Passing on the gym to snuggle on the couch and binge watch whole seasons of your favorite show this weekend may not bode well for your brain.
TV binging, exercise skipping linked to poor cognitive function
Correlation is far from demonstrating causation, especially in this case. People often “self medicate” – they tend to gravitate to leisure activities that they find rewarding. People that find mainstream TV shows painfully inane aren’t going to be spending their free time watching them.
But it is interesting about the standing desk, the war on sitting because of the mortality implications… but curling up on the couch for some TV gets a pass?
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Tahini can be convenient to buy at most grocery stores, but expensive. It’s
incredibly simple to make yourself. Providing you have:
frying pan or microwave if toasting the seeds
Then hit the bulk foods section of your grocery store for some sesame seeds! If there’s
vitamin K in sesame seeds, it’s so low there’s no concern. There’s some real benefit to eating sesame/tahini:
The copper in sesame seeds is good for Rheumatoid arthritis
Magnesium supports vascular and respiratory health
Calcium helps prevent colon cancer, osteoporosis, migraines and PMS
Zinc for bone health
Phytosterols lower cholesterol
It’s worth finding a store with a decent bulk foods section for various things – sugar, spices, nuts, oatmeal and such. You can save a lot.
The nice part about tahini is that if the sesame and oil separates – just mix it up again.
When Life gives you tahini,
make hummus! 🙂
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