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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Eating chocolate makes you happy because it contains phenylephylamine – the same hormone the brain triggers when you fall in love. Not having enough sleep per day leads to a desire for sex, depression and alcoholism. Stomach rumblings are caused by air moving through your digestive tract and doesn’t always mean you are hungry. Soda is so corrosive that without a liner, the liquid would eat through the aluminum can after three days. Happy Friday!  source:   factualfacts.com   https://twitter.com/Fact…

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Dementia Linked To Beverage Consumed By 50% Of People Every Day

Dementia Linked To Beverage Consumed By 50% Of People Every Day

Half of North Americans use a drink linked to dementia on any given day. Both sugary and artificially sweetened ‘diet’ drinks are linked to dementia by two new studies. People who drink sugary beverages tend to have poorer memories, smaller brains and a smaller hippocampus (an area vital for learning and memory). Diet sodas, though, don’t seem much safer. A follow-up study found that people who drink diet sodas are three times more likely to develop dementia and stroke, compared…

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Soda tax ‘more powerful than anything I’ve ever seen’

Soda tax ‘more powerful than anything I’ve ever seen’

Study offers ‘substantial evidence that soda taxes work,’ nutrition professor says As voters consider soda taxes in four U.S. cities, a new study finds that low-income Berkeley neighbourhoods slashed sugar-sweetened beverage consumption by more than one-fifth after the Northern California city enacted the first soda tax in the U.S. Berkeley voters in 2014 levied a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks to try to curb consumption and stem the rising tide of diabetes and obesity. After the tax…

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Could Too Many Refined Carbs Make You Depressed?

Could Too Many Refined Carbs Make You Depressed?

Study found postmenopausal women who ate more processed foods faced higher risk of mood disorder WebMD News from HealthDay     By Alan Mozes     HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) – Refined carbohydrates – such as those found in white bread, white rice and sodas – may harm more than the waistlines of older women. New research shows that eating too much of these highly processed foods might also raise their risk of depression. Luckily, the…

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California bill requiring warning labels on sugary drinks advances

California bill requiring warning labels on sugary drinks advances

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, California Wed Apr 9, 2014 (Reuters) – A California bill to require sugary soft drinks to carry labels warning of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay passed its first legislative hurdle on Wednesday, the latest move by lawmakers nationwide aimed at persuading people to drink less soda pop. If enacted, the legislation would put California, which banned sodas and junk food from public schools in 2005, in the vanguard of a growing national movement to curb the…

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