Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse discussed why his team got off to a slow start against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse discussed why his team got off to a slow start against the Los Angeles Lakers.
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According to the internet, one of McDonald's fountain drinks is not like the others. While all drink options at the fast-food chain lead a pretty boring, low-key existence (except for Hi-C, which has the ability to start a fan frenzy), one of them has become an internet meme and a trending topic on Twitter last week.According to McDonald's customers, the chain's Sprite tastes very different from the original Sprite you get in a can at the supermarket. The observation started making the rounds on social media in 2017, and many have since agreed that the McDonald's Sprite is indeed . . . funky, to say the least. "Electronic" and "spicy" have often been used to describe this specific version of Sprite, while some say it has the ability to hit you like alcohol. (RELATED: 7 New Fast-Food Chicken Sandwiches Everyone's Talking About)That sprite from McDonald's can probably fry fish😭😂💯— XHitEmUpWoskiX (@Woski1300) April 12, 2021Try a McDonald's Sprite and your body takes a screenshot— Martín (@MartinJStark) April 12, 2021why does mcdonald's sprite burn so good— ₐᵣᵢₛ (@shrimpattorney) April 12, 2021Not to mention, a recent taste test by Refinery 29 has added even more evidence to the "yes, it's different" argument. The publication also offers up some possible explanations for the discrepancy in taste. For one, chains mix their own fountain beverages by combining carbonated water and flavoring syrup, a manual task that may produce uneven results. And for another, soda fountains have been found to be notoriously dirty which may or may not alter the flavor of soda over time.Whatever the case, one TikTok user has spoken on all our behalfs: McDonald's, we need answers! Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest restaurant news delivered straight to your inbox.
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There are a variety of health benefits associated with eating spinach, including improved blood pressure levels and cognitive function. However, a new study suggests this leafy green may help promote the growth of a certain gut bacteria that causes an undesirable outcome: bad gas.Microbiologists from the University of Vienna and the University of Konstanz discovered that a sulfur-containing sugar called sulfoquinovose, which is found in leafy green vegetables, promotes the growth of an important bacteria in your gut. The study, which was recently published in The ISME Journal, revealed that bacteria in your gut produce a gas called hydrogen sulfide after you consume spinach. Why does this matter? At low concentrations, this gas, which smells like rotten eggs, can have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. However, large amounts of hydrogen sulfide in the intestine may be associated with cancer development. So, researchers set out to discover exactly how the gut microbiome, which contains myriad microbial species, metabolizes sulfoquinovose.The gut microbiome plays a large role in how the foods we eat affect our overall health, meaning it impacts the way our body reaps the benefits from nutrients in food. As one of the lead authors of the study points out, many scientists still don't know what substances this collection of microorganisms feed on—or how they even process them.Prior to this study, one of the lead authors and his team of researchers found that the gut microbiome utilizes sulfoquinovose as a nutrient. For this study, the researchers took things one step further and analyzed stool samples to determine exactly how sulfoquinovose affects the microorganisms in the intestines."We have now been able to show that, unlike glucose, for example, which feeds a large number of microorganisms in the gut, sulfoquinovose stimulates the growth of very specific key organisms in the gut microbiome," David Schleheck, study author and microbiologist at the University of Konstanz, said in a statement.More specifically, the sulfosugar promotes the growth of Eubacterium rectale, which is one of the 10 most common gut microbes in healthy individuals."The E. rectale bacteria ferment sulfoquinovose via a metabolic pathway that we have only recently deciphered, producing, among other things, a sulfur compound, dihydroxypropane sulfonate or DHPS for short, which in turn serves as an energy source for other intestinal bacteria such as Bilophila wadsworthia. Bilophila wadsworthia ultimately produces hydrogen sulfide from DHPS via a metabolic pathway that was also only recently discovered," Schleheck said.So, what does all this mean? Essentially hydrogen sulfide is produced by both cells within the body and also by this group of specialized microorganisms in the gut microbiome after eating leafy greens. The researchers describe this discovery as surprising since prior research indicated that sulfate and taurine (which are two substances primarily found in proteins and fats, including meat) were known to be sources of the gas—not vegetables. Now, it's clear that the sulfosugar in spinach can also produce hydrogen sulfide, aka smelly gas.On the contrary, research has also indicated that spinach provides a host of benefits to the gut microbiome, which means you should still eat spinach and leafy greens regularly. The researchers are now curious to see if sulfoquinovose provides any health benefits beyond causing stinky flatulence. In fact, they have suspicions that sulfoquinovose can be used as a prebiotic, which is key for probiotics (good gut bacteria) to flourish. Long story short, continue to eat your spinach but just remember not to overdo it and include vegetables of all colors like sweet potatoes and red and yellow peppers on your plate each week to diversify your gut bacteria and avoid bad gas.For more, be sure to check out The Worst Foods for Gut Health. And to get all the latest food news delivered straight to your inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
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100% pot distilled the rum is aged in white oak barrels for a minimum of twelve years before spending an additional two years in Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, for a deeply complex flavor profile. This customizable sampler kit will give them a taste of some of the brand's signature and seasonal flavors like their wintry Spiced Cherry, crisp Citrus Flower, herbaceous Lemon Lavender, or sunny Peach Passionfruit—all equally delicious mixed into a cocktail as they are sipped on their own.
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Over the last several weeks, health officials have been warning of a fourth COVID surge as a result of the more highly transmissible variants quickly spreading across the country. Now, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), warns that one state is in such danger due to a surge of infection that they should promptly shut down. Read on to find out where—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Signs Your Illness is Actually Coronavirus in Disguise.CDC Chief Says Michigan Should "Close Things Down" to Stop SpreadAccording to Dr. Walensky, Michigan, currently experiencing the worst surge in the nation, needs to close up. "The answer is not necessarily to give vaccine," the director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, said at a White House news conference, contradicting the guidance of the state's Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who is attempting to secure extra vaccine doses. "The answer to that is to really close things down, to go back to our basics, to go back to where we were last spring, last summer, and to shut things down, to flatten the curve, to decrease contact with one another, to test to the extent that we have available to contact trace."Walensky explained that the reason why vaccines alone are not the answer, is that it would take weeks for full protection against the virus to kick in. Therefore, it would take several weeks for the surge to slow down after successful vaccination efforts. "I think if we tried to vaccinate our way out of what is happening in Michigan we would be disappointed that it took so long for the vaccine to work, to actually have the impact," she said. "Similarly, we need that vaccine in other places. If we vaccinate today, we will have, you know, impact in six weeks, and we don't know where the next place is going to be that is going to surge."Per the New York Times, Michigan is experiencing the highest infection rate increase in the country, with 7,000 cases being added daily—a sevenfold increase since late February. Experts attribute the surge to the B.1.1.7 variant. RELATED: This COVID Vaccine Has the Most Side Effects, Study SaysHow to Stay Safe During This PandemicFollow the fundamentals and help end this pandemic, no matter where you live—wear a face mask that fits snugly and is double layered, don't travel, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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More than a year has passed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, but grocery shoppers continue to be impacted by shortages of household staples. And the latest supply chain disruption may throw a wrench in your plans for barbecues and other outdoor gatherings this summer. That's because two seasonal staples—hot dogs and bacon—are going to be more expensive this year, according to experts.Sales, as well as the price of meat, went up last year as more Americans found themselves suddenly cooking dinner at home, and supply chains were upended. Experts told Business Insider that the "after-effects of last year's disruption" will keep both bacon and hot dog prices high through the summer as demand increases amid a low supply. During these disruptions, consumers are also likely to see "fewer discounts." Separately, Bloomberg reports that farmers are now paying 30% more to feed their herds. (Related: Grocery Shortages To Expect in 2021, According to Experts)"The whole supply chain has really been squeezed, and unfortunately it does not look like this is going to be something that improves between here and early summer," Isacc Olvera, a food and agriculture economist at the supply chain company ArrowStream, said.The best way to combat the price increases is to stock up if you do happen to stumble upon a good deal. Meat can easily be frozen and thawed for consumption at a later route. Another route? Trying out meat alternatives—here are our editor's favorites.To get all of the latest grocery store news delivered right to your email inbox every day, sign up for our newsletter!
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If you're in need of a message for your Father's Day card or a caption for an Instagram photo, these quotes from your favorite celebrities and authors will help you convey everything you want this Father's Day. Most of sayings are sweet and really drive home the importance of fatherhood, but because Dad is also the biggest jokester around, we included some funny options from comedians that will have him LOLing.