Category Archives: Food

Kitchen coding

Brett Terpstra

I’ve developed a love of cooking. Perhaps even an obsession. It’s been good for my diet, and good for my palette.

When my mental health providers cut off the stimulants I had been taking for a decade to treat my ADHD, the only real upside to the new regime was that it was really easy for me to stop working at the end of the day (if I made it that far). Because my brain wouldn’t let me sit at a computer for any extended period of time, I ended up having free time in the evenings.

I’ve always been decent in the kitchen. Kind of like I’ve always been decent at coding, writing, and even sports in my younger years. To the extent that I could make it work, anyway. But, like coding, I decided there were things I could do better and started studying my meals in detail. Read more »

Most People Have Cholesterol All Wrong

Beth SkwareckiMost People Have Cholesterol All Wrong

Do you know which foods contain good cholesterol, and which contain bad cholesterol? If you think you do, ha! That’s a trick question! Cholesterol in our food doesn’t come in “good” and “bad” varieties, but cholesterol readings from blood tests do, and the two aren’t as closely connected as we used to think.

What Is Cholesterol, Really?

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Scientists discover why cheese have holes, and it is not CO2

Holes that form in cheeses such as emmental caused by hay particles in milk and not CO2 released by bacteria, say experts

Mice are not the culprit either.
Mice are not the culprit either. Photograph: Chris Warbey

After about a century of research, scientists in Switzerland have finally solved the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese.

Despite what you may have been told as a child, the holes are not caused by mice nibbling away inside cheese wheels.

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It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet

A Malhotra, T Noakes and S Phinney

A recent report from the UK’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges described ‘the miracle cure’ of performing 30 min of moderate exercise, five times a week, as more powerful than many drugs administered for chronic disease prevention and management.1 Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and some cancers by at least 30%. However, physical activity does not promote weight loss. Read more »

How Food Marketers Make You Think You’re Choosing Healthy Food

Beth Skwarecki

​How Food Marketers Make You Think You're Choosing Healthy Food

Plans to eat healthy can fly out the window when you step into a grocery store. Maybe you add junk food to your cart full of vegetables. Or maybe you believe the hype that a food is healthy, when it’s really not the best choice. Here are some of the traps that food marketers use against you. Read more »