Tag: food

apples, fruits, vegetables, food

Study Finds that Pushing Picky Eaters Does No Good

Picky eaters are a common challenge for parents, but does it help to force them to eat their vegetables? Researchers at the University of Michigan wanted to answer the question of whether parents should pressure their children into eating food they don’t like. Furthermore, they wanted to find out whether doing so affected the child’s …

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The WHO Wants to Eliminate Trans Fats, But What Are They?

Trans fats: these are two words that have practically become synonymous with poor health. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) is out to do something about these fats, which can contribute to a wide array of negative health effects. In May, WHO announced that it intends to eliminate industrially-produced trans fats by 2023. By doing …

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headache, migraine

Thunderclap Headaches and the Carolina Reaper: A Match Made in Hell

What is the hottest chili pepper in the world? According to Guinness World Records, as of 2013, it is the Carolina Reaper, and it’s no joke. In terms of Scoville Heat Units (SHU), the Carolina Reaper scores about 1,569,300. The average jalapeno pepper hovers between 2,500 and 8,000 SHU, signifying the intensity of the Reaper. …

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The Keto Diet is Back in the Spotlight, But What Is It?

The so-called Keto Diet is back in fashion, but what is it? Furthermore, is it the end-all, be-all solution for those who are interested in losing a few pounds? What’s the Hype Around the Keto Diet? Celebrities such as Halle Berry and Vanessa Hudgens are obsessed with the Keto Diet, but why (“These 5 Celebrities …

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apples, fruits, vegetables, food

Could Eating Slowly Help Prevent Obesity? Maybe, Say Researchers

If you’re the type of person who chows down meals in a short amount of time, you might not be doing your body any favors. At least this is according to a new study, which suggests that eating quickly may contribute to conditions, including obesity (“Eating slowly may help prevent obesity, say researchers,” 2018). Researchers …

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apples, fruits, vegetables, food

Can You Really Wash Away Pesticides from Fruits and Veggies?

When you bring your fruits and vegetables home from the grocery store, do you wash them before you eat? As it turns out, your efforts might not be enough. Recently, food scientist Lili He from the University of Massachusetts Amherst wanted to take a look at what happens when water is used to rinse pesticides …

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coffee, health

Could Climate Change Pose a Threat to….Your Morning Coffee?

What would the world look like without coffee? This is what some researchers are wondering now that they’ve looked at the impact of climate change and pollination on coffee bean plants. For a recent study, a group of scientists wanted to examine how climate change caused geographic range shifts in pollinators and major crops (Imbach …

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farm, farms, agriculture

Can Electricity and Carbon Dioxide Combine to Create a Food Source?

Famine is a real problem in certain areas of the world, and while we are not necessarily facing a food shortage as a planet just yet, many people are thinking ahead to the future. What will happen when our resources start to dwindle? How will our growing population sustain itself over time? As it turns …

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