Your Healthy Tip of the Day
LUNCH HACK Build your salad upside down in a mason jar dressing/toppings at the bottom, then lettuce. To serve, tip over and pour out!
Kids’ Fast Food Consumption On The Decline
Per Reuters: "Between 2003 and 2010, the number of U.S. kids eating fast food on any given day went down, and the calories from some types of fast foods have declined as well, according to a new study." For the full story, click here.
Eating Green Leafy vegetables Keeps Mental Abilities Sharp
Per Science Daily: "Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research. The study also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking vitamin K consumption to slower cognitive decline for the first time." For the full story, click here.
McDonald’s to Test Expanded Breakfast Hours
Per the Wall Street Journal: "McDonald’s Corp. soon will begin testing sales of McMuffins, Hash Browns and Hotcakes throughout the day, a sign of new Chief Executive Steve Easterbrook’s willingness to experiment with a range of measures to reinvigorate flagging sales. The tests, which start in April at some McDonald’s outlets in the San Diego area, will push sales of certain breakfast items past the start of lunch service, which is generally around 11 a.m. The move doesn’t guarantee that the company would expand the project nationwide, a spokeswoman for the Oak Brook, Ill.-based burger company said on Monday." For the full story, click here.
Fish Oil Claims Not Supported by Research
Perthe NY Times: "Fish oil is now the third most widely used dietary supplement in the United States, after vitamins and minerals, according to a recent report from the National Institutes of Health. At least 10 percent of Americans take fish oil regularly, most believing that the omega-3 fatty acids in the supplements will protect their cardiovascular health. But there is one big problem: The vast majority of clinical trials involving fish oil have found no evidence that it lowers the risk of heart attack and stroke. For the full story, click here.
An Apple a Day May Not Keep The Doctor Away, Study
Per the AP: "An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away. That's according to proverb-busting research that found daily apple eaters had just as many doctor visits as those who ate fewer or no apples. The findings don't mean apples aren't good for you but they do underscore that it takes more than just one kind of food to make a healthy diet and avoid illness." For the full story, click here.