Your Healthy Tip for the Day
Getting a case of the afternoon munchies? Steal a snack straight from one of our nutritionist friends: Lisa Moskovitz, R.D. reaches for 3 cups of air-popped popcorn sprinkled with 2 tablespoons grated parmesan. Snack away!
SCIENCE DAILY: Compound Found in Grapes, Red Wine May Help Prevent Memory Loss
"Compound found in common foods such as red grapes and peanuts may help prevent age-related decline in memory, according to new research published by a faculty member in the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Ashok K. Shetty, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Director of Neurosciences at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, has been studying the potential benefit of resveratrol, an antioxidant that is found in the skin of red grapes, as well as in red wine, peanuts and some berries." Click here to read the full story.
NPR: Scientists Want To Trick The Gut Into Burning Fat Without Food
"Slowly but surely, we're entering a new era of clinically tested drugs to combat obesity; most of the newest ones try to do that by suppressing appetite. And while no one's giving up on old-fashioned diet and exercise to help people lose weight, more scientists are convinced that drugs will become a good option for some of the one-third of American adults who are obese and at risk of obesity-related diseases like diabetes and hypertension. (Insurers don't yet seem to agree.) When we heard about a new pill researchers say could act like an "imaginary meal," tricking the digestive system into burning fat even without any food, we were intrigued. Big caveat, though, before we dive into the details: So far, this pill has only been tested in mice and is at least a year away from its first trial in humans." Click here to read the full story.
WEB MD: Healthy Diet May Lower Lung Disease Risk
"A healthy diet low in red meat and rich in whole grains might reduce the risk of developing the crippling chronic lung disease known as COPD, new research suggests. Researchers tracked more than 120,000 men and women and found healthy eaters were one-third less likely to develop COPD compared to big consumers of red meat, refined grains, sugary drinks and alcohol." Click here to read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Income, Education Level Affect Calorie Menu Use; Most Notice It, Few Use It
"A newly published research study examined whether noticing and using calorie menu labels was associated with demographic characteristics of customers at a national fast food chain currently posting calorie counts. They found that approximately 60% of participants noticed the calorie menu labels but only 16% reported using the labels to determine food and beverage choices." Click here to read the full story.