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Your Day in Health: October 28

This is the next superfood you should be eating. Plus more of today's essential health news.

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Your Day in Health: October 28

This is the next superfood you should be eating. Plus more of today's essential health news.

THE NEW YORKER: THE NEXT SUPERFOOD

“Seaweed, which requires neither fresh water nor fertilizer, is one of the world’s most sustainable and nutritious crops. Plentiful, healthy, and virtuous, kelp is the culinary equivalent of an electric car. “You’re not just gaining nutrition, you’re also gaining absolution from guilt,” Mark Bomford, the director of the Yale Sustainable Food Program, says. “This is your get-out-of-anxiety-free card.” Read full story.

Eat This, Not That! agrees! See why seaweed is The Green Superfood You Should Be Eating!

REUTERS: More Fruits, Veggies In Youth Linked To Healthy Heart Decades Later

“Young adults who eat the most fruits and vegetable have the least calcified plaque buildup in their arteries decades later, which indicates a reduced risk of heart disease, according to a new study.” Read full story.

NPR: In 'Soda Politics,' Big Soda At Crossroads Of Profit And Public Health

“Ever wondered how a few companies — namely Coca-Cola and PesiCo — created multibillion-dollar empires marketing flavored sugar water? Nutrition scholar Marion Nestle, one of the most dogged chroniclers of the U.S. food industry and its politics, did. She was intrigued by the power of Big Soda and how it's responding to flat sales in the U.S.”
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CNN: The Other Benefits Of Eating Less Red Meat

“Eating less red and processed meats has two benefits: a reduced risk for certain forms of cancer, and a reduced effect on climate change. The DGAC deemed eating less red meat to be exceptionally beneficial to the environment as well as to human health. The secretaries of USDA and Health and Human Services, however, have refused to allow environmental concerns to be considered in the 2015 dietary guidelines.” Read full story.

Thinking about going veg? Check out our report on What Happens to Your Body When You Stop Eating Meat!

SCIENCE DAILY: New Role For Insulin: Studies Tie The Hormone To Brain’s “Pleasure” Center

“Insulin, the hormone essential to all mammals for controlling blood sugar levels and a feeling of being full after eating, plays a much stronger role than previously known in regulating release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain's reward and pleasure centers.” Read full story.