These Are the Best High-Fiber Foods, According to Experts
Your body doesn’t like things to be too easy. Challenging it from time to time—with exercise, with the elements, and even with short periods of going without food—is often associated with better health outcomes. The same is true of your gut and the foods it digests. Foods that break down and slip through too quickly (namely, refined starches and sugars) tend to promote overeating, out-of-control blood sugar surges, and other disease-linked side effects. Meanwhile, foods that put up a bit of a fight against digestion are often the best ones for you. That’s certainly true in the case of fiber, which i...
Source: TIME: Health - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

A bad combo: Combining wheat and sugar can lead to inflammation
(Natural News) One of the great things about food is how different ingredients can be combined to produce a dish with its own unique flavor. There’s a catch, however — not all ingredients, when combined, are beneficial, and some of them may even be harmful to a person’s health. In his video, Charles Kwang of Kwang Wellness identifies... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

You can prevent cancer by eating more fermented wheat germ extract
(Natural News) Wheat germ is quite healthy by itself. But put it through the fermentation process and it turns into a cancer-fighting food. German researchers report that an extract from fermented wheat germ can stop the growth and development of cancerous cells. Cancer patients take fermented wheat germ extract (FWGE) as a dietary supplement to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Modern wheat, sprayed with toxic chemicals, may be one of the worst foods to eat for gut health
(Natural News) Many of us grew up believing that wheat was the epitome of a healthy food. In recent years, however, the gluten-free sections in most grocery stores have gone from bare to bulging, as more and more people have decided to eliminate gluten – or even all grains – in a bid to improve... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food security under changing climate
(University of Delaware) Researchers from the University of Delaware are part of an interdisciplinary team looking at how to make global staple crops -- especially corn, but also wheat and barley -- safer from the threats posed by rising temperatures and weather extremes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - October 4, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Meet the parents who built an allergy-free house to help their sons avoid potentially-fatal triggers
Born and Elinor Barikor, from London, have two sons with severe, potentially life-threatening allergies to dairy, wheat, gluten and fruits, plus dust, pollen and animal fur. This is their story. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food allergy symptoms: Nine signs that indicate you could be allergic to certain foods
FOOD allergy is when the body ’s immune system reacts to particular foods, causing a range of uncomfortable symptoms. Common food allergies are seeds, fish and wheat, so what signs indicate you could be allergic and what is involved in food allergy testing? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food allergy symptoms: Nine signs you could be allergic to certain foods
FOOD allergy is when the body ’s immune system reacts to particular foods, causing a range of uncomfortable symptoms. Common food allergies are seeds, fish and wheat, so what signs indicate you could be allergic? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Links Between Gluten And Diabetes, Air Pollution And Dementia
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Gluten intolerance is a sensitivity to a family of proteins found in grains like wheat, rye and barley. It can cause symptoms that include bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation. It now seems that gluten can affect more than just the person who eats it, reports Dr. Max Gomez. Danish scientists, after analyzing data from thousands of pregnant women, say a high gluten diet may put offspring at higher risk for type 1 diabetes. Doctors say children of women with the highest intake of wheat, rye, and barley proteins had double the diabetes risk. ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Dementia diabetes awareness Source Type: news

Bill Gates Talks to TIME About a Coming ‘Third Wave’ of Development in Africa
There’s a very big difference between simple and easy—especially when it comes to global health. It’s simple to eradicate polio—just get all children are vaccinated. It’s simple to reduce nighttime malaria infections—make sure everyone in malaria-endemic areas sleeps under a bed net. But none of that is easy. The tension between simple and easy is at play when it comes to eradicating poverty in the developing world too, as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation makes clear in its second annual Goalkeepers Data Report. In a conversation with TIME, Bill Gates points to two recent waves of...
Source: TIME: Health - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized onetime public health Source Type: news

Making Mayo's Recipes: Quick quesadillas for an easy dinner solution
If you have a package of whole-wheat tortillas, a cup of cooked chicken or canned beans, and a couple of vegetables in your kitchen, you've got the makings of quick quesadillas. This is a great way to use up leftover zucchini, bell peppers, red onions, tomatoes or frozen corn. You can also toss in cilantro, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 20, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Lidl Voluntarily Recalls Bellona Brand Hazelnut Wafers Due to Improperly Declared Wheat Allergen
Lidl US has voluntarily recalled all Bellona brand “Milk Chocolate Flavored Coated Wafer with Hazelnut Crème Filling and White Chocolate Flavor” confections as a precautionary measure because the allergen statement does not include wheat. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - September 18, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

RUDN agriculturists suggested an optimal strategy for growing wheat in northern Eurasia
(RUDN University) RUDN and the Italian Euromediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC) scientists studied how climate changes may affect wheat harvest in high latitudes of the Eastern hemisphere on the example of Russia. In the upcoming decades the most yielding agricultural areas in the south of the country will be hit by droughts. The optimal territory for wheat and other grain crops cultivation would move north-east. The study was published in the Land Use Policy journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 18, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Picky Eating May Mask Larger Issues
FRIDAY, Sept. 14, 2018 -- Many children are picky eaters, making every meal a challenge. But for some, the problem goes deeper than not liking vegetables or whole-wheat bread. According to a study in the journal Pediatrics, more than one in five... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eating gluten could make you DEPRESSED: The wheat protein can affect your mental health, study finds
Researchers at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, say people who think gluten gives them bloating or cramps may be blaming the protein for the effects of something else in their food. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Organic fertilizers made with moringa promote the healthier growth of wheat
(Natural News) If you’re thinking of planting wheat, try adding some moringa to the mix to help it grow faster and keep weeds at bay, according to a study in Allelopathy Journal. In the study, the researchers investigated extracts from the leaves, flowers, and seeds of the moringa tree (Moringa oleifera), in particular, how they affect... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sarap Asian Fusion Recalls Cookies due to Undeclared Allergens
Sarap Asian Fusion of Garden Grove, CA is recalling Asian Fusion Cookies due to undeclared allergens of wheat, milk and soy. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat or soy 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 - September 13, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A prehistoric thirst for craft beer
(Elsevier) A new study in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports suggests beer brewing practices existed in the Eastern Mediterranean over five millennia before the earliest known evidence. In an archaeological collaboration project between Stanford University in the United States, and University of Haifa, Israel, archeologists analyzed three stone mortars from a 13,000-year old Natufian burial cave site in Israel. Their analysis confirmed that these mortars were used for brewing of wheat/barley, as well as for food storage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Whole grains one of the most important food groups for preventing type 2 diabetes
(Chalmers University of Technology) It doesn't matter if it's rye, oats, or wheat. As long as it is whole grain, it can prevent type 2 diabetes. This is the finding of a new study from researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, and the Danish Cancer Society Research Center. The comprehensive study is a strong confirmation of previous research findings on the importance of whole grains for prevention of type 2 diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Aging infrastructure: WSU economist finds best ways to help ag crops flow
(Washington State University) From apples and pears to wheat and potatoes, the bounty of Northwest agriculture depends on roads, bridges, railways and ports to reach a global market. But that vital infrastructure is often decades old, crumbling and inefficient -- a bottleneck not just for regional agriculture, but the national economy as well.A research team led by Washington State University economist Eric Jessup, director of the WSU Freight Policy Transportation Institute, is focusing needed attention on aging infrastructure. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

H & C Food Inc. Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Wheat, Pork, Egg, and Crustacean in Frozen Fish Balls
H&C Food Inc of Brooklyn, NY is recalling the Frozen Fuzhou Fish Balls and the Fish Balls, because they may contain undeclared wheat, pork, egg, and crustacean. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat, pork, egg and crustacean 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 - September 4, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

A common wheat virus can spread and harm perennial native grass
(Natural News) The days when crop diseases left other kinds of plants alone are over now, stated an article in British Ecological Society. A virus that originally ravaged imported wheat has now started infecting switchgrass (Panicum virgatum) and other non-crop species native to the U.S. The burden on farmers and researchers has redoubled: Not only do... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Are Common Cross-reactivities with Other Allergens?
Discussion The most common allergic foods are cow’s milk (most common), egg, peanut, tree nut, soy, wheat, fish and shellfish. Egg, milk, soy and wheat tend to occur in young children and these are more likely to be outgrown over time. Peanut, tree nut, shellfish, and fish occur at all ages and are less likely to be outgrown. Peanut and tree nut allergies also tend to be more severe than other foods. Ninety percent of food fatalities were attributed to tree nuts and peanuts. In a study of anaphylaxis in schools, food was the most likely trigger (54%) with nuts and fruits being the most commonly identified foods. Co-f...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ancient Egyptian medical knowledge revealed by 3,500-year-old texts
To diagnose pregnancy, the ancient Egyptians instructed women to pee into a bag of barley and a bag of wheat. It's just one the findings from research at the University of Copenhagen. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Increase in crop losses to insect pests in a warming climate
Insect pests substantially reduce yields of three staple grains—rice, maize, and wheat—but models assessing the agricultural impacts of global warming rarely consider crop losses to insects. We use established relationships between temperature and the population growth and metabolic rates of insects to estimate how and where climate warming will augment losses of rice, maize, and wheat to insects. Global yield losses of these grains are projected to increase by 10 to 25% per degree of global mean surface warming. Crop losses will be most acute in areas where warming increases both population growth and metaboli...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 30, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Deutsch, C. A., Tewksbury, J. J., Tigchelaar, M., Battisti, D. S., Merrill, S. C., Huey, R. B., Naylor, R. L. Tags: Atmospheric Science, Ecology reports Source Type: news

Rising CO2 levels could leave as many as 200 million people worldwide deficient in nutrients
A new study from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health says the increasing levels of CO2 are decreasing the amounts of protein, iron, and zinc in crops such as rice and wheat. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which foods lower blood sugar?
Eating a varied, nutritious diet is beneficial for everyone, but is especially important for people with diabetes. In this article, learn which foods can help keep blood sugar levels in check, including oatmeal, cold-water fish, whole wheat bread, legumes, and sweet potatoes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Epic genetic: the hidden story of wheat
(Earlham Institute) Published in Genome Research, based on a novel method developed by Earlham Institute, UK, an international research team have uncovered the hidden genetic secrets that give wheat its remarkable ability for local adaptation -- revealing a previously untapped resource for breeding better, more resilient wheat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 22, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Entire Bread Wheat Genome Fully Annotated
It took an international group of researchers 13 years to crack the code and their efforts are already bearing fruit—one study has pinned down the genes responsible for wheat allergies and... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - August 17, 2018 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Scientists sequence wheat genome in breakthrough once thought 'impossible'
Genome able to be used to produce hardier wheat varieties as greater food security neededSequencing the wheat genome – once considered by scientists to be an insurmountable task – has been achieved through a worldwide collaboration of researchers spanning 13 years.On Friday the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC)published a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat in the journal Science.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Davey Tags: Agriculture Science Food security Australia news Source Type: news

A rich scientific harvest is in: Long, complex bread wheat genome is finally sequenced
It has been called the Mt. Everest of the genome world, and it has just been scaled.This week a consortium of more than 200 scientists from 20 countries published the first fully annotated sequence of the massive wheat genome, a feat they hope will eventually reduce the risk of food scarcity on... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Deborah Netburn Source Type: news

UMD researcher helps to crack the genetic code for wheat for the first time
(University of Maryland) The University of Maryland as part of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium published findings in Science detailing the full wheat genome, the world's most widely cultivated crop. A companion paper is available in the same issue with UMD and the John Innes Centre, using this sequence to examine gene expression in wheat, specifically relating to heat, drought, and disease. This paves the way for wheat varieties adapted to climate, enhancing yields, nutrition, and sustainability. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Wheat code finally cracked; wheat genome sequence will bring stronger varieties to farmers
(Kansas State University) Kansas State University scientists, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium, published today in the international journal Science a detailed description of the complete genome of bread wheat, the world's most widely cultivated crop. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

MSU plant sciences faculty part of international discovery in wheat genome sequence
(Montana State University) Hikmet Budak, Winifred Asbjornson Plant Sciences Chair, is one of 200 international scientists who co-published an article this week detailing the description of the genome of bread wheat. The implications of the publication include greater food security. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 16, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Detailed genome maps paths to better wheat
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Pennisi, E. Tags: Genetics In Depth Source Type: news

Insights from the annotated wheat genome
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zahn, L. M. Tags: Botany, Ecology twis Source Type: news

The transcriptional landscape of polyploid wheat
The coordinated expression of highly related homoeologous genes in polyploid species underlies the phenotypes of many of the world’s major crops. Here we combine extensive gene expression datasets to produce a comprehensive, genome-wide analysis of homoeolog expression patterns in hexaploid bread wheat. Bias in homoeolog expression varies between tissues, with ~30% of wheat homoeologs showing nonbalanced expression. We found expression asymmetries along wheat chromosomes, with homoeologs showing the largest inter-tissue, inter-cultivar, and coding sequence variation, most often located in high-recombination distal en...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ramirez-Gonzalez, R. H., Borrill, P., Lang, D., Harrington, S. A., Brinton, J., Venturini, L., Davey, M., Jacobs, J., van Ex, F., Pasha, A., Khedikar, Y., Robinson, S. J., Cory, A. T., Florio, T., Concia, L., Juery, C., Schoonbeek, H., Steuernagel, B., Xi Tags: Botany, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Shifting the limits in wheat research and breeding using a fully annotated reference genome
An annotated reference sequence representing the hexaploid bread wheat genome in 21 pseudomolecules has been analyzed to identify the distribution and genomic context of coding and noncoding elements across the A, B, and D subgenomes. With an estimated coverage of 94% of the genome and containing 107,891 high-confidence gene models, this assembly enabled the discovery of tissue- and developmental stage–related coexpression networks by providing a transcriptome atlas representing major stages of wheat development. Dynamics of complex gene families involved in environmental adaptation and end-use quality were revealed ...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), IWGSC RefSeq principal investigators:, Appels, R., Eversole, K., Feuillet, C., Keller, B., Rogers, J., Stein, N., IWGSC whole-genome assembly principal investigators:, Pozniak, C. J., Stein, N. Tags: Botany, Ecology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Is Oatmeal Healthy? Here ’s What the Experts Say
Oatmeal is a near-universally beloved breakfast. While it has historically been enjoyed across Europe, Russia and the U.S., oatmeal is rapidly gaining popularity in developing countries because of its affordability and its perceived health properties. But is oatmeal really good for you? To answer that question, it’s first important to differentiate among all the different types of oatmeal. There’s steel-cut and rolled, quick-cooking and instant. But all of these terms refer to different methods of preparing hulled oats for cooking. “You can’t eat an unprocessed oat straight from the field,” sa...
Source: TIME: Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Epidemiology: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff Epidemiology: Separating the Wheat From the Chaff
If the latest headline linking X or Y food with cancer or heart disease induces eye-rolling, read epidemiologist Christopher Labos'tips on how to weigh the strength of the evidence.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

VOX pops cereal challenge
(Rothamsted Research) A plant virus with a simple genome promises to help crop scientists understand traits and diseases in wheat and maize more quickly and easily than existing techniques and, as its full potential is tapped, to work across a range of different plant species. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Tummy-friendly breads to eat if you’re sensitive to wheat
STOMACH bloating is a common problem usually triggered by certain foods you eat. If you get a bloated tummy and experience other digestive symptoms when you eat bread, you could be sensitive to wheat. But this doesn ’t mean you have to cut out bread completely. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Tummy-friendly bread to eat if you’re sensitive to wheat
STOMACH bloating is a common problem usually triggered by certain foods you eat. If you get a bloated tummy and experience other digestive symptoms when you eat bread, you could be sensitive to wheat. But this doesn ’t mean you have to cut out bread completely. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Go fig-ure: 7 types of figs to add to your garden and how to grow them
(Natural News) Our relationship with the fig tree is one for the books: It’s one of the first crops that we’ve learned to cultivate (predating even wheat), and we’ve been enjoying its sweet, juicy fruit ever since. Of course, the fact that figs are ridiculously easy to propagate could be a significant factor in why our... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wheat--the cereal abandoned by GM
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Wulff, B. B. H., Dhugga, K. S. Tags: Genetics perspective Source Type: news

Altering wheat for pathogen resistance
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Source: ScienceNOW - August 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alderton, G. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Alternative tools for weed management, such as flame weeding, can be useful for crops such as field corn and winter wheat
(Natural News) Anybody who grows plants, whether it’s in a garden or a farm, knows how big a problem weeds can be. They can a huge challenge for organic farmers who cannot use synthetic herbicides lest they lose their organic certification. Propane-fueled flame weeding is just one of several alternative tools and approaches being developed to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Which foods make you bloated?
People experience different effects when they consume specific types of food. One such effect is bloating. Foods that often cause bloating include wheat, dairy, beans, and beer. If people know which foods cause them to bloat, they can remove them from their diet to prevent discomfort after eating. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Christmas in July: Luxe gadgets to enhance a healthful lifestyle
Nut milks, infused oils, fresh herbs and homemade breads made with whole wheat. Here are a few gadgets home cooks might enjoy using to make the kinds of staples many of us wish were at hand ’s reach. Admittedly, some of these prices are steep. (You could, after all, make your own infused oils in... (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kavita Daswani Source Type: news

Which bread is right for you? Understanding the difference between whole grain, whole wheat, multigrain, and more
(Natural News) When it comes to bread, we’re pretty much spoiled for choice. A walk through the bread aisle of your local grocery will give you glimpse of all kinds of bread. From wholemeal to multigrain to sour dough, there’s simply too much for you to choose from. But which bread is the healthiest? Which... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news