Your Healthy Tip for the Day
SPICE AS NICE: Using herbs and spice blends is an easy way to feel like you’re indulging in something rich—without adding fat or calories to your plate.
WSJ: At SodaStream, A Rush Away From Sugar
"SodaStream International Ltd. is pushing its makeover into overdrive before Keurig Green Mountain Inc. launches a countertop soda machine this fall with Coca-Cola Co. The company that invented the notion of make-it-at-home soda is now recasting itself as a 'sparkling water’ dispenser after hiring a two-star Michelin chef to concoct flavors like 'raspberry lychee rose' to introduce this summer. This fall it hopes to begin home pick-up of its used carbon-dioxide cylinders. It also is spending more than 70% of this year’s roughly $30 million U.S. marketing budget in the second half, Chief Executive Daniel Birnbaum said in an interview." Read the full story.
WSJ: New York Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Salt Proposal Shakes Things Up
"Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to require all New York City chain restaurants to label high-sodium foods on their menus has drawn criticism from opposing corners. Some public-health professionals described the measure as too weak, while the restaurant industry has denounced it as too onerous." Read the full story.
NPR: To Shed Pounds, Going Vegetarian Or Vegan May Help
"Previous research has linked vegetarian diets to decreased risk of type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease. But there have been few big studies showing whether people can lose weight if they cut out the meat. So a group of researchers affiliated with Harvard University's T. H. Chan School of Public Health combed through published clinical trials – nearly all of them small — that looked at the effects of vegetarian diets on weight loss." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: High Intensity Training Helps Ease Arthritis Pain
"Arthritis: it’s a disease that sneaks up on you. Fingers and toes slowly but surely become stiff and painful. A nice morning stretch is no longer all it takes to get your body moving. Arthritis is a chronic illness that sinks its claws into your body, and causes inflammation in your joints. It can destroy your joints, which causes weakness and loss of movement. New research suggests that high intensity training can help with the pain that the illness provides." Read the full story.