Your Healthy Tip of the Day
The life you lead is the result of your choices. If you want a different life, make different choices.
Eating Out = High Blood Pressure
Per Science Daily: "A recent study on university-going young adults is the first ever to show an association between meals eaten away from home and high blood pressure. These findings highlight lifestyle factors that can affect hypertension and emphasize the importance of being aware of the salt and calorie content in food, to facilitate better meal choices when eating out." For the full story, click here.
For Male Politicians, Dieting Is a Campaign Issue
Per the New York Times: "As the race to become the next prime minister begins two years of Western electoral cycles, with Canada expected to go to the polls later this year, America about to descend into a 16-month race that began last month with the Ted Cruz declaration, and France gearing up for its 2017 election, the weight card is shaping up — pun intended — into something of a modern strategic tool. At least (and this is particularly interesting) among the men." For the full story, click here.
Eating To Break 100: Longevity Diet Tips From The Blue Zones
Per NPR: "Want to live to be 100? It's tempting to think that with enough omega-3s, kale and blueberries, you could eat your way there. But one of the key takeaways from a new book on how to eat and live like "the world's healthiest people" is that longevity is not just about food. The people who live in the Blue Zones — five regions in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the U.S. researchers have identified as having the highest concentrations of centenarians in the world — move their bodies a lot. They have social circles that reinforce healthy behaviors. They take time to de-stress. They're part of communities, often religious ones. And they're committed to their families." For the full story, click here.
Scientists Tackle Our Addiction to Salt and Fat by Altering Foods’ Pore Size, Number
Per Science Daily: "Food scientists have learned that understanding and manipulating porosity during food manufacturing can affect a food's health benefits. They report that controlling the number and size of pores in processed foods allows manufacturers to use less salt while satisfying consumers' taste buds. Meticulously managing pore pressure in foods during frying reduces oil uptake, which results in lower-fat snacks without sacrificing our predilection for fried foods' texture and taste, they say." For the full story, click here.
Exercise: the Luminous, Latent Potential of a Little Action
Per Huffington Post: "There is an enormous benefit from even a little, more benefit from more, and then a threshold past which returns diminish, but don't decline. The take-away message is that there is enormous potential for even a little bit of action to make our health, and lives, better." For the full story, click here.