Did you know that there is actually a name for the space between your eyebrows? If not, it’s called the glabella, and above, we get a glimpse at Ryan Gosling’s. We’ve rounded up twenty-four more interesting things you never knew had names for your viewing enjoyment after the break.
5 Interesting food facts:
- No magical combination of foods, avoidance of foods, increase in the intake of certain foods, or special diet plans (no matter how bizarre) will make you lose weight. The only way you can lose weight is to eat fewer calories than you burn in your daily activities.
- Organic foods are potentially more toxic than non-organic. Plants left in the wild naturally develop complex methods to self-manage pests. Often this is in the form of mild toxins – these toxins can repel pests but, in high doses can be harmful to humans. In organic farming many plants are left untreated and this allows those toxins to increase more than in pesticide treated produce.
- You eat MSG every day. Look back over your food consumption today. Did you eat any of the following: Processed snack food (for example, chips, doritos, cheetos, etc.), meat, any non-meat protein (for example, beans), mushrooms, tomatoes, soy sauce, cheese (especially hard cheeses), wheat based products (for example, bread). Every one of the above foods (plus many, many more) contain high concentrations of MSG.
- Blue Potatoes aren’t exactly a commonplace produce to find in a grocery store. However, they have powerful antioxidants known as anthocyanins; anthocyanins provide neuro-protective qualities, like reducing the brain inflammation that is commonly associated with depression, and boosting short-term memory. Your thyroid gland is maintained, as well, by the iodine found in the peel.
- Mussels have moderate to high amounts of Vitamin B12, Selenium, Iodine, protein, and Zinc, while being low in calories and fat. The Iodine helps to, as previously mentioned, support the thyroid gland, which helps to regulate mood and weight; the Selenium and Zinc help the thyroid gland, as well. The Vitamin B12 helps to strengthen and insulate a person’s brain cells, which keeps the brain sharp over time.