What We’re Reading – First edition

Brain Food

Twice per month, we’ll be bringing you the LifeVest edition of what we’re reading to fuel your brain, boost your motivation, and provide you with education aimed towards your health. You’ll find articles on everything from diet to fitness to well-being, along with a few fun reads thrown in there with a focus on health.

Brain food for health: A snippet of what we’re reading from around the web.

  • Pedal pollution out of the air, one bicycle trip at a time. That’s the theory behind Matt Hope’s latest invention, a bike designed to filter and clean the air as he rides around Beijing, China.  The bike needs some tweaking before it’d ever take off in the commercial market. However, if and when it does, sign us up for a spin please. Read more here.
  • Cricket bars, the new Clif Bars? Outside Magazine discusses what may be the next paleo nutrition craze – insect energy bars. A new food company is whipping up bars with flavors like PB&J, Cashew-Ginger, and Cacao Nut, that all pack in 10 grams of protein per bar. Their secret ingredient? Cricket flour.
  • What we’re making – Magenta Crusted Asparagus PIZZA. When spring comes into full bloom, so does asparagus. Lucky for us, once the green stalks take off, there’s no stopping them.  In warm, mid-season weather, asparagus can grow as quickly as 1 cm per hour – which means there’ll be plenty at your local farmer’s market to make this gorgeous pink pizza. Click here for the recipe.
  • 5 things you didn’t know about caffeine. Get the low down on caffeine from Refinery29 – how it works, how much will kill you, and other interesting facts. For example, the amount of caffeine in a Starbucks “grande” coffee is equivalent to seven cans of Red Bull.
  • Good morning sunshine. Women’s Health mag brings us the one rise and shine tip for losing weight that doesn’t involve food or exercise.
  • Want to improve your health? There’s an app for that. Okay, so your phone can’t do everything for you. Whether it’s your diet, your fitness routine, or your sleep schedule, you’ll need to put in some personal power to boost your health, but these 7 apps recommended by the Greatist team are here to lend you a hand.
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