Happy Friday! I hope to write up some nuggets of nutrition goodness that I gleaned from the Washington State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics conference I attended earlier this week, but I won’t get to that until the weekend (for next week’s posts). In the meantime, here are some intriguing links:
- Getting older? Improve your memory by “Getting a Brain Boost Through Exercise.” This New York Times article looks at some of the latest research, which points to the benefits of including endurance exercise (like walking) and resistance training (like weight lifting) in your routine.
- Move over coconut oil, lard is the new fat du jour. The Washington Post looks into why “Lard may not be as bad for your health as the fat’s detractor’s say.” Hint: It’s your overall diet that matters most.
- People are not rats, but Science Daily’s “Revealing the Scientific Secrets of Why People Can’t Stop After Eating One Potato Chip” is an interesting report of the latest in a hot area of research.
- I’m a fan of home cooking, but I know that cooking for one can sometimes be challenging (one reason why gignormous salads topped with some type of yummy protein and healthy fat are often my go-tos when I’m on my own. Check out “Cooking for one? Here are some tips to make dining solo more palatable” in the New York Daily News.
- But after cooking, whether for yourself or others, make sure you clean up. The New York Times can tell you “Where Germs Hide in Your Kitchen.” You may be surprised!
Have a great weekend!