Dustin’s Health & Fitness Articles of the Week – 4/13/14

11 Graphs That Show Everything That is Wrong With The Modern Diet – In regards to #5, there seems to be a recent upward shift in butter sales. In 2013, the U.S. reached its highest consumption level in four decades with average butter intake rising 25% since 2002.

Do cold temperatures cause colds? – Interesting research and theories on why we get colds.

No Candy Bars Here: This Vending Machine Sells Only Fresh Salads And It’s Seriously Delicious – Great concept and so far it’s working! Currently only in Chicago and receiving great reviews on Yelp.

‘Lung In A Box’ Keeps Organs Breathing Before Transplants – Warning NSFW. This article contains graphic images of a human heart and lung contained in experimental devices that keeps them alive longer for organ donor recipients. Just FYI if you’re squeamish. This new technology could be particularly beneficial for Hawaii where according to the article 30 to 40 hearts annually go unused because they cannot be transported.

KITCHEN 101: COOKING FATS & OILS – Awesome graphic depicting the best temperatures and uses for common cooking oils. In regards to nutritional value and weight loss, pay attention to the serving size of oils. One tablespoon of coconut or olive oil is approximately 120 calories.


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