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August 11, 2014
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Did you know that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in people aged 65 and older, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted?

The researchers discovered that the lowest vitamin D level that can be considered normal is 50! Please tell your doctors that 20 is not considered normal if you want to stave off memory decline.

We encourage you to read our comments from the Neurology study so you can see how truly astonishing this study is.

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Have a happy, healthy week. Bonnie and Steve Minsky

 

The Ugly Truth About Snacking.
Snack foods are often high in fat and sugar. Reducing this kind of snack consumption is a useful weight management strategy. However, the trend for snacking is going up, not down. Why do we make poor snack choices? For a variety of reasons, according to a recentClinical Nutrition study.

 

Over a period of 5 days, males and females completed a food diary every time they ate, with details about the type of eating episode and food eaten, and rated their agreement with 13 different reasons for eating.

 

Hunger and temptation were reported as a reason for eating unhealthy snacks in 49% and 55% of all episodes, respectively. Eating because the individual was feeling fed up, bored or stressed (emotional eating) was given as a reason in 26% of episodes.

 

The study did not touch upon the biggest reason we snack, however. Food companies are encouraging us to eat between meals with their marketing. 17 percent of people said they are snacking more than they were just a year ago.

 

Sales of snack bars are up. Restaurant chains have been changing their menus to capture the midafternoon snacking crowd.

 

In a new Nielsen survey, 91 percent of people said they snack daily, including 25 percent who snack three to five times a day and 3 percent who are "always snacking." About 8 percent say they "always" binge snack, and another 31 percent do so occasionally.

 

Women prefer chocolate, candy, or cookies. Men prefer salty treats, such as pretzels and chips.

 

Both men and women reported satisfying hunger and cravings as their top reason for snacking, but a greater share of women report snacking for stress relief, because of boredom, or as an indulgence.

 

Women also snack more often. Nearly one in four women surveyed said they snack three to four times a day. A little less than one in five men do. Women are also more likely to snack while using the phone or tablets during their downtime.

 

Bonnie: Many of our action plans have excellent, extensive, balanced snack suggestions.

 

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