Browsing the "Food" Tag

Why Do Onions Make You Cry? How Chemicals Work in Food [Infographic]

April 16th, 2014 | by Jill Ettinger

We eat. It’s as much a part of being human as breathing. But unlike breathing, food is much more fun, and complicated. Right? We have so many flavors and colors and textures of foods to choose from. But with that come all kinds of weird effects as a result of the chemical compounds in food: Why do onions make you cry? Why does asparagus makes your pee stink? If you have ever wondered about these weird effects of food, you're not alone


Meal in a Can: The Opposite of What EDB is About

September 24th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás

One thing I love about Eat Drink Better is seeing all the great ways readers, writers, and professional cooks put different ingredients together. It's always interesting, and usually looks amazing. This article about a stomach-churning 12-course meal in a can, though? It's pretty much the opposite of eating and drinking better


Mountain Dew Kickstart: The Latest in a Long Line of Breakfast Atrocities

March 3rd, 2013 | by Matthew Lovitt

It's a question many of us have pondered, when trying to develop the healthy lifestyle habits that are invaluable in the quest for health and wellness. Answering the breakfast question may have just become more difficult with the release of PepsiCo's Mountain Dew KickStart, aimed at further divorcing our best intentions from the behaviors that truly support health


New School Food Rules Set To Improve Adolescent Snacking

February 4th, 2013 | by Matthew Lovitt

On February 1st, the USDA released a landmark proposal (pdf) that sets forth new guidelines that will regulate the snacks that are able to be sold in schools and builds on improvements made to regulations guiding breakfast and lunch programs that emphasize the inclusion of more fruits, vegetables and whole grains



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