When It Makes Sense to Add Extra Fat to Your Meal

Now that fat is overcoming its bad reputation, it’s becoming trendy to add it to food and drinks for health reasons—whether that’s putting butter in your coffee for dubious benefits, or swapping “Lite” salad dressing for a drizzle of bacon grease. But when does adding fat make sense, and when is it a bad idea?

Source: When It Makes Sense to Add Extra Fat to Your Meal

I was glad to see the article talk about how we’ve come to know that fat intake increases our uptake of fat soluble vitamins.  There is most certainly nutritional value in having fat in our diet.

What on Earth is Fake Cream Made Out Of?

It’s very easy to test, if you know someone who is lactose intolerant… 😉

The cream inside your Twinkie is not the same thing as the cream inside that eclair at the fancy French bakery—we know that, because real cream goes bad after a while, and can’t sit on shelves for months. So what’s really inside that Twinkie? (And are you sure you really want to know the answer?)

Source: What on Earth is Fake Cream Made Out Of?

Real buttercream frosting is just sugar and lard and vanilla, so I was expecting something along the lines of chemical fat.

We Had A Cure For Leprosy For Centuries, But Couldn’t Get It To Work

People in China discovered the cure for leprosy in the 1300s, and yet for six hundred years, the cure didn’t actually work. We’ll tell you why a known cure wasn’t good enough, and how to make it good enough.

Source: We Had A Cure For Leprosy For Centuries, But Couldn’t Get It To Work

Now you know, should you come down with leprosy.  It is possible to get it from armadillos…

It’s a shame about how brief Alice Ball’s life was.  There aren’t many instances of science advancement by women, so it’s nice to see one.

Ear Wax 101

Put down the Q-tip!

Produced by the sebaceous and cerumenous glands in the ear canal, ear wax contains a range of organic compounds, including saturated and unsaturated long-chain fatty acids, alcohols, squalene, and cholesterol. Its precise composition varies between people and will depend on diet, ethnicity, their age, and the environment.

Source: What You Need To Know About Ear Wax

…the adage that you shouldn’t put anything in your ear that’s smaller than your elbow is still true today.