You Can Eat All the Butter, Cheese, and Other Fat You Want . . . As Long As You Walk 22 Minutes a Day

You Can Eat All the Butter, Cheese, and Other Fat You Want . . . As Long As You Walk 22 Minutes a Day

Fat has gotten a pretty bad reputation, but the more research that comes in, the more it becomes clear that eating a bunch of fat REALLY might not be all that bad. Here’s the latest . . .

A new study out of the University of California, San Francisco found even if you eat butter, cheese, and all the other delicious saturated fats in the world, you can avoid increasing your risk of developing heart disease with a TINY bit of daily exercise.

Seriously. They found that you can offset your risk if you just walk 22 minutes a day.

Now, obviously, it’s BETTER to eat healthy and not eat six sticks of butter just because one study said it’s fine . . . but consider this another piece of evidence that fat really may not be as bad as we were all led to believe.

(CNN)

Woah, You Can Now Buy Caffeinated Peanut Butter

Woah, You Can Now Buy Caffeinated Peanut Butter

You can now buy caffeinated PEANUT BUTTER. It’s from a company called Steem in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

You can now buy caffeinated PEANUT BUTTER. It’s from a company called Steem in Greenfield, Massachusetts.

But do NOT accidentally pack your kids a sandwich made with this stuff, or you’re gonna get some really angry calls from their school.

Because this stuff is POTENT. One tablespoon has as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. The caffeine comes from a green tea extract that’s mixed in.

The creators say it’s actually BETTER at keeping you awake and getting your energy up than coffee or an energy drink, because of the recipe.

Quote, “The unsaturated fats actually create bonds with the caffeine so the digestion process is slower and results in a steady release of energy.”

It’s starting to make its way into stores but if you want some now, it’s available online for $4.99 a jar, plus shipping. Just go to steempb.com.

(Boston Herald)

Caffeinated Peanut Butter

Now on Sale: Fat Infused Water For $5-a-Bottle

Now on Sale: Fat Infused Water For $5-a-Bottle

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Just stop. Seriously. Just stop.

Dave Asprey is a, quote, “bio-hacker” who made the news a few years ago when he started promoting his weight loss plan: Drink coffee with BUTTER in it. Of course, he suggested you buy HIS extremely expensive coffee made of special, “toxin-free” beans.

He’s built an entire empire around his “Bulletproof Diet” plan . . . but it feels like NO ONE is a big enough SUCKER to fall for his latest product.

He’s now selling fat-infused BOTTLED WATER . . . that costs about $5 for a 16-ounce bottle. It’s gluten free . . . you know, just like regular, fat-free water!

Asprey’s big belief is that good fats, like coconut oil, are the absolute key to losing weight and feeling healthy. His “FATWater” has about two grams of coconut oil in it, and he says that makes your cells more receptive to water so you’ll rehydrate quicker.

FATWater is only available right now in Los Angeles but Asprey is planning to take it nationwide soon.

 

(Goodfood)

Fat Infused Water

There Are Three New Flavors of Girl Scout Cookies . . . But Don’t Get Too Excited

There Are Three New Flavors of Girl Scout Cookies . . . But Don’t Get Too Excited

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I saw a headline today that said, “Girl Scouts Add Three New Cookies to Iconic Lineup” . . . and obviously I was thrilled. “So long, New Year’s resolution . . . the Girl Scouts want to fatten me up and I’m gonna let ’em!”

Then I saw what the new flavors are . . . and frankly my diet will be just fine.

Two of the new flavors are gluten free, so, yeah . . . PASS. And the third is filled with ingredients that sound “healthy” enough to make the cookies taste bad, but not healthy enough to actually make cookies a sensible part of a good diet.

The three flavors are:

1. Gluten-Free Trios. These are gluten-free peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies made from whole grain oats.

2. Gluten-Free Toffee-tastic. These are butter cookies with little toffee bits.

3. Rah-Rah Raisins. These are basically oatmeal raisin cookies with a bad-sounding twist. They’re made with whole grain oats, raisins, and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks.

But the three flavors won’t be available everywhere . . . the Girl Scouts are rolling them out in test markets this year.

(Yahoo News)

 

Random Facts For Tuesday

Random Facts For Tuesday

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Here are some random facts for you . . .

  1. You can’t legally buy fireworks in Florida . . . unless you’re using them for pest control. So when people buy fireworks in Florida, they have to sign a form that says they’re using them for agricultural reasons.
  2. If MEL BROOKS wins one more Oscar, he’ll be the first person to win a double EGOT . . . that would be two Emmys, two Grammys, two Oscars, and two Tonys.
  3. Each airline spends an average of $1.2 million a year in fuel because of the weight of every passenger’s cell phone. They also spend $5.7 million in fuel because of the weight of magazines, and $7 million because of iPads.
  4. Butter is BACK. This year the average American will eat 5.6 pounds of butter, or about 22.5 sticks. That’s the most since World War Two.
  5. Domino’s and Pizza Hut are luxury items in Japan . . . a large pizza costs around $35.

 

(Tampa Tribune / Uproxx / Five Thirty Eight / Wall Street Journal / Pizza Hut)

 

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