Your Healthy Tip for the Day
SPICE AS NICE: Using herbs and spice blends is an easy way to feel like you’re indulging in something rich—without adding fat or calories to your plate.
NPR: Is It Time For A Warning Label On Sugar-Loaded Drinks?
"One idea public health advocates have floated to bring sugar consumption down is to tax beverages with more than a certain amount of added sugar. (Berkeley, Calif., and the Navajo Nation have managed to pass such legislation.) Another is to shrink the size of soda cups. The latest idea is a warning label. Legislators in New York and in California are trying to emblazon sodas with a message that looks very similar to one you see on cigarette packages or alcohol bottles." Click here to read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Choice of Protein- and Carbohydrate-rich Foods May Have Big Effect on Long-term Weight Gain
"Small changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods that we eat may have a large impact on preventing long-term weight gain. The study also suggests that changes in refined carbohydrates can enhance—or offset—the weight-gain or weight-loss effects of certain protein-rich foods." Click here to read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: New Piece in the “French Paradox” Diet and Health Puzzle: Cheese Metabolism
"Figuring out why the French have low cardiovascular disease rates despite a diet high in saturated fats has spurred research and many theories to account for this phenomenon known as the 'French paradox.' Most explanations focus on wine and lifestyle, but a key role could belong to another French staple: cheese. The evidence, say scientists, is in cheese metabolism." Click here to read the full story.