A Scientific Explanation for Food Cravings

A Scientific Explanation for Food Cravings

Do you ever get food cravings? An irresistible urge to eat a specific food that leads to a bad mood or even physical pangs of hunger? If you answered yes, you’re not crazy or special. Scientists are exploring the ways … Continue reading

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Milk, Calcium, and Bone Health

Milk, Calcium, and Bone Health

Even if you live under a rock, you know that in the US the current recommendation for most of the population is to enjoy 3 servings of dairy a day, including milk. One of the most well funded and persuasive … Continue reading

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When Did Cooking Become a Spectator Sport?

When Did Cooking Become a Spectator Sport?

The rise of TV cooking shows over the past several decades should have been accompanied by an increase in home cooked meals, but unfortunately that is not the case. Shows like Master Chef are the equivalent of Olympic gymnastics – … Continue reading

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The Health Benefits of Guinness Beer – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

The Health Benefits of Guinness Beer – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

“Guinness is Good for You”. That’s what the brewery claimed about its Irish stout in the 1920′s. Research was based on the scientific method of asking people how they felt after drinking a pint! Most answered that they felt better. … Continue reading

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Why Do People in Hot Countries Eat Spicy Food?

Why Do People in Hot Countries Eat Spicy Food?

If you look at a map of global cuisine, you’ll notice that the hotter the climate, the spicier the food. This evolution of this spicy food culture is not by chance. There are several reasons for this development: 1. Spices … Continue reading

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Coffee or Tea: Which is Healthier?

Coffee or Tea: Which is Healthier?

People across the world can be roughly divided in to 2 groups: tea lovers and coffee addicts. The US is a coffee nation, but the UK and many parts of Asia are firmly rooted in tea culture. That said, many … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Eat More Indian Food

3 Reasons to Eat More Indian Food

We ran across an interesting article in the Washington Post this week, entitled – “Scientists have figured out what makes Indian food so delicious“. The Indian subcontinent is home to over 1 Billion people, and has a rich culinary tradition … Continue reading

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What Would George Washington Say About Today’s Food System?

What Would George Washington Say About Today’s Food System?

Happy President’s Day! Our founding fathers lived in an agrarian society at the dawn of the industrial revolution. Food was hard to produce and required substantial daily effort from almost all families. A bad season could lead to widespread hunger. … Continue reading

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7 Steps To a Romantic, Affordable & Healthy Valentines Day

7 Steps To a Romantic, Affordable & Healthy Valentines Day

Good morning and Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you planning to blow loads of money today to show your love? Will you go to a five star restaurant? Buy an expensive gift? The Beatles once sang “Can’t Buy me Love”, but … Continue reading

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10 Tips When Buying Olive Oil

10 Tips When Buying Olive Oil

This blog post is sponsored by the North American Olive Oil Association. When shopping for olive oil, consumers are faced with a wide range of options. Multiple brands vie for attention through bottle and label design, brand building, and marketing … Continue reading

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