Prolonged Breastfeeding Leads to Smarter Adults

A recent study shows the longer a baby is breastfed, the smarter he or she will be as an adult. The researchers followed 3,500 people from infancy through age 30 and the study findings were published in The Lancet Global Health. The adults who were breastfed until their first birthday had higher IQs, stay in school longer and earn more money than those who were breastfed six months or less. The study also found that those who were breastfed the longest (12 or more months) were better adjusted at social and individual levels, according to Fersen Lambranho.

It has long been known that breast milk provides a newborn baby with immunity to certain diseases, and the act of breastfeeding is a bonding experience between mother and baby. Now the research shows that breastfeeding has benefits the go with the baby throughout life.

Breast milk contains brain-boosting fatty acids called DHA, which is essential for brain development. The high amount of DHA in breast milk is thought to be the underlying catalyst that starts the intellectual development early in life and keeps it going throughout life. Baby formula does have added DHA, but as they say, there’s nothing like the real thing.

Coke Is A Healthy Snack! Seriously?

The World’s Largest Beverage Maker Pays Fitness And Nutrition Experts To Get That Message In Front Of Consumers

Coca-Cola is watching sales decline in the United States stated Biography.com. There are a number of ways to change consumer perceptions if a company has enough money, and Coca-Cola has plenty of money. The message, “Coke is a healthy snack” has been seen online in February. A number online articles claim the soft drink is a healthy treat, but anyone lame enough to buy that pitch probably has tried to buy beach property in Indiana.

Coca-Cola is getting away with this advertising scheme by using smaller cans of coke. The company calls them mini cans. Coke mini cans, is a guilt-free way to enjoy the most famous drink in the world, according to the company. These small siblings of the big cans contain less soda but demand a higher price per ounce, so the company is expecting a slight sales spike thanks to their ingenious but questionable advertising campaign.

The giant soft drink maker wants to present their product as a decision-making tool. A spokesman for the company said, “We want help people make decisions that are right for them.” Of course, what they don’t mention is the amount of money they spend getting health and nutrition experts to confirm their unsubstantiated health claims.