Friday Random 10: Carbs are Evil Again Edition

Pax Arcana

The latest salvo in the endless dietary health ping pong match between carbs and fats crashed into my RSS reader this morning. Turns out carbs are once again evil — though not for the reasons Dr. Atkins once believed.

Here’s Science Daily with the, um, daily science:

Dr Andrews found that appetite-suppressing cells are attacked by free radicals after eating and said the degeneration is more significant following meals rich in carbohydrates and sugars.

“The more carbs and sugars you eat, the more your appetite-control cells are damaged, and potentially you consume more,” Dr Andrews said.

Dr Andrews said the attack on appetite suppressing cells creates a cellular imbalance between our need to eat and the message to the brain to stop eating.

“People in the age group of 25 to 50 are most at risk. The neurons that tell people in the crucial age range not to over-eat are being killed-off.

On a side note, I once ate so much fried chicken and garlic mashed at the Dog Team Tavern that I almost pooped and threw up at the same time.

On to the songs:

Reckoner — Radiohead
Sometimes I Don’t Get You — Yo La Tengo
Turn on the News — Hüsker Dü
Benzi Box — Dangerdoom featuring Cee-Lo
These Three Words — Stevie Wonder
Fugue State — The New Pornographers
My Mathematical Mind — Spoon
Skin on Skin — Queens of the Stone Age
Two Times Blue — Debbie Harry
Teeth in the Grass — Iron and Wine

Bonus Video:

Ndéleng Ndéleng — Orchestra Baobab (Live at Later)

The Rules: The Friday Random 10 is exactly that — random. We open up our iTunes, set the thing on shuffle, and listen to 10 songs. We are not permitted to skip any out of embarrassment or fear of redundancy. Commenters are encouraged to post their own.

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3 responses to “Friday Random 10: Carbs are Evil Again Edition

  1. 1. Ryan Adams – Down In A Hole
    2. Miaou – Hello World
    3. Arcade Fire – No Cars Go
    4. The Swan Silvertones – Blessed Quietness
    5. Mashup – Walkin’ Out Yo Girlfriend (Unk vs. Avril Lavigne vs. Toni Basil) Bleh – Deleted
    6. Levon Helm – Got Me a Woman
    Intermission – Olympics Basketball – Argentina wouldve won had Ginobli been healthy, really been disappointed in the International Ball in Beijing.
    7. The Shoutout Louds – The Comeback [Big Slippa Remix By Ratatat]
    8. Miaou – Our Path To.. (instrumental band/album, really good stuff)
    9. Sandy Gay – Watch The Dog
    10. Ennio Morricone – Shape (i dont really like this soundtrack time for it to be deleted)
    11. British Sea Power – All In It (a much better finish)

  2. Coach Football

    1. Football
    2. Preseason football

  3. 1. Janis Joplin – Down On Me
    2. Simon & Garfunkel – America
    3. Bruce Springsteen – My Hometown
    4. Bruce Springsteen – Glory Days
    5. Miles Davis & John Coltrane – Straight, No Chaser
    6. Pixies – Letter to Memphis
    7. Gipsy Kings – Tu Quieres Volver
    8. Elton John – Mona Lisa and Mad Hatters
    9. Tom Cochrane & Red Rider – Good Times
    10. Coldplay – The Scientist

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