Your Healthy Tip for the Day
GO NUTS: One recent study found that munching on two ounces of walnuts a day could significantly improve blood flow to and from the heart in just 8 weeks–without causing weight gain.
CNBC: Hungover? Pedialyte Wants Your Business
"Lene Lay has some rather unusual advice for Vegas visitors: don't forget the Pedialyte. The Austin, Texas, resident and director of sales at Q1Media swears by the drink after it helped her battle a bad hangover during her Sin City bachelorette party—but admits she initially thought 'it was a little weird because it's usually reserved for children.' Lay is not alone: Adults are a growing part of Pedialyte's market. A third of its sales now come from grown-ups while adult use of the drink has increased by 57 percent since 2012, according to data from market research firm Nielsen." Click here to read the full story.
AP: USDA Develops First Government Label for GMO-Free Products
"The Agriculture Department has developed the first government certification and labeling for foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients." Click here to read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: How Noise Affects the Palate: When Flying, Taste Buds Prefer Savory Tomato
"If you're planning to fly over the holiday, plan to drink some tomato juice. While examining how airplane noise affects the palate, Cornell University food scientists found sweetness suppressed and a tasty, tender tomato surprise: umami. A Japanese scientific term, umami describes the sweet, savory taste of amino acids such as glutamate in foods like tomato juice, and according to the new study, in noisy situations—like the 85 decibels aboard a jetliner—umami-rich foods become your taste bud's best buds." Click here to read the full story.
NY TIMES: Grip Strength May Predict Heart Attacks and Strokes
"Grip strength may be a good predictor of the risk for cardiovascular disease. After controlling for other variables, the scientists calculated that each 11-pound decrease in grip strength was associated with a 17 percent increased risk of cardiovascular death, a 7 percent increased risk of heart attack and a 9 percent increased risk of stroke." Click here to read the full story.