For weight loss, how much you eat is more important than when you eat

A new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has followed the meal-time habits of more than 500 people for six years finding weight change is most affected by the size and frequency of meals rather than the interv… Continue reading For weight loss, how much you eat is more important than when you eat

Rubber tires in our lettuce? New study says it’s possible

Most people are well acquainted with the idea of farm-to-table dining. But what about highway-to-table cuisine? A new study out of the University of Vienna (UV) shows that lettuce readily takes up particles produced from rubber car tires as they roll a… Continue reading Rubber tires in our lettuce? New study says it’s possible

Menu labels nudge diners toward planet-friendly choices

As the new year approaches, people everywhere start thinking about how to make better choices for their diet and the planet. This includes a team of multi-institutional researchers, who tested a simple but effective way to influence the choices people … Continue reading Menu labels nudge diners toward planet-friendly choices

New insight into how your gut bacteria could be helping you gain weight

A team of researchers from the University of Copenhagen has looked to the microbiome to understand what role gut bacteria may play in weight gain. The findings suggest certain populations of bacteria are more efficient at extracting energy from food, a… Continue reading New insight into how your gut bacteria could be helping you gain weight

Review: Mella fruiting chamber turns mushroom growing into home hobby

For indoor gardeners who want to try something a bit more exotic, cultivating mushrooms can be rewarding and FirstBuild’s Mella smart mushroom fruiting chamber promises to take some of the guesswork out of the challenge. New Atlas recently got its hand… Continue reading Review: Mella fruiting chamber turns mushroom growing into home hobby

Popular red food coloring triggers gut inflammation in mice

A commonly used red food coloring has been found to promote gut inflammation in mice, according to new research from scientists at McMaster University. The study suggests chronic consumption of the food dye may increase susceptibility to inflammatory b… Continue reading Popular red food coloring triggers gut inflammation in mice

Surprising study finds ancestors of most herbivorous dinosaurs ate meat

A comprehensive new study has examined the diets of the earliest dinosaurs and found that, unsurprisingly, they included carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. But what is surprising is that the ancestors of many of the most famous herbivores – like Tri… Continue reading Surprising study finds ancestors of most herbivorous dinosaurs ate meat

Vitamin-packed particles could help make food more nutritious

Getting enough vitamins in your day can be tricky, but a new technique could help fortify everyday foods to tackle deficiencies. Scientists at MIT added vitamin A, encased in polymer capsules, to ingredients like flour and found that it survived storag… Continue reading Vitamin-packed particles could help make food more nutritious