Thursday, December 3, 2020

Gut Bacteria Closely Associated With Vitamin D Levels, Finds Study

A new study has found a close link between gut microbiome/bacteria and vitamin D levels. The study also found a new understanding of vitamin D and how it can be measured. Gut bacteria play a key role in health outcomes and prevent the risk of certain diseases. Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that boosts bone health and immunity.

Kamala Harris Shared Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe On TikTok That Goes Viral

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ TikTok video in which she shared her favorite Thanksgiving turkey recipe has gone viral on social media. She shared her love for cooking and discussed how it helps her have better control over her stressful, hectic life.

Flavanol-Rich Cocoa Drinks Could Improve Brain and Cognitive Function, Finds Study

New research published in the journal Scientific Reports has found that the intake of flavonol-rich cocoa could improve brain oxygenation and boost cognitive function. The study researchers believe that flavanols boost blood-oxygen supply to the brain, improving cognitive performance.

Inflammatory Diet Increases Heart Attack and Stroke Risk, Finds New Study

One study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC), has found that diets rich in inflammatory foods like red meat, sugar and refined grains could increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. Another study published in JACC found that walnut is one of the best anti-inflammatory foods.

Singer & Rapper Lizzo Shares Her Plant-Based Diet With Her TikTok Fans

Singer and rapper Lizzo has recently shared a video on TikTok, revealing how her new plant-based lifestyle is bringing joy to her. She also revealed that she has been following the vegan diet for six months. She said she used to eat all animal products during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.

FDA and Consumer Groups Support Mandatory Listing of Dietary Supplements

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), consumer advocacy groups and key industry players have come in the support of the FDA’s proposal of mandatory listing all-natural supplemental products. However, a couple of industry groups did not support the FDA’s proposal.

Having Coffee Right After Waking Up Could Impair Your Control over Blood Sugar Levels

New research has found that drinking a strong, black coffee right after waking up from a bad night’s sleep could impair your control over blood sugar levels. The study also found that having a coffee before breakfast could affect your metabolism by impairing the insulin response.