Health and nutrition roundup

The little things will make you live longer and better.  Eat a little less.  Eat a little healthier.  Exercise a little more.  Drink a little more water. Sleep a little more.

Apparently brown water and chemicals aren’t great for your body.

Are you a diet cola junkie? Sorry, we come bearing bad news.

Earlier this week, a paper published in Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolismpointed out something that the beverage industry would like you to ignore:

accumulating evidence suggests that frequent consumers of sugar substitutes may be at increased risk of excessive weight gain, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Red more…

The paper, written by Dr. Susan Swithers, Department of Psychological Sciences and Ingestive Behavior Research Center, Purdue University, reviews multiple studies from the past years, and shows that just like people who consume sugary drinks, the diet drinkers are at increased risk for disease.

How could this be? There’s no sugar, no calories, and thus no harm in aspartame, sucralose, and others, right?

But here is good news: What Took Experts So Long to Figure This Out??? Water Helps Lose Weight.  And it is cheap.

Experiment Confirms: Less Sleep = More Weight — counter-intuitive, but apparently true.

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