In the World Cup of food wars, sugar and fat are the playoff teams.Emerging science suggests that when eaten on its own, fat does not contribute to weight gain. Sugar, however, does.Increasingly alarmed by the sugar in our diets, scientists recommend cutting back and instead bringing back foods like creamy avocados and buttery salmon.In the World Cup of food wars, sugar and fat are the playoff teams.It makes intuitive sense that rich foods like creamy avocados or butter-drenched salmon would contribute to weight gain. Similarly, stacking up on sweet treats like sugary cereals and carb-heavy bagels can't be too great for your waistline, either.But scientists are increasingly examining what happens inside our bodies when we regularly indulge in large amounts of either sugar or fat on their own.In many parts of the world, the two ingredients are rarely eaten alone. Take doughnuts as an example. When the fresh carb-laden dough is deep-fried in oil, you get a classic combination of sugar … [Read more...] about There’s growing evidence that eating fat won’t make you fat, but sugar will
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Jill Lawless, Associated Press Updated 3:47 am CST, Friday, March 1, 2019 In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 photo, Paolo Arrigo of Seeds of Italy fills up a Brexit Vegetable Growing Survival kit bag, at his company store in London. Arrigo put together 12 months’ worth of easy-to-grow seed packets _ carrots, beans, lettuce, pumpkin, tomatoes _ and labelled it a Brexit Vegetable Growing Survival Kit. He has sold hundreds in a few weeks. less In this Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 photo, Paolo Arrigo of Seeds of Italy fills up a Brexit Vegetable Growing Survival kit bag, at his company store in London. Arrigo put together 12 months’ worth of easy-to-grow ... more Photo: Frank Augstein, AP Photo: Frank Augstein, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 In this Monday, Feb. 25, … [Read more...] about As Brexit looms, UK ‘preppers’ stock up and hunker down
It sounds like a miracle meal machine: You dump in your ingredients, plug the thing in, and get a hot, hearty, perfectly cooked meal ready to eat—with next-to-no prep or cleanup time. With recipes for everything from breakfast to drinks (and dessert!), it’s easy to go a little crockpot crazy. But alas, not every food is suited for slow cooking. Even Stephanie O’Dea, author of the New York Times best-selling author of the Make it Fast, Cook it Slow cookbooks, who once used her slow cooker every day for an entire year, admits to having her share of flops. Here are 13 foods to avoid when using your slow cooker. 13 PHOTOS Foods you should never put in a slow cooker See Gallery Foods you should never put in a slow cooker Rice It seems like a no-brainer to toss rice and water in a slow cooker and let it do its thing. But the timing matters, says O’Dea. Rice can get overly starchy when it cooks too long, so it tastes gummy. One solution is to add … [Read more...] about 13 foods you should never put in a slow cooker
Elderly residents are being invited to trade in their old slippers for a brand new pair free of charge across West Sussex. West Sussex County Council is hosting its first ‘Slipper Swap’ during March, as part of a drive to prevent falls this winter.The new initiative comes as new figures show there were 4,772 emergency hospital admissions due to falls in people aged 65 and over in West Sussex during 2017/18. Ill-fitting slippers, or those which are beyond their best, pose a real risk of causing a fall. The Slipper Swaps will be taking place at various libraries as part of Wellbeing Month.Amanda Jupp, cabinet member for adults and health, said: “Having a fall can have devastating consequences, not only a loss of independence but it can impact on confidence leading to social isolation. “There are a number of really simple things that residents can do to reduce their risk of suffering a fall, but those old tatty slippers you keep tripping over are a good place to … [Read more...] about Here’s where West Sussex elderly can take part in a ‘slipper swap’
Rick Kelleher is a big, white-haired, crisply presented man who looks very much the way you’d expect a Boston Irish power broker to look. If you found yourself sitting next to him on a plane, you might notice how he kept the conversation flowing naturally and emphasized his points with the physicality of a great salesman, dramatically raising his eyebrows and cocking his head. On this morning, Kelleher is seated at a back table in the lobby restaurant of the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel, where the server knows exactly how he likes his house-smoked salmon. He carries himself as if he owns the place, and, in a way, he does. Related Links New England’s smallest colleges are struggling Former Mount Ida students sue, accusing college leaders of fraud The college debt crisis is even worse than you think Sitting across the table is a man who is also in his late 60s but who cuts a very different figure. Kumble Subbaswamy — unassuming, of slight build, with … [Read more...] about ‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university needed?