The Washington Post: The Simple Mistake People Make when They Try to Eat Healthy
"Forget the nutrition facts label, the ingredients list and the say-so of experts: A new study finds that shoppers think a food is healthy only when it costs them more. The study, forthcoming in the Journal of Consumer Research, is the latest evidence that your brain may work against you when it comes to choosing healthy foods. Researchers say our subconscious association of cost with health — what they call the “healthy = expensive intuition” — can prompt shoppers to not only spend more money but also to make uninformed health decisions without realizing it." Read full story.
NY TIMES: Mediterranean Diet May Be Good For The Brain
"Aging can shrink the brain, but older men and women who ate a Mediterranean-style diet had less loss of brain volume than those not following the diet." Read full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Zinc Eaten at Levels Found in Biofortified Crops Reduces 'wear and Tear' on DNA
"A new study by researchers from the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Research Institute (CHORI) shows that a modest 4 milligrams of extra zinc a day in the diet can have a profound, positive impact on cellular health that helps fight infections and diseases. This amount of zinc is equivalent to what biofortified crops like zinc rice and zinc wheat can add to the diet of vulnerable, nutrient deficient populations. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, was led by CHORI Senior Scientist Janet King, PhD. King and her team are the first to show that a modest increase in dietary zinc reduces oxidative stress and damage to DNA." Read full story.
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