As a Korean-American foodie who resides in West Oakland, I’m lucky that there’s a slew of fine eateries not too far from our home all along Telegraph Avenue in Temescal.
There’s new thinking about the effects of fat on our waistlines and our hearts. And consensus is building that saturated fat isn’t the demon we were once told to fear, especially compared with carbs.
Researchers are trying to figure out if it really is possible to be addicted to food. A study of brain activity finds there’s more going on in areas linked to reward and addiction after people drink a shake with lots of refined carbohydrates. But it’s not clear how that factors into overeating.