Your Healthy Tip for the Day
People who wear jeans to the office take 491 more steps than their formally-clad co-workers, so embrace casual Friday this week!
NY TIMES: Should Athletes Eat Fat or Carbs?
"Can a high-fat diet also be a high-performance diet? Most people who exercise or compete in endurance sports would probably answer no. For decades, recreational and competitive athletes have stoutly believed that we should—even must—consume a diet rich in carbohydrates to fuel exertion. The conventional wisdom has been to avoid fatty foods because they are an inefficient fuel source and could lead to weight gain.But in recent years, some scientists and quite a few athletes have begun to question those beliefs. Athletes devoted to ultra-endurance sports, in particular, tout high-fat diets as a means to improve performance." Click here to read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Breakfast Habits Affect Teens' Metabolic Responses to Protein-packed Morning Meals
"A researcher compared young women who habitually skip breakfast to those who routinely eat breakfast and found that their metabolic responses to eating a high-protein breakfast were different. Specifically, the habitual breakfast skippers experienced poorer glucose control throughout the day when they consumed a high-protein breakfast, whereas those who typically ate a high-carbohydrate breakfast had improved glucose control after they ate a high-protein breakfast." Click here to read the full story.
The ATLANTIC: Vitamin B.S.
"In recent years, researchers have debunked, over and over, the idea that vitamin supplements confer any measureable benefit at all—but still, around half of Americans take them regularly. Together with other dietary supplements, they enjoy a reputation for nutritional power that stretches far beyond their true capabilities." Click here to read the full story.