NPR: White Potato Redux: Experts Say Spuds Are Not Nutritional Duds
"An expert panel says white potatoes 'contribute useful quantities of potassium and fiber' to our diets. Reversing itself, the panel says spuds should be included in WIC, a food aid program." Click here to read the full story.
BBC: Too Much Jogging “As Bad As No Exercise At All”
"Too much jogging may be as bad for you as not putting on your running shoes at all, a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology says. Scientists studied more than 1,000 healthy joggers and non-joggers over a 12-year period. Those who jogged at a steady pace for less than two and a half hours a week were least likely to die in this time. But those who ran more than four hours a week or did no exercise had the highest death rates." Click here to read the full story.
WSJ: Frozen Fruit Sales Soar As Smoothies Get Popular
"Finally, after decades of sitting in a small corner of the freezer case, frozen fruit has landed its breakthrough role: smoothie ingredient. We add frozen blueberries, strawberries and mango to our morning oatmeal, yogurt parfaits and our children’s lunches, drawn to frozen fruit’s year-round availability, value and health credentials (it is usually just fruit, frozen). We like that it is already cleaned, cut and that it never rots like fresh fruit forgotten in the back of the refrigerator." Click here to read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Add Nature, Art and Religion to Life’s Best Anti-Inflammatories
"Taking in such spine-tingling wonders as the Grand Canyon, Sistine Chapel ceiling or Schubert's 'Ave Maria' may give a boost to the body's defense system. Researchers have linked positive emotions—especially the awe we feel when touched by the beauty of nature, art and spirituality—with lower levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines." Click here to read the full story.