A new study by Ryan Elder and Gina Mohr suggests it may not just be the texture of these foods that matters; maybe the sound that chewy, crunchy foods produce acts as a sixth flavor that affects our appetite and sense of fullness.
Can we all agree that from an evolutionary perspective the purpose of sex was, at least initially, procreation? Pleasure was in the service of genome preservation which inevitably was a matter of natural selection.
In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.
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Do you sometimes sneak a late-night snack, even after you've had a big dinner? Or worse, do you find yourself hungry and craving sugar and carbs at night? You may think you're alone, but nighttime eating is a common problem.
Given that the dairy industry is also asking for changes with respect to seventeen other products, one wonders if it's not using the appealing image of "school children drinking wholesome, lower calorie milk" as a Trojan horse to quietly overhaul the labeling of the entire dairy aisle.
There is a particular "Thanksgiving moment" that occurs as the meal is winding down. I set down my fork -- groan -- and say something like: "My goodness, I couldn't eat another bite..." This, of course, is promptly followed by: "What's for dessert?"