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The species that has arrogance of being intelligent, is acting most foolishly. Yes, I am talking about us.

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As per चरक(mighty ancient scientist), all those social animals who are repudiating, devoid of intelligence, having despised food and behavior, indulged in sexual act and sleep,timid, unwise, gluttonous, unstable, constantly under the grip of passion and anger, always moving and liking water,idle, indulged only in food and devoid of entire intelligence and bodily actions,passionate, constantly indulged in food and pastimes, unstable, intolerant are पशु though they socialise, get educated and utilize their brain!

“Eat, drink,consume, get married, produce,become old and die” ?

What is the purpose of life? That is it🙂

Ref: चरक संहिता (Chapter 4, verse 36.1 to 38.3)

Before I read below shared research, I wrote this note. Sharing it together.

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Bees are wise. Monkeys are wise. Humans are fool. Humans strive to mimic natural and create artificial food.

Monkey and obese? Never heard about it.

Monkey and diabetes? Distant reality.

They eat fresh and raw food. We process it, grind it and kill the food before we eat it.
Since, we cannot have sugarcane in all seasons, our forefathers found a way to preserve it for long time.

What do we do now? We replace natural sugar with refined sugar or artificial sugar?

Doctors prescribe artificial sugar as a solution for diabetic! Who wins here? Are we really an intelligent organism?


Research


No Junk-Food Diet: Even in Cities, Bees Find Flowers and Avoid Processed Sugars

No Junk-Food Diet: Even in Cities, Bees Find Flowers and Avoid Processed Sugars

 

“Urban habitats are growing, as is urban beekeeping, and we wanted to see if bee diets in cities are different from those in rural areas,” says Clint Penick, a postdoctoral researcher at NC State and lead author of a paper on the study. “For example, we wanted to know if there are even enough flowers in urban areas to support bee populations, or if bees are turning to human sugar sources, like old soda.”

To find out, the researchers collected worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) from 39 colonies across rural and urban areas within 30 miles of Raleigh, North Carolina. Twenty-four of the colonies were managed by beekeepers; the remaining 15 colonies were feral.

The researchers then analyzed the carbon isotopes in the bee samples to determine what proportion of their diet came from processed sugars — like table sugar and corn syrup — as opposed to flower nectar.

Animals, including bees, incorporate the carbon from food into their bodies. One type of carbon, carbon-13, is associated with grasses such as corn and sugar cane. Researchers can tell how much processed sugar bees consume by measuring each bee’s carbon-13 levels. The researchers took a similar approach in a previous study that evaluated the diet of ants in New York City.

Because beekeepers often supplement their bees’ diet with sugar water, researchers anticipated that domesticated bees would show that a significant proportion of their diet came from processed sugar — especially in urban areas, where the bees would have easy access to soda cans, garbage and other sources of processed sugar. The researchers also predicted that feral bees in rural areas would show virtually no processed sugar in their diet, but that feral bees in urban areas would show evidence of consuming processed sugars.

To their surprise, the researchers found that there was no evidence that urban bees consumed more processed sugar than their rural counterparts. However, domesticated bees did show evidence of consuming significantly more processed sugar than feral bees in both urban and rural environments, which is likely due to beekeepers supplementing their bees’ diet with sugar.

“Basically, bees are relying on flowers in cities and are not turning to human foods to supplement their diet,” Penick says. “This is good news for urban beekeepers. The honey in their hives is mostly coming from flower nectar and not old soda, which is what we originally guessed.”

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