But, let's look at that last suggestion, which is bound to appeal more.
A new study shows morning is the best time to consume sweets—when the body's metabolism is most active and can use the rest of the day to work off the calories.
Eating chocolate as part of a breakfast which includes proteins and carbs also helps stem the craving for sweets later. This, of course, means your breakfast needs to be substantial.
Researchers split 193 clinically obese, non-diabetic adults into two groups who consumed either a low-carb diet (300-calorie) breakfast or a balanced (600-calorie) breakfast that included a chocolate cake dessert. I know what conclusion I'd come to, but I'm wrong.
You might wonder how I link food with dogs. Well, they are two of mankind's favorite things. New research suggests dogs have been man's best friend for up to 40,000 years—earlier than previously thought.
The study shows dogs' special relationship with humans might date back 27,000 to 40,000 years. The findings come from genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone.
The researchers made the discoveries based on a small piece of bone picked up during an expedition to the Taimyr Peninsula in Siberia, Russia, which they took back to the laboratory to genetically test.
Radiocarbon dating led them to conclude the bone was 35,000 years old and came from an ancient Taimyr wolf. This wolf lived a few thousand years after Neandertals disappeared from Europe and modern humans started populating Europe and Asia.
DNA evidence points to modern-day Siberian Huskies and Greenland sled dogs sharing an unusually large number of genes with the ancient Taimyr wolf. Source: The Telegraph.
How could we NOT love dogs? They've been part of our domestic life since time immemorial. As for chocolate—well, you tell me.