Your Healthy Tip for the Day
DRINK UP, SLIM DOWN: Drinking 17 ounces of water (about 2 tall glasses), can boost your metabolic rate by 30 percent.
SCIENCE DAILY: Is This Restaurant Making Me Fat?
"Is your favorite restaurant making you fat? New research findings identify an effective tool for measuring how well a restaurant is at helping diners make healthy choices. The Restaurant Scorecard for Healthier Dining can be used by diners and restaurant managers alike to identify changes that can be made to promote healthy eating behaviors without undermining revenue." Read the full story.
WEB MD: Could That Before Dinner Drink Make You Eat More?
"Having a drink before dinner really may make some people eat more — by focusing the brain's attention on food aromas, a small study suggests. The effect is modest, and not universal, the researchers said. But the findings, reported in the July issue of the journal Obesity, may offer one explanation for the so-called 'aperitif effect' — where some people feel hungrier when they imbibe." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Dairy Products Boost Effectiveness Of Probiotics
"The success of probiotics for boosting human health may depend partly upon the food, beverage, or other material carrying the probiotics, according to research." Read the full story.
NY TIMES: Rethinking Exercise As A Source Of Immediate Rewards
"Though it seems counterintuitive, studies have shown that people whose goals are weight loss and better health tend to spend the least amount of time exercising. That is true even for older adults, a study of 335 men and women ages 60 to 95 showed. Rather, immediate rewards that enhance daily life — more energy, a better mood, less stress and more opportunity to connect with friends and family — offer far more motivation, Dr. Segar and others have found." Read the full story.