Admit it. Since the birth of the endless possibilities brought about by a digital camera and social media, the habit of taking a photograph of every food that we see have become so much of an obsession already. It seemed that so many people are so into posting food photos much more than their own self-ies. Sure, it’s a pleasure to look at sometimes but there are also times when it really hurts just to look at it especially if you’re on a diet.
Well, you’ll be very glad to know that there is actually a study that has proven that looking at this food photos can affect one’s appetite. Yes, the “Instagram Diet” does have a use after all.
The study conducted at the Brigham Young University found out that staring at food photos can affect our taste receptors making the real ones taste poorly and unsatisfying. The observation was made on a number of participants who were given different kinds of food pictures, from sweets to salty foods, and then they were asked to have some peanuts. The participants were asked how they would rank the peanuts’ taste and the results were amazing. Those who have been staring at salty food pictures said that they didn’t really enjoyed the peanuts compared to those who have been staring at sweets who said that they liked it.
The co-author of the study, Ryan Elder explained that this is because the brain is sort of conditioned to have had enough of the taste even just by staring at the picture or the actual food itself. This can have an effect on our food intake. Since you appreciate the food’s tasteless, the less you can eat as well.
There you have it. Now you have a reason to look, or not to look, at those Intagram food pictures now – depending if you want to eat more or eat less.
Statistics say that one out of 5 families in the United States is having housing problems. These problems are related to overcrowding, insufficient food and expenses are 50 % above their income. This report was based on the studies involving the healthiest and least healthy areas in United States.
Despite the common notion of others, there are still various places in America which are having this kind of problem. This is aside from the fact that the United States is the most progressive countries around the world. The fact that a lot of families are suffering from this issue is commonly taken for granted by a lot of people. In this year’s country health rankings, housing was one of the newest measures included.
The Bronx country in New York had 37 % of their residents facing housing issues. This same place also had 57 % in terms of paying more than 30 % of their income for their rent. Bronx ranked last in the 62 counties in New York.
76 % of the workers were driving alone mainly because of the limited public transportation systems and there were neighborhood which did not have that much safe sidewalks or crosswalks. This greatly contributes to pollution and obesity among the residents. There is also an increased rate of accidents and personal stress because 30 % of workers have more than a 30 minute drive every day when they go to work. 77% of the individuals are able to access equipment used for exercise routines. However, those living in worst countries, an average of 19 % of the residents have this particular access.
These rankings will help analyze the health of the residents among healthy and least healthy counties in each and every state. These rankings will greatly help in starting a dialogue in order to make the necessary changes related to health care, housing, education and recreation so that the entire community will have a better overall health. This will pave the way for parks to be more accessible to the residents so that they can engage in various physical workouts such as jogging, walking, and biking and many more.