Your Healthy Tip of the Day
SALTY SOUP More than 75% of packaged pizzas, pastas and meats—and half of all soups—exceed national thresholds for sodium, says CDC.
Listeria Fear Spreads as Blue Bell Closes Oklahoma Ice Cream Plant
Per Reuters: "U.S. health officials have warned consumers against eating any products from a Blue Bell Creameries' Oklahoma ice cream plant, which has temporarily closed because of possible Listeriosis contamination." For the full story, click here.
Green Tea Linked to Lower Risk for Dementia
Per Web MD: "A green tea habit is tied to a lower risk for dementia and mild declines in thinking and memory among older people, a new Japanese study shows. The piping-hot perk doesn't seem to apply to black tea or coffee, though, the researchers say." For the full story, click here.
Why Comfort Food Comforts
Per the Atlantic: "Regardless of when people found the words to describe it, though, the concept itself is ageless. Sad child may overeat. Or, put another way, certain foods promise solace as much as they do fuel. But what’s murkier is whether comfort food can actually deliver on that promise. Is that the feeling of a soul being soothed, or just the onset of a mac-and-cheese-induced food coma?" For the full story, click here.
Will Smart Clothing Amp Up Your Workout?
Per NPR: "Startups are developing clothing with sensors that measure heart rate, breathing and muscle activity. Fitness enthusiasts are the target market. But the garments could be used for health care, too." For the full story, click here.
Maybe You Should Skip That Annual Physical
Per NPR: "Americans spend billions of dollars every year on annual physicals. But there's little evidence that a yearly checkup helps healthy adults. Some doctors are telling patients to skip it." For the full story, click here.