In 1967, the sugar industry paid top scientists at Harvard University $50,000 to downplay sugar’s role in coronary heart disease and diabetes. Instead, the scientists falsely promoted the idea that fat was the leading cause, which is why many diets today still focus around being low fat. -Further reading.-
it’s pretty obvious that otabek’s family is loaded, since he’s been able to travel the world to train for his sport at a young age.
he doesn’t really like to flaunt it, but he figures why have the money if he can’t use it for some purpose. he gets a thrill from giving gifts and not making a huge deal about it. but also, he really loves to use his little bit of influence in a very low-key way. he’s a really caring person, and he just likes to look out for the ones he loves, no matter how he has to manifest it.
otabek doesn’t outright trade gifts for power, but he’ll just make ‘suggestions’ (“maybe don’t throw things at jj, yura”) and give rewards when those suggestions are carried out (yuri starts clenching his jaw instead of immediately yelling, and two weeks later, otabek gives him a ysl keychain he 'just happened to see that reminded me of you, yura’) without linking the two.
it takes yuri literal years to figure out what he’s been doing, but when he does, he marches into the bedroom yelling, “I’M NOT A DOG.”
otabek closes his book and says, “you are correct.”
“then why do you give me things when i do what you want?! i don’t need TREATS WHEN I BEHAVE.”
otabek reaches out and when yuri steps close, he runs his fingertips down his cheek and says, “somebody has to bring you to heel, yura.”
REALLY SIMPLE RECIPE
Only 70 calories per cookie, all natural sugar, suitable for vegetarians and vegans
½ cup of oats (50g)
¼ cup of chocolate chips (25g)
½ of a banana
1tbsp honey (optional)
1) Mash banana into oats (+add honey, if you wish)
2) Add chocolate chips
3) Scoop mixture into 6 even servings and flatten onto baking tray using spoon
4) Bake at gas mark 6 for 20 minutes
5) Allow cookies to cool slightly before serving :)
The perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for anyone who is diabetic, gluten intolerant — or both.
Ava’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yields: 20 cookies
½ cup unsalted organic almond butter (homemade or Living Tree Community Foods Organic Roasted Almond Butter) 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoons honey 1/3 cup almond flour ½ cup cooked quinoa 1 tablespoons hemp seeds 1/3 cup bittersweet mini chocolate chips Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl, mix and scoop out with a spoon onto a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 – 25 minutes. Let cool. Enjoy with a big glass of unsweetened almond milk! Nutritional information (Per Serving: 1 cookie): Calories: 80, Total Sugars: 3 g, Total Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Protein: 2 g, Carbohydrate: 8 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Sodium: 0 mg