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February 28, 2014
Is Meat Glue Safe?
Used in about 8 million pounds of meat every year in the United States, the “meat glue” enzyme, transglutaminase, has potential food safety and allergy implications.
January 31, 2014
Should We Take a Multivitamin?
What does the best available science say about the role multivitamins may play in heart disease, cancer, and longevity?
January 10, 2014
Which Spices Fight Inflammation?
An elegant experiment is described in which the blood of those eating different types of spices such as cloves, ginger, rosemary, and turmeric is tested for anti-inflammatory capacity.
November 1, 2013
Canned Beans or Cooked Beans?
Canned beans are convenient, but are they as nutritious as home cooked? And if we do used canned, should we drain them or not?
October 7, 2013
Tell Your Doctor If You Eat Grapefruit
The role white and pink (red) grapefruit may play in weight loss and cholesterol control, as well as the suppression of drug clearance enzymes within the body.
October 4, 2013
Testing Your Diet with Pee & Purple Cabbage
Plant-based diets tend to be alkaline-forming. This may help protect muscle mass and reduce the risk of gout and kidney stones. The pH of one's urine can be estimated with natural pigments using...
May 3, 2013
Eating Healthy on a Budget
When measured on a cost per serving, cost per weight, or cost per nutrition basis, fruits and vegetables beat out meat and junk food.
April 19, 2013
Don’t Eat Too Much Nutmeg
The spice nutmeg may have a relatively narrow margin of safety.
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