Which nut has twice as many antioxidants than any other? Is it in your diet? FatFighterTV has a look at this story and other food and fitness headlines making news this week.
Walnuts higher in antioxidants than other nuts
Want more antioxidants in your diet? Go nuts! Specifically... walnuts. Researchers say walnuts have almost twice as many more antioxidants and a higher quality of them than any other nut. That's right - even more than more popular nuts like peanuts, almonds, pecans, and pistachios.
Also see: Healthy Recipe - Walnut Blueberry Banana Bread
Consumer group urges warning or ban on food dyes
You see artificial food coloring in things like cereals, snacks, and drinks. But do these dyes cause hyperactivity in kids? The Center for Science in the Public Interest says yes, and wants those foods banned or to have them at least carry a warning. Thursday, an FDA panel recommended that the agency further study the link between food coloring and childhood hyperactivity, but said products that have dyes in them do not need warnings on the packages.
Also see: Dyed foods get warning labels in Europe
Too little sleep = 300 more calories a day
Not getting enough zzz's? That could cost you... in calories. A new report finds when people are sleep-deprived, they eat almost 300 calories a day more than when they are well-rested. And what's one of the top foods sleepy people eat? Ice cream, say the researchers.
Also see: Lack of sleep can make you fat
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