Trends in snack consumption
Popular snacks, namely potato chips, candies, chocolates, shrimp crackers and crispy crackers, contain wheat flour, sugar, fat, salt and monosodium glutamate (MSG) as major ingredients. According to research, fried snacks can cause undesirable side effects to health. As the body cannot gain important nutrients, the severe impact will impact the body’s growth and intellectual development. However, as people are more worried about their health nowadays, it reflects in changing consumer behavior and lifestyles, with more cautious eating habits being adopted. As a result, people are paying less attention to fried snacks and turning to the consumption of healthy snacks, particularly with those with a ‘gluten-free’ label, instead.
Is organic milk better for a healthy heart than regular milk available in the supermarket?
Fact: According to a study published in the journal PLOS One, it was proved that organic milk or fresh milk is about 62% higher in Omega 3 than regular milk contained in a box or a bottle available in the market. Obviously, Omega 3 is beneficial for a healthy heart. It helps reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Charles M. Benbrook, a research professor of Washington State University, stated that “All types of milk are good to drink, but fresh milk is much better for a healthy heart”.
Can regular eating of junk food cause Alzheimer’s disease?
Fact: According to a study from Australia, consuming only a huge amount of junk food, such as doughnuts, burgers, French fries, soft drinks and others, in a short period of even just one week can cause long-term brain damage. Besides, obesity is considered as a genuine cause that stimulates unusual brain disorders. Professor Margaret Morris, Chair and Head of Pharmacology at UNSW Medicine disclosed that, “We are fully aware that too much eating of junk food can cause enlarging waistlines and obesity is a major cause of inflammations and diseases of the body. We have recently discovered that such junk food can cause long-term brain damage.”
Is sharing the same bed among family members good or not?
Fact: John Hopkins University unveiled that family members loved sharing the same bed since ancient times so as to help build-up the body’s warmth and protect them from enemies or dangerous animals. Therefore, it is not surprising that people in modern times prefer to have the same safe and secure sensations, knowing that there is someone lying at their side. Confirmed by research, physical touches or embraces during sleep will stimulate the body to release oxytocin, a hormone that acts primarily as a neuromodulator in the brain. In other words, it is also known as a love hormone that helps relieve stress, controls blood pressure and also promotes the healing process within the human body.