Healthy tip of the Day
BEST LAID PLAN Every extra hour of sleep increases a woman’s likelihood of having sex the next day by 14%, says study.
Dietitians, Food and Truth: Winds of Change?
Per HuffPo: "In what became a notorious move before ever the ink had time to dry on the hermetic plastic wrappers, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics — until recently, the American Dietetic Association — conferred its "Kids Eat Right" seal of approval on Kraft American Cheese Singles. Blessed, indeed, are the cheese makers! But even they aren't entirely sure this stuff qualifies entirely as cheese, its somewhat dubious pedigree having been parsed for public consideration before now." For the full story, click here.
Feeling Stout? Diageo to List Calorie Counts
Per the Wall Street Journal: "Diageo PLC is following the lead of the food industry by offering calorie counts and other content information on many of its biggest-selling products, from Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky to Smirnoff vodka. The world’s biggest drinks company said Thursday that it would begin displaying per-serving nutrition and alcohol-content information on its labels and online, in what it said was a first for the industry." For the full story, click here.
Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The Veggie Du Jour Title
Per NPR: "With a little help, scientists say that seaweed growing along the Maine and New Hampshire coasts could become the 'kale of the sea.' The first step is teaching chefs and consumers how to enjoy it." For the full story, click here.
Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?
Per WebMD: "Boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may benefit from the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and some vegetable oils, a small European study suggests. Those who regularly ate an omega-3-loaded margarine experienced an improvement in their ability to pay attention, compared with boys who did not, researchers report in the March 19 issue of Neuropsychopharmacology." For the full story, click here.