Your Healthy Tip for the Day
PAINT YOURSELF SKINNY Next time you're watching TV, give yourself a manicure. It's a good distraction from tempting snacks and makes it harder to stick your hand back in the chip bag. Bonus: you'll save yourself a trip to the salon.
NPR: Game For Ancient Grain: Palestinians Find Freekeh Again
"The renewed interest among Palestinians coincides with rising enthusiasm for the grain from the U.S., Europe and Australia, where nutritionists point to its high protein and fiber content—compared to brown rice—and lower calorie count—compared to quinoa. Among Palestinians, part of the attraction is nutrition, but it's also about pride in local agriculture." Click here to read the full story.
AFP: More Than Four Espressos a Day Can Harm Health: EU
"Drinking the caffeine equivalent of more than four espressos a day is harmful to health, especially for minors and pregnant women, the EU food safety agency said on Wednesday. "It is the first time that the risks from caffeine from all dietary sources have been assessed at EU level," the EFSA said in a statement, recommending that an adult's daily caffeine intake remain below 400 milligrammes a day." Click here to read the full story.
REUTERS: Stressed Out Wives May Make Men’s Blood Pressure Rise
"When older men have stressed-out wives, their own blood pressure may go up, a U.S. study suggests. While previous research has linked stress and bad relationships to elevated blood pressure, less is known about how these challenges affect both members of a couple, and how the spouses affect one another, over time." Click here to read the full story.