Your Healthy Tip for the Day
JUICY FACT: OJ with pulp contains 30% more anti-inflammatory flavonoids & cancer-fighters than strained (no-pulp) type.
WSJ: Snack Bars Push The Price Envelope And Find Consumers Don’t Push Back
"Bar makers are opening the floodgates on nuts, dried meats, cricket flour and other nutrient- and protein-rich ingredients to compete for consumers and command top dollar. Many of these ingredients cost more than those found in a traditional cookie—and as sources of protein, ounce for ounce, some of them cost more than a steak. There are 1,012 nutrition bars on the market now, compared with just 226 a decade ago, according to a tally by Valient Market Research in Philadelphia." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Importance Of A Balanced Diet For Mental Health
"The importance of nutrition for maintaining mental health has been highlighted by recent research. The human brain needs an adequate intake of key nutrients, such as polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3, essential amino acids, B-group vitamins (B12 and folate), vitamin D and minerals like zinc, magnesium and iron. A balanced and high-quality diet, such as the Mediterranean, provides all of these, the researchers note." Read the full story.
SCIENCE DAILY: Mean Light Timing May Influence Body Mass Index, Body Fat
"The timing of exposure to moderate levels of light may influence body mass index and body fat, a new study suggests. Results show that people with more exposure to moderate or higher intensity light earlier in the day had lower body mass index and percent body fat than those with more of their moderate or higher intensity light exposure later in the day." Read the full story.