Can Exercise Protect the Brain From Fatty Foods?

By , SparkPeople Blogger
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.  --
 Which story caught your eye this week?

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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! Report
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! Report
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. Report
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. Report
Same as what MUSHCAT said! Guess that's added reason to keep it all in balance. Report
Can Exercise Protect the Brain From Fatty Foods? This one caught my eye! Report
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. Report
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! Report
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