Your Health Tip for the Day
SMART START: People who skip breakfast are 450% more likely to be overweight. Eat some protein within an hour of rising.
WEB MD: Does A Bad Night’s Sleep Make You Eat Fatty Food?
"Skipping just a single night of sleep leads to a shift in brain activity that seems to spark a desire to consume more fat the following day, a new study suggests. The study offers potential insights into the relationship between lack of sleep and the risk of obesity, researchers said." Click here to read the full story.
REUTERS: Study Links Common Food Additives to Crohn's Disease, Colitis
"Common additives in ice cream, margarine, packaged bread and many processed foods may promote the inflammatory bowel diseases ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease as well as a group of obesity-related conditions, scientists said on Wednesday." Click here to read the full story.
HUFFINGTON POST: Enough Distractions: Let's Address the Real Causes of Diet-Related Diseases
"The low-carbohydrate diet phenomenon is the latest in a long line of diets claiming to be the solution to rapidly rising rates of lifestyle-related chronic diseases. It comes as no surprise then that on Feb. 19-22, the world's first International Low Carb High Fat Health Summit will take place in Cape Town, South Africa. The four day summit is co-hosted by Tim Noakes, passionate low-carb crusader and proponent of the Banting diet, which has taken South Africa by storm." Click here to read the full story.
REUTERS: Aussie Actor Gets Sugar Rush From Low-Fat Health Foods
"An Australian actor who set out to expose hidden sugar in health food said he gained 8.5 kg (19 lb) and a paunch after a 60-day low-fat diet, including yogurt, cereal, muesli bars and juices. Damon Gameau's documentary, "That Sugar Film", studies the effect of consuming what it says is the average daily sugar intake for Australian adults – the equivalent of 40 teaspoons – on the human body." Click here to read the full story.