What is ‘Meat Glue’?
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What is ‘Meat Glue’?

The so-called “meat glue enzyme” transglutaminase is used by the meat industry to add value to meat by gluing together smaller scraps into a larger chunk. And it’s not just used to make fake steak—the American Meat Institute estimates that it’s used in about “eight million pounds of...

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Is Liquid Smoke Safe?
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Is Liquid Smoke Safe?

We know smoke inhalation isn’t good for us, but what about smoke ingestion? Decades ago, smoke flavorings were tested to see if they caused DNA mutations in bacteria—the tests came up negative. Even as more and more smoke flavoring was added, the DNA mutation rate remained about the same....

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Does Antioxidant Intake Matter for Stroke and Heart Disease?
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Does Antioxidant Intake Matter for Stroke and Heart Disease?

In my video Food Antioxidants and Cancer, I talked about how antioxidants from whole plants are associated with lower cancer risk. It turns out that total antioxidant capacity of diet may also be protective against stroke, the world’s leading cause of death after heart disease. This is in...

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