At some point in your life, you have probably had someone preach the varied benefits of apple cider vinegar to you. This so-called liquid gold is hyped as an acne cure, a dandruff remedy, a sunburn soother and a mind-blowing weight loss aid. People add apple cider vinegar, or as fans know it, ACV, to tea, warm water, smoothies and sometimes, just take a sour shot of it. If you’re unfamiliar with apple cider vinegar, it’s a concoction of apple cider with yeast added to start the fermentation process. The taste isn’t what most of us would describe as "enjoyable", yet people are still hooked on the substance and its benefits. Men’s Health asked an expert to find out if apple cider vinegar really is a "magic bullet" for weight loss, or just another fad. The science behind the 'liquid gold' Carol Johnston, associate director of the nutrition program at Arizona State University, said there is some evidence that acetic acid targets body fat and therefore can … [Read more...] about Apple cider vinegar diet: Does it really help you lose weight?
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source mimagephotography/Shutterstock Weight Watchers has long assigned a point system to foods for dieters. The idea is to encourage people to stay away from less healthy items, like a slice of cake, by making those account for more of a person’s daily food-intake total. Foods that are perfectly healthy to eat in abundance, on the other hand, get a low point value. According to the the weight-loss giant’s rubric, some vegetables have always counted for zero points. But now Weight Watchers says dieters need not count points anymore when it comes to many other fruits, veggies, and nutrient-rich proteins. In December, Weight Watchers released an updated list of more than 200 zero-point foods that followers of the diet plan can eat in unlimited quantities. The list of zero-points items even includes things like eggs and fish. That idea might seem counterintuitive, since many people assume that dieters are at risk of overeating. “These foods form … [Read more...] about The most surprising foods Weight Watchers considers zero points — and why
caption Cook wakes up incredibly early. source Andrew Burton / Getty Images Apple just hit a $1 trillion market valuation. Apple CEO Tim Cook is an intensely private person, but he has given some insights into what his daily routine looks like. He’s a self-proclaimed “workaholic” who wakes up early and gets up to 800 emails a day. Apple just made history. The tech giant just became the first US company with $1 trillion market valuation. So what’s the story of the man currently running Apple? Since taking the helm of the tech giant in 2011, CEO Tim Cook has established himself as a private individual, more focused on discussing Apple than his own life. Still, we can piece together some clues about his daily schedule. Here’s a look inside the typical routine of Apple’s CEO: Cook typically wakes up brutally early. source Drew Angerer / Getty Images Source: USA … [Read more...] about Apple is officially worth $1 trillion — take a look inside the daily routine of CEO Tim Cook, who wakes up before dawn and gets 700 emails a day
source Business Insider/Prachi Bhardwaj I got very little use out of my first iPad back in 2011. Even amid all of the excitement of having a brand-new Apple device, I felt no real need for my second-generation iPad, between my iPhone and my MacBook. I know I’m not alone. I’ve heard a lot of people agree that it’s tough to justify spending hundreds of dollars on a third screen size – and yet, Apple keeps on making tablets. Why? “Both [The Mac and iPad] are incredible,” Apple CEO Tim Cook recently told the Sydney Morning Herald’s Peter Wells when he negated rumors that the Mac and iPad might eventually merge. “One of the reasons that both of them are incredible is because we pushed them to do what they do well.” So, I decided to take the new reasonably sized and priced iPad for a spin, along with the not-so-reasonably priced Apple Pencil, to figure out what it was that I hadn’t considered. I have to admit … [Read more...] about The new iPad and Apple Pencil helped me finally understand the utility of a tablet
Eating well and maintaining a healthy body weight can be challenging for many people, in part because nutrition advice changes so often. Fitbit, Apple, and Google are investing in continuous glucose monitors that let people track their blood sugar and see how food affects their body. Usually used only by diabetics, the devices could provide key insight to other people who want to eat better, lose weight, and even improve athletic performance. Recently, Fitbit gave $6 million to a San Francisco startup called Sano, which is creating a CGM without a needle. Geoffrey Woo hasn’t gone back to Burger King since he saw the numbers. The trim 30-year-old was at the airport one afternoon when he strayed from his healthy diet and ordered an old-time favorite: a Whopper, fries, and a Coke. Everything seemed fine until a few hours later, when he checked a device usually used only by people with diabetes. … [Read more...] about A little-known technology that Fitbit and Apple are exploring could be the answer to healthy eating and peak performance