Here’s a potpourri of interesting topics, ranging from food and recipes to supplements. ENJOY!
Arby’s is making carrots out of meat. Yes, meat, written by Mark Wilson for FastCompany.com, 6/26/19. I’m just a bit stunned!
“I’m so excited. You’re the first person I’ve talked to about this,” says Arby’s chief marketing officer, Jim Taylor. “I’ve been working behind the scenes for three months.”
“People love meat already. What Americans have a harder time doing is enjoying vegetables,” he says. “So we said, ‘If they can make meat out of vegetables, why can’t we make vegetables out of meat?’ We’re going to introduce to the world a category we call ‘megetables’—we’ve applied for trademark. Our first vegetable is going to be the marrot.”
It’s a carrot made of meat. Specifically, the marrot is a seasoned, marinated turkey breast, cut and rolled into the shape of a carrot. It’s cooked sous vide. Then it’s rolled in dehydrated carrot juice and oven-roasted. The marrot is finished with a brûlée of maple sugar and a sprig of parsley on top. Taylor points out that it’s high in protein and vitamin C—what Arby’s dubs a “meat snack.”
For now, the marrot is nothing more than a concept out of the Arby’s test kitchen. Depending on public response, the company may or may not bring it to market as a limited-time promotion. Arby’s is specifically and actively not going the route of adding plant-based “meats” to their menus. Its slogan is literally “we have the meats,” as the company has anchored into carnivores as part of its business strategy.
Butter shortage in Israel? No problem: Bakeries go vegan, according to Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c.org, 23 June 2019. Check this out: The vegan mocha fudge cake (below) introduced by La Farina will save 12,000 eggs, 370 liters of milk and 250 kilos of butter per year.
Bread, cookies and cakes don’t need animal-based ingredients to taste great and sell well, according to Vegan Friendly, whose seal of approval appears on nearly 5,000 Israeli products made with 100% plant-derived ingredients. Switching to a vegan recipe usually makes the product cheaper, more healthful, and available to a bigger clientele – for example, people with dairy or egg sensitivities and kosher consumers seeking parve (neither dairy nor meat) dessert options.
“When taking animal products out of desserts, the main challenge is the eggs,” award-winning pastry chef Tal Hausen says. “The best substitute is either unsweetened apple or banana puree. We also adjust the amounts of baking soda and baking powder.” Hausen says that vegan breads, cakes and cookies do taste different – in a positive way — without eggs and butter masking the taste of principal ingredients that lend the product its true flavor, such as different types of chocolate and sugar. (apple pie charlotte as an example of a dessert made without eggs or butter)
UCSD scientists find possible link between eating fast-food and Type 2 diabetes was reported by Joe Tash for LaJollaLight.com, 3 July 2019. Researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine found a possible correlation between eating a high-calorie fast-food breakfast, and “leaky gut syndrome,” which could be a factor in developing Type 2 diabetes. OK, so they are talking about T2, right? But pay attention!
Researchers at the UCSD School of Medicine found a possible correlation between eating a high-calorie fast-food breakfast, and “leaky gut syndrome,” which could be a factor in developing Type 2 diabetes . The results of the study were published recently in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Researchers studied the impact of a McDonald’s breakfast on 30 people, who fell into three groups — healthy people, pre-diabetics, and those previously diagnosed with Type 2, or adult-onset, diabetes.
Researchers made a “strong observation” that a high-calorie, high-carbohydrate diet is associated with leaky gut syndrome, which may in turn increase the likelihood of developing Type 2 diabetes, said Paul J. Mills, senior author of the study. Mills is a professor and chief of Family Medicine and Public Health with the UCSD School of Medicine.
The study focused on proteases, which are enzymes that break down proteins in the food we eat, said Mills. Normally, the enzymes remain in the small intestine, but when leaky gut occurs, they can seep into the bloodstream. That can cause damage, said Mills, because they continue to digest proteins, including the insulin receptors on cells in the bloodstream. That could inhibit the body’s ability to regulate glucose levels, leading to diabetes.
The study found that in all three categories of participants, the amount of enzymes leaking into the bloodstream increased after eating the fast-food meal, said Mills. However, in the healthy people, the amount of proteases was lower, and returned to normal more quickly. The highest protease levels were found in the diabetics, he said, and pre-diabetics were in the middle.
Need to poop? I Used to Have Trouble Going to the Bathroom, Here’s What Finally Helped was written by Kristen Campbell Sacred Folk for Medium/Health, 19 November 2018.
The advice of Anthony William of Medical Medium — drink celery juice on an empty stomach every morning, 15 minutes before anything else. Here’s the author’s journey … similar to something I’ve been doing for the past week (mostly for a low calorie/carb snack) with surprising benefits!
It has now been nearly three months since I started adding celery juice to my morning routine, and the best side affect I’ve noticed to date is how regular my digestion now is. I’ve actually now spoken with several of the doctors and specialists that I see about my progress with celery juice. The biggest shock has been that every doctor I tell, “I started following the Medical Medium books, and have added celery juice to my mornings. It’s solved my digestive issues,” seems fully unphased. As someone who once had some trouble going to the bathroom can tell you, I would have done just about anything to be more “regular.” Celery juice seems a very small price to pay.