Attention Vegetable Haters: It Could Be In Your Genes
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — If certain vegetables have always made you gag, you may be more than a picky eater. Instead, you might be what scientists call a “super-taster:” a person with a genetic predisposition to taste food differently. Unfortunately, being a super-taster doesn’t make everything taste better. In fact, it can do the opposite. Super-tasters are extremely sensitive to bitterness, a common characteristic of many dark green, leafy veggies such as broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels sprouts, to name a few. “The person who has that genetic propensity gets more of the sul...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Source Type: news

Stomach-churning footage shows large parasites wriggling around in man's liver
The worm-like creatures, known as liver flukes, infected the 40-year-old after he ate raw watercress on a farm in Mexico. One was filmed using its suckers to cling to the walls of his organ. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - October 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Spring Ahead With Spring Vegetables
THURSDAY, March 14, 2019 -- Celebrate spring with farm-fresh foods that usher in the season -- asparagus, peas and watercress. They ' re low in calories, have fresh flavor and are the perfect way to energize for warmer weather. Asparagus is the... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - March 14, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does the 'maternity salad' REALLY induce labor?
The Salad, made by Caioti Pizza Cafe in Studio City, is a simple mix of romaine, watercress, walnuts, and gorgonzola, with a herb-balsamic dressing. But scores of women say the herbs broke their waters. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Best Spring Superfoods to Fuel Your Workouts
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Source: TIME: Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brickell / Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Engineers create plants that glow
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) By embedding nanoparticles into the leaves of watercress, MIT engineers have induced the plant to give off dim light for nearly four hours. They believe engineered plants will one day be bright enough to act as desk lamps or street lights. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 13, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sperm count boost could come from watercress
Watercress dampens the body's response to stress and helps fight obesity – both blamed for declining sperm count levels. It reduces stress-related damage to DNA, says University of Hull expert. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sperm levels: Watercress is natural remedy to boost low counts
WATERCRESS has been identified as the natural remedy to the alarming drop in sperm counts among men. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Our Local Bounty Recalls Organic Basil Pesto With Watercress Because of Possible Health Risk
Our Local Bounty of Rogue River, Oregon is recalling 312 (8.5oz) containers of the Farming Fish brand Organic Basil Pesto with Watercress, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - April 26, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

The Health And Beauty Benefits Of Green Vegetables
For Allure, by Ramona Emerson. The other day, my mother asked if we should have waffles for breakfast, and my response shocked even me: “What if we had a salad?” In the weeks since Allure asked me to write about leafy greens, I’ve changed. Once a kale agnostic, I’m now a Devout Kale Orthodox. The kind of person who eats spinach for breakfast and offers unsolicited advice to strangers in line at the salad bar: “You know, romaine is actually healthier than arugula.” (I know, spoiler alert. Just sit tight for a minute.) All the Good They’re Doing The more I learned about leafy greens...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The top 10 budget superfoods that WON'T break the bank  
Australian publication, Taste, has revealed the top 100 affordable superfoods for 2017. From eggs to quinoa, watercress and black beans, FEMAIL introduces ten which give extra bang for their buck. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's What's Inside The Nutri-Burger, The 'World's Healthiest Burger'
It may sound like fast food, but its assembly is anything but speedy.  The Nutri-burger is a patty made of a whole lot of ingredients, including medicinal mushrooms, beet, natto and quinoa, sandwiched between a matcha gluten-free brioche bun with cashew cheese, kimchi and watercress. It’s being called the “world’s healthiest burger” by deals site Groupon, who challenged a U.K. nutritionist to invent the burger. Along with its accompanying fries and shake, the Nutri-burger meal is said to contain over 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C an...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - July 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism: Too Much Of A Good Thing
By: Dr. Alan Christianson When someone you know is living with hypothyroidism, it can be tempting to think that if only the doctor would prescribe an extra helping of thyroid hormone, your friend or loved one would feel so much better and would enjoy life more. And in some cases, an extra helping might be in order. In other cases, not so much. Too much thyroid hormone can actually be dangerous, which is why doctors are loathe to bump the levothyroxin dosage up an extra 25 micrograms or so for one of their patients who's still experiencing hypothyroid symptoms. Tests always come first, and there's a good reason for that....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PHE urges hand washing to tackle fatal E-Coli outbreak
151 cases including two deaths from current outbreak Related items from OnMedicaOne in three at risk of campylobacter food poisoning during their lifetimePublic confused over frozen food safetyGPs urged to wash hands between seeing each patientAntibiotic prescribing continues to spiralE.coli outbreak linked to watercress (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - July 17, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news