Your Healthy Tip of the Day
SALT IN OUR WOUNDS Eating just one meal away from home per week raises your risk of hypertension by 6%, says study.
New Evidence for How Green Tea, Apples Could Protect Health
Per Science Daily: "A new study that adds more to the growing body of evidence that certain compounds found naturally in foods have specific effects that help prevent chronic diseases. Researchers have uncovered a mechanism by which polyphenols in green tea and apples affect a key signalling molecule, which could explain other studies that have shown how polyphenol-rich foods reduce risks of chronic diseases." For the full story, click here.
Foods High in Nickel Linked to Obesity in Some Women
Per the Wall Street Journal: "Avoiding foods that contain nickel significantly decreased body fat and body-mass index in overweight women allergic to the metal, especially those in early menopause, according to a pilot study in PLoS One. The study found an unusually high prevalence of nickel allergy in women and men who were overweight or obese compared with the general population. Nickel, a trace element found in water, soil and food, is the most common cause of metal allergies. Foods that contain high levels of nickel include whole grains, legumes, cocoa and some vegetables, the study said." For the full story, click here.
Researchers Propose Link Between Gluten and ALS
Per Reuters: "Could sensitivity to gluten cause a syndrome that looks like ALS? Researchers from Israel think it might be possible. But, cautioned senior researcher Dr. Vivian E. Drory in an email, 'this is a preliminary and by now a single report' on the association of ALS with antibodies to a certain kind of enzyme." For the full story, click here.
Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol Gets Lean and Strong Without Much Meat
Per the Wall Street Journal: "Most people go to Barcelona, one of the world’s great food cities, and forget their diets. When Marc Gasol, the Memphis Grizzlies star center, was there last summer, he lost 20 pounds. Mr. Gasol, 30, stopped eating refined sugar and processed foods and cut back carbs and red meat. Mr. Gasol is originally from Barcelona and spends the off-season back home with his wife and daughter. He describes his new diet as semi-vegetarian, or flexitarian, and says weight loss wasn’t the goal." For the full story, click here.
Workplace Workouts Can Snag on Stressful Corporate Culture
Per Reuters: "As evidence mounts that fit employees are productive workers, companies have slotted into the corporate routine an array of workplace workout initiatives, from in-house gyms to lunchtime yoga. 'This demand for 24/7 access, this idea that I can always access you and you should intensely, immediately respond, is a stressor, and we know from studies that chronic stress will shorten your life and ultimately kill you,' said Dr. Mary Ellen Rose, a Washington, D.C.-based consultant for workplace health promotion. Patrick Hitchins, co-founder of FitRankings, an Austin, Texas-based fitness tech company that ranks the fitness levels of individuals and companies, notes that most fit people in a company are usually the executives. 'For employees to perform at their best they need to be fit, yet workplaces have become anti-fit and increasingly sedentary,' he said. For the full story, click here.