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Your Day in Health: September 29

Are you ready for the Viking Diet? Plus, more of today's essential health news.

Your Day in Health: September 29
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Your Day in Health: September 29

Are you ready for the Viking Diet? Plus, more of today's essential health news.

HEALTHY TIP FOR THE DAY

Research shows that we’re far more interested in romance and sex after we’ve enjoyed a good meal. If you really want to rev your sexual appetite, reach for foods shown to enhance desire and pleasure. Check out our comprehensive report on the Best Foods for Sex.

HUFFINGTON POST: 4 Ways Eating Like A Viking Can Help You Lose Weight

“The New Nordic Diet (NND) — think Mediterranean but with hardier vegetables and more wild game — could lower blood pressure and cholesterol and help you shed pounds.” Read full story.

NY TIMES: For Weight Control, Fruit and Vegetable Choice May Matter

“Eating more fruits and vegetables can help control weight, but a new study suggests that it depends on which fruits and vegetables you eat. Increased intake of berries was linked to a 1.11-pound lower weight gain, and of citrus fruits a 0.27-pound lower gain. Adding a daily serving of tofu or soy was tied to 2.47 pounds less weight gained, and of apples or pears 1.24 pounds less.” Read full story.

Start by picking up some of The Best Fruits for Fat Loss!

SCIENCE DAILY: Unsaturated Fats, High-Quality Carbs Lower Risk Of Heart Disease

“A study shows that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats and high-quality carbohydrates has the most impact on reducing the risk of heart disease. When saturated fats were replaced with highly processed foods, there was no benefit.” Read full story.

Check out our report on The Best Fats for Weight Loss!

WEB MD: Experts Link Chemicals to Diabetes, Obesity

“People who are trying to lose weight or manage diabetes should try to change their lifestyle not only to exercise or cut calories, but also to avoid chemicals that may be contributing to their condition, experts say.” Read full story.

NY TIMES: Coke Spends Lavishly On Pediatricians and Dietitians

“The extent of the financial ties between Coke and the Academy of Pediatrics was revealed last week when the company released a detailed list of nearly $120 million in grants, large and small, given to medical, health and community organizations since 2010. Not only has Coke’s philanthropy earned it praise from influential medical groups, the soda grants appear to have, in some cases, won the company allies in anti-soda initiatives, wielded influence over health recommendations about soft drinks, and shifted scientific focus away from soda as a factor in the causes of obesity.” Read full story.

See What Happens to Your Body When You Give Up Soda!