Why You Should Choose Green Varieties of Tea and Apples
Your Healthy Tip for the Day
Green tea & apples contain compounds that block the growth of cancer & heart disease, says a new study. Go green!
From kale to acai: Plot the arc of a food fad
Per The Wall Street Journal: "Fat is good for you, artificial sweetener bad and cricket flour is a real thing being sold as a healthy source of protein in snack bars. Food companies and grocers count on us flitting from one eating habit to another to profit from a steady supply of products tailored to new tastes. But forecasting eating habits is tricky. Some new foods or health trends become common parts of daily life, like $4 lattes, while others such as caffeine gum fizzle. Predicting which is which—and tracking a trend on the way up and down—have become especially important to big food companies as shoppers turn away from old standbys in favor of food perceived as healthy or premium." For the full story, click here.
Why the FDA has never looked at some of the additives in our food
Per NPR: "In recent decades, the number of food additives has skyrocketed from about 800 to more than 10,000. A legal loophole in food safety law means companies can add them to foods with no government review." For the full story, click here.
Study: Strong muscles help make strong bones
Per Yahoo: "Higher muscle mass is linked with stronger bone development in children, according to researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK. Working with 200 children who were measured as newborns and again between the ages of six and seven, the research team assessed bone mineral density, shape and size of the shinbone, and body composition with scanning equipment. The findings are important for preventing fractures and osteoporosis later in life, according to the study, which was published in the journal Bone. "A 10% increase in peak bone mass will delay the onset of osteoporosis by 13 years," says lead investigator Dr. Rebecca Moon." For the full story, click here.
How does bench angle affect upper body muscle activation during bench press exercise?
Per Science Daily: "Muscular activation during exercise is the key to developing muscle mass and strength and the bench press exercise is a popular and widely used method of building upper body strength. In a new study, researchers set out to discover the effects on muscle activation during free weight barbell bench press at 0°, 30°, 45°, and -15° bench angles. If greater or lesser angles enhance muscle activation, the results can be used to plan successful upper body exercise programs. For the full story, click here.
Alcohol in movies influences teen drinking
Per Yahoo: "According to a recent British study, movies and television series in which main characters indulge in alcohol influence teens to do the same. Researchers at the University of Bristol focused on the behavior of teenagers to study the impact that films heavy on drinking had on them." For the full story, click here.