Your Healthy Tip for the Day
EAT BEFORE YOU EAT. An appetizer of a broth-based soup or even an apple can reduce total calorie intake for a meal by up to 20 percent.
ADWEEK: Look Out, Coconut Water. Maple Water Could Be the Next Big Thing
"In the $13 billion bottled-water business, beverage companies like Nestlé and PepsiCo use all sorts of sophisticated equipment to fortify, blend and infuse ordinary water with everything from vitamins to flavors like crisp apple and acai blueberry pomegranate. But bottled-water entrepreneur Kate Weiler has come up with an easier method: Let a tree do it. Weiler is the co-founder of Drink Maple, which debuted last year. It is sold in about 1,300 locations in the Northeast, including Whole Foods stores, and is about to enter the Southwest market via Whole Foods. And it's about as natural and artisanal as it gets." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Current Dietary Protein Recommendations Need Updating, Experts Say
"New research based on modern techniques suggests that recommendations for protein intake in healthy populations may be incorrect. In a paper just published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, an NRC Research Press journal (a division of Canadian Science Publishing), researchers put the focus on protein as an essential component of a healthy diet. Protein helps people stay full longer, preserve muscle mass, and when combined with adequate physical activity, has the potential to serve as a key nutrient for important health outcomes and benefits. It's not only how much protein you eat, it's the type of protein that is important." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Soybean Oil Causes More Obesity Than Coconut Oil, Fructose
"A diet high in soybean oil causes more obesity and diabetes than a diet high in fructose, a sugar commonly found in soda and processed foods, according to a new study. In the U.S. the consumption of soybean oil has increased greatly in the last four decades due to a number of factors, including results from studies in the 1960s that found a positive correlation between saturated fatty acids and the risk of cardiovascular disease." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Drinking Beet Juice Regularly May Lengthen Your Workouts
"Regular consumption of beet juice had positive cardiovascular effects on subjects during exercise and led to increased endurance, a clinical study has found. The scientists report that healthy male subjects who drank beet juice for 15 days had lower blood pressure and more dilated blood vessels at rest and during exercise." Read the full story.