Tagged: diet

DASH diet: two more benefits

As its name indicates, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) plan was designed to lower elevated blood pressure. Since its anti-hypertension effect was proven by NIH researchers in the 1990s, DASH has been...

Sperm smoothie

29-year-old Tracy Kiss has been drinking the interesting concoction for the past month, saying it’s boosted both her mood and her immunity. The mum-of-two is currently single, so harvests her sperm from her best friend...

What to eat before a workout

It’s important to find what works best for you. There’s no magic pre­-exercise meal, but there are some general guidelines for vigorous workouts lasting more than an hour. It’s best to eat one to...

Nutrient interactions

Bioavailability: how nutrients are absorbed Just because you consume various nutrients doesn’t mean that 100% of them make their way through your gastro­intestinal tract to your blood­­stream and your cells. The body is able to...

Chubby bunny

In the chubby bunny challenge, each participant usually places a marshmallow into their mouth and says “chubby bunny” or something similar. If they are able to state the whole phrase, usually in a comprehensible...

Woman wants to be so fat she can’t move

Monica Riley, who is a model, wants to become the world’s fattest woman. Her boyfriend, Sid Riley, is a feeder and he spends his day cooking for Monica, feeding her through a tube at...

Balancing Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats

Most people know about omega-3 fatty acids, the polyunsaturated fats in fish (and some plants) that help protect the heart and may have other benefits. Some research suggests, however, that it isn’t just the...