Healthy Tip of the Day
EAT RIGHT RULE Two ingredients that should never be in salad dressing: sugar and water.
Five Days of Eating Fatty Foods Can Alter How Your Body’s Muscle Processes Food
Per Science Daily: "After just five days of eating a high-fat diet, the way in which the body's muscle processes nutrients changes, which could lead to long-term problems such as weight gain, obesity, and other health issues, a new study has found. "Most people think they can indulge in high-fat foods for a few days and get away with it,' said one investigator. 'But all it takes is five days for your body's muscle to start to protest.'" For the full story, click here.
How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties
Per NPR: "The food industry regularly turns to a small group of scientists — including several with ties to Big Tobacco — to determine whether additives it is adding to food products are safe. And these relationships often allow food companies to avoid a rigorous pre-market government safety review, according to a Center for Public Integrity review of publicly available data. Critics of the system that ushers new food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on the food industry for income, they may be less likely to contest the safety of ingredients companies hope to market." For the full story, click here.
Research Identifies Barriers In Tracking Meals And What Foodies Want
Per Science Daily: "Researchers studied how mobile-based food journals integrate into everyday life and specific challenges when using food journaling technology. Their research suggests how future designs might make it easier and more effective." For the full story, click here.
Cornell’s Chocolate Milk Fills Refueling Gap
Per the NY Times: "In the end, Huck and Wattenberg created a smooth-tasting drink with 16 grams of protein and 230 calories per eight-ounce serving. In contrast, a similar serving of low-fat chocolate milk has 8 grams of protein and 160 calories. Through research, Wattenberg estimated that 20 grams of protein is optimal for muscle recovery for an athlete weighing 150 to 160 pounds; after that there are diminishing returns, because excess protein is stored as body fat. A 300-pound lineman with greater muscle mass might need around 30 to 35 grams of protein." For the full story, click here.
Stretching Won’t Prevent Tendon Injuries
Per Reuters: "Tendon injuries are common in sports, and there are many schools of thought on how to avoid them. But a new analysis of past research finds that stretching doesn’t help and might even raise the risk of injury for some." For the full story, click here.
Mellow Pastimes Can Be Good For Your Health, Too
Per NPR: "This makes total sense: when you're engaged in an activity you truly enjoy, you're happy. And, when you're happy you're not dwelling on all the negative things in life, nor are you stressed about obligations or problems. Certainly this is a good thing from an emotional point of view, but it also has physical benefits. We know exercise reduces stress, but it turns out that more simple stationary things, like doing puzzles, painting or sewing can help, too." For the full story, click here.