Sunday And You Are What You Eat

It is another Sunday post and I try to help my readers that may be struggling with a few extra pounds…..there are more diets, miracle diets, than hairs on your butt……some make it all so extremely complicated…..and it need not be…..

Caloric intake could be the key to living longer, something we all wish to do, right?

Research has shown that sharp reductions in the amount of food consumed can help fish, rats and monkeys live longer. But there have been very few studies in humans.

Now, some researchers have found that when people severely cut calories, they can slow their metabolism and possibly the aging process.

Clinical physiologist Leanne Redman, who headed the study at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, says the first challenge was finding people willing to take part. After all, they would have to cut their typical plate for breakfast, lunch and dinner by up to 25 percent.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/04/02/598295025/scientists-say-you-may-live-longer-by-severely-restricting-calories

How about all those sports drinks?  Hell, they even have hard sparkling water….flavored….anyway instead of wasting money on those ever faddy sports drinks….try a banana…..

A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery, according to a new study comparing the cellular effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports.

It found that a banana, with its all-natural package, provides comparable or greater anti-inflammatory and other benefits for athletes than sports drinks. But there may be a downside, and it involves bloating.

For decades, athletes and their advisers have believed, and studies have confirmed, that eating or drinking carbohydrates during prolonged exertion can enable someone to continue for longer or at higher intensities and recover more quickly afterward than if he or she does not eat during the workout.

There you are….the old Professor’s nutritional info for the week….go now and enjoy the rest of your Sunday…..spoil yourself eat some cheese cake….chuq

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Is There A Natural High?

A Sunday and there is a good chance I will post something that will irritate and possibly educate…..

Ever heard the expression…….he is on a natural high?

Is it possible to get high naturally and I am not talking about ‘shrooms or weed or stuff like that….nope I am talking about a real natural high….

Well?  Is It Possible?

Even Dr Gonzo, the hell-raising Samoan attorney in Hunter S Thompson’s novel Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1972), wouldn’t touch ‘extract of pineal’. That stuff was the limit: ‘One whiff of that shit would turn you into something out of a goddamn medical encyclopaedia! Man, your head would swell up like a watermelon, you’d probably gain about a hundred pounds in two hours … claws, bleeding warts, then you’d notice about six huge hairy tits swelling up on your back… Man, I’ll try just about anything; but I’d never in hell touch a pineal gland.’

While Dr Gonzo avoided the pineal, others have celebrated this small, pinecone-shaped endocrine gland near the centre of the brain. Notably, the psychiatrist Rick Strassman has championed the pineal gland as a possible source of the powerful psychoactive compound DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine). Struck by the ‘blinding light of pineal DMT’, Strassman has suggested in his 2001 best-seller, DMT: The Spirit Molecule, that the mammalian pineal gland could be a gateway between life and death.

https://aeon.co/essays/could-the-brain-produce-its-own-psychedelic-compound

There you go…..and I must go and get high off my own brain power……(a beautiful thing….my brain)

Time is short and I am going to finish my day in the garden with a glass of Old Crow……chuq