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News tag: Food


Testosterone goes hand in hand with spicy hot food

14 Dec, 2014 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
Men having  high testosterone levels take to spicy food, says a group of French researchers in a study soon to be published in "Psychology and Behaviour". According to AFP, the study, suggestively entitled "Some like it hot" depicts the case of 114 men aged 18 to 44 who took part…


Raw milk outbreaks on the rise despite strict regulation

11 Dec, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 1 comment
Supporters of natural and organic foods frequently suggest drinking raw milk, which circumvents the commercial chain of pasteurization and homogenization, and presents the image of a purer, less processed food. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) however, have long warned against this practice, saying that consumption of raw…


New gene manipulates food choices

1 Dec, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Genes might manipulate your food choices, says a team of scientists from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadephia. The researchers refer to gene TAS2R38, which regulates taste, making its bearer become picky about his food. The report, published on, presents suggestive data on how the TAS2R38 gene, in…


Savory herb’s impressive benefits

10 Nov, 2014 | by Ionut Popescu | 0 comments
Delicate, pleasantly aromatic savory (summer) is a very popular culinary herb widely used in eastern European and American cuisines. Botanically, this annual herb belongs within the mint family of Lamiaceae, and known scientifically as Satureja hortensis. The herb is well tolerant of different climatic conditions and requires good sunlight to…


Death is inevitable for Mars settlers, according to new study

14 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
Going to Mars has been on the lips of scientists for the past 50 years, and the expectations have grown with recent technological progress. Ambitious projects, all revolving around getting humans to the Red Planet, have been presented by public or private organizations. Society's generally accepted deadline for making the…


Adolescent obesity prevented by family meals

6 Oct, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Having one or two meals a week with your children might prevent them from overweight or obesity. This conclusion has been put forth by the researchers from the University of Minnesota, following a complex study entitled “Project EAT”. The scientists examined how teenagers’ behavior is influenced by parent’s healthy eating…


Women’s appetite decreased by yogurt

2 Oct, 2014 | by Gabriel Rosoga | 0 comments
According to new study, a high protein yogurt snack keeps your appetite under control, making you delay your supper by at least 30 minutes. The findings were published in the Nutrition Journal by the researchers from the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine. The study, involving 20 healthy young women…


Epazote, relatively unknown, prevents common diseases

20 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
Epazote is a popular Central American herb used by native Mexicans since antiquity. Its strong musky flavor gives unique taste to Mexican and other Latin American cuisines. Its young shoots and leaves used like vegetable in soups while mature, pungent leaves used as digestive and carminatives in bean, fish and…


Sage herb’s impressive health benefits

18 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
With a sharp flavor, sage herb or garden sage has been grown as a pot herb since ancient Roman times. Famous as being the guardian over all other herbs, sage has many virtues, both culinary and health promoting. Chinese and traditional European medicines have been using it for its disease…


Prediabetes risk higher in young coffee drinkers

11 Sep, 2014 | by Daniel Tomas | 0 comments
When used by young adults that metabolize caffeine slowly, coffee increases the risk of prediabetes, researchers state in a new study. At special risks are those young adults with hypertension. The results were presented at ESC Congress by Italy's Dr. Lucio Mos. The study also indicates people who drink more…