Putting butter in coffee appears to be the latest craze across the web and there are a huge number of fans who enthusiastically promote its benefits and recommend it to anyone who will listen. It sounds pretty rich, but does it really have the health benefits that it's purported to have? And where precisely did this strange idea come from?
What Is Bulletproof Coffee?
The idea of putting butter into coffee actually started over at the 'Bulletproof Executive' blog run by Dave Asprey. Asprey is a popular productivity/lifestyle blogger in the vein of Tim Ferriss, who discusses various ways to 'hack' your body in order to increase health, productivity, creativity and the like... by Adam Sinicki
When friends – real, live friends, not "Facebook Friends" – told me about Facebook a few years ago and urged me to sign up, I asked them what it was like. Most of them talked about it in superlatives, saying how great it was to be able to stay in touch with friends all over the world and update them on the latest news and photos from their lives. But one passed along a warning, which unfortunately I did not heed. He said, "It's the Internet counterpart of junk food."
Now a new study indicates that my friend may have been correct.
How often do you update your Facebook status? And why?
Those were the questions that psychologist Fenne groe Deters, of the Universitat Berlin wanted to examine scientifically... by Juliette Siegfried
A trip to your local drive-through may present you with more options than you would have had a decade ago. Salads, oatmeal, fruit smoothies – at a glance it’s easy to think that fast food restaurants have upgraded their typical fries and burger fare. However, a closer examination reveals that despite the explosion of ‘healthy’ options, fast food still will not do your waistline any favors.
Katherine W. Bauer of the Temple University Department of Public Health and Center for Obesity Research and Education led a study examining the calorie counts of offerings at eight popular fast food chains. The menu selections and average calorie counts of the last 14 years were tabulated and compared... By Laurel Avery
Gluten may be one of the more difficult foods to avoid, as it is such a ubiquitous part of the Western diet. When you think that gluten is found in most bread, pasta, bagels, breakfast cereal and baked goods, it’s not surprising that finding foods that are gluten-free can be tricky. Most processed foods contain some level of gluten, and even beverages such as beer have it (from the fermented barley). Nevertheless, for an increasing number of people, going gluten-free may be worth the effort.
Gluten Intolerance on the Rise
Although the number of people who appear to be sensitive to gluten is increasing, it is not only the gluten-intolerant that are flocking to a gluten-free diet... By Laurel Avery
Eating healthily on holiday can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. When you're constantly moving from place to place where you don't know any of the local eateries, and when you're trying to keep your expenditure to a minimum, it can be hard work to also pick out the healthiest options. Add that to the fact that you're normally in the mood to indulge yourself with pizza, ice cream and alcohol when you're on holiday and you have a situation where it's hard to make health the priority.
Staying in an all inclusive hotel however is a completely different story. Now you're going to be eating primarily from a single source and you're going to have it right at your fingertips whenever you get puckish... By Adam Sinicki
Keep smiling. Well, that’s not always easily done if cash is tight and the Medicaid allowance is on a short leash. You know your teeth and gums are suffering, but in America today getting them fixed to keep your oral health up to scratch tends to be the privilege of the wealthy. While mothers-to-be are encouraged to eat sensibly during pregnancy, and that means foods rich in calcium, getting the right diet while on food stamps can be a struggle.
Calcium helps to form strong teeth and bones while vitamin D, which the body needs to absorb calcium, is an important partner in dietary intake for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, all the benefits of which are passed on to the unborn child... by Juliette Siegfried