Week Ending July 12, 2021

Food As Medicine: A High-Tech Approach For Whole-Person Care
“The array of technology solutions which claim to support healthier eating is staggering.”

Why Health Experts Aren’t Sweet on Study Claiming Chocolate May Help Burn Fat
“According to a new study, eating milk chocolate first thing in the morning may have several health benefits, but nutritionists say these findings may not be as sweet as they seem.”

Can You Eat Your Way to Fewer Migraines?
“Omega-3 fatty acids from fish like tuna, salmon, bluefish and mackerel may help manage migraine, especially in tandem with eliminating omega-6 fatty acids from vegetable oils, the researchers found.”

5-Minute Daily Breathing Exercise May Equal Meds in Lowering Blood Pressure
“A quick daily “workout” for the breathing muscles may help people lower their blood pressure to a similar degree as exercise or even medication, a small study suggests.”

Newfound Ways Exercise Keeps the Brain Healthy and Strong
“New research fills a knowledge gap related to physical activity, lifestyle habits, cognition, and brain tissue microstructure in older adults. These findings (Dawe et al., 2021) were published on July 7 in the peer-reviewed journal PLoS ONE.”

What Are the Best Sources of Protein?
“Children need protein to grow and adults need it to maintain and repair body tissue among many other health reasons. But what’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of protein?”

5 Easy Hacks to Make Healthy Eating More Affordable
“Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive, despite the price tags you may have seen on the products of some major health-forward brands. The truth is, organic foods often come at a premium in comparison to conventional ones for a number of reasons.”