Healthy Tip of the Day
DINE SOPRANO STYLE Following a Mediterranean diet can counteract the effects on aging on the brain, says a recent study.
Mozart-loving Chickens May Answer Quest for Healthier Nugget
Per Reuters: "In barns filled with classical music and lighting that changes to match the hues outside, rows of chickens are fed a diet rich in probiotics, a regimen designed to remove the need for the drugs and chemicals that have tainted the global food chain. As food giants face growing pressure to offer healthier produce, Southeast Asian poultry firm Kee Song Group says its use of 'good' bacteria in feed and water means it can meet one the industry's biggest challenges: how to mass produce drug and hormone-free poultry at a reasonable price." For the full story, click here.
Don’t Believe The Hype: Eating In Still Tops Eating Out
Per the Wall Street Journal: "Retail-sales figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department garnered considerable attention last month when news reports suggested they showed Americans spent more money dining out than buying groceries for the first time ever. Some observers jumped from there and attributed the shift to the growing clout of millennials, saying they prefer breaking bread with friends at restaurants, while sad-sack baby boomers who didn’t save enough for retirement are stuck cooking at home. But as it turns out, reports on the decline of home cooking were half baked. They demonstrate, once again, that it is important to understand how the government compiles statistics to avoid jumping to conclusions the figures don't support." For the full story, click here.
Assault On Salt: Uruguay Bans Shakers In Restaurants And Schools
Per NPR: "According to the Uruguayan Ministry of Health, over 30 percent of the population suffers from hypertension. Uruguay also has the largest percentage of obese children in the region. And it's not just about removing salt from the table. The salt law also stipulates that there needs to be a warning on the menu about salt consumption, and restaurants need to have low-sodium alternatives available to customers. Nationally, bakers have also agreed to lower the sodium content in their products by 10 percent." For the full story, click here.
Shift Work May Promote Unhealthy Lifestyle
Per Reuters: "Shift work may lead to a poor diet and too little exercise, accounting for at least some of the increased health risks seen among people who work changing hours or regular overnights, a new study suggests. Tracking airline employees in Finland, researchers found that people who worked varying shifts and night shifts on the ground consumed more fat and fewer vegetables and fruits than daytime ground personnel and in-flight workers." For the full story, click here.