Feeling tetchy? Itching for a scrap? Maybe it’s something you ate? I have long believed in “food swings”– ply me with sweets and jam puddings and I’m a different person to my salad-eating alter ego. It’s not so much a sugar rush, like the ones that some parents of small children testify to (and which the jury is still out on), but more of a sugar slump.
A growing body of research indicates that what we eat may affect how angry we feel.
Second only to oil, coffee is the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world. We love it, we rely on it, and we drink it in massive quantities. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide. New Yorkers are said to drink 7 times the amount of any other U.S. city, which is why it may seem like there is a Starbucks on every corner of Manhattan. Famed French writer and philosopher Voltaire was rumored to have drunk 40 – 50 cups per day. Coffee is a daily ritual in the lives of millions of humans around the globe. Where exactly did this caffeinated phenomenon begin?
When it comes to our food choices, many of us do the best we can to ensure that what we’re putting on our plates are the healthiest and most nutritious foods possible. But given so many choices, it’s not easy to know exactly what we should be eating — so we put our trust in conventional wisdom, common sense, and what the experts have to say.
But what if the experts are wrong? A lot of the science is now showing that many commonly held beliefs about what a healthy diet should look like are utterly wrong. Here are the top 11 biggest lies, myths, and misconceptions told to us by mainstream nutrition.
Source: The Worst Lies That Mainstream Nutrition Has Told You
Cocktails for ladies
Girl drinks, also known as chick drinks and girlie drinks, exist primarily to serve and to overserve persons eager to know the fun of catching a buzz while staying ignorant of the bliss of tasting liquor. This article represents an independent-study tool for readers seeking to refine this basic understanding along lines that are personally potationally meaningful. The key is to keep your definitions fluid but your taxonomy strict, remembering for instance that some so-called girl drinks are frat shooters in drag, and that others, if you listen closely to their accents, are androgynous tropical coolers transplanted to temperate latitudes.
Source: Girl drinks: For the Cosmoplitan’s 25th anniversary, a complete history of sweet cocktails for ladies. – Slate Magazine
Bee Wilson is the author of Consider the Fork, which documents the evolution of cooking and eating technology. In the book, Wilson describes many unintended consequences of new methods of or materials for cooking and eating. Here she talks about some of the health ramifications of such changes.
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
Source: How Forks Gave Us Overbites and Pots Saved the Toothless – Scott Douglas – The Atlantic