Food Science

Why You Should Drink Hot Stuff When It’s Hot Out (Sometimes) — It’s Getting Hot in Here

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It's sweltering out. Sweat is trickling down your back in a way that is most unappealing. There's little respite from what feels like the inside of an armpit — except a cold drink. A chilled soda, the perfect iced tea, or a frosty beer, perhaps?

But as counterintuitive as it may sound, you may be better off reaching for the hot drink instead.


Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer’s with This Common Berry — Food News

Eating an apple a day may keep the doctor away, but eating blueberries might do you one better! According to a recent study, consuming just one delicious anthocyanin-rich serving a day may help keep Alzheimer's Disease at bay.


The Science Behind the 3 p.m. Snack Slump — Smart Snacking

You hit it like a wall at work. That drop in energy, accompanied by a deep need for a snack that is sugary, fatty and/or crunchy — it's the 3 p.m. snack slump. Have you ever wondered why it happens so predictably on weekday afternoons? Here's a look at the science that may help explain the late-afternoon slump, and why we crave snacks when it strikes.


The New Added Benefit of Drinking Coffee, According to Harvard — Food News

It might not make you live forever, but drinking three to five cups of coffee per day — caffeinated or not — has an association with some outstanding health benefits.


Is Deep-Frying the Secret to More Nutritious Vegetables? — Food News

Good news, everyone! Researchers at the University of Granada in Spain have discovered that deep-frying vegetables in extra-virgin olive oil makes them not only delicious — but also better for you.


The Scientific Way to Cut Your Pizza Will Make You Very, Very Mad — Food News

How do you cut your homemade pizza so everyone gets an even share? Do you do the classic slices, or maybe even squares? Well apparently, according to science, there is a better way to cut your pizza.

Be warned: This may upset you.


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