Your Healthy Tip for the Day
KICK THE CAN: In a study, people who drank two or more diet sodas a day had waist-size increases that were six times greater than non-drinkers.
NY TIMES: White House Lunch Features Healthy Recipes By Young Chefs
"The winners of the national challenge had been asked to come up with original recipes that were affordable, delicious and met nutritional guidelines." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Nutrition Researchers Develop Healthy Beverage Index
"Researchers have developed a new scoring method for assessing beverage intake, the Healthy Beverage Index (HBI). In a report, they describe how this tool can be used to more accurately evaluate dietary consumption of all types of fluids. They found that higher HBI scores were associated with more favorable lipid profiles, decreased risk of hypertension; and, among men, better C-reactive protein levels." Read the full story.
BBC: Tax Sugary Drinks By 20%, Say Doctors
"An extra 20% tax on sugary drinks should be introduced to tackle the obesity crisis, the British Medical Association says. It estimates poor diets are causing around 70,000 premature deaths each year. In a major report on unhealthy diets, the body called for the extra money raised to be used to subsidise fresh fruit and vegetables." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Diet And Exercise Does Not Prevent Gestational Diabetes In Obese Women
"A diet and exercise regime for high-risk obese pregnant women, whilst effective in promoting a healthy lifestyle, does not prevent gestational diabetes, finds a new study. The research suggests that programs promoting healthy behaviors are unlikely to be effective in preventing diabetes in obese women; instead, resources should be directed towards better screening and treatment, including the use of a more stringent threshold for diagnosis." Read the full story.