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Ravi Bangaroo

The Daily Dish: April 13, 2016

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The Daily Dish 4.13.16

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Indulging in Wine, Chocolate, and Cheese Can Help You Lose Weight, One Scientist Says
Tim Spector, a professor at the King’s College in London, has hypothesized that a diet with a wide range of foods — including indulgent comfort foods like chocolate, wine, and cheese — is actually the key to healthier and more efficient weight loss. No, snacking on chocolate and sipping wine all day won’t make you shed pounds, but small indulgences are a start. He used cheese as an example, saying studies have shown that people who

eat cheese regularly have fewer heart problems than those who abstain from dairy. Foods that are rich in probiotics, such as chocolate and red wine are important to maintain bacteria balance in our guts, but don’t go crazy!

The Dalai Lama Pokes Fun of Japanese Food, Which ‘Sometimes Looks Like Decoration, Not Real Food’
During a recent audience with students of the American Embassy School in New Delhi, the Dalai Lama covered a range of topics that included his feelings on various pets, and mosquitos, the creatures he felt least appreciated the planet’s riches.

The spiritual leader of Tibet also made fun of Japanese food, which he said “sometimes looks like decoration, not real food.” For what it’s worth, the Japanese diet has often been linked to the longevity of its citizens.

Golden Soft Serve Ice Cream: Luxe or Unnecessary?
We’re no stranger to decadent ice creams. After all, the most expensive ice cream sundae in the world, which is served at New York’s Serendipity, is dripping with gold and costs almost $1,000. But there’s actually an ice cream shop in Japan that sells a soft serve ice cream cone covered from top to bottom in gold leaf, and it only costs $8. We’re guessing that the cheap price tag might have something to do with oversaturation; the cities shops sell pretty much anything and everything made or topped with the shiny paper-thin material, including gold leaf sake and plum wine with gold flecks in it.

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