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Your Day in Health: July 14

This is what happens to your body -- and mood -- when you eat junk food, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: July 14

This is what happens to your body -- and mood -- when you eat junk food, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

EAT RIGHT RULE: Start your day with protein, end your day a little skinnier.

HUFFINGTON POST: Searching For Happiness? It's Official — Toss Out The Junk Food

"Any of us who have ever turned to junk food over a stretch of time came to realize it doesn't make us feel our best.Whether our poison is salty potato chips or indulgent candy, cakes or other sugary desserts, we know it's not good for us physically. And we now know, too, that it's not good for us emotional and mental health either." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Plump Cartoon Characters Provoke Indulgent Eating In Kids, Says Study

"Children consume more low-nutrition, high-calorie food such as cookies and candy after observing seemingly overweight cartoon characters, according to a first-of-its-kind study." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Algae, Quinoa, Legumes Top List Of Alternative Protein Choices

"Algae is evolving as the next new alternative protein source consumers are anxious to bite into as an ingredient in crackers, snack bars, cereals and breads, according to a July 12th presentation at IFT15: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) in Chicago. Algae, quinoa and pulses are considered by some food technologists to be the best protein sources and strong alternatives to slow meat consumption, reduce food waste and help feed the world's growing population." Read the full story.

WSJ: Safe Mushrooms Cause Most Poisoning Cases

"A study at a European hospital found the majority of mushroom-poisoning cases involved people consuming edible mushrooms, not toxic ones, says a report in the journal Human & Experimental Toxicology. Unsafe collection methods and storage of mushrooms considered safe to eat caused most of the illnesses, the study found." Read the full story.