I’m not a huge proponent of food intolerances being the evil they are proposed as. I do however believe very […]
Category Archives: General Nutrition
It’s no secret that many of the phytochemicals in fruit and vegetables have a positive effect on our health. For instance, plant sterols, also known as phytosterols, help to lower cholesterol levels. According to a new study phytosterols also appear to prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease; a particular sterol, stigmasterol, inhibits the production of proteins that play an important role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. The study has recently been published in the Journal of Neuroscience. (more…)
An Oxford University study has shown that a representative sample of UK schoolchildren aged seven to nine years had low […]
Article from 2012 by Ian Landau, Senior Editor
Fast-food employees sounded off in two recent discussions online, offering a behind-the-scenes, employee-eye view of the healthiness (or not) of fast food — and some of the insights into food quality and preparation practices.
First, an Ohio McDonald’s employee and Reddit Web-site user named GameMisconduct63 submitted an “ask me anything” post on June 26, in which he responded to any question about working for the fast-food chain. Nine days later on July 5, Reddit user 4ScienceandReason posted a thread asking: “Fast food workers of Reddit, what is the one menu option at your employment that you would recommend people never eat? (Because of cooking safety, cleanliness, unhealthy, etc).” (more…)