Time for the best and worst Health and Fitness News from the week. This weeks edition: the Paleo recipe of the week featuring tuna salad with zucchini and strawberries, why you shouldn’t give up on minimalist shoes just yet, what you can do to help cleanse your body of air pollution, how your cell phone hurts your sperm count, and much much more…
 

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Don’t give up on minimalist shoes just yet.

Recipe of the week featuring tuna salad with zucchini and strawberries.

The Best Health and Fitness News

Do you have problems with air pollution? You should consider eating more broccoli. A study conducted on Chinese (in one of the most heavily polluted air areas) showed a 61% increase in the excretion of the carcinogen known as benzene (commonly found in air pollution).

Did you know washing your chicken can increase the risk of food poisoning? I would imagine this goes for defrosting chicken in water also. Here are more ways to help prevent food borne illness.

An interesting op-ed piece on the notion questioning, should junk food companies sponsor athletic events?

Ever wonder what slurred speech sounds like and what facial droop looks like? This lady was discharged from an ER in Canada after she had stroke like symptoms. The doctors told her that her symptoms were stress related. A few days later she started to have the classic signs of a stroke: one sided weakness/numbness, facial droop, and slurred speech. She was driving her car at the time so she pulled over, filmed herself, then went to the hospital and showed the videos to the doctors. This time they decided she had a stroke….. Read about it here.

In other news, hypoallergenic peanuts may soon be on their way to the stores. The good news: they will be non-GMO.

Do you keep your cell phone in your pocket? If so, your cell phone might be hurting your sperm count.

The Worst Health and Fitness News

Researchers in London, England have concluded that a soft drink tax would lead to weight losses almost up to 4kg (about seven pounds). While it’s blatantly obvious that soft drinks contribute heavily to chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes, I am not for government taxation such drinks.

Yes, I am aware that such diseases are costly to healthcare and at the same time a tax would benefit the government, at what point does unnecessary taxation stop (insert slippery slope argument here)? Also, yes, soda consumption is a health risk, but who out of all of us doesn’t take some health risk in some form or another?


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