Science and your health

Eating fatty foods is like smoking marijuana

Eating fatty foods stimulate a response similar to that triggered by cannabis or marijuana, hooking you to eating more fatty foods, says a new paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study showed that when laboratory rats were fed fats, their bodies activated molecules called endocannabinoids, the body’s natural version… Continue reading Eating fatty foods is like smoking marijuana

Science and your health

Sustainable Living: A “Samoosa Tax” to curb overconsumption?

The Seychelles, struggling with an increasingly overweight population, may want to take note of the latest move in Hungary to curb obesity. According to euractive.com, Hungary will be imposing a tax  on foodstuffs considered to be unhealthy. The plan is to impose a 10 forint (3.7 eurocent) tax on foodstuffs  that contain excess salt, sugar,… Continue reading Sustainable Living: A “Samoosa Tax” to curb overconsumption?