Your Healthy Tip of the Day
Make your dairy products at least 2%. People who eat fat-free dairy tend to be heavier!
On Food Labels, Calorie Miscounts
Per the NY Times: "The method most commonly used to assess the number of calories in foods is flawed, overestimating the energy provided to the body by proteins, nuts and foods high in fiber by as much as 25 percent, some nutrition experts say." For the full story, click here.
High-Fructose Heart Risks
Per the New York Times: Only two weeks of modest consumption of high-fructose corn syrup causes cholesterol and triglycerides levels to rise, and the more consumed, the greater the increases. For the full story, click here.
Tyson Foods Plans to Cut Human Antibiotics in Chicken Flocks by 2017
Per Reuters: "Tyson Foods Inc , the largest U.S. poultry producer, plans to eliminate the use of human antibiotics in its chicken flocks by September 2017 – one of the most aggressive timelines yet set by an American poultry company." For the full story, click here.
Hate to Diet? It’s How We’re Wired
Per Science Daily: "If you're finding it difficult to stick to a weight-loss diet, scientists say you can likely blame AGRP neurons — hunger-sensitive cells in your brain. New experiments show these neurons are responsible for the unpleasant feelings of hunger that make snacking irresistible. The negative emotions associated with hunger can make it hard to maintain a diet and lose weight, and these neurons help explain that struggle." For the full story, click here.
Why Broccoli Sprouts May Be a True Disease-Fighting Super Food
Per ABC News: "Broccoli has long been considered a “super food” but it’s sulforaphane — a concentrated form of the phytochemicals found in broccoli sprouts — that’s shaping up to be the true disease fighter. A new British study found the compound might be an effective treatment for osteoarthritis, a debilitating condition characterized by inflamed, painful joints. Mice given an artificial version of the compound showed significantly improved bone architecture, gait balance and movement, researchers from the Royal Veterinary College in London reported at an International Bone and Mineral Society meeting in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, this week." For the full story, click here.