Can techno music help you run faster? Will heavy metal make you stronger? The Folks at Fix.com have created a fascinating infographic detailing the effects that different kinds of music have on exercise. Well worth […]
A fun start to your weekend. Have muffins gotten bigger in recent years? Q: Is it just me or are muffins getting bigger?.
Ah yes the trans fat. Now reviled as one of the most unhealthy substances a human can eat, trans fats were once presented as the epitome of clean eating in the United States. They were cheap to manufacture, easy to cook with and marketed with aplomb.
Today we look at the fascinating history of the unhealthiest of fats.
Low fat? That has to be healthy right?
Before putting that food into your basket snatch a glance at the ingredient list. Most often you’ll be met with a list of items that seems more akin to a laboratory than a kitchen. So what are things like xanthum gum or methylcellulose?
What are their functions and what are they made from?
From yesterday’s Irish Times. Nice to see mainstream media beginning to turn away from the idea that fats are evil. Particularly interesting is the throwaway line about carbohydrates being problematic as well… Advice to cut […]
From 1960 to 2004 UEFA and their counterparts in South America were responsible for the Intercontinental Cup, an annual tournament that pitted the winners of the European Champion Clubs’ Cup against the winners of the Copa Libertadores. In part driven by lofty ideals of creating a closer footballing family, the first decade of the Cup was troublesome to say the least. By the end of the ‘60s, the Cup had become synonymous with bloodshed, sendings off and misbehaving fans. Sadly it could have been so different.
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The world of politics and the world of sport have been known to collide from time to time in Ireland. In 1952 for example, Archbishop John Charles MacQuaid…
An interesting take from the Irish Times about Ireland’s current obesity problems. Where’s the beef? Why are Irish men so much fatter than Irish women?.
“The masses of the people of Africa are crying for unity…”
Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first president in the nation’s post-colonial history was a controversial figure at the best of times. He proposed African unity but was at times an authoritarian leader. He lent a helping hand to those in need, but often on his terms only. Regardless of people’s opinions of him, one thing was clear. He was sincere in what he fought for. Nkrumah had a grand dream of uniting all of Africa and whilst ultimately he failed, he left an interesting story. This is especially the case when it comes to Ghanian football history.
Politics and football in Africa are more often than not bedfellows. Ghanaian football is no different.