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The Evolution Of Yogurt In 11 Sad Snapshots

The Evolution Of Yogurt In 11 Sad Snapshots

Commented May 29, 2014 at 18:45:44 in Taste

“The trend has been for yogurt to become ever more calorically dense - thicker (Greek), higher in fat, and much higher in sugar. Delcious! Almost like ice cream. But I prefer just plain old homemade yogurt, which have the same amount of calories as the milk used - skim or whatever percent.

I know the health craze is for Greek yogurt because it's higher in protein and lower in natural sugar (lactose). But in straining the whey (the part with lactose), a lot of nutrition is lost.

Also, the protein remaining in Greek yogurt is almost all casein, which is structurally similar to gluten, and for many people, can create the same health problems as gluten. It seems ironic that as the trend is to demonize and cut down on gluten, we've started consuming vast quantities of casein. Gluten and casein also both have opiate-like mood altering properties. Perhaps in forgoing gluten, we've unconsciously sought out another equally harmful (and addictive) type of protein.”

Beth Grierson on May 31, 2014 at 14:07:53

“Higher in fat? Maybe where you are, but I'm finding it harder and harder to find yogurt that ISN'T "no fat" or "reduced fat"”
The Best Top You Didn't Know About

The Best Top You Didn't Know About

Commented May 27, 2014 at 14:03:01 in Style

“They don't look comfortable. So many look like you need to push your straps up.”
Hummus Giant Sabra Wants The Government To Ban Black Bean Hummus Because Of Etymology

Hummus Giant Sabra Wants The Government To Ban Black Bean Hummus Because Of Etymology

Commented May 26, 2014 at 22:11:59 in Taste

“That's a weird and awkward headline, probably phrased thus for the purpose of inciting ire. But Sabra doesn't want black bean "hummus" banned, they just don't want it to be labeled hummus. I have no opinion on whether it should be called hummus or not, but whatever it's called, black beans pureed with tahini, or other nut butters or olive oil and spices will not be banned. And it would be best to make it at home anyway. I recently made such a concoction of black beans, walnuts, garlic, lemon juice and cumin - delicious! And by no means contraband.”
Yogurts With More Sugar Than A Twinkie

Yogurts With More Sugar Than A Twinkie

Commented May 26, 2014 at 21:55:27 in Healthy Living

“The AHA recommendation for limiting sugar intake refers to added sugars, not the natural sugars contributed by the lactose in milk, or the fructose in fruit. So to properly malign sweetened yogurts (and provide a fair contrast to Twinkie sugar content), you'd have to count only the added sugar grams.”
LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit

LOOK: What Meditation Can Do For Your Mind, Body And Spirit

Commented May 14, 2014 at 21:38:25 in Healthy Living

“For me, the greatest benefits have been increased willpower and impulse control, increased patience and decreased reactivity. These strengths/skills make all aspects of my life so much easier! I meditate 30 minutes Monday through Friday mornings, 10 minutes on Saturday, and take Sunday off. I've been on this meditation schedule for almost four years. It takes discipline and commitment, but the rewards are so worth it! Also, the more you do it, the more discipline you develop, so at this point, it doesn't take much effort for me to follow my routine.”
This Upsetting Sleep Phenomenon Is Very Real -- And Very Mysterious

This Upsetting Sleep Phenomenon Is Very Real -- And Very Mysterious

Commented May 12, 2014 at 22:12:16 in Healthy Living

“I agree. Exploding head phenomenon is not accurate. It really seems to be making a joke of it all, while at the same time overstating the seriousness of the "problem." In my opinion, the syndrome is not serious nor a disorder. It's quite interesting, really.”

RainDance33 on May 15, 2014 at 07:19:04

“So you keep saying! How do you know the experience you have is experienced the same way by others? Although to you it seems trivial and you have not been affected by it, it is extremely presumptuous to assume that it is the same for others. You have no business being so dismissive about something you are not an expert in.”

dwes09 on May 14, 2014 at 03:21:31

“"In your opinion" does not necessarily have any relation to "in reality".
If, in fact, it causes anxiety or further disrupts sleep, are those so affected "wrong" or "foolish" or "stupid"?

Are you a research psychologist? A scientist? An academic? I have experienced this once or twice and surmised it was an artifact of my nervous system in the processes of falling asleep. But i would never be so presumptuous as to minimize or make light of the difficulty others may have with it.”
This Upsetting Sleep Phenomenon Is Very Real -- And Very Mysterious

This Upsetting Sleep Phenomenon Is Very Real -- And Very Mysterious

Commented May 12, 2014 at 22:09:21 in Healthy Living

“This article is totally exaggerating the seriousness of the phenomenon. It's just a noise you dream as you're drifting off to sleep. It's quite interesting really, because it seems so real, but you know it's a dream. Gives you something to ponder as you drift back to sleep.”

Fran Jaime on May 17, 2014 at 19:04:31

“Yeah, no! You don't know it0s a dream and it's not part of a dream. It shocks you awake. After a time, and having read up on it, you learn to deal with it but it's not "interesting" or "fun".”

Taiyo on May 15, 2014 at 13:18:36

“Has it happened to you? If it hasn't, why do you keep insisting that it's "not even a disorder"? I've had it happen several times and it's really quite disturbing given the fact that it takes a few moments to realize that you are safe. My heart was pounding until I realized it was a part of my dream. So quit making it sound so darned trivial.”

curmugin on May 15, 2014 at 11:03:39

“The experience of a massive sound is not the same as a noise you dream as you drift off to sleep. you don't "know it's a dream". It is indistinguishable from an actual blast, it sometimes makes it impossible to go to sleep for hours. I have learned to deal with it but it is very different from what you are describing.”

strangelove PhD on May 15, 2014 at 09:47:24

“I never knew other people had it. I thought I might be going crazy. But after a while I just got used to it, then it went away.”

dave elliott on May 15, 2014 at 07:32:50

“no, it's not a dream sweety, you must have never had it happen to you or you would know.”

kwaut lizard on May 14, 2014 at 18:57:37

“It's not a dream. Can happen while you are totally lucid, in the middle of a conversation, midday. I have had it approximately three times. The last time I saw a doctor about it.”

snozzberries on May 14, 2014 at 09:50:40

“I was fully awake when I heard mine.”

dwes09 on May 14, 2014 at 03:16:38

“Do you normally make a point of denigrating and negating others' experiences? Just because YOU have no problem with this, does not necessarily mean others do not as well. Perhaps you are not aware that people differ in their reaction to the same thing, and your reaction to something is neither the only one nor the most common one.

And if at this time, as the article states, there is little study or understanding with which to assess the prevalence, treatment or diagnosis: how do you come by your "conclusion" that the seriousness is exaggerated (and interestingly in a an almost verbatim re-posting you oddly say the article makes fun of sufferers)? Your imagination is not at all as authoritative a source as research psychologists.”
This Upsetting Sleep Phenomenon Is Very Real -- And Very Mysterious

This Upsetting Sleep Phenomenon Is Very Real -- And Very Mysterious

Commented May 12, 2014 at 22:05:50 in Healthy Living

“I get this sometimes. It's just an auditory hallucination or dream. Not that big a deal; this article is trying to up the drama of it all. It's like when your leg jerks suddenly as you drift off to sleep, and sometimes you dream/imagine you've missed a step and it wakes you back up. This is the auditory equivalent of that. It's probably not even a disorder, just a weird dream-state phenomenon.”

Vectorbabe on May 16, 2014 at 18:31:55

“I get the sound of my doorbell (a very loud buzzer) going off. It wakes me and I am frightened that someone is ringing my doorbell at 2:30 am.

I lie there waiting for the bell to ring again or to calm down so I can go back to sleep.”

Darren McGovern on May 15, 2014 at 15:26:20

“How flip of you to assume you are the same as everyone else. Did you read the article? If it didn't have a severe impact on some people, we would not have heard of it.
I love when some random person thinks they know more than the experts based on a news article”

gleitz05 on May 14, 2014 at 12:10:45

“You have several comments on this thread trivializing this problem. What credentials do you possess that entitle you decide how meaningless this disorder is?”
How To Never Get Hangry Ever Again

How To Never Get Hangry Ever Again

Commented May 3, 2014 at 21:46:25 in Healthy Living

“If you're willing to tolerate your "hangry" feelings for 20 minutes or half an hour, they will pass. Your body senses the low blood sugar and corrects it (by pulling glucose reserves from the liver), without you having to feed the beast. So hang in there for a few minutes, and save yourself from consuming excess calories. Even if the calories are healthy snacks, most people still get more than enough calories from their meals, and the snacks will just add excess weight or prevent weight loss.”
7 Things Morning People Do Differently

7 Things Morning People Do Differently

Commented Apr 1, 2014 at 16:25:13 in Healthy Living

“I agree, and I'm not even cynical. I'm a happy morning person. But I've also been a happy night owl. Neither is better; it just comes down to what works best for you. Some of the disadvantages to being a morning person are that I really don't enjoy going out in the evening, as my bedtime is 9:30 pm. Also, sometimes I feel lonely between the hours of 4 and 7 am, when most of the city is still sleeping. I take a walk and meditate during that time. The stillness and quiet are sweet, but tinged with a certain emptiness and melancholy, too.”
7 Things Morning People Do Differently

7 Things Morning People Do Differently

Commented Apr 1, 2014 at 16:15:23 in Healthy Living

“Morning people are happier not because they get up early. They get up early because they are happy, and eager to start the day. Also, they are not toxic from self medicating the evening before with excess food, alcohol or drugs, so they naturally wake up earlier.”

ZanScott49 on Apr 1, 2014 at 20:37:33

“Holy crap, generalize much?”
Ask Healthy Living: Should I Let Garlic Sit Out Before Cooking It?

Ask Healthy Living: Should I Let Garlic Sit Out Before Cooking It?

Commented Mar 28, 2014 at 21:09:02 in Healthy Living

“Then why do they say dried garlic doesn't have the same benefits as fresh? The drying process it seems would increase those compounds even more than letting it sit for 10 minutes.”

Tatters on Apr 1, 2014 at 09:57:42

“How do arrive at that? There was only mention of possible efficacy improvements and not an increase in any compounds. Drying does alot to change the chemistry and taste of garlic and I don't know about it's pharmacological effectiveness at that point.”

ShedTheLight on Mar 30, 2014 at 14:19:19

“Not really. That's like saying since letting cooked meat rest for 5 minutes makes it taste better, letting it rest for 3 centuries should make it taste amazing.”
Real Photos Of Taco Bell's New Breakfast Items Are ... Different Than The Ads

Real Photos Of Taco Bell's New Breakfast Items Are ... Different Than The Ads

Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 21:28:33 in Taste

“Grammar correction: "...different from the ads," not "than the ads."”

Misha101 on Mar 21, 2014 at 00:55:28

“Kathleen, Thank you.”
Trying To Cut Back On Salt? Focus On Spices During Cooking

Trying To Cut Back On Salt? Focus On Spices During Cooking

Commented Mar 20, 2014 at 21:20:26 in Healthy Living

“This is very common advice for cutting back on salt. And it's true - make the food interesting and tasty, and you won't need or miss all the salt. But spices aren't the only way to make food interesting and tasty. Learn to cook well, use good, fresh ingredients, and keep it interesting by trying new foods and new recipes.”
11 Food Truths We Should All Follow

11 Food Truths We Should All Follow

Commented Mar 12, 2014 at 21:40:33 in Taste

“"impactful" truths? How about "powerful?" Also, truths aren't "followed." Maybe they're to "live by," or to "accept" or simply to "know."

Some good points here, but artificial almond flavor is better than natural, which is made from the toxic and harsh-tasting bitter almond.”

mrsaskew on Mar 17, 2014 at 17:07:29

“No. Really. But, you don't need much real almond extract. That little bottle will last a good long while.”
10 Mugs That Make Us Hate Coffee Drinkers (PHOTOS)

10 Mugs That Make Us Hate Coffee Drinkers (PHOTOS)

Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 17:20:03 in Taste

“Yeah, those mugs are annoying. If you're obnoxious and irritable before you've finished your cup of coffee, chances are you won't be much improved afterward.”

Clive Draper on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:58:45

“They should make a "Maybe you're just a bad person" mug.”
7 Foods I Would Never Touch If I Wasn't Jewish

7 Foods I Would Never Touch If I Wasn't Jewish

Commented Mar 11, 2014 at 16:24:06 in Taste

“Thanks for the informative, interesting article. But forgive me for a grammar correction: "....if I weren't Jewish," not "wasn't."”
16 Reasons Chocolate Is Obviously Superior To Vanilla (GIFs)

16 Reasons Chocolate Is Obviously Superior To Vanilla (GIFs)

Commented Mar 4, 2014 at 10:27:15 in Taste

“But chocolate is most supreme when paired with (oreos!) vanilla, enhanced by (vanilla extract in all sorts of confections) or contrasted with (hot fudge sundae!) vanilla, so don't entirely disrespect vanilla.

Also, the chocolate/vanilla contest is not entirely fair because chocolate is a drug (it contains theobromine, a stimulant, and many other mood enhancing substances). You couldn't fairly say wine is superior to fruit. Hard to compete with a buzz!”
7 Crazy Reasons You Should Be Intimidated To Eat With Queen Elizabeth II

7 Crazy Reasons You Should Be Intimidated To Eat With Queen Elizabeth II

Commented Mar 3, 2014 at 18:43:33 in Taste

“I don't understand the chocolate biscuit cake. It's not baked?”

storgrisdemo on Mar 4, 2014 at 16:10:25

“Um buscuit in England means what you call cookies..”

nuzzybear on Mar 4, 2014 at 15:41:23

“Bunch of crushed biscuits (mild cookies) mixed with melted chocolate - when the chocolate cools, it's something you can slice if it hasn't mysteriously rubbed itself all over your face by then.”

deaniac1 on Mar 3, 2014 at 18:57:53

“It's like the icebox cakes they make in the South.”
A Surprisingly Simple Way To Outwit Comfort Food Cravings

A Surprisingly Simple Way To Outwit Comfort Food Cravings

Commented Feb 27, 2014 at 11:52:35 in Healthy Living

“Thanks for showing a photo for the article of a person who probably needs to learn to control cravings: He's not a 16 year old underweight glamorous model. So many of these articles illustrate with a glamorous person (male or female) who looks like he or she has no problem with weight or food. But this guy appears to just be a regular dude, one who even seems to have a thick body type that might easily gain weight. Much more realistic. And not depressing! Thank you!”
Taco Bell's New Breakfast Menu Will Unleash The Waffle Taco On America

Taco Bell's New Breakfast Menu Will Unleash The Waffle Taco On America

Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 21:49:51 in Taste

“Pretty darn gross. I mean, would you ever make something like that for yourself at home? Hmmm...I think I'll put sausage and cheese and bacon on my homemade waffles and top it off with maple syrup. When you make food yourself, you become more mindful of what you're eating, so you just wouldn't make something that weird and foul. But if the food industry advertises it, and hands it to you, then somehow that bypasses your better judgment and you (or some people at least) will eat it. So, the lesson is, don't eat out. Make it at home. You can still make rich, decadent food, but it just won't rise to that fast food level of grease upon white starch fried in more grease, drenched in syrup, rolled in sugar, and dusted with more sugar.”
5 Good Reasons To Go For A Less Intense Workout

5 Good Reasons To Go For A Less Intense Workout

Commented Feb 24, 2014 at 21:19:28 in Healthy Living

“I love low intensity exercise. I know a more strenuous workout has its benefits, but I'm not willing to make the effort. Also, as I suffer from fibromyalgia, I usually - no, let me say, always - regret the times I've ventured into more vigorous activity. It's weird, I'll be working out at high level, really feeling proud of myself, thinking I can handle it, and then all of a sudden I'll come down with debilitating joint and nerve pain that takes MONTHS to recover from, even when I immediately stop the strenuous workouts. So it's walking with the occasional (very) slowly jogged block or two, leisurely swimming, sustained housework and cooking, and gentle yoga for me.

I definitely take it easy these days. But I figure I'm still way ahead of 90% of modern humans in terms of activity level and fitness.”

dwnmw4ever on Feb 25, 2014 at 04:41:28

“With Fibro. any activity is beneficial”
Insects In Peanut Butter, And More Food Facts That We Refuse To Believe

Insects In Peanut Butter, And More Food Facts That We Refuse To Believe

Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 08:33:40 in Taste

“I've realized too that homemade and homegrown food is not perfectly clean. But knowing this, I realized that processed food must be way filthier! The processors have ways of hiding the unsavory bits, by thoroughly pureeing most things, and adding coloring, too.

When I cook at home, I'm as clean and sanitary as possible. But if I worked on a farm or in a factory (with lousy wages or conditions), I'm sure I'd be a bit more lax.”
Why You Should Never Peel An Apple

Why You Should Never Peel An Apple

Commented Feb 20, 2014 at 08:17:12 in Healthy Living

“Wow! Thank you. I suppose these are pesticides, so if the apple isn't organic, definitely peel away. BTW, organic or not, do not eat the core and seeds. I've noticed when I cut an apple, that often mold is taking hold in the very center, which certainly would be toxic. And the seeds are known to be toxic; they contain cyanide compounds.”
Why You Should Never Peel An Apple

Why You Should Never Peel An Apple

Commented Feb 19, 2014 at 18:32:09 in Healthy Living

“It all sounds good, but with a little research you could probably make just as many compelling arguments for why you should ALWAYS peel your apple. Here are a few. A peeled apple is: easier on the digestion, won't feed unhealthy gut bacteria; it has fewer "anti-nutrients", i.e., compounds that interfere with mineral absorption. I'm sure more reasons not to eat the skin could be discovered.”

corinnabe on Feb 23, 2014 at 21:57:59

“The skin is the best part. It just needs to be washed. And the fiber in the skin is actually what makes it GOOD for the digestion. Also, most of the "gut bacteria" is good bacteria, essential to health and homeostasis.”

Arlene La Hera on Feb 22, 2014 at 15:28:18

“Not really. A synergy occurs when whole human and whole apple combine and where they got the old adage. I never want to say would've, could've, should've and so I note foods and habits that curb incidence of diseases, ailments and conditions. The apple is always among the first mentioned. I eat at least one everyday because of it.”

BeerLover on Feb 21, 2014 at 17:58:52

“THANK YOU! Think of all the pesticides they spray on... and what's in that "wax?"”

buckyjones on Feb 21, 2014 at 11:59:49

“I can't digest apple peels. It took me years to figure that one out. I always peel it now and my tummy is happier.”

IZZYCT on Feb 21, 2014 at 07:07:05

“Good point.......I have to peel my apples before I eat them.”

kwaut lizard on Feb 20, 2014 at 02:03:41

“Easy

Acetamiprid
Azinphos methyl
Boscalid
Carbendazim (MBC)
Chlorantraniliprole
Diphenylamine (DPA)
Endosulfan II
Fenpyroximate
Formetanate hydrochloride
Imidacloprid
Methoxyfenozide
Phosmet
Pyraclostrobin
Pyrimethanil
Tetrahydrophthalimide (THPI)
Thiabendazole”
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