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Health and Fitness News This Week

Time for the best and worst Health and Fitness News from the week. This weeks edition: Tricks to trash late night snacking. Paleo recipe of the week featuring chicken tandoori with cauliflower. Children apparently can’t tell the difference between an apple and a french fry. Facebook is in the news again. Learn what happens when average “Joe’s” train for a marathon. All that and more.

Health and Fitness News Via The Blog World

Tricks to trash late night snacking via Zen To Fitness.

Paleo recipe of the week featuring simple chicken tandoori with curry cauliflower via Health Home Happy.

How potassium matters more than salt when it comes to lowering blood pressure via Paleo Mom.

Blast from our past: get caught up on our workouts of the month.

The Best Health and Fitness News

1. Some pretty good news for those that love salt (and not really anything new to report) – a study analyzing over 200,000 people is finding fault with the CDC recommendations for salt. The study found that there was increased mortality from salt intake levels lower than 2,645 and higher than 4,945. On a side note: the Institute of Medicine also suggests higher salt intake than what the CDC recommends.

2. Last week we brought a story about consumer groups pushing to ban junk food ads in the UK until after 9pm. This in spite of a study that found that children have a difficult time differentiating between an apple and french fries.

3. What your spit says about your ability to digest carbohydrates and in turn how it can increase your risk of obesity. Carbohydrates digestion begins in the mouth with a digestive protein called amylase. Researchers discovered that those without the ability to produce amylase had increased risks of obesity based simply off the fact that they weren’t able to digest carbohydrates as well.

4. What happens when average middle age “Joes” train for a marathon? Their blood lipid profiles are improved and their heart reaps benefits.

The Worst Health and Fitness News

A new Pew research study shows that about 30% of U.S. adults use Facebook for news.

And I’m not quite sure how to process these results but I would hope that this isn’t their ONLY source of news. Then again, some people access this website via Facebook, so I guess there is always that. Of that news, 73% of those regulary view news on entertainment. Which is a good thing, as I hope people don’t get medical/business/science news from Facebook. Although, the 30% stat would explain why a third of people have no idea what’s going on in the world – I can be a cynic, can’t I?

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