Memory: Humans are better at recalling where we left high-calorie junk food than healthy snacks

Keep finding your way to the biscuit tin? Humans are better at remembering the location of high-calorie foods than healthy snacks because of our ‘hunter-gatherer instincts’ to avoid starvation

  • Researchers from the Netherlands tested the spatial memory of 512 participants
  • Each subject explored a room dotted with real food or food-odour samples
  • As they walked around, the people were allowed to eat or smell the items 
  • The team then asked each person to draw a map of where the samples had been
  • People were around 27 per cent better at remembering high-calorie foods 

The ‘hunter-gather instincts’ that helped our ancestors avoid starvation by seeking out high-calorie foods make us better at recalling where junk food is, a study found.

Researchers from the Netherlands found that test subjects could more accurately recall the

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SmartyPants Meets the Moment with New Healthy Immunity Formulas for Multifunctional Immune Support

SmartyPants’ Healthy Immunity Daytime and Healthy Immunity Nighttime combine key nutrients like zinc, B6, B12, C and D3 to support your immune system. Healthy Immunity Daytime provides multifunctional immune support to help you power through your day, along with herbals elderberry and echinacea, while Healthy Immunity Nighttime provides the same immune support plus melatonin, to get you to sleep faster, allow you to sleep longer, and help you recharge while you sleep.

The SmartyPants approach to functionals is comprehensive – never single ingredient – relying on the latest science and premium ingredients to deliver an effective solution. Studies show that a major portion of your immune system is located in your gut. In order to keep your immune system working its best, gut health needs to be a top priority in any health routine. SmartyPants Healthy Immunity formulas both include prebiotic beta glucan for clinically-proven immune support and probiotics, along

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Punjab school events: Children share favourite healthy food items – ht school

A demonstration on how to wash hands in seven steps was shown to the students of classes 1 and 2 of Shivalik Public School, Mohali, on National Child Health Day.

A video on hygiene etiquettes to fight Covid-19 and a PowerPoint presentation on healthy habits were also shown to them. Children drew pictures of their favourite healthy food items.

Principal Anup Kiran Kaur appreciated the efforts of the students and highlighted the significance of good health and well being.

Cleanliness drive at Moti Ram School

Chandigarh : Moti Ram Senior Secondary Model School, Sector 27-A, Chandigarh, organised a cleanliness drive under ‘Swachh Bharat Swasth Bharat’ initiative on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Owing to the pandemic situation, this year teachers were an essential part of the drive.

Principal Seema Biji and headmistress Ramandeep initiated the programme by cleaning the corners of the playground. Later, the principal delivered a speech on

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Consumer Reports: Healthy eating ideas to avoid feeling tired

Right now, many are tapped out with all the strain from the pandemic. Consumer Reports health experts reveal some easy, healthy fixes that might already be in your fridge.

Like so many people, Jessica Ordonez balances working from home, helping her family and the many tasks that demand her energy.

“I have to make sure everyone is fed and eating and has enough sleep, they’re getting bathed, do the laundry, do the cooking, do the cleaning, so these are the normal kinds of things that happen throughout the day,” said parent Jessica Ordonez.

Extra stress, unhealthy habits like overeating and overdrinking, lack of exercise and even boredom can take a toll.

“A lot of days I do feel a little exhausted,” Ordonez said.

The good news is that nutrition can help us feel better. Here are some foods that help boost your energy.

Carbohydrates have a place in your diet,

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18-year-old creates healthy snacks for on-the-go students

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Having always been passionate about health and fitness, 18-year-old Sophia Mezzacappa became vegan/vegetarian about three years ago.

As a student on the go, the Grymes Hill resident found her new diet led to her consuming an excess of processed protein bars.

“I started noticing that all of this processed food wasn’t the best for my stomach or my body. Meanwhile, I thought I was being ‘healthy’ for choosing to eat a protein bar instead of junk food,” said Mezzacappa, who at the time was a student at Xavarian High School who was busy with sports, including the Brooklyn-based school’s cheer and tennis teams.

“When I began to notice this, I decided to make my own [protein snacks]; that way I knew exactly what ingredients I was including in them. And [this would] ensure that everything was natural and fresh,” added Mezzacappa, who began attending Lafayette College

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How Holland & Barrett redeployed in-store staff to maintain a healthy contact center during lockdown

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As the UK lurched towards lockdown back in mid-March, it became clear to managers at health foods and dietary supplements retailer Holland & Barrett that the majority of the company’s 700-plus UK stores would need to stay open. 

Indeed, the British government told them as much, company executives have claimed. In the government’s eyes, Holland & Barrett was viewed as an “essential retailer”, because it caters to customers with special dietary requirements. These include pregnant women needing folic acid supplements, for example, and people with coeliac disease or allergies to milk or eggs, not to mention ‘at risk’ groups with compromised immune systems needing additional nutritional support. 

While this meant that many of Holland & Barrett’s in-store staff still needed to come to work each day, the same wasn’t true for those employees working in stores located within shopping centers closed by their landlords, nor for those

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Oure blends fitness and boxing to promote a healthy lifestyle

Lifestyle-related chronic diseases are placing an increasing burden on health systems around the globe. What’s more, they contribute to over 65 per cent of medical cases in Kenyan hospitals.

That notwithstanding, Denmark-based Kenyan Olympian Evans Ashira Oure believes such complications can be a thing of the past with proper guidance on fitness and culture change.

“We can prevent these diseases by making small changes in people’s behaviour. The health benefits are there, they are real, they are measured and are cost effective,” said Oure, who savoured several sparring sessions with pound-for-pound pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr at Palm Beach, Florida in his days at Don King’s stable.

So what has “The African Warrior” been up to after hanging up his gloves in 2008?

Upon retirement from the ring in Denmark, Oure’s daily grind has revolved around promoting healthy living amongst active and retired sports personalities as well as individuals from the

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5 Steps To Eating Healthy On A Budget : Life Kit : NPR

Eating healthy on a budget.
Eating healthy on a budget.

Shana Spence says she’s an “eat-anything” dietitian: she encourages her clients to eat what they actually enjoy. When it comes to food, she says to focus on what nourishes your body, fills you up, and doesn’t break the bank.

Life Kit consulted Spence for advice on how to cut back costs on food while still eating nutritious meals.

Foods labeled “organic” and “non-GMO” are often viewed as the “top shelf” or “name brand” healthy food – and they’re priced that way too. But, there are lots of affordable and wholesome alternatives (hello frozen veggies!).

Minding your budget while eating the foods that nourish you takes a little planning — but it’s possible. Here are some of Spence’s tips to help you grocery shop and keep your fridge stocked.

Embrace frugality

From personal experience and working with clients, Spence says many people are “self-conscious” about not being able to afford “fancy”

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Eggs Recommended as an Important ‘First Food’ for Healthy Brain Development | News

CHICAGO, Oct. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Eggs have always been a nutritional powerhouse, and now a recent scientific report released by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) has affirmed that eggs play a crucial role in infant development, prenatal health and overall health at any age.

The nation’s top nutrition experts recommend eggs as a fundamental first food for babies because eggs are one of the most concentrated sources of choline, a nutrient that is crucial for brain health and development. Additionally, the scientific report advised that early introduction of eggs, when a baby is developmentally ready for solid foods, around 4-6 months of age, may also help reduce the risk of developing an egg allergy. 

“The first 1,000 days of a child’s life is a time of rapid growth and development. In fact, 90%* of brain growth actually occurs before kindergarten,” states Liz Shaw, MS, RDN,

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Ahold Delhaize USA to report healthy food sales

Ahold Delhaize USA plans to publicly disclose the percentage of food sales from healthier products via a collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA).

Starting this year and then annually thereafter, Ahold Delhaize USA — the operator of East Coast supermarket chains Stop & Shop, Giant Food, The Giant Company, Food Lion and Hannaford — will report the percentage of total-store food sales generated from private- and national-brand products earning star ratings in its Guiding Stars nutrition program.

Plans call for at least 54% of private-label food sales — including store-brand products and unbranded bulk items — across Ahold Delhaize USA grocery chains to achieve one-, two- or three-star ratings under Guiding Stars by June 2025. 

“Providing customers with affordable, nutritious food every day and leveraging our collective scale to move the needle on important public health

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