Tag: Food

Peanut Allergies Becoming More Prevalent: Here's What You Can Do About It

A new study found that the number of children born with a peanut allergy has increased in the past decades. In 2008, one in 70 children has peanut allergy compared to one in 250 back in 1997.

Public Health October 29, 2018

How To Keep Yourself Healthy During A Ketogenic Diet

Diet fads come and go, but some leave a lasting impact. Recommended by prominent people in the entertainment industry such as Halle Berry, the ketogenic diet has catapulted into one of the most famous ways to lose weight.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 20, 2018

Scientists Have Finally Solved Life’s Biggest Mystery: How To Break Spaghetti Into Two

Researchers from MIT have figured out a way to break a dry spaghetti into just two pieces. The unique study was published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Life & Style August 15, 2018

Pressuring Picky Eaters May Actually Be Useless, Says New Study

Most parents have trouble forcing their children to eat certain types of food. However, a new study says that picky eaters shouldn’t be pressured to eat what they don’t want.

Healthy Living/Wellness August 1, 2018

Bride Sues Wedding Reception Caterer After 100 Guests Became Violently Ill Due To Food Poisoning

A bride is suing the catering company that served food at her wedding in 2015. The woman claimed at least 100 of her guests became violently ill and 22 of them had to be hospitalized.

Public Health July 13, 2018

Science Thinks Popcorn Tastes Better When Eaten Using Chopsticks

A new study found that people actually had a better and more immersive experience eating popcorn with chopsticks. The findings highlighted that novel ways of eating food is likely to improve regular meals.

June 28, 2018

The Brain Just Can’t Resist Foods With Both Fats And Carbs

New research says people are bad at guessing the caloric content of foods high in both fats and carbs. It also suggests people are willing to pay more for them, even those who don’t like eating fatty and carb-rich foods.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2018

Free Office Food Is Making US Employees Fat: How To Resist Unhealthy Snacks At Work

American employees tend to consume office food that are high in calories and not aligned with dietary recommendations. Here are ways to avoid unhealthy food at work, including the sweet treats and cakes served on birthdays.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 12, 2018

Hot Dogs Vs. Hamburgers, Which Is Better For You To Eat?

Is a hot dog a healthier option than a hamburger? Experts have broken down the number of calories and sodium in each of these summer classic foods and the answer may be surprising.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

New Discovery Suggests That Sweet Potatoes Are From Asia, Not America

A team of researchers claimed to have discovered a fossil leaf that is from the same plant family as sweet potatoes in Asia. The team suggested that sweet potatoes may not be from America after all.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

GMO Food To Get Labels Beginning 2020: What Is GMO?

GMO products will now get labels indicating as such. The Department of Agriculture has now submitted guidelines on proper GMO labeling, and one of the solutions is to refer to GMO products as ‘bioengineered.’

Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2018

Internal FDA E-Mail Reveals Glyphosate Weed Killer Was Found In Nearly Every Food Sample Tested

The FDA has been testing samples of food products sold in the United States for residues of glyphosate. Internal e-mails revealed the weed killer was found in nearly every food sample tested.

Public Health May 1, 2018

Healthy Diets Result In More Food Waste And Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Healthy diets were correlated with food waste and environmental issues, according to a study conducted by researchers at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, University of Vermont, and the University of New Hampshire.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018

Cornell University Food Scientist Under Fire For Manipulating Data

Brian Wansink and his colleagues at the Food and Lab Brand of Cornell University were exposed to have manipulated data in many of their research on food and eating conduct. The controversies prompted Wansink to recall six of his research studies.

Public Health March 1, 2018

Bacteria Can Convert Human Waste Into Food For Astronauts In Space

Amid plans to send humans to planet Mars, researchers have shown the possibility of using human waste to provide nutrients for astronauts on deep-space mission. The process involves use of bacteria and anaerobic digestion.

Space January 28, 2018

These Foods May Slash Your Risk Of Dying From Heart Disease

Potassium-rich foods such as bananas and avocados can help protect against heart disease, a study reveals. What are some other examples of food that contain high amounts of potassium?

Public Health October 9, 2017

Mac And Cheese May Contain Dangerous Phthalates: Other Processed Food With Toxic Ingredients

Macaroni and cheese powder may contain harmful phthalates that have been banned in baby products, but potentially toxic ingredients are also present in other popular food products. Here are some of them.

Public Health July 15, 2017

French Fries May Cause Early Death: Here Are Other Food That Can Shorten Life Span

Eating French fries and other fried potatoes twice per week can raise the risk of early death. What other popular food can increase a person's likelihood of dying early?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2017

Psychologists Come Up With Clever Way To Get People To Eat More Vegetables

In an experiment conducted at a university cafeteria, psychologists found a way to nudge people to eat more healthy food. The clever trick involves giving vegetables fancy names.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 13, 2017

You Can Now Order Food Directly Through Facebook: Here’s How

Facebook has just added a feature that’ll let its users order food directly from its site or mobile app. The whole process is easy, seeing as how everything is handled without ever having to leave Facebook.

Apps/Software May 21, 2017

Cosmopolitan Comes Under Fire For Weight Loss Feature On Cancer Patient

A weight loss article published by Cosmopolitan magazine has drawn the flak of readers. The real secret of reducing weight 'without a single session at the gym' turned out to be the case of a woman having lost weight because of cancer.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 12, 2017

Dead Bat Found In Salad: How Animals End Up In Packaged Food

Consumers have found frogs, bats, and even live spiders in store-bought salads, vegetables, and fruits. A food safety specialist explained how these small animals likely ended up in these packaged food.

Public Health April 10, 2017

Breaded Chicken Recalled After Metal Was Discovered Inside: Other Foreign Objects Found In Food Products

OK Foods recalled nearly 1 million pounds of breaded chicken because of metal discovered inside the meat. Here are other cases of foreign objects in food that prompted recalls.

Public Health March 26, 2017

Forksy Is The Chatbot That Understands Natural Language To Easily Track Users Food In Conversations

Users can easily count calories using this bot called Forksy, which allows users to text exactly what they ate to make logging simpler than ever.

Internet March 13, 2017

Calorie Mama Is The Nutrition App That Uses Photo Recognition And AI To Track Food

Calorie Mama is the calorie tracking app that has users taking pictures of their meals to easily log them.

Apps/Software March 8, 2017

Too Much Meat, Salt And Not Enough Nuts Linked To Deaths From Diabetes, Stroke, And Heart Disease

A diet comprising too much processed meat, red meat, salt, and sugary drinks and not enough nuts, fruits, and vegetables has been associated with deaths from diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, research finds.

Public Health March 8, 2017

Subway Disputes Canadian Report Alleging Products Are Only 50 Percent Chicken

Subway disputes reports by Canadian TV show 'Marketplace' that its products are only 50 percent chicken. The company executive fired back saying the allegation is '100 percent wrong.'

Public Health March 4, 2017

Night Owl Or Early Bird? What Time You Wake Up May Affect Your Food Choices

Are you an early morning riser or do you stay up late at night? A new study suggests what time you wake up or sleep may influence your food choices.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 24, 2017

EatMessage Is The Emoji Food Fight Game For iMessage Starring Your Selfie

A new game called ‘EatMessage’ launched in the iMessage App Store that uses augmented reality to have the player’s selfie dodging and eating emojis.

Apps/Software February 16, 2017

Pizza Lovers Can Now Create A Wedding Registry At Domino’s

Domino’s is letting customers celebrate love at first slice by creating a wedding registry with the pizza chain.

Life & Style February 10, 2017

Chewing Your Food Can Protect You From Illness

A recent study conducted by the University of Manchester and National Institutes of Health showed that proper chewing of food can activate T helper 17 cells in the mouth. The study has been published in the journal 'Immunity.'

Healthy Living/Wellness January 21, 2017

Diet Trends 2017: Say Hello To Souping, Bush Food, Vegetarian Comfort Food And More

Going vegetarian will be trendy in 2017. Increasing demand for meat-free food, lower prices for plant-based food and the rapid growth of home-delivery food ventures seem to augment the popularity of vegetarian food, soups and dairy-based products.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 19, 2016

Dental Plaque Reveals Europe’s Earliest Humans Did Not Use Fire For Their Food

A dental plaque from the molars of a 1.2 million-year old hominin in Spain revealed that the earliest human species in Europe did not use fire to cook their food. What did they eat?

Ancient December 16, 2016

Netflix Cooks Up ‘Stranger Things’ Recipes That Will Help Satisfy The Hunger Of The Demogorgon

Netflix released two new recipe videos that feature meals themed after ‘Stranger Things’ to serve at your Halloween party.

Movies/TV Shows October 21, 2016

Mars Chocolate Will Launch Caramel M&M's To The Delight Of Candy Lovers Everywhere This Spring

Candy company Mars Chocolate announced the spring release of a new flavor, creamy and smooth caramel M&M's.

Life & Style October 18, 2016

Top 10 Most Popular Foods On Twitter Reveal Health Disparity Across US Neighborhoods

Geotagged tweets from more than 603,000 users revealed that pizza and beer made it to the list of most popular foods on Twitter. What's the most tweeted-about food in the United States?

Healthy Living/Wellness October 18, 2016

Pizza-Making Robots Prepare Fresh Pies That Continue Baking On The Way To Consumers On This New Food Delivery Vehicle

Zume Pizza launched the first-of-its-kind Food Delivery Vehicle service that has robots working alongside humans. The robots are tasked to prepare pizzas that continue baking on the vehicles en route to the customer.

Business Tech September 29, 2016

FOX Viewers Can Tweet With Emojis For Free Food During The Season Premieres Of ‘Lucifer,’ ‘The Exorcist’ And More This Week

Fans of FOX series can enter to win free food delivered to their door to celebrate the premieres and returns of shows on the network all week thanks to this contest with Fooji.

Culture September 19, 2016

Don’t Drop, Then Eat: Study Finds No Truth Behind The ‘Five-Second Rule’

Researchers from Rutgers University found that there is no truth behind the 'five-second rule,' and bacteria can get on food instantly after falling to the ground.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 16, 2016

How You Cook Meals Can Affect Your Risk For Type 2 Diabetes: Study

How do you prepare your meals? A new study in New York City suggests that the way you cook food can affect your risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 4, 2016

Could Robots Ultimately Replace Restaurant Workers In The Future?

With workers protesting for an increase in minimum wage to $15, and companies unwilling to play nice, we could see a world where fast food restaurants have been taken over by robot employees instead of human.

Robotics August 30, 2016

A Pizza ATM Now Exists In The US Because America Is Great

Xavier University teamed up with the company Paline to have its Pizza ATM vending machine open on campus.

Life & Style August 5, 2016

McDonald’s Adds Sriracha To Its Classic Big Mac Sauce: Here’s Where You Can Spice Up Your Signature Burgers

Sriracha is now on the menu for McDonald’s with its new Signature Sriracha sandwich that comes in a beef patty or chicken option, but it is only available for a limited-time in two states.

Life & Style July 6, 2016

Study Reveals Effective Way To Get Children To Eat Vegetables

Many children do not like to eat vegetables. A study involving elementary school students revealed how to get kids to make healthier food choices.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 6, 2016

Why Nobel Laureates Are Urging Greenpeace To Stop Its Anti-GMO Campaign

Genetically modified food has been declared safe for human consumption, but not everyone is convinced, including Greenpeace. Now, more than 100 Nobel laureates are urging the environmental organization to halt its anti-GMO campaign.

Earth/Environment July 6, 2016

Real Time Analytics