Your Healthy Tip of the Day
IN THE ZONE Timing your breakfast can help you beat jet lag; your first bite is what sets your biological clock.
Why There's A Big Battle Brewing Over The Lean Meat In Your Diet
Per NPR: "Should the government recommend lean meat as part of a healthy diet? That's emerged as a political flashpoint. The panel working on federal guidelines says the evidence on lean meat is muddled." For the full story, click here.
Amy's Kitchen Recalls Products That Could Contain Listeria
Per CNN: "Amy's Kitchen Inc. says it's recalling nearly 74,000 cases of its products that could contain listeria. In a statement released through the Food and Drug Administration on Sunday, Amy's Kitchen said that it was voluntarily recalling the products after learning from one of its suppliers that it may have received organic spinach that was possibly contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. The California-based organic and natural food company said it wasn't aware of any reports of illness connected with its products, but was recalling them "out of an abundance of caution.'" For the full story, click here.
Overeating and Overweight? The Weight-loss Game May Be Rigged Against You
PEr Science Daily: "A researcher explains how food engineering has made it increasingly difficult for some to curb overeating and lose weight. For example, artificial sweeteners in diet soda is cited as one example of how foods may 'trick' natural signals in the body, and how some snack foods are engineered to have 'vanishing caloric density.' That is, one's body doesn't register those calories as they're being consumed, and as a result, he or she will overeat." For the full story, click here.
What’s Driving America’s Obesity Problem?
Per Nutrition Daily: "Currently, nearly two-thirds of Americans are overweight. By 2030 it is estimated more than half our population may be clinically obese. Childhood obesity has tripled, and most children will grow up to be overweight as well. The United States may be in the midst of raising the first generation since our nation’s founding that will have a shorter predicted life span than that of the previous generation. The food industry blames inactivity. We just need to move more, they say. But what is the role of exercise in the treatment of obesity?" For the full story, click here.
What You Order for Dinner Tells a Restaurant More Than You Might Expect
Per the Wall Street Journal: "Men order steak, women order salad, right? The restaurant world has never been that simple, of course, and especially not now, when diners expect an experience and not just a meal when they go out to eat. Yet many chefs say it is remarkable how many diners continue to order largely along gender-based lines. Restaurants and menu consultants say it pays to balance gender preferences, both when designing individual dishes and when planning the overall menu." For the full story, click here.