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Late-Night Snacking: Is It Your Brain’s Fault?

What's to blame for those late night snack cravings, the growing obesity problem in Europe and more.

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Late-Night Snacking: Is It Your Brain’s Fault?

What's to blame for those late night snack cravings, the growing obesity problem in Europe and more.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

Ease your Cinco de Mayo hangover with ginseng. A 2014 Korean study found that consuming a little less than half a cup of a red ginseng beverage (like tea), can fight alcohol-induced fatigue, stomach pain and thirst more effectively than equal amounts of H20.

SCIENCE DAILY: Thoughts Drive Diet Plans But Feelings Drive Dieting Behavior, Study Finds

"Dieting is a process that involves a plan to change eating behavior and behaving according to that plan. But the factors that guide diet planning differ from those that guide actual diet behavior, according to the results of a new study." Click here to read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Late-Night Snacking: Is It Your Brain’s Fault?

"New light has been shed on why you, your friends, neighbors and most everyone you know tend to snack at night: some areas of the brain don't get the same 'food high' in the evening. The study also reports that participants were subjectively more preoccupied with food at night even though their hunger and 'fullness' levels were similar to other times of the day." Click here to read the full story.

WSJ: Whole Foods Calls the Shots for Startups

"Whole Foods may not dominate specialty-foods retailing the way it once did, but for startups targeting Americans’ growing hunger for natural and organic fare, it remains the ultimate gatekeeper. Its imprimatur can open the way not only to Whole Foods’ more than 400 stores, but to bigger retailers who covet the cachet of brands carried at Whole Foods, entrepreneurs say. As a result, small companies are willing to do a lot to get into Whole Foods and stay there—from changing recipes and tweaking packaging to selling certain products exclusively through the chain." Click here to read the full story.

AFP: Europe Faces Massive Obesity Problem: Study

"Nearly all Irish adults are likely to be overweight in 15 years' time, said a study Wednesday that warned of a European 'obesity crisis of enormous proportions'. On current trends, some 89 percent of Irish men will be overweight by 2030, and nearly half obese, said a World Health Organization study to be presented at a European Congress on Obesity in Prague. 'Even in countries with a traditionally lower prevalence of obesity such as Sweden, obesity rates are predicted to rise sharply,' the congress report said. 'Overall, the data show no evidence of a plateau in adult obesity in most countries,' said the statement." Click here to read the full story.