BERRY GOOD BREAKFAST
Having toast for breakfast? Finnish scientists found that eating a cup of strawberries or blueberries blunt the insulin spike caused by consuming white bread. Previous research has found that the acids in berries may help slow the rate at which food leaves your stomach. This may moderate your body’s insulin response.
SITTING AND DEMENTIA
In a Canadian study, researchers found that being sedentary can put you in the same risk of developing dementia as those who carry the gene for it. On the other hand, people who exercise seem to have lower odds on developing dementia compared to people who weren’t physically active.
Research at Cornell University, New York, found that jumping on the scales daily is a more effective way of losing weight, and keeping it off, than doing it weekly. The reason: It holds you accountable more regularly.
DIET AND BONE LOSS
Ohio State University researchers say women who eat an anti-inflammatory diet could lower their risk for bone loss. That also could prevent painful hip fractures later in life. Anti-inflammatory diets include healthy fats, plants, and whole grains.
DID YOU KNOW
Your head creates inner noises: It’s rare, but exploding head syndrome exists.
FIBER AND KIDNEY CANCER
A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that a fiber-rich diet could protect you from kidney cancer. People on a high-fiber diet (about 17 grams per 1,000 calories) had a 19 percent decrease in kidney cancer risk compared with those who took in the least. The reason: Fiber may prevent cancer-causing toxins from reaching your kidneys via your intestines, the study reports.
DON’T WORKOUT IN ANGER
If you exercise while anger it can trigger a heart attack. A large international study published in the journal Circulation ties heavy exertion while stressed or mad to a triple risk to a heart attack within an hour. Researchers study suggest there may be better or worse times to exercise and that extremes trigger harm. Researchers suggest taking a break before exercising to relax and bring down your heart rate.