Why should you keep eating peanuts? What bad habit are Boston Toddlers getting into?
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Veggies Get Some Red Carpet Treatment
A new campaign is giving fruits and veggies some star studded attention. Announced by the Partnership for a Healthier America, which was created in conjunction with first lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, the idea is to enlist celebrities including actress Jessica Alba and NBA star Stephen Curry to bring a certain cool factor to eating healthy and influence eating decisions and exercise. It's being "FNV," a catchier way to refer to "fruits and vegetables." Celebrities can sell anything, so why not produce?!
Living for Peanuts
Love peanuts? You may be in luck! According to a new study of more than 200,000 people in both the United States and China - nut consumption was linked with a lower risk of premature death from heart disease and other causes. According to researchers, subjects who ate the most nuts, peanuts and peanut butter reduced their risk of early death from heart disease and all other causes by about 20 percent, compared to the group eating the least!
Mixology Tips from Google
According to Google, we need help making cocktails. Apparently we've all searched for instructions on our favorite drinks enough times that Google thinks it needs to step in and lend a hand. Last week, they launched a feature that provides step-by-step instructions for how to prepare a desired cocktail and a list of ingredients. Go ahead, check it out. And if you're wondering, the Most Searched For Cocktails On Google In 2015? Moscow mule!
Boston Toddlers Love Their Caffeine Fix!
Boston Toddlers may have a nasty habit. According to a new study, 15% of Boston toddlers drink up to four ounces of coffee a day — putting them at risk of addiction, obesity, diabetes, depression and sleep problems. According to researchers from Boston University School of Medicine, coffee consumption is a cultural norm for the families of these "beany babies" - which according to the study could be, Hispanic parents, who are more likely to give their kids coffee than non-Hispanics, and residents of Cambodia, Australia and Ethiopia!
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