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DIET AND NUTRITION

What’s In Sugar That Makes It So Addictive?

Jan 18, 2020 Medical News Today – New research helps explain why sugary foods are irresistible. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain's reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn and repeat behaviors that improve our knowledge and well-being. Relying heavily on the neurotransmitter dopamine, the reward system helps explain several quintessential human experiences, such as falling in love,...

Fast-Food Chains Load Up Chicken Sandwiches With MSG

Jan 14, 2020 CBS News – McDonald's is turning to an often-maligned ingredient in its years-long effort at creating a chicken sandwich capable of luring customers from Chick-fil-A and Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. McDonald's is now testing chicken sandwiches with monosodium glutamate, or MSG, at more than 230 of its restaurants in Texas and Tennessee. The fried chicken sandwich is topped with butter and dill pickles and comes on a "buttery" potato roll similar to the Popeyes sandwich. While...

Subway’s “Eat Fresh” Pitch Falls Flat, More Stores Close

"As store closures mount, Subway is trying to keep them open. The company has started requiring operators go to a committee rather than close their stores as it seeks to stem a decline in unit count."  – Restaurant Business, Nov. 12, 2019 Food poisoning, rodent droppings, foul smells – why no one goes to Subway anymore Jan 08, 2020 Penn Live – The world’s largest fast food chain is shrinking. In the past couple of years, Subway has been...

Vegans Can’t Explain This Scientific Fact

"Red meat plays vital role in diets," claims expert in fightback against veganism As millions cut out animal products, farming conference hears that fruit and vegetables have been drained of nutrients The Guardian – Advocates of red meat will begin a fightback against the growth of veganism this week at the UK’s biggest farming conference, with claims that eating lamb and beef is vital because some plants and fish are being drained of their nutrition. In a...

Best and Worst Diets of 2020, Ranked

 Jan 2, 2020 Market Watch – With its emphasis on fruits, vegetables, olive oil, fish and other healthy fare, the Mediterranean diet was voted the best diet in a team of experts appointed by the U.S. News and World Report. The experts have spoken — and eaten. U.S. News and World Report on Thursday released its annual ranking from 1 to 35 of the world’s best (and, yes, worst) diets for 2020. A team of 25 panelists of...

Hollywood Swallows Vegan Agenda, Bans Meat From Awards Gala

If you have not received your ticket for Sunday's Golden Globes awards gala, it's probably in the mail. If you have, don't expect to nosh on shrimp cocktail. Golden Globes will serve plant-based meal at awards ceremony LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Golden Globes, known as the "party of the year," is going with a meatless menu for its 77th annual awards show. Guests will be served a 100% plant-based meal just ahead of showtime Sunday. The Hollywood...

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