Your Healthy Tip for the Day
Downtime can be dangerous for your waistline. In fact, one study concluded that people eat when they’re bored to escape monotony (rather than increase satisfaction), a fact that was discovered when comparing the boredom-based urge to eat with a similar urge to electrically shock oneself. Don’t self-harm through snacking!
SCIENCE DAILY: Researchers Identify Peptide That Reduces Urge to Eat
"Researchers have identified a peptide and hormone that when administered to a specific area of the brain may reduce the desire for food. The study may one day lead to medications that treat obesity and binge eating disorders." Click here to read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Napping Reverses Health Effects of Poor Sleep
"A short nap can help relieve stress and bolster the immune systems of men who slept only two hours the previous night, according to a new study." Click here to read the full story.
AP: News Guide: Eating Right Still At Core Of Dietary Guidelines
"Dietary advice can be confusing. Is it OK to eat meat and eggs? Is fat in or out? What about grains? How much salt? An advisory committee's recommendations for the nation's dietary patterns are due soon, and some advice may be changing. The committee is expected to downplay the importance of lowering cholesterol intake and may put less emphasis on eating lean meats. The panel could also tweak its recommendations on exactly how much salt is too much and put limits on sugar consumption for the first time. Still, despite some revisions, the main advice never changes: eat more fruits and vegetables and whole grains, and eat less saturated fats, salt and sugar." Click here to read the full story.
NPR: Taking Stock Of Bone Broth: Sorry, No Cure-All Here
"There's an outbreak of bone broth fever in the U.S., with proponents raving about its nourishing and healing properties. But there isn't much in the way of science to back up some of the claims." Click here to read the full story.