferous vegetables
(Natural News) Health-buffs advocate vegetable juicing, but research data warns that the practice might have goitrogenic, or goiter-inducing, effects. Does this mean you should stop drinking green juice or can you keep juicing to maximize your mineral and nutrient intake? Some studies have revealed that cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, kale, and spinach, may have negative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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