My Favorite Healthy Lifestyle Reads for Week Ending January 10, 2021

Nutrition

U.S. News & World Report Best Diets Overall 2021 The Mediterranean diet wins for the fourth year in a row.

Eating Processed Foods Increases Risk of Heart Disease by 58% Pizza, pancakes, bacon, sausage, high fructose corn syrup may be cheap and convenient but they are bad for your health if they are eaten as more than a special occasion food. A prospective study of 24,325 men and women over the age of 35.

Diet Curbs GERD (Gastroesophogeal Reflux) Beyond Acid Suppressants Study shows 40% of anti-reflux behaviors in women could be prevented through lifestyle changes including 1) Normal weight, defined as BMI 18.5-25 2) Not smoking 3) Moderate to vigorous activity for at least 30 minutes daily 4) No more than 2 cups of coffee, tea or soda daily 5) Eating a prudent diet. This prospective study included 116,671 females in the Nurses Health Study.

Young Adults in U.S. Overeating During Pandemic Lockdowns Food is a coping strategy used to deal with isolation, stress and anxiety in young adults and is more prevalent in females. Researchers reported behaviors collected from a checklist in an ongoing study of 1,820 students.

Whole Foods CEO Says Americans Should Eat Healthier John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods recent Freakonomics podcast suggests better eating and exercise habits could help people live longer. Evidently this solution came under fire?

Exercise

Midlife Physical Activity Correlates with Late-Life Brain Structure Moderate to vigorous activity is linked to brain health 25 years later. This prospective study included 1,604 participants from the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.

The Simple Exercise that Will Jump Start Your Fitness in 2021. No it’s not a Peloton bike. Time to buy a jump rope.

Mental and Emotional Health

The Coming Mental Health Tsunami Loneliness, rising suicide rates, economic and political unrest requires that the medical and community focus efforts on this deprioritized topic during the pandemic.

To Boost Your Mood and Brain Connect with Nature Go outside and green your brain. Sometimes it’s when we do our best thinking. A survey of 1200 college students nation wide.

Recipes of the Week

Chicken and Baked Tofu Rice Chef Jenn’s tip is to used chilled, cooked rice.

Baking? Here’s Your Guide to Flours Includes use and gluten free options.



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