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New Study Confirms Bananas May Go Extinct

Could bananas go extinct? Plus, news about metabolism and sugar, and more of today's essential health news.

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New Study Confirms Bananas May Go Extinct

Could bananas go extinct? Plus, news about metabolism and sugar, and more of today's essential health news.

SCIENCE ALERT: New Study Confirms That Bananas Are Being Driven to Extinction

"According to a new study by researchers in the Netherlands, the across-ocean leap to South America is now inevitable, and that’s a huge problem. This is where 82 percent of the world’s Cavandish bananas – by far the world’s most popular banana variety – are grown, with Ecuador alone supplying over a third of the billion-dollar global export market. The threat is Panama disease, the exact same soil-borne fungus that drove the original favourite banana, the Gros Michel, to near-extinction in the 1960s." Read full story.

CNN: Learning, And Controlling, Your Metabolism Rate For Weight Loss

"Metabolism is a term that is thrown around a lot in the nutrition world, but most people don't fully understand what it really is, what aspects of your metabolism are under your control and how you can optimize it to help you lose weight and keep the weight off." Read full story.

DO THIS! You can jumpstart your metabolism today with a few diet and lifestyle changes. Check out our exclusive report on 55 Things You Can Do to Boost Your Metabolism!

INDEPENDENT: THE MASSIVE HEALTH BENEFITS OF GIVING UP SUGAR AND ALCOHOL FOR ONE MONTH

"Although Sacha, 22, loses 8lb in weight, sees his blood pressure fall from 135 to 125 and gets his cholesterol to drop eight per cent." Read full story.

NY TIMES: New Diabetes Cases, At Long Last, Begin To Fall In The U.S.

"After decades of relentless rise, the number of new cases of diabetes in the United States has finally started to decline. The rate of new cases fell by about a fifth from 2008 to 2014, according to researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the first sustained decline since the disease started to explode in this country about 25 years ago." Read full story.

Consuming too much added sugar is the #1 factor in your risk of dying of diabetes. Read more about What Happens to Your Body When You Eat Sugar!

SCIENCE DAILY: Low Sugar Diet Makes Foods Taste Sweeter But Does Not Change Preferred Level Of Sweetness

"New research reveals that while foods such as vanilla pudding taste sweeter following three months on a low-sugar diet, the level of sweetness most preferred in foods and beverages does not change. People on the low-sugar diet quickly returned to their previous levels of sugar intake when allowed a diet of their choice. Together, the findings may inform public health efforts to reduce the amount of added sugars that people consume in their diets." Read full story.