Flavour of the Week

TGIF


  • You may have heard about Shabazz Napier – the NCAA Basketball player who claimed he would sometime go to bed hungry because he couldn’t afford to buy enough food? If not, most amusing if you learn via Jon Stewart. The statement caught TGIFeveryone’s interest as the NCAA brings in millions of dollars every year AND it hardly seems right to do so on the backs of starving athletes. Well apparently, the cry of outrage was effective, this time, and the rules are about to change. Athletes will now be allowed unlimited meals and snacks in addition to the regular meal plan covered in their scholarships. Of course, this doesn’t mean they will be guaranteed adequate nutrition but at least now they won’t be prevented from doing so.
  • Coffee, coffee and more coffee. Reseachers have found a link between increased coffee consumption and lower risk of type 2 diabetes. A cautionary note though – there must be a threshold so don’t over do it. They suggest that people consuming 3 cups (one cup is 250 ml) or more per day had the lowest risk but they do not say how much is too much. Also, they don’t mean the sugary, whip cream topped specialty drinks!

 

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