Are You Eating Foods That Harm Your 'Microbiome'?
People who eat plenty of vegetables, fish and fiber may have more inflammation-fighting bacteria in their guts. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Eating Foods That Harm Your'Microbiome'?
MONDAY, April 19, 2021 -- People who eat plenty of vegetables, fish and fiber may have more inflammation-fighting bacteria in their guts, but fast-food lovers may be feeding inflammatory microbes. That's the conclusion of a new study that looked at... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

‘When the Rain Stops:’ a New Short Story by Bryan Washington
We heard about the storm a week before the rains. Manny figured they wouldn’t be a problem. Jae disagreed. The news called it a minor inconvenience—a flash flood at most—but we’d learned not to lean too deep into forecasts. In the morning, Houston felt sticky. Our heels slapped across the floorboards. We plodded around the house, yawning and stretching and tugging at our boxers. Manny went straight for the vegetable garden, but Jae took his time with breakfast, stirring a pan of eggs, slipping everything inside pieces of toast. Between mouthfuls of sandwich, he swore we’d end up packing everyt...
Source: TIME: Science - April 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Bryan Washington Tags: Uncategorized climate change Magazine TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Popeye with a whiff of rotten eggs
(University of Konstanz) Joint study by the Universities of Konstanz and Vienna shows: A sulfosugar from green vegetables promotes the growth of important gut bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Are potatoes good or bad for you?
We eat more of them than any other vegetable, which might cause health issues. These tips will help you get all the advantages of potatoes while avoiding risks. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Lombardi Source Type: news

The 5 Foods That Cut Your Odds for Colon Cancer
SATURDAY, April 3, 2021 -- When it comes to guarding against colon cancer, what you eat is everything. You can reduce your risk of colon cancer by eating five food types, an expert says. These include: vegetables; whole grains; legumes; nuts and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 3, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic Accentuates Need for Caribbean Countries to Improve Food and Nutrition Security
Jaxine Scott displays some vegetables in her backyard garden at her Kingston, Jamaica home. Credit: Kate ChappellBy Kate ChappellKINGSTON, Jamaica, Apr 2 2021 (IPS) Last year, Jaxine Scott was off work as a caregiver at a primary school as a result of the pandemic. One day, she noticed a green shoot emerging from some garlic in her fridge. She decided to plant it, and to her surprise, it thrived. “I thought ‘It looks like I have a green thumb, let me plant something else,’” Scott says. She now has a backyard garden, including cucumber, pumpkin, melon, callaloo, cantaloupe, pak choy and tomatoes. &ld...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Kate Chappell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Want More Muscle? Go for the Greens
FRIDAY, March 26, 2021 -- If you want to improve your muscle function, regular helpings of leafy green vegetables might do the trick, new research suggests. " Our study has shown that diets high in nitrate-rich vegetables may bolster your muscle... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Consumer Health: What is a glycemic index diet?
The glycemic index is a system of assigning a number to carbohydrate-containing foods according to how much each food increases blood sugar. Examples of foods with low, middle and high glycemic index values include the following: Low: Green vegetables, most fruits, raw carrots, kidney beans, chickpeas, lentils and bran breakfast cerealsMedium: Sweet corn; bananas; raw pineapple; raisins; oat breakfast [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 25, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Scientists created edible food films for food packaging
(Ural Federal University) An international group of scientists from India and Russia has created edible food films for packaging fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, and seafood. Films consist of natural ingredients, they are safe for health and the environment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers grow crops on NASA soil simulant, suggesting that the same can be done on Mars and the Moon
(Natural News) It may seem like something out of a science fiction novel, but growing food in space is one step closer to becoming a reality, a group of scientists has said. As reported in the journal Open Agriculture, researchers from Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands have managed to identify vegetables and other crops... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Butter, margarine and your heart
March is National Nutrition Month, which makes this a good time to take a look at butter, margarine and heart health. Butter is a dairy product, made from the milk or cream of cows. Margarine is made from vegetable oil. They may look similar and be used similarly for baking or cooking, but when it [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 17, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Clip of Israeli troops detaining Palestinian kids sparks uproar
Children, stripped of their innocence when playing in the street and picking vegetables, are the latest to be subjected to horror as a... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Switch to Plant-Based Diet Can Cut Your Odds for Stroke
FRIDAY, March 12, 2021 -- A healthy, plant-based diet could reduce your risk of stroke by up to 10%, researchers say. This type of diet includes greater amounts of foods like vegetables, whole grains and beans, and fewer less-healthy foods like... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children's dietary guidelines need to change, experts say
(Flinders University) Dietary and infant feeding guidelines should be strengthened to include more practical advice on the best ways to support children to learn to like and eat vegetables. Flinders University researchers say more tailored practical advice is needed on how to offer vegetables to young children through repeated exposure and daily variety in order to increase their intake will increase consumption. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

AHA News: Voucher Program Makes Healthy Eating Easier for Food-Insecure People
TUESDAY, March 9, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- As soon as Joseph Angelo enrolled in Vouchers 4 Veggies, he started to replace processed foods with fruits and vegetables. " There were times when I'd been eating healthier, but I'd really... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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Eating more fruits and vegetables, at least five servings per day, was associated with reduced mortality. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - March 9, 2021 Category: Research Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY reveals which fruit and veg you should have - and clever ways to boost your intake
DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Fruit and vegetables are packed with a complex network of nutrients, not simply the ones everyone knows about, such as vitamins C and E. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Big Number: Eating 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day can help give you a longer, healthier life
The suggested dietary goal stems from an analysis of data from multiple studies involving over 2 million people worldwide. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Linda Searing Source Type: news

Home gardening basics: Harvesting and storing seeds from garden plants
(Natural News) After managing a vegetable garden for a full season, the next logical step is to harvest your fruits and vegetables, as well as other produce from your beloved plants. But before you start thinking about how to use your harvest in your next meal, you should also think of harvesting the seeds –... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five-a-day diet: Two servings of fruit and three of vegetables is key to longer life
Harvard University scientists believe they've found the ideal diet for living a longer, healthier life: Eating three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruit a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mortality Lowest With Five Servings of Fruit, Vegetables/Day
Lowest mortality seen with two servings of fruit and three servings of vegetables; no additional risk reduction seen with higher intake (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 1, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mortality Lowest With Five Servings of Fruit, Vegetables/Day
MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- Mortality is lowest with consumption of five servings of fruit and vegetables per day, according to a study published online March 1 in Circulation. Dong D. Wang, M.D., Sc.D., from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Get Your '5 a Day' Fruits & Veggies to Live Longer
Five servings. That is all the fruits and vegetables you need to eat every day to live longer, new research suggests. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Get Your'5 a Day' Fruits and Veggies to Live Longer
MONDAY, March 1, 2021 -- Five servings. That is all the fruits and vegetables you need to eat every day to live longer, new research suggests. Scientists analyzed data from more than 2 million people in the United States and dozens of other... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How to live longer: Okra can cause excess cholesterol to exit the body naturally
OKRA is a vegetable side dish rich in soluble fibre - a key component that could help reduce cholesterol levels. If you'd like to live longer, it might be time to add this green vegetable to some of your main meals. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Grocery stores in Texas running low on food supplies as cold snap disrupts the state's supply chain
(Natural News) Texans survived a frosty winter storm last week. They might need to survive with frosty foods for the next several days or weeks as grocery store shelves remained empty due to the disrupted supply chain. Food pantries were also running out of donations. The weather crisis also caused heavy damage to the state’s citrus and vegetable crops. Texas’ nightmarish... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Home gardens are key to addressing problems with food insecurity and lack of nutrition education, advise experts
(Natural News) Food deserts are an increasing problem in the U.S., but a recent study is seeking to alleviate it. Food deserts, according to experts, are areas that have limited access to affordable and nutritious food, making them the direct opposite of food oases, which are defined as areas with higher access to markets or vegetable... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How should we address Charles Darwin's complicated legacy?
The Descent of Man, 150 years old this month, is a work of humanist brilliance – yet its errors, particularly on gender, now make for uncomfortable reading“Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history.” That sentence is the sole reference to human evolution in Charles Darwin’s masterworkOn the Origin of Species, which in 1859 set down the theory that explains how life on Earth has evolved. Darwin had entirely excluded humans from his scheme. That tease comes in the final chapter, almost like a post-credit scene in a superhero movie, as if to simply say: “To be continued…&rd...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Adam Rutherford Tags: Charles Darwin Evolution Genetics Science Biology Race Feminism World news Source Type: news

Luteolin: The flavonoid in leafy greens than can keep the flu at bay
(Natural News) Luteolin is a flavonoid known for its antioxidant properties. It is found in plant-based foods like fruits and vegetables and medicinal herbs used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). But aside from being a potent free radical scavenger, luteolin also functions as an anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating agent. It even has reported anti-cancer properties. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mediterranean-style diet linked to better thinking skills in later life
(University of Edinburgh) People who eat a Mediterranean-style diet--particularly one rich in green leafy vegetables and low in meat--are more likely to stay mentally sharp in later life, a study shows. Closely adhering to a Mediterranean diet was associated with higher scores on a range of memory and thinking tests among adults in their late 70s, the research found.The study found no link, however, between the Mediterranean-style diet and better brain health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Healthy Planet, Healthy People. How Slowing Climate Change Saves Lives
Just because the United States has re-joined the Paris Agreement doesn’t mean that the world is on a path to a better climate future. The 2015 agreement, in which signatories pledged to collectively cap global warming at “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial levels, is only the first step. Member nations still have to adopt ambitious carbon emission reduction plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and with the current level of commitments the world is on track for a global temperature rise of more than 2.5°C. However, a study published in a special issue of The Lancet Planetar...
Source: TIME: Health - February 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Brief climate change embargoed study Londontime overnight Source Type: news

Healthy Planet, Healthy People. How Slowing Climate Change Saves Lives
Just because the United States has re-joined the Paris Agreement doesn’t mean that the world is on a path to a better climate future. The 2015 agreement, in which signatories pledged to collectively cap global warming at “well below” 2°C above pre-industrial levels, is only the first step. Member nations still have to adopt ambitious carbon emission reduction plans, known as Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), and with the current level of commitments the world is on track for a global temperature rise of more than 2.5°C. However, a study published in a special issue of The Lancet Planetar...
Source: TIME: Science - February 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized Brief climate change embargoed study Londontime overnight Source Type: news

More Than Two-Thirds of Adults Consume Any Fruit on a Given Day
MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2021 -- More than two-thirds of adults consumed any fruit and 95 percent of adults consumed any vegetables on a given day in 2015 to 2018, according to a February data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Many Adults Don't Get Enough Fruits, Vegetables
A new survey sheds light on how much veggies and fruits U.S. adults say they eat each day. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many U.S. Adults Aren't Getting Healthy Amounts of Fruits, Vegetables
FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2021 -- Nearly all U.S. adults get some vegetables every day, but the old " apple a day " adage is falling out of favor, a new government survey suggests. Researchers found that a full 95% of U.S. adults said they ate some amount of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

School gardens linked with kids eating more vegetables
(University of Texas at Austin) Getting children to eat their vegetables can seem like an insurmountable task, but nutrition researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have found one way: school gardens and lessons on using what's grown in them. Researchers worked with 16 elementary schools across Central Texas to install vegetable gardens and teach classes to students and parents about nutrition and cooking and published the results study in the International Journal for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dishing up 3D printed food, one tasty printout at a time
(Singapore University of Technology and Design) Singapore researchers develop new method for 'printing' fresh vegetables, leading to tastier, more nutritious food for patients with swallowing difficulties (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What's the Most Nutritious Way to Juice Your Vegetables?
MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2021 -- Homemade juices are a popular way for health-conscious people to get their veggies. But the juicing method of choice makes a difference, a recent study suggests. Researchers found that three different techniques -- using... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Agnes Kalibata, the UN ’s Food Systems Chief, on How Science Can Transform Farming to Help Save the Planet
Agricultural systems are one of the biggest contributors to climate change, producing about 20% of total global emissions. At the same time, the single biggest threat of climate change is the collapse of global food systems. As the world population grows, the climate heats up and resources become more scarce, how will we ensure we have enough food to go around? Science is being combined with agriculture to develop new crops that can withstand the impacts of climate change. A group working at the forefront of this collaboration is CGIAR, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research, the world’s larges...
Source: TIME: Science - January 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change Exclusive Londontime overnight TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Nearly half of California adolescents report mental health difficulties
Mirroring a national trend, 45% of California youth between the ages of 12 and 17 report having recently struggled with mental health issues, with nearly a third of them experiencing serious psychological distress that could interfere with their academic and social functioning, according to a UCLA  policy brief released today.TheUCLA Center for Health Policy Research study  also highlights the elevated incidence of mental health distress among certain segments of the adolescent population — including poor, multiracial, gender-nonconforming and foreign-born young people — and recommends polic...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 27, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Juicing technique could influence healthfulness of fresh-squeezed juice
(American Chemical Society) With the New Year, many people are making resolutions to eat healthier, by eating more vegetables, for example. But those who don't like the taste or texture of some vegetables might prefer to drink them in a home-squeezed juice. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Food Science& Technology have found that the choice of household juicing technique can influence the phytochemical content and antioxidant activity of common vegetable juices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Just 2% of U.S. Teens Eat Recommended Amount of Veggies
  TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 -- In findings that may ring true to parents, a new government survey shows that a paltry 2% of U.S. high school students are eating enough vegetables. The study is the latest look at teenagers'eating habits by the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 26, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

CDC: Most Teens Do Not Meet Recommended Fruit, Veggie Intake
TUESDAY, Jan. 26, 2021 -- Nationally, 7.1 and 2.0 percent of students met the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake, respectively, in 2017, according to research published in the Jan. 22 issue of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 26, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Simple Soup Recipes
With this foundation of vegetables and water, delicious, homemade soup doesn ’t have to be complicated. Adding personality is up to you. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Florence Fabricant Tags: Quarantine (Life and Culture) Cooking and Cookbooks Recipes Soups Content Type: Service Source Type: news

5 Ways Teens Can Get More Fruits and Vegetables Into Their Diets
A new study found that high school students aren ’t getting enough produce. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Caron Tags: Diet and Nutrition Fruit Vegetables Parenting Teenagers and Adolescence Content Type: Service Source Type: news

Percentage of Adolescents Meeting Federal Fruit and Vegetable Intake Recommendations - Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, United States, 2017
This report describes fruit and vegetable intake among adolescents in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 21, 2021 Category: American Health Tags: MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Youth Health Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Young Adults Source Type: news

People drank more, exercised less during UK's first lockdown, scientists reveal
(Natural News) Brits drank more alcohol, ate fewer fruits and vegetables and exercised less during the first month of lockdown in the U.K. last year, according to a recent study by researchers from the University of East Anglia. Published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, it revealed that women drank more often than men but men drank... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dengue —an Epidemic Within a Pandemic in Peru
International Year of Volunteers: A volunteer ombudsman in Peru helps a local woman with her problem, 2001. Credit: UN PhotoBy Carmen ArroyoUNITED NATIONS, Jan 15 2021 (IPS) While the world is grappling with the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Peru is still dealing with an epidemic that it has not been able to control—the mosquito-borne viral disease known as dengue. With almost 56,400 confirmed cases as of December, Peru is suffering the worst dengue epidemic since 2017, when the virus infected over 68,000 people. The illness, coupled with the novel coronavirus crisis, has left thousands of people exposed to m...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Carmen Arroyo Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food Security and Nutrition Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Labour Latin America & the Caribbean TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition F Source Type: news

Toxins In Marijuana Smoke May Be Harmful To Health, Dana-Farber Study Finds
(CNN) — Smoking weed may expose you to the same type of toxic chemicals found in tobacco smoke, a new study finds. People who only smoked marijuana had higher blood and urine levels of several smoke-related toxins such as naphthalene, acrylamide and acrylonitrile than nonsmokers, according to the study published Monday in the journal EClinicalMedicine. Naphthalene is associated with anemia, liver and neurological damage, while acrylamide and acrylonitrile have been associated with cancer and other health issues. “Marijuana use is on the rise in the United States with a growing number of states legalizing it for...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Dana Farber Cancer Institute Marijuana Source Type: news