18 Aug Weekly Health And Nutrition News Roundup!
Hello, everyone! Felicia Irons here. Welcome to another addition of V.E. Irons Weekly Health and Nutrition News Roundup! We’re excited to have you here as we breakdown this week’s top 10 stories from around the web.
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From VancouverSun: “Foods are manipulated and then advertised with words such as “healthy,” “real” and “contains vegetables” to make them sound more nutritious than they really are — but don’t be fooled. Here’s how some well-marketed processed foods compare with the real thing.
From PopSugar: If you have the resources to do so, buying organic is usually always the best option. But since those organic prices can add up, sometimes you have to pick and choose. Fortunately, we know which produce typically is the most contaminated (known as “the dirty dozen”) so you can be more selective when it comes to your fruits and veggies — and your budget. Let’s break it down in terms of fruit and the five things you should always get organic at the market.
From The Huffington Post: We’ve all heard the warnings: indulging in a late-night snack is a one-way ticket to weight gain, insomnia and poor eating habits. But if your stomach is grumbling as the clock chimes midnight, eventually you’re gonna go with your gut. Is that really so bad? We partnered with Sleep Number to talk to some diet and sleep experts to find out why we crave food at night, how eating in the wee hours affects our body chemistry, and what kinds of midnight snacks won’t pack on the pounds.
From Nutrition Facts.org: This shot video featured here discusses the sex steroids found naturally in animal products and how they exceed the hormonal impacts of endocrine-disrupting chemical pollutants.
From LIFEHACKER: If you’re inflexible, you might feel like there’s no point in trying to stretch. But without stretching, how will you ever get more flexible? A session like the one in today’s video can help.
The video is 20 minutes, but if you’re short on time, click the gear in the lower right corner and set the speed to 1.5 or double. They’re static stretches, after all, so you’ll just be cutting the duration of each in half. Feel free to buy some extra time by continuing each stretch while your host, Nico, is explaining the next one.
From The New York Times: Does it matter that people excrete small amounts of toxins in their sweat? “The fact is, nobody really knows,” Dr. Schwarcz said. No one will ever be able to conduct a large enough study to link such low levels of chemicals with health problems. “It’s not figure-outable,” he said.
From New Atlas: A new four-year follow-up study on the efficacy of a probiotic-based peanut allergy cure has revealed the majority of the original participants are still displaying tolerance to peanuts, paving the way for the final phase of trials to bring the treatment to the public.
From Smithsonian.com: In this article, study co-author Daniel Lieberman suggests that the epidemic of sitting in modern-day America could be affecting how our joints are formed and maintained, leading to more arthritis. Changing diets and the rising rates of injuries from sports among children and adults could also play a role.
From Health.com: Iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficiency in the United States, and women are among those at greatest risk. Iron is critical for producing hemoglobin, a protein that helps red blood cells deliver oxygen throughout your body. So without it, everything suffers—and can lead to anemia.
From Cooking Light: Spiralizing is an awesome and entertaining way to get fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet without incorporating complicated and calorie-heavy ingredients. Anything that gets you excited about cooking is worth some buzz, and we have some “in-spiralizing” ideas to get you started on this spiral sensation.
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