Bank on weight loss
Still struggling to shed pounds? Have your spouse offer you a cash prize.
A 3-month study by the Research Triangle Institute in North Carolina found that dieters given just $14 per downtick in their body weight percentage lost a pound more each month than those not offered any incentive. They were also more than five times as likely to shed 5 percent of their body weight.
Antioxidants by the bunch
In search of a snack? Grab some grapes. According to a recent study, they may help prevent colon cancer, the third most common type in the United States.
When patients with colon tumors consumed 80 milligrams of grape powder daily - the equivalent of half a glass of wine or three servings of grapes - biopsies showed a significant decrease in cancer activity, according to researchers at the University of California, Irvine.
Supplements of resveratrol - the component in red grapes thought to have cancer-fighting power - didn't produce the same effect. ...continued