Trendy Little Sh*ts!

Sunday and I am so ready to push away from the mind numbing bullsh*t we call “the news”…….we spend entirely too much time treating news as crap and crap as news…..

We Americans and I guess the rest of the world also seems to be ate up with our trends or fads, if you will….BTW what is a man bun?  And why? (rhetorical BTW)……there is NO more lucrative business than feeding our insatiable desire for “fads” …..and “stuff”.

Juicing!  That thingy that you put veggies and fruit into this overpriced gizmo and smush it down to a drink…..a tasty drink or so I am told by the people that make these worthless things….people that succumb to this fad swear by it….but that matters not…I refuse to drink anything that has the appearance of pond scum.

Sad to tell these people but your fad may be on the way OUT!

Back in February, the New York Times declared “souping” the new juicing. The appeals are obvious: juices tend to be stripped of fiber and loaded with sugar, and soups can be more dense, filling, and warm, not to mention tasty given the commonly added spices such as turmeric and cumin. So was this a passing fad? Apparently not. Tech Times is declaring soup to be a diet trend of 2017 that will likely replace juice cleanses. The Los Angeles Times, meanwhile, offers up a round-up of new souping companies cropping up nationwide, some of which also offer bone broth options, popular in fasts and cleanses. The typical daily caloric intake from souping cleanses hovers around 1,200.

Not everyone is thrilled. One dietician wrote in the Huffington Post in April that while soups are a better component to a meal than juices, they’re both insufficient alone and trick people into thinking they need to buy bottled products to get their organs to cleanse their bodies: “Encouraging that low of a calorie intake anytime is a big red flag in my book. I’m not a fan of starving people—ever.” She adds that our lungs, kidneys, liver, and skin are “wondrous organs that detox naturally when we don’t resort to unhealthy behaviors.” For its part, the Times also reported in April that while juices can be very healthy and Americans should eat more vegetables, chewing is important, and there is no good science behind the detox trends. (Do juice cleanses make you a schmuck?)

Marketing…..make the schmucks piss their money away and then find something to make them do it over again…..

More on the fad of dieting……

A healthy diet isn’t just good for your waistline, but also your brain, say scientists in a study in Neurology—the latest to tout the benefits of the Mediterranean diet. About 400 healthy Scottish volunteers kept a food diary at age 70, then underwent MRI scans of their brains at 73 and 76, per the Los Angeles Times. All brains shrink with age, but researchers found those who ate a Mediterranean diet lost less brain mass than others. In fact, their brains appeared to shrink at half the rate of those who ate less healthy food, says study author Michelle Luciano of the University of Edinburgh. What’s so great about having a bigger brain? “People who have bigger brains in general can tolerate more brain pathology, more brain disease, than those who have smaller brains,” a doctor not involved in the study tells NBC News.

“So the reduced loss in the people who adhered to the Mediterranean diet in general would be expected to protect them from developing dementia,” he continues. The study, however, didn’t look at the effects of a larger brain on memory or thinking. A 2015 study also found people who followed a Mediterranean diet had larger brains, but it attributed that to a high intake of fish over meat and poultry. In what should be good news for steak lovers, this latest study found participants’ habits of eating meat or fish didn’t affect brain size. “It’s possible that other components of the Mediterranean diet are responsible for this relationship, or that it’s due to all of the components in combination,” Luciano tells the BBC. (This diet may cut your Alzheimer’s risk.)

Apparently this diet is not popular with conservs….could go a long way to explain their lack of intelligent recourse.

That’s it….go now and enjoy your Saturday.