Tag: Food

Short growing seasons limited the size of hunter-gatherer societies

Short growing seasons limited the possible size of hunter-gatherer societies by forcing people to rely on meat, according to a recent study by a team of international reseachers including McGill University professor Eric Galbraith. After looking at population size for the roughly 300 hunter-gatherer societies which existed until quite recently, the researchers found that many

CDC releases food safety alert regarding multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Oranienburg infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/oranienburg-09-21/index.html Key points: 652 people have been reported sick from 37 states, and 129 people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported. Epidemiologic and traceback data show that one source of infections in this outbreak are whole red,

Ultra-processed food is associated with cardiovascular disease

Weekly consumption of ultra-processed food is linked with an increased risk of heart disease, according to research presented at ESC Congress 2021. Ultra-processed food refers to a wide range of products such as mass produced bread, ready meals, fast foods, sweets and desserts, salty snacks, breakfast cereals, reconstituted meat including chicken and fish nuggets, instant

How Maggie Q Learned To Hack Her Diet

Lethargic and bloated are two words you’d never associate with Maggie Q, the butt-kicking star (seriously, she does her own stunts) of such action-packed projects as Nikita, Divergent, and the new film The Protégé, in theaters now. But in her 20s, the actress experienced regular bouts of low energy and abdominal pain. “I instinctually felt

The Kid-Friendly Snacks You Should Stock Up On at Costco

Spotting the “goldilocks” of kid-friendly snacks is easier said than done. As you stand in the snack foods aisle, staring at the endless brands and options, three questions run through your mind: Is this snack healthy enough? Is it too healthy? And, most importantly, will the kids even like it? They’re all valid questions, but

How Many Calories Are In An Apple?

When it comes to the best fruits for you, apples seem to be the gold standard. I mean you’ve heard it before—an apple a day…yeah yeah, you know the rest. But how many calories, exactly, are in an apple—and is that staple your mom packed in your school lunch really that great for you? Well,

The Best Red Wine For Sangria, According To Wine Experts

Kicking back with a cool glass of red sangria is pretty much the perfect way to spend a summer evening. And, if you’ve never made it yourself, it’s time to change that (don’t worry if you’re not usually the bartender in your friend group—there’s really not a set “recipe,” and you can customize it and