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Will People Ever Evolve Out of Craving Unhealthy Food?

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Maybe, but it's going to take a long time. For the past 200,000 years or so, fatty and sugary foods were hard for humans to come by and well worth gorging on. Fats help maintain body temperature, sugars provide energy, and craving such food is hardwired: Eating fats and sugars activates reward centers in the brain.

Eating Dessert for Breakfast Can Make You Skinny

By Casey Chan on at

Your mother, doctors and life lied to you. According to scientists (science, people!), combining a low-calorie diet that includes dessert for breakfast will help you lose weight. Sweets, cookies, creme brulee, cake. ALL OF IT will help you lose weight if you start your day off like that. I love breakfast now.


Gordon Ramsay Sparks Potato Peeler-Panic In Brixton Prison

By Sam Gibbs on at

Gordon Ramsay recently caused a serious spud-related security scare over at Brixton Prison where he’s teaching inmates how to cook for a new show. His production team set off a prison wide search after it appeared a potato peeler was missing and potentially in the lethal hands of those at her Majesty’s pleasure.

Do Competitive Eaters Have Unusual Stomachs?

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Yes. Marc Levine, the chief of gastrointestinal radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, has found that a competitive eater's stomach works more like an expanding balloon than a squeezing sac.