A study published in 2013 by researchers at the University of Bordeaux (France) suggests that chocolate chip cookies may be just as addictive cocaine. The purpose of this study took a look at the “validity of the analogy between addictive drugs, like cocaine, and hyperpalatable foods, notably those high in added sugar.” Supposedly, the science behind this is that sugar induces the same mental pleasure as addictive drugs.
The paleolithic diet, paleo for short and sometimes referred to as the ‘caveman’ diet, is named so in reference to the eating habits of ancient humans during the Paleolithic Age. The argument for the paleo diet is that because our hunter-gatherer ancestors ate as nature intended, so too should we. That being the case, individuals are expected to eliminate all ‘modern’ foods (anything that could not be hunted or gathered) from his/her diet.
Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase ‘keto diet’ before, but aren't completely sure what it means. Perhaps you’re a regular practitioner of the lifestyle or perhaps you’ve never even heard of keto whatsoever. Regardless, it doesn’t hurt to get into some semantics and the fascinating science behind it all.
The keto flu, also known as keto induction, refers to a set of symptoms that newcomers to the diet may experience from the get-go. However, they are usually very minor and short-term, lasting anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. To begin, let’s breakdown what is going on here.
Recently, a 24 year old woman sought the insight of Reddit users from the ‘AITA’ -- standing for “Am I The A**hole” -- subreddit page. Allegedly a vegan for the last decade, the woman described a scenario in which she went out with her friends partying and “got white girl wasted.” In her drunken state, her friends gave her chicken nuggets to munch on to which she asked, “Are these vegan?”
The other day, my sister brought this news to my attention. Her clear and simple description of the origin behind the blue candy bucket mirrored the item’s simple purpose: To help recognize autistic trick-or-treaters.