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Why Having Too Many Food Choices Is Bad for Your Health

How having too many food choices affects your health and waistline, why you should be drinking chocolate milk and more.
Why Having Too Many Food Choices Is Bad for Your Health

Your Healthy Tip for the Day

Here's your excuse to enjoy a childhood favorite: A study found that chocolate milk is 40% more effective at repairing muscles after exercise than plain milk!

SCIENCE DAILY: Too Many Food Choices Exacerbate the Battle Against Obesity, Researchers Find

"Researchers found that having too many food choices increases the obesity problem. In fact, researchers found that having a choice of a high-fat and low-fat diet does not help—offspring in this situation tended to eat even more." Click here to read the full story.

WSJ: Inside Chipotle’s Kitchen: What’s Really Handmade

"Traditional fast-food chains are rushing to brag about serving less-processed food. McDonald’s is experimenting with adding customization to its menu. Diners will be able to tap on a screen to customize burger toppings in about 2,000 of its more than 14,000 restaurants by next year. And executives late last year told investors the company is considering reducing artificial ingredients in its recipes. Sonic Corp. touts serving real ice cream, not soft-serve. McDonald’s website is promoting breakfast sandwiches with the slogan, 'starts with a fresh cracked egg.'" Click here to read the full story.

HUFFINGTON POST: Diet May Be As Important To Mental Health As It Is To Physical Health

“In 2011, a large study found the modern Western diet (which is high in processed, high-calorie and low-nutrient foods) to be linked with increased depression and anxiety, as compared to a traditional Norweigan diet. 2014 review of studies, too, linked unhealthy dietary patterns with poor mental health and children and adolescents. ‘For a long time in psychiatry, we've known that individual vitamins can have a big impact on mental health—vitamin B12, iron, magnesium—but really in the past 10 years, studies have begun to look more at dietary patterns, and that's been quite revealing,’ said Ramsey.” Click here to read the full story.

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT: A Common Vitamin Deficiency May Raise Your Diabetes Risk More Than Obesity

“Lose weight: It's the go-to recommendation for preventing diabetes. But according to new research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, it may not be enough. Vitamin D deficiency also appears to increase your risk of Type 2 diabetes—no matter your weight.” Click here to read the full story.

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