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Your Day in Health: June 12

Overcome your fear with these seven reasons to eat bugs now, and more of your daily health news.

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Your Day in Health: June 12

Overcome your fear with these seven reasons to eat bugs now, and more of your daily health news.

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

EAT RIGHT RULE: You burn more calories digesting protein than fats or carbs.

SCIENCE DAILY: Seven Reasons To Eat Insects

"Eating bugs may not seem appetizing, but according to experts, insects are a sustainable alternative protein source with nutritional benefits that can't be ignored." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: High Salt Prevents Weight Gain In Mice On A High-Fat Diet

"In a study that seems to defy conventional dietary wisdom, scientists have found that adding high salt to a high-fat diet actually prevents weight gain in mice. The findings highlight the profound effect non-caloric dietary nutrients can have on energy balance and weight gain, and suggest that public health efforts to continue lowering sodium intake may have unexpected and unintended consequences." Read the full story.

SCIENCE DAILY: Regular Soda, Please: Hormone Differentiates Sugar, Diet Sweeteners Could Exist In Humans

"We've all been there: We eat an entire sleeve of fat-free, low-calorie cookies and we're stuffing ourselves with more food 15 minutes later. One theory to explain this phenomenon is that artificial sweeteners don't contain the calories or energy that evolution has trained the brain to expect from sweet-tasting foods, so they don't fool the brain into satisfying hunger. However, until now, nobody understood how organisms distinguish between real sugar and artificial sweetener." Read the full story.