Kiko's Food News, 9.20.13

Habits like eating more fruits and veggies, meditation and yoga were found to reverse signs of aging; these lifestyle changes increase the length of telomeres, the ends of chromosomes linked to aging: (Bloomberg)

But we yogis who love our homemade kombucha also gotta laugh at ourselves sometimes: (Huffington Post)

House Republicans narrowly pushed through a bill that slashes billions of dollars from the food stamp program, dashing hopes for passage this year of a new five-year farm bill: (New York Times)

Michelle Obama is convening the first White House summit on food marketing to children; she also kicked off a campaign to encourage people to drink more plain water! (Time)

I get knocked for my blanket preference for eating food cold, but maybe I’m not so crazy: studies on taste nerves demonstrated that the perception of taste decreases when the temperature rises beyond 95° F: (The Guardian)

And one more study found that football fans’ saturated-fat consumption increased by as much as 28% following defeats of their favorite team and decreased by 16% following victories; the association was particularly pronounced in cities with the most devoted fans, and nail-biting defeats led to greater consumption of caloric, fatty foods than lopsided ones: (New York Times)