Greedy for chips and fries?

Although we know that they are unhealthy and make you fat - but we still stuff ourselves with it: potato chips, fries, sweets, and cakes. These foods are packed with carbohydrates and fats, which strongly activate our reward system in the brain. In nature, there are no foods that contain such high levels of both. There are foods rich in carbohydrates, such as potatoes and cereals, and foods rich in fats, such as nuts. The only naturally occurring food that contains high levels of carbohydrates and fats is breast milk. Researchers now say that breast milk trains our brains from an early age, so we become susceptible to this combination. Nowadays this is a big problem that leads to obesity and Type 2 diabetes. Researchers also found out that we often underestimate the nutritional value of fat and carbohydrate foods. So, it's best to keep your fingers off processed food - because our reward system is usually not satisfied with just one potato chip, but would like to have the whole pack right away. 

                            You want strong muscles? Eat egg!

What is missing from your muscles?

Do you exercise frequently and still have the feeling that your muscles are not getting stronger? Maybe you are missing choline. Researchers at the University of Houston, Texas, found that the power of people who lacked choline in their diet did not improve after twelve weeks of regular exercise. People who integrated enough choline into their diet had stronger muscles after that time. Choline deficiency is common in over-50s. Choline is a trace element that is important for our nerves and muscles. Although our body can produce choline itself, it also needs about 500 mg of our diet every day. So, who does sports should eat eggs regularly. Even an egg yolk covers more than the daily requirement of choline. 

Mistakes make people

The exam phase is approaching and thousands of students are preparing for their exams with smoking heads. Who does not know this feeling of wanting to quickly save a bit of substance in short-term memory? Here comes assistance! Anyone who makes mistakes while learning learns better. Errors can be even good. This shows a new study . The mistake, however, must be close to the correct answer. "Our results show that mistakes can help a person to learn information even better than if it had not made any mistakes," explains Nicole Anderson, lead author of the study. By the way, a tip from the researchers: first go through the study material, then do exercises - not the other way around! If you just guess, it may be harder to learn the right information later. 


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