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Top 3 Most Nutritious Nuts

ALMONDS The Romans showered newlyweds with almonds as a fertility charm. Do you think that's how a certain part of the male body got named? WATER-COOLER FACT:...

Antibiotics

Antibiotics kill bacteria. Before antibiotics, doctors often treated infections with poisons such as strychnine, which killed the bacteria by killing the patient. Do you think this...

Flavorful Fruits

AÇAI BERRIES Okay, how the heck do you pronounce this flavorful fruit? It's “ahsigh-EE.” It may be a bit hard to get your tongue around,...

Vital Green Vegetables

BROCCOLI When President George Bush banned broccoli from Air Force One in 1990, it was a dubious decision because broccoli is a health powerhouse. WATER-COOLER FACT: Broccoli's...

Hunger and Satiety

There are two kinds of satiety. One is short term, which means you're full after finishing this meal, right now. The other is long term,...

Enough About Food. What About My Water?

Why would someone pay the water department for water, then shell out five bucks for a bottle of Evian? (Answer: try spelling Evian backward.) We are...

Sugar and High-Fructose Corn Syrup

It's part of our happiest childhood memories—the lollipop given by Grandma, the cotton candy at the Ferris wheel, the ice-cream cone melting faster than we can...

Hormones

  Hormones are fun. They are what made us misbehave as teenagers, and what can make us misbehave now, as adults, especially if we meet...

Irradiated Meat

Most of us have some vague idea that conventionally farmed animals aren't kept in very good conditions—appalling is a better word—but don't like to think about...

Omega-6 (Linoleic Acid)

Omega-6 is saturated fat's evil brother. Together they are the Lyle and Eric Menendez of fats, causing death and destruction through inflammation, clogged arteries,...

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