Posts Tagged ‘dairy’

You’re in your 2:00 p.m. class and you find yourself nodding off during the professor’s monotone lecture. But instead of reaching for your latte or a chocolate bar as a quick pick-me-up, opting for a spoonful of peanut butter might do a better job at helping you power through the rest of class.

Okay, so maybe it isn’t feasible to carry around a jar of peanut butter to stave off a midday slump, but what I’m getting at is that protein, rather than caffeine or sugar, will do a better job at keeping you awake.

According to a recent study, protein stimulates certain brain cells, not only keeping us awake, but also telling the body to burn more calories. Those specific cells, known as orexin cells, help regulate the body’s energy and wakefulness. In fact, the loss of orexin cells can result in narcolepsy and weight gain.

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Unlike almost every other woman I know, I don’t crave chocolate. Sure, I’ll eat the occasional Reese’s peanut butter cup, and if an Almond Joy candy bar magically appears in front of me, I’m not going to throw it away. But, sweets just aren’t my thing.

When I have a craving, it’s usually for something salty. (If you leave me unattended with a bag of Tostitos and some guacamole, I’ll most likely end up in a food coma.) So, why is it that some people crave one thing while others crave something else?

According to a recent article on the Huffington Post’s website, those cravings aren’t only based on your taste in food, but also stem from a person’s emotional state. Whether it’s a craving for sweet, salty, creamy, spicy or greasy; your insatiable hunger for a certain type of food can say a lot about you.

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Enter Moo-man!

Posted: February 4, 2010 by beckettnoyes in VAULT -- archives
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My sister used to be obsessed with cows.  She had stuffed animals, figurines, possibly a calendar, and even a mailbox.  She had all of this stuff, but I don’t recall her ever going to the level of this man.

Very much in the style of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job, an exceedingly unique television program, this unnamed man has written a song for the cows by apparently pouring out a milk jug full of love for the divine bovine.

[via Urlesque]

~Beckett Noyes