1. Cry it out- A researcher explains his theory on 2 stages of tears. The first stage is something sparking high anxiety or an overwhelming feeling and the next is a moment of release or relief. This can be tied to both happy and sad tears. Researchers concluded that in evolutionary terms, tears signify the need for help and recovery.
2. Hello or Goodbye Fresh?- Meal-kit delivery services like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh and Plated have certainly grown in popularity over the past few years. While there are a variety of choices and options, not all of them are the healthiest of options. Some services even have a dietitian, but it really comes down to individuals being proactive about their nutrition needs and weeding out certain meals that may not fit into their lifestyle or plan. One of the biggest benefits of this type of service is honing cooking skills that can give you the confidence to try new meals and cook more on your own!
And now...a two for one on saturated fat:
A study from 1968-1973 has come back up in the past few years because it's results showed that individuals who consumed a diet low in saturated fat and enriched with corn oil, decreased cholesterol levels when compared to a control group. However, the individuals consuming a low saturated fat diet did not have a decrease in mortality risk; they actually found that those with greater drops in cholesterol had a higher risk of death during the trial time period. The findings of this study are contraindicated by other studies and are discouraged by national nutrition recommendations. However, it reminds us that our bodies are complicated and that the intake of fat may be more complex than initially thought.
On another note about saturated fats, a researcher and his team have concluded that intake of saturated fats at specific times can alter our internal clocks and cause inflammation. Essentially, these saturated fats can slow down certain immune cells, leading them to be inaccurate in telling 'time'. This confuses your body because it cannot tell, which cells are telling the right time. The team also found that good fats (unsaturated) can have protective benefits against this 'time change'.
The big question comes down to whether or not we know enough about fats and are our recommendations faulty?