Category Archives: Fitness and Diet

FYI: Why Do We Crave Greasy Food When We’re Hung Over?

BY: MELODY CHANDLER

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The desire to eat high-fat foods after drinking too much is rooted in human’s earliest, humblest beginnings, some scientists say.

“All mammals gravitate to eating the most energy-dense foods,” David Levitsky, professor of human ecology and nutritional sciences at Cornell University, says. “Fat is the most energy-dense food available.” It’s just that sober, you won’t usually give in to those cravings. But after a night of boozy indulgence, you lose such learned inhibitions as disciplined eating, Levitsky says.

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Ben & Jerry’s Nails It With New Core Ice Cream Flavors

We love Ben & Jerry’s for almost too many reasons to count — they’re witty, they’re ethical, they’re responsible, they invented Half Baked, and founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are the cutest friends of all time. Now we have a new reason to swoon: four new flavors of Ben & Jerry’s Cores.

The new ice creams feature a column running down the middle of the pint that is a core center of fudge, caramel or raspberry jam. It’s genius.

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So Apparently, We’ve Been Eating Sushi All Wrong

BY: THE FOODBEAST

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Drop those chopsticks. Step away from the sushi. And for God’s sake, check yourself on the soy sauce.

There’s an art to eating sushi, a way to not disturb the delicate balance of flavor and texture the chef prepared just for you. So, how do you eat the the quintessential Japanese delicacy of vinegar rice topped with raw fish? With your fingers? Soaked in soy sauce and slathered in wasabi?

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iWatch Rumors Apple Hiring Fitness Physiologists & Sleep Experts

BY: DARREL  ETHERINGTON

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Apple is seeking physiologists to join its team, according to a new call for job applicantsdiscovered by 9to5Mac today. The position on offer is for a “User Studies Exercise Physiologist,” and seeks a candidate who will be responsible for creating and conducting studies “related to cardiovascular fitness & energy expenditure, including calories burned, metabolic rate, aerobic fitness level measurement/tracking” and more. Continue reading iWatch Rumors Apple Hiring Fitness Physiologists & Sleep Experts

Seviche-Style Shrimp and Avocado Tacos

BY: LORRIE CORVIN

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Who Has the Guts for Gluten?

BY: EMILY GERTZ

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It’s a question that experts have struggled to answer: What triggers the onset of celiac disease—a condition that damages the lining of the small intestine, and leaves the body unable to digest gluten, a protein found in wheat and other grains. The illness affects around 1% of Americans, and while researchers know that genes play a role in celiac disease, they haven’t been able to explain why only some of those with genetic susceptibilities develop a gluten intolerance—until now.

A new study out of Sweden suggests that developing celiac disease may depend on how many infections an individual suffered as an infant.  Continue reading Who Has the Guts for Gluten?

What you need to know before going gluten-free

BY: SUSAN MURRAY

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It’s the “in” thing — virtually every possible product has a gluten-free option. There’s gluten-free Girl Scout cookies, beer, gluten-free restaurant finders and even gluten-free dating sites.

Gluten-free is a $6.3 billion industry. Continue reading What you need to know before going gluten-free