From “Aging Well: Keeping Blood Sugar Low May Protect Memory,” to “Does Bacon Really Make Everything Better?” here is today’s harvest from the greenest and healthiest of the web:
Aging Well: Keeping Blood Sugar Low May Protect Memory
There's a growing body of evidence linking elevated blood sugar to memory problems.
For instance, earlier this year, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that higher glucose may be a risk factor for dementia, even among people without type 2 diabetes.
So the question is, at what point does the risk of cognitive decline set in?
Your Brain Health Is Directly Related to Exercise
an exercise help boost your cognitive faculties? Researchers increasingly say the answer is a resounding yes. Recent research reveals that exercise promotes a process now known as neurogenesis, i.e. your brain’s ability to adapt and grow new brain cells, regardless of your age.
The Many Roles of Saturated Fat
Saturated fats, such as butter, meat fats, coconut oil and palm oil, tend to be solid at room temperature. According to conventional nutritional dogma, these traditional fats are to blame for most of our modern diseases—heart disease, cancer, obesity, diabetes, malfunction of cell membranes, and even nervous disorders like multiple sclerosis.
However, many scientific studies indicate that it is processed liquid vegetable oil, which is laden with free radicals formed during processing, and artificially hardened vegetable oil, called trans fats, that are the culprits in these modern conditions—not natural saturated fats.
For the first time, FDA addresses pet food safety
A new proposed rule issued Friday aims to protect all animal foods from disease-causing bacteria, chemicals and other contaminants.
Under the rule, manufacturers will be required to develop procedures to prevent food borne illness. For the first time, manufacturing facilities would have to follow proposed good manufacturing practices to address issues like sanitation. They will also have to have plans in place to correct any problems.
Does Bacon Really Make Everything Better?
You'd have to be living under a rock to miss the signs of our cultural obsession with bacon. There are bacon Band-Aids, bacon tattoos, bacon sundaes, bacon-infused cocktails and even babies wrapped in bacon costumes, just in time for Halloween.
But is all this devotion to fatty pig flesh merited? Does bacon truly make everything better, as some cookbooks have boldly declared?
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