Your Healthy Tip for the Day
SMART START: People who skip breakfast are 450% more likely to be overweight. Eat some protein within an hour of rising.
HUFFINGTON POST: Busy Woman's Guide: Why Clean Eating Isn't So Clean
"If I am going to eat something bad for me, I want to know it and enjoy it (mmm … raspberry pound cake this past weekend … but I digress). What I don't like is trying to eat nutritiously and then finding out that my food comes with a side of harmful substances. I especially don't want to give these substances to my toddler. But, not only can it be overwhelming to know what to avoid, inconsistent labeling makes it even more challenging." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Food Intake, A Fragile Balance Between Neural Pathways
"Scientists investigated the relative role of energy needs and "pleasure" of eating in food intake. The researchers studied a group of neurons in mice. They observed that when the neuron activity is compromised, feeding behavior becomes less related to the body's metabolic needs and more dependent on food palatability. These results could explain how ever easier access to appetizing foods may contribute to compulsive eating disorders and favor obesity." Read the full story.
NY TIMES: No, You Do Not Have To Drink 8 Glasses Of Water A Day
"If there is one health myth that will not die, it is this: You should drink eight glasses of water a day. It’s just not true. There is no science behind it. And yet every summer we are inundated with news media reports warning that dehydration is dangerous and also ubiquitous. These reports work up a fear that otherwise healthy adults and children are walking around dehydrated, even that dehydration has reached epidemic proportions. Let’s put these claims under scrutiny." Read the full story.