Can Exercise Protect the Brain From Fatty Foods?


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What we're reading this week:

Power Up With These Healthy Pomegranate Recipes: This Fall favorite is an antioxidant powerhouse — we're talking superfood status — and not too shabby when it comes to vitamin C, potassium, and fiber. --FitSugar

25 Of The Healthiest Herbs And Spices Ever: The aromatic flavorings can transform a dish without adding calories or fat (for the most part). But many of the roots and seeds and leaves and flowers pack surprising additional health benefits of their own. --Huffington Post Healthy Living

Can Exercise Protect the Brain From Fatty Foods? In recent years, some research has suggested that a high-fat diet may be bad for the brain, at least in lab animals. Can exercise protect against such damage? --New York Times

Foodie Trend We Love: Specialty Oils: Oils, once given a bum rap for their fat content, are now nutritional superstars--and foodie favorites, too.

More good reasons to exercise – but not too much! Recent studies suggest that exercise benefits us in terms of of longevity and mental health — to a point. --Washington Post

Keep It Cool: Helping Kids Cope with Stress:  These days, kids are even feeling the kind of stress normally reserved for adults, with the headaches, sleep troubles, and upset stomachs to show for it.

Sweat Like the Stars: How our favorite fall TV stars stay in shape. Get a rockin' bod of your own with their workout secrets. -- Fitness Magazine

10 exercises for full-body fitness: You'll get a dynamite - and functional - workout with these 10 full-body exercises.  --
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    I've never eaten pomegranite but I THINK I'll give it a try! Have a 55 cent off coupon for one lol! - 11/13/2012   6:32:31 AM
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    I loved the pomegranate article. I love the juice, but have never known how to eat the fruit. I can't wait to try it out! - 11/13/2012   12:43:14 AM
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    After reading " The Sugar Fix" by Richard Johnson M.D. I learned that sugar is bad for the brain, so that article on exercise and fats is interesting. - 11/12/2012   7:44:22 PM
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    I read the article about exercise 'protecting' us from 'fatty' foods. What a load of hog wash. Not the exercise part, but the fat-part. But do read the comments section. It's very enlightening. - 11/12/2012   11:32:01 AM
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    Same as what MUSHCAT said! Guess that's added reason to keep it all in balance. - 11/12/2012   8:15:54 AM
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    Can Exercise Protect the Brain From Fatty Foods? This one caught my eye! - 11/11/2012   11:05:41 PM
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    The article, "Can Exercise Protect the Brain From Fatty Foods?" caught my eye.
    The benefits of exercise are numerous, and I intend to discover all of them. - 11/11/2012   10:25:57 PM
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    As someone who suffers greatly from anxiety and depression, the idea that too much exercise can have a negative impact on symptoms is destressing...with too much exercise being defined as more than 7.5 hours per week. Please say it isn't so! - 11/11/2012   5:16:03 PM

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