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Your Healthy Tip for the Day

Can’t handle the heat of hot peppers? Research suggests you can still get a calorie-burn boost from dihydrocapsiate, a compound found in milder peppers like poblanos. So whether you prefer a mild kick or a fiery burn, pile the peppers high!

WEB MD: Proposed Guidelines: You Can't Eat What You Want

"People who follow a heart-healthy diet won't see much change in their eating habits if, as reported, this year's U.S. Dietary Guidelines report rescinds previous warnings against eating certain cholesterol-rich foods, dietitians say. That's because people still need to limit their consumption of saturated fats and trans fats, which are the two leading dietary contributors to high blood cholesterol. The proposed change in the guidelines 'doesn't give you free license to eat as much high-cholesterol food as you want, because those foods most often are high in saturated fat as well,' said Connie Diekman, a registered dietitian and director of university nutrition at Washington University in St. Louis." Click here to read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Beating High Blood Pressure With a Combination of Coconut Oil and Physical Exercise: Animal Study

"Researchers set out to test the hypothesis that a combination of daily coconut oil intake and exercise training would restore baroreflex sensitivity and reduce oxidative stress, resulting in reduction in blood pressure." Click here to read the full story.

WEB MD: Is the Advice on Fat in Your Diet Wrong?

"For years we’ve been told to eat a low-fat diet to protect ourselves from heart disease. But a new report says those guidelines—which recommend keeping fat to 30% or less of daily calories and saturated fat to 10% or less—were not backed by solid research when they were first issued decades ago. The report’s authors even say dietary advice “should not have been introduced” at all." Click here to read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Universal Access to Physical Activity Could Save Billions in Health Costs

"A little more than half of family health teams in Ontario offer physical activity services such as classes or counselling to encourage exercise among patients, and new research finds that standardizing access could help reduce the $6.8-billion cost associated with a sedentary lifestyle. There is a link between a lack of physical activity and chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity." Click here to read the full story.