Friday, April 03, 2015

Public service thread

Without salt, your synapses don't fire so good. So it turns out the reason old people on low salt diets seem sleepy and disengaged and maybe like they have Alzheimer's is probably because they are on a low salt diet. Also, the most fattening part of an ordinary pizza is the bread. Although, of course, adding any fruit will spike it up, too. Butter doesn't make you fat. Meat doesn't make you fat. SUGAR makes you fat. Coffee is good for you or bad for you depending on the week, as near as I can tell. I cannot believe the rapidity with which newspaper articles come out reversing last week's wisdom on the benefits or dangers of coffee. I'm going with "good for you" on the grounds that, y'know, I like it, although I admit this doesn't work for everything.