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Eating gummy bears after a workout may be just what the doctor ordered. When you exercise, your body is fueled by glycogen – the storage form of glucose – to give you energy needed to push through those final reps. It’s important to feed your body to speed up the recovery process and prevent muscle breakdown. According to Jim Stoppani, Ph.D, doctor of exercise physiology, you should eat gummy bears immediately after your workout. “Fast-digesting carbs hit your blood stream quicker, causing insulin to spike. Fast-digesting carbs are ideal after a workout. That is one of the main reasons why I recommend opting for the gummy bears,” Stoppani states.
Music pushes us all through a hard workout, but how often are you cleaning those earphones? In fact, do you even know how to clean them? Well, a bit of isopropyl alcohol, hand sanitizer or even liquid soap can do the trick. Apply just enough of whatever liquid cleaner you choose to a rag or paper towel and clean those small buds. If the screens have blockages, wipe them with a dry, soft cloth or use an electronics cleaning bush to gently dislodge any debris. If there's earwax buildup, hydrogen peroxide will be your best bet in dissolving it.
You can jump your way to a smarter you! According to the Jump Rope Institute, jumping rope aids in the development of the left and right hemispheres of your brain, which further enhances spatial awareness, improves reading skills, increases memory and makes you more mentally alert. In addition, jumping on the balls of your feet requires your body and mind to make neural muscular adjustments to imbalances created from continuous jumping. Not only will you become smarter, but you will burn major calories, too. Compared to jogging for 30 minutes, jumping rope actually burns more calories at about 1300 calories per hour of vigorous activity.
Sensient Flavors identified their top up-and-coming flavor trends that filters trends from consumer to nail down what you like to taste in 2015. Here’s the hybrid and hot, funky and unconventional tastes that they believe will catch on!
Smoked Chantilly. Smoked, roasted or toasted flavors paired with vanilla- or brandy-infused Chantilly cream.
Maple Mirch. Think maple meets chili pepper.
African Blue Basil. Basil that kind of tastes like anise.
Falernum. A spiced blend often paired with rum flavoring.
Desert Wildflowers. Floral flavors are favored by trendsetters this year.
Cascara Tea. Tea made from dried berries of the coffee plant and often mixed with cinnamon.
3D meat printing could actually become a thing, according to Global Meat News. Technology is currently taking the basic building blocks of what makes up meat and structuring it into different products. American food academics are admitting much research and development remains, but the possibility exists that you might be seeing your chicken or pork alongside traditional productions in the grocery store.