Round 'em up! Here are this week's top stories about healthy eating and food science.
Also, there will be a quiz.
Mashing raw vegetables and slicing raw meat into bite-size pieces may have given our early human ancestors caloric advantages and helped shape us into modern humans.
Chew On This: Slicing Meat Helped Shape Modern Humans https://t.co/CWKzc8Fd5f— The NPR Science Desk (@nprscience) March 9, 2016
Organic has benefits. But what we choose to eat may matter more than whether the food was organic versus conventionally grown.
What you eat matters more than whether you choose organic or conventional, but organic does have some benefits: https://t.co/9s0lWBPHnT— The Nutrition Source (@HSPHnutrition) March 3, 2016
Most carbs in legumes come from starch. So why are legumes recommended as good sources of fiber? Two words: Resistant starch.
Drinking booze may temporarily raise the risk of stroke or heart attack. But over time, for moderate drinkers, the same drink may offer protection against those very same problems.
Does fear of allergies and weight gain keep parents from feeding kids healthy nuts?
Early exposure to peanuts may keep kids from developing peanut allergies later in life.
More Support for Early Exposure to Peanuts to Prevent Allergies https://t.co/ga2QhTP8db— NYTimes Well (@nytimeswell) March 4, 2016
Pregnant women who eat diets rich in vitamin D my reduce their child's allergy risk. But supplements don't seem to offer the same protection.
Study: Prenatal diet rich in vitamin D may cut allergy risk in children https://t.co/puGDKeJecc— The Nutrition Source (@HSPHnutrition) March 2, 2016
CNN explores 5 simple ways to avoid food poisoning in your home.
Fasting days may have beneficial effects on blood sugar, cholesterol, and insulin levels.
Have you tried a fasting diet? Tell us about it. https://t.co/s8SLNYq1J4— NYTimes Well (@nytimeswell) March 8, 2016
Just can't resist those salty snacks? You're not alone. A new study found that adding extra salt made people eat 11% more calories.
This is why you can't stop eating potato chips https://t.co/FuWr03cpLw— TIME Health (@TIMEHealth) March 7, 2016
Take The New York Times weekly health quiz.
The Weekly Health Quiz: Peanuts, Pollution, and Booster Shots https://t.co/Rg4NGpn9gA— NYTimes Well (@nytimeswell) March 11, 2016
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