Flavour of the Week

TGIF


  • Sugar and spice and everything not so nice. California law makers are proposing a health warning on sugary drinks. Under the new bill, all beverages (not just soda pop) that provide more than 75 Calories from added sugar per 12 oz  would have to have a statement that reads: State of California Safety Warning: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.”
  • Can childhood obesity be treated by “rewiring the brain”? Research is looking at using behaviour modification to train the brain to ignore cues and triggers that encourage eating in children. The research is preliminary as the study was only a small pilot but is promising in that it provides another avenue of prevention/treatment for obesity.
  • Being in a good mood can promote healthy eating. The association between sugary and salty foods and negative moods has Heartlong been known but recent research takes an more optimistic approach and looks at whether being in a good mood encourages people to make healthier food choices. The answer appears to be yes! Perhaps the most interesting part of the story; however, is the authors’ explanation of why that may be.
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