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Healthy Woman - - HEALTHY LIFE -

With the fes­tiv­i­ties of De­cem­ber and the hus­tle of Jan­uary, sleep doesn’t even seem to be on the agenda. But a new study just proved that not get­ting enough sleep may spur the kind of food crav­ings that are in­duced by mar­i­juana. (Trans­la­tion: mas­sive binge eat­ing). The study pub­lished in jour­nal SLEEP shows that those who were sleep-de­prived ate twice as much fat af­ter mid­day than those who got in a good eight hours of sleep. Sleepy folks also feel more hunger and stronger urges to munch on all man­ner of junk food which they give into be­cause their abil­ity to re­sist is hin­dered. There’s a lit­tle Ital­ian vil­lage called Ac­cia­roli where 45 per cent of the residents are at least 100 years old. That puts the life ex­pectancy at around 78 years; piquing cu­rios­ity in the world of nu­tri­tional re­search. So what is let­ting peo­ple live so long? While re­searchers ad­mit there are sev­eral fac­tors that con­trib­ute to this phe­nom­e­non, many sus­pect it has to do with the amount of rose­mary they cook with. Hint: it’s a lot! Thanks to their largely Mediter­ranean diet, they use it in al­most all their dishes; from veg­gies to meats and soup gar­nishes. We know what we’re gar­nish­ing our din­ners with this sea­son!

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