News Bites: Fish Could Reduce Depression and Dominique Ansel Adds a Menu Item

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May 5, 2014

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Fish Could Reduce Depression in Women.

A new study found that consuming fish twice a week helped to reduce the risk of depression in women by 25 percent. The study was published in the American Journal of Epidemiology and found that when women ate various types of seafood including shrimp and mussels, it lowered their risk of depression. The same couldn't be said for men though, who didn't benefit from eating fish in the same way.

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Dominique Ansel's Spring Menu

Forget the Cronut, Dominique Ansel has been busy whipping up some other tasty treats. The Dominique Ansel Spring menu will feature the Coco-Mango Riz Au Lait, which consists of bright mango pearls, coconut rice pudding and mango marmalade. The Lime Me Up Tart looks like an eclair, but is filled with juniper lime curd and a lime mousse.

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Gluten Intolerance Found In Unearthed Skeleton

Looks like gluten intolerance is nothing new. Recently, researchers unearthed a 2,000-year-old woman in Tuscany who showed signs of celiac disease. The researchers said that the woman showed signs of osteoporosis and malnutrition, which can be symptoms of untreated celiac disease and believed she tried a paleo-like diet to combat the disease.

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Which States Tip the Best?

According to Quartz, the average tip is 16.5 percent nationally. However in West Virginia the average tip is 20.1 percent and in Nevada is it 14.6 percent. In Iowa, customers tips food truck employees a whopping 25 percent. People who frequent cafes tend to tip the best, about 18 percent in South Carolina, where baristas seem most appreciated.

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Organic Farming

The word "organic" is a bit problematic for farmers. Organic farmers cannot use synthetic pesticides or fertilizer from factories, but there are a lot of exceptions. Farmers who grow produce like apples and pears can still use treptomycin, an antibiotic that fights off a tree disease known as fire blight. The farmers met at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Organic Standards Board this week to discuss issues like this.

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Hungry for more News Bites?

Last week, News Bites explored a unique egg scrambling product and the new Dominique Ansel dessert, the Waffagato.

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If you love fish, you're in for some potentially good news. In addition to a plethora of health benefits, fish could even reduce the risk of depression in women, according to a new study.

In other news:

  • Dominique Ansel creates a mouthwatering spring menu.
  • A 2,000-year-old skeleton shows signs of gluten intolerance.
  • You'll never guess which state tips the best.
  • Organic farmers argue over which synthetic substances are appropriate to use.

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