Cooking at home means eating better; spending less
Instagram may help users track food intake
A study that included more than 400 adults in the Seattle area found households that had home-cooked meals three times a week had a Healthy Eating Index average score of about 67, while those that cooked meals six times a week had an average score of 74. The study in the American Journal of Preventive […]
Why Cinnamon Is Insanely Good for You
Researchers at the University of Washington found that social media sites like Instagram help users meet their diet and fitness goals when they post pictures of the food they eat. View the full article here.
Olive oil consumption associated with reduced type 2 diabetes risk
“New research presented Saturday at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology annual meeting suggests a potential mechanism for these effects, lending support to the idea of cinnamon as a metabolic powerhouse. In fact, researchers say, the spice’s benefits may extend far beyond blood-sugar control. Amy Stockert, associate professor of biochemistry at Ohio Northern […]
Cutting Down Salt can Save Your Life!
In healthy adults, olive oil consumption appeared to lower the risk for developing type 2 diabetes, whereas daily olive oil ingestion improved glucose metabolism in adults who already had the disease, according to findings from a meta-analysis. View the full article here.
Humans need only a tiny bit of salt to keep our nerves and muscles working smoothly, but you’d never know that from how much we consume. Salt consumption in the United States is so high that a whopping 70 percent of Americans are at risk of developing salt-related health problems, include high blood pressure and heart disease. […]