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.
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
- Tofu is made from soy bean curds.
- Tofu is an important source of protein for many vegetarians and vegans.
- Tofu may help lower “bad” LDL cholesterol.
- Tofu may offer relief for certain symptoms of menopause.
- 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.