Removing the outer skin of a fruit or vegetable can mean you’re throwing away some of the most potent nutrients that edible plant has to offer. Think again about your reckless peeling habit. Here's a guide to getting started.
GABA may sound like preschool gibberish — “GABA-GABA-GABA!” (etc) — but GABA is of course short for Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid. This is the neurotransmitter whose job it is to calm your brain. How? If your skull is a night club, GABA is the bouncer who keeps the loudmouthed jerks out on the sidewalk. Neurally speaking.
Once veganism was considered a radical, almost bizarre lifestyle. Today it is the subject of reasoned debate, nutritional analysis, and peer-reviewed scholarly papers. Add to all that our current age of wall-to-wall visual documentation—endless clips of animals acting curiously, happily human when freed from bondage, or reunited with loved ones. Here we have an opportunity for reflection. And more.
We can't all love all vegetables all of the time. “Hate” is an ugly word, though. Detest? Reject? Abjure? How about a Shakespearean revulsion? “Prithee, mother—no more spinach. My gorge rises at it!” Based on numerous polls, here is a wildly opinionated list of our most feared vegetables.
Not only are those mushrooms popping out of the dank forest floor more animal than plant— you and they have the same Grandpappy. Or...make that Great Grandpappy, I guess. Is it any wonder, then, that certain mushrooms act with such catalytic fervor on our earnest animal bodies?