Could Fad Diets Lead to a Long, Healthy Life?

EVERY GENERATION has its fashionable eating programs. Think of fad diets like Atkins, Master Cleanse—even cabbage soup. Extreme diets have believers, but they are mostly dismissed by the medical establishment, which generally prefers sensible eating and exercise. But a trio of contemporary diets is garnering interest from doctors and researchers: ketogenic, which focuses on fats […] Tons of quirky diets promise to help you shed pounds and gain years. But what if some are actually legit? A new book argues that a long, healthy life may come down to forgoing protein or skipping a few meals….

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Eating Dark Chocolate Could Give You the Same Feel-Good Vibes as Smoking Weed

You already know that dark chocolate, with its minerals and antioxidants, is good for you. But researchers at University College London have added one more boon to the list—it might get you high. OK, that’s not precisely true. But dark chocolate contains psychoactive ingredients that produce feel-good vibes akin to cannabis use, as well as […] You already know that dark chocolate, with its minerals and antioxidants, is good for you. But researchers at University College London have added one more boon to the list—it might get you high. OK, that’s not precisely true. But dark chocolate contains psychoactive ingredients that produce feel-good vibes akin to cannabis use, as well as phenylethylamine, a neuromodulator that helps regulate mood. In the study of 13,626 people, those who ate just half an ounce of dark chocolate were 70 percent less likely to report symptoms of depression. But the dark chocolate-weed link doesn’t end there….

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Here’s How Long You Need to Foam Roll to Reduce Your Risk of Injuries

You’re just back from a sweaty summer run and making a beeline for a cold shower. Researchers are suggesting some recovery first. The study, published in the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, found that 15 minutes of foam rolling twice a week significantly increased flexibility after two months—which, along with strength training, plays a […] You’re just back from a sweaty summer run and making a beeline for a cold shower. Researchers are suggesting some recovery first. The study, published in the Journal of Sports Science & Medicine, found that 15 minutes of foam rolling twice a week significantly increased flexibility after two months—which, along with strength training, plays a role in injury prevention….

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