Healthy Tip of the Day
EAT RIGHT RULE It’s not about eating too much food. It’s about eating too much that’s not food
Why Leftover Pasta Might Be Healthier Than Fresh
Per Mother Jones: "With diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and obesity rates rising around the world, this simple tweak [adding fat + cooling your rice] to a dietary staple for billions could be a major boon to public health. And it's just one example of how chemistry can be put to work in the kitchen. Here are five more ways to improve foods' nutritional content through cooking." For the full story, click here.
Physician Recommendations Results in Greater Weight Loss
Per Science Daily: "Patients advised to lose weight by their physicians dropped more pounds on average than those who didn't receive a recommendation, according to new research. Using a national data set from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the study found physician advice was associated with a reported 10-pound loss for women and a 12-pound loss for men over a one-year period." For the full story, click here.
Packed with Health Benefits, Coffee Gains Ground with Experts
Per AFP: "Long viewed as a controversial dark substance, coffee is gaining ground among medical experts who say it can protect against heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and diabetes, even if it is decaffeinated. Multiple studies published worldwide in recent years have concluded that coffee can be good for the health." For the full story, click here.
Night Owls Run Higher Risk of Health Problems
Per Web MD: "Night owls are more likely than early risers to develop diabetes and other health problems, even if they get the same amount of sleep. That's the conclusion of a new study that included more than 1,600 people in South Korea, aged 47 to 59, who provided information about their sleep habits and underwent tests to assess their health." For the full story, click here.
Obese Children May Have a Harder Time Tasting Fats than Leaner Kids
Per Reuters: "Obese children may have taste buds that are less able to detect fats than those of leaner kids, a factor that could contribute to excessive eating, a small study suggests." For the full story, click here.