You’ll eat twice as many cookies if you’re in a messy kitchen than in a tidy one when you’re stressed, according to new research from Cornell University in the US.
A chaotic environment makes you feel out of control, which can be damaging when it comes to showing diet restraint, the study author says.
And you thought all that vinegar did was give your salad dressing a kick. Find out what’s inspiring health lovers to use this superfood on just about everything and even to sip it. (Stir a tablespoon of cider or red wine vinegar into a glass of water to try it yourself.)
IT SOOTHES YOUR STOMACH Vinegar reduces gastrointestinal inflammation and bumps up levels of healthy gut bugs, easing symptoms of ulcerative colitis, such as stomach pain, a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry revealed.
IT SLIMS YOUR WAIST Vinegar’s acetic acid slows carb digestion, blunting the blood sugar spike that occurs after eating starch, Arizona State University researchers in the US report. Other studies show that stable post-meal blood sugar may help your body burn fat.
IT HELPS YOUR HEART The antioxidants in balsamic vinegar, known as polyphenols, keep your arteries flexible so dangerous fats can’t build up, according to a study at Ochanomizu University in Japan.