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Fast Facts (Jan-Feb 2022)

FAST FACT— Working Out in Cold Weather Can Burn More Fat

According to a study published last October in Cell Reports Medicine, exercising in cold environments increases activation of brown fat tissue, a type of healthy adipose tissue that can burn fat. Brown fat is also thought to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Working out in cold weather also expends more energy.

Source: Søberg S, Löfgren J, Philipsen FE, et al. Altered brown fat thermoregulation and enhanced cold-induced thermogenesis in young, healthy, winter-swimming men. Cells Rep Med. 11 Oct 2021. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrm.2021.100408.


 

Fast Fact—Dark Chocolate is a Good Source of Fiber

Dark chocolate offers many nutritional benefits. It’s not only loaded with antioxidants, it provides 3.1 grams of fiber in a one-ounce piece or 10.9 grams per 100 grams. Just make sure to choose dark chocolate that has a cocoa content of at least 70 to 95 percent and avoid products that are loaded with added sugar.

Source:

U.S. Department of Agriculture site. Agricultural Research Service. Chocolate, dark, 70-85% cacao solids. https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170273/nutrients. Accessed 3 Feb 2022.   

 


 

5 Fast Facts on Tofu

  1. Tofu is made from soy bean curds. 
  2. Tofu is an important source of protein for many vegetarians and vegans.
  3. Tofu  may help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.
  4. Tofu may offer relief for certain symptoms of menopause.
  5. One block of tofu contains 177 calories.

Source: Ware M. Everything you need to know about tofu. 17 Sep 2017. Medical News Today site. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/278340. Accessed 4 Feb 2022.   

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