From Food and Sex: The World's Strangest Aphrodisiacs, to Busted: Popular Diet Myths, here is today’s harvest from the greenest and healthiest of the web:
Food and Sex: The World's Strangest Aphrodisiacs
From the Garden of Eden to the oyster cellar bordellos of old New York, food and sex are entwined. Although every food under the sun has been touted as an aphrodisiac at some point in time, humans tend to get turned on by three categories of food: extremely expensive food, food that is risky to acquire, and food that resembles….
Wait! Study Shows Diet Soda Is Not Just Bad for You, It Makes You Fat
In recent years, the healthfulness of the artificial sweeteners used in diet sodas has been seriously questioned, but now, a study from Purdue University has found that not only are diet sodas linked to health problems like diabetes, heart disease and possibly cancer, they might even make you gain weight!
Paranoia About Fats Is Driven by Junk Science
Over the last century, Americans have become increasingly confused about fats. Travel back to the Little House on the Prairie, and you’d find Americans happily adding lard, cream and butter to their food. In the 20th century, these saturated animal fats went out of vogue, and “healthier” products like margarine graced American tables instead. Today, no healthy eater would touch the trans-fats in margarine – although they might opt for a trans-fat-free margarine made with palm oil instead.
Scientists identify protein linking exercise to brain health
A protein that is increased by endurance exercise has been isolated and given to non-exercising mice, in which it turned on genes that promote brain health and encourage the growth of new nerves involved in learning and memory, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School.
Busted: Popular Diet Myths
Myth #1: Nighttime Eating Makes You Fat
Put this diet myth to bed. There's no conclusive proof that late-night meals cause you to put on weight. What we do know is that too many calories cause weight gain, and many night eaters do tend to overeat and choose high-calorie foods.
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