Your Healthy Tip for the Day
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SCIENCE DAILY Snacking on Protein Can Improve Appetite Control, Diet Quality in Teens
"Although eating high-protein, afternoon snacks can aid appetite control in adults, little information exists to guide parents on what types of snacks might benefit their adolescent children. Now, researchers have found that afternoon snacking, particularly on high-protein-soy foods, reduces afternoon appetite, delays subsequent eating and reduces unhealthy evening snacking in teenagers." Click here to read the full story.
REUTERS: Single Motherhood Tied to Poorer Health in Later Life
"Raising a child alone may take a lasting toll, leading to poorer health and more struggles with daily tasks after age 50, according to a new international study. Social safety nets and resources from extended families may blunt this effect in some countries more than others, and researchers found the association with poor health was strongest in the U.S., England, Sweden and Denmark, compared to southern European countries." Click here to read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Memories Influence Choice of Food
"The stronger our memory is of a certain food, the more likely we are to choose it—even if it is the more unattractive option. Psychologists conducted a study on how memory influences our choices by offering various foods and using scans to track brain activity. The researchers were able to show that the influence of memory is mediated by increasing communication between the relevant brain areas." Click here to read the full story.