Instagram-worthy: Top tips to take the perfect food shot

Who doesn’t love photographing their incredibly looking plate of food before tucking in and enjoying it, if not just to make others a tiny bit jealous? Well, we probably all do, but not everyone’s shot is Instagram-worthy, but fear not as Zizzi’s new Instagrammer in Residence is here to help. James Thompson, better known to

How much will we eat in the future?

The amount of food needed to feed the world’s population in the future is of vital importance. To date, scientists have only considered this question from the perspective of how much food people can afford to buy, how much food is healthy or what can be sustainably produced. However, researchers at the University of Göttingen

Obesity surgery improves the heart

The benefits of bariatric surgery for obese individuals go beyond weight loss, according to a study presented today at EuroEcho 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Study author, Dr. Marie-Eve Piché of the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute in Canada said: “Bariatric surgery was conceived for weight loss; our study

Diabetes in mothers raises risk of children having heart disease

Mothers-to-be with diabetes ‘face a greater risk of their children getting heart disease’  Scientists followed 2.4million children born in Denmark for 40 years Rates of early onset heart disease rose by 29% in people with diabetic mothers High glucose level has major implications for the development of a baby’s heart Mothers-to-be with diabetes may put

What Happens to Your Body When You Don't Drink Booze for a Month

You know—and perhaps even have made—all the usual New Year’s resolutions: eating better, exercising more, saving money, and being nicer. But giving up alcohol? With the last 10 years”Dry January” has gained traction as a resolution. The concept is straightforward: Give up booze for the entire first month of the year. But the supposed benefits

Distress tolerance plays role in alcohol use and abuse among firefighters

New findings by a University of Houston psychology professor indicate that among firefighters, distress tolerance amplifies associations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and alcohol use severity. In the world of psychology, distress tolerance is your actual or perceived ability to withstand emotional distress. It is surviving—and knowing you can survive—an emotional incident. “Firefighters who

Is It Safe to Use Expired Protein Powder?

Expired protein powder: Do you scoop or toss? Protein powders don’t spoil the way meat or dairy does, because a dry environment makes it nearly impossible for microbes to grow, says Bob Roberts, Ph.D., a professor of food science at Penn State University. So unless you’re storing your canisters in a warm, humid place (like

Why is my poo green?

It’s happened to many of us at some point in our lives: we finish our bowel movement, look down in the bowl and have a moment of panic when we see an unusual color. Poo can be found in many colors other than brown, with green poo often eliciting concern. But it’s surprisingly common and

The eyes are the window to the nervous system

Individuals who experience an unpleasant tingling in their hands or feet or who suffer from painful discomfort and numbness could be affected by a neuropathy—a disorder of the nervous system in which the nerve fibers become damaged and may begin to degenerate. This effect is already visible on the cornea before the first symptoms appear.

Online grocery shopping leaves ‘food deserts’ behind

There’s a new path out of the “food desert,” and it’s as close as the nearest Internet connection. A Yale University analysis found that most people in “food deserts” in eight states would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchase groceries online and had the food delivered as part of the federal