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From exclusive Eat This, Not That! research: Don't shun the iceberg! Conventional wisdom suggests this leafy green is nutritionally bankrupt. But as it turns out, half a head of iceberg lettuce has significantly more alpha-carotene, a powerful disease-fighting antioxidant, than either romaine lettuce or spinach.
REUTERS: Focusing on Fiber May Work for Weight Loss
"People who only focused on eating 30 grams of fiber per day lost almost as much weight as those who followed a more complicated diet, according to a new year-long study. A 'permissive' dietary plan, like focusing on increasing fiber, may produce more beneficial effects than a 'restrictive' plan, like reducing saturated fat, said lead author Dr. Yunsheng Ma of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester." Click here to read the full story.
NPR: Your Brain May Want That Bottle Of Soda Because It's Easy To Pick Up
"In 2008, Coke redesigned its two-liter bottle a few years ago to make it curvier and thus, 'easier to hold and pour,' in the words of a Coca-Cola representative. And suddenly, Beilock reports, Coke was selling a lot more of its two-liter sodas than archrival Pepsi. Does this mean Coke knew all about the way the body influences the mind? Beilock says: 'My guess is [in tests] people preferred that bottle.' Based on her research, she believes that the enticing shape of a soda bottle 'might push you to buy it even knowing it's not the right decision.' (Because after all, soda is not good for you. It falls into the category of what she calls 'vice products.')" Click here to read the full story.
BBC: Tomorrow’s Mothers “Need Obesity Help”
"A major European obesity investigation has called for urgent action to prevent obesity in women of child-bearing age. The authors, including a team from Edinburgh University, say children born to overweight mothers are at greater risk of health problems in later life. They say every pregnant woman should have access to dieticians and psychologists to help protect the health of their future children. During the three-year project several pieces of research were consulted." Click here to read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: High Acid Diet May Have Negative Effects on Kidney Health
"Among patients with chronic kidney disease, patients who consumed high acid diets were 3-times more likely to develop kidney failure than patients who consumed low acid diets, research concludes. Low acid load diets are rich in fruits and vegetables, while high acid diets contain more meats." Click here to read the full story.