Today I Learned is a feature where The Takeout writers share something they learned today.
What I learned
You should eat cake for breakfast, according to science. The level of insulin in the body fluctuates throughout the day, but is typically highest in the morning. That means any sugary stuffed housed in the early hours is more likely to be converted into fuel, rather than stored as fat, which is what happens when insulin levels are lower. In a perfect world, the cupcake would collide with one’s mouth after a nice, healthy meal, but regardless, morning sugar may be the best sugar.
Popular Science, specifically an interview with Teresa Fung, a professor of nutrition at Simmons College. In it, Fung lays out a strategic approach to junk food consumption. Only those with, as Popular Science puts it, “god-level willpower” can commit to and execute a sugar-free life, so the magazine asked Fung about how best to incorporate Twinkies and dessert hummus into daily life.
The breakfast tidbit was the one that most caught my eye, mostly because I’ve got a few Matt’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies in my cookie jar at this very moment, but the whole thing is worth a read. Give them some clicks and walk away with the ideal approach to annihilating the peanut butter cups you’ve got stored in your freezer.