A healthier you: Science-backed nutrition tips
It can help improve cholesterol and lower your risk of heart disease, obesity, and type two diabetes. AdOily fish contains omega-three fatty acids which may help reduce the risk of heart disease. One study found three to five cups of coffee a day reduced the risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, type two diabetes, and heart disease. Too much can lead to obesity, heart disease, and other problems. Contributor(s) to this news report include: Julie Marks, Producer; Robert Walko, Videographer; Robert Walko, Editor.
Worms are safe to eat, the European Union’s food safety agency says
ROME (AP) — The vaunted Mediterranean diet and French gastronomy are getting some competition: the European Union’s food safety agency says worms are safe to eat. The Parma-based agency published a scientific opinion Wednesday on the safety of dried yellow mealworms and gave them a thumbs up. Researchers said the worms, either eaten whole or in powdered form, are a protein-rich snack or ingredient for other foods. The U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization in 2013 championed edible bugs as a low-fat, high-protein food for people, pets and livestock that are good for the environment and help feed the hungry. RELATED: Have you seen ‘hydroponically grown’ produce?
These foods help fight fatigue
“I have to make sure everybody is fed and has enough sleep, they’re getting bathed, do the laundry, the cooking, do the cleaning,” she said. Consumer Reports says nutrition can help you feel better if you eat foods that actually fight fatigue and boost your energy. When choosing carbohydrates, Trisha Calvo of Consumer Reports says think slow carbs like whole grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables. Slow carbs release glucose steadily whereas the refined carbs in white flour and sugar can cause glucose spikes and crashes that can make you feel tired,” she said. High water content foods count.