Your Day in Health: Shake Shack is Serving Tacos, Free Pizza, & More
1. Shake Shack is Serving… Tacos?
…For one day only. (Taco Tuesday, no less.) On February 6, the burger joint will be serving breakfast tacos and Mexican-inspired chicken sandwiches at the original Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.
The breakfast taco includes roast pork belly, avocado, a cured egg yolk, and habanero salsa and is served in a freshly-made corn tortilla. It's available from 7:30 am to 10:30 am for $6.49. The Chick'n de Sanchez adds spicy Chile de arbol oil, guajillo chili mayo, avocado, pickled onions, Boston lettuce and crema to a crispy chicken sandwich. It can be ordered after 11 a.m. for $8.99. Read the full story from EaterNY.
2. Omega-3 Supplement Might Not Protect Your Heart
Axe those translucent fish oil pills from your daily vitamin regimen if you're looking to prevent heart disease. A meta-analysis that reviewed 10 trials proved that the popular supplement, which is commonly relied upon to boost heart health, doesn't actually affect your ticker at all.
The studies included each lasted almost five years and included nearly 80,000 people collectively. "No matter how the researchers looked at the data, they could find no association of the supplements with lowered risk for death from heart disease, or with nonfatal heart attacks or other major cardiovascular events," The New York Times reported.
But while you may need to look for other ways to maintain a healthy heart, consuming omega-3 could still help you lose weight and stay slim, so it may be worth keeping it around. Read the full story from The New York Times.
3. Standing Up At Work Could Help You Lose 10 Pounds
Maybe you should invest in a standing desk after all. A study from the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found that standing instead of sitting for six hours a day could prevent weight gain and could even help you lose up to 10 pounds in four years, based on an average weight of around 140 pounds.
Working adults—even active ones—spend an average of seven hours in a chair regularly, which can lead to obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes, according to findings by the European Society of Cardiology. After running trials on over 1,000 subjects, the study found that standing burned 54 more calories a day than sitting. Read the full story from ScienceDaily.
4. Here's How to Get Free Pizza This Sunday
The biggest game day of the year is rapidly approaching, and to celebrate, Pizza Hut is promising free pies to its Hut Reward members, under one condition.
In 2017, pro football player Devin Hester scored a touchdown for the Chicago Bears in the first 14 seconds of the game. If any player breaks that record in the upcoming match between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, it means a free medium two-topping pizza for Pizza Hut fans in the reward club.
To be eligible, participating fans have to register online for the Hut Reward program before kickoff on Sunday. Read the full story from TheStreet.
5. This Is What McDonald's Photoshopped Food Looks Like Unedited
Mickey D's is infamous for its "expectation vs. reality" food. In other words, what you see on a TV commercial is typically vastly different from what shows up in the brown paper bag.
What few see, though, is what the food looks like before it's touched up by Photoshop pros and placed onto ads around the globe. But by downloading images from the restaurant's website and plugging them into the editing software, Business Insider discovered a way to remove the layer of Band-Aids and expose the food exactly how it looked when the photos were taken. From removing blemishes to pumping up patties, the results are shocking. Read the full story from Business Insider.