Parents have been told to avoid giving peanut-containing foods to babies for a long time, but recent research has started to suggest the opposite. Now, the National Institutes of Health recommend parents introduce peanuts to babies as young as four to six months.
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You may have heard the term “hangry” before — the word for the state of being both hungry and angry. As in: “I’m so hangry that I yelled at my boss. Someone please pass me a banana.”
there’s a growing body of evidence that being hangry is a real thing
But it’s not just weird slang. There’s a growing body of scientific evidence that being hangry is a completely real thing — and that low blood sugar leads to bad behavior.
Case in point: in a study published in 2014 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers showed that married couples get increasingly angry and mean towards one another when their blood sugar is low.
I’ve developed a love of cooking. Perhaps even an obsession. It’s been good for my diet, and good for my palette.
When my mental health providers cut off the stimulants I had been taking for a decade to treat my ADHD, the only real upside to the new regime was that it was really easy for me to stop working at the end of the day (if I made it that far). Because my brain wouldn’t let me sit at a computer for any extended period of time, I ended up having free time in the evenings.
I’ve always been decent in the kitchen. Kind of like I’ve always been decent at coding, writing, and even sports in my younger years. To the extent that I could make it work, anyway. But, like coding, I decided there were things I could do better and started studying my meals in detail. Read more »
Do you know which foods contain good cholesterol, and which contain bad cholesterol? If you think you do, ha! That’s a trick question! Cholesterol in our food doesn’t come in “good” and “bad” varieties, but cholesterol readings from blood tests do, and the two aren’t as closely connected as we used to think.