Tag: Food

A Beginner’s Guide to Food and Wine Pairings

Food and wine pairing seems like an almost untouchable art form. Only the excessively sophisticated know exactly which wine to pair with which dish, and only the real experts get it right every single time. The rest of us—the casual drinkers and the wine lovers, alike—are left feeling intimidated every time we look at a

Chrissy Teigen Is Officially Launching Her Food Website

If anyone can shake up the monotony of holiday traditions, it’s the always zany Chrissy Teigen. Author of two cookbooks, our favorite Celebrity Family Feud guest of all time, and star of Instagram and Twitter is going to make our Thanksgiving menus a lot more innovative this year, because she’s finally launching her Cravings food

Smoking abstinence has little impact on the motivation for food

It’s sometimes thought that smokers who can’t light up are likely to reach for food in lieu of cigarettes. But new research from the University at Buffalo suggests that smoking abstinence doesn’t greatly affect the motivation for food. The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, used cues and actual money to learn

The diet-microbiome connection in inflammatory bowel disease

Much remains mysterious about the factors influencing human inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but one aspect that has emerged as a key contributor is the gut microbiome, the collection of microorganisms dwelling in the intestines. Diet is known to profoundly affect this microbial community, and special diets have been used as therapies for intestinal disorders including

Taxing sweetened drinks by the amount of sugar could cut obesity and boost economic gains: New analysis finds greater health and economic benefits to taxing sugar content compared to liquid volume

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages by the amount of sugar they contain, rather than by the liquid volume of these drinks, as several U.S. cities currently do, could produce even greater health benefits and economic gains, a team of researchers has concluded. The analysis, by researchers at New York University, Harvard’s TH Chan School of Public Health,

Snack tax may be more effective than a sugary drink tax to tackle obesity: Effect was double that seen for similar price increase on sugar sweetened drinks

Taxing high sugar snacks such as biscuits, cakes, and sweets might be more effective at reducing obesity levels than increasing the price of sugar sweetened drinks, suggests a study published by The BMJ today. The researchers say this option “is worthy of further research and consideration as part of an integrated approach to tackling obesity.”

New, healthier ‘butter’ spread almost entirely water

Cornell University food scientists have created a new low-calorie ‘butter’ spread that consists mostly of water. A tablespoon of this low-calorie spread has 2.8 grams of fat and 25.2 calories. Butter, on the other hand, which is 84% fat and about 16% water, has about 11 grams of fat and nearly 100 calories. They figured

Rye is healthy, thanks to an interplay of microbes

Eating rye comes with a variety of health benefits. A new study from the University of Eastern Finland now shows that both lactic acid bacteria and gut bacteria contribute to the health benefits of rye. Published in Microbiome, the study used a metabolomics approach to analyse metabolites found in food and the human body. Rye

How To Increase Your Metabolism

Like the cloud and the gender pay gap, metabolism is one of those things that we know exists but we don’t totally understand. Our mums, friends and random shop assistants have told us that a fast one is good and a slow one is the pits, while people constantly talk about revving it up (yeah,