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  • Four health concerns associated with nut butter that no one ever talks about
  • Ah, nut butter... It's one of those foods that you simply can't seem to remove from the top of your mouth. Perhaps there's a reason why this so-called healthy food gets stuck - maybe there's a chance it doesn't belong there? I hate to break it to you, but nut butter has been deceiving you this whole time. While this food contains monounsaturated fats, which are linked to a reduced risk of h... ››› more
  • [17 March 2017]
  • What the dates on food products actually mean
  • Food waste is a huge problem all over the world. Researchers behind a new survey from the American Chemical Council say that every year, each American tosses about $640 (over R6500). South Africa probably isn't far behind… In addition, an earlier analysis by the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) found that consumers around the world throw away approximately 66 million tons of food a year. ... ››› more
  • [01 October 2015]
  • New research finds that most store-bought beef contains dangerous bacteria
  • Are you a meat lover? Well, then, you'll want to read this. According to new data from Consumer Reports, store-bought ground beef often contains a variety of dangerous bacteria that can make humans sick, and is resistant to the drugs used to treat it. While you can kill most bacteria in meat by cooking it correctly, a lot of people enjoy their meat rare, which puts them at a greater risk for il... ››› more
  • [27 August 2015]
  • Attention fish lovers: Here's all you need to know about mercury poisoning
  • It's no wonder that fish, high in protein and omega fatty acids while relatively low in fat, is the protein of choice these days. Its popularity could be one of its downfalls. Overfished waters and toxic waste are responsible for making some of our most popular fish poisonous, especially to pregnant women, babies and children. The danger associated with eating fish is mercury poisoning. Let... ››› more
  • [30 July 2015]
  • A surprising natural food allergy remedy
  • In 1831, the distinguished Professor Touery stood in front of his colleagues at the French Academy of Medicine and drank a dose of strychnine that was several times the amount considered lethal. Contrary to what you might be thinking, Professor Touery didn't have any ill intentions. Nor did anyone wish him harm. So then why was he drinking this poison?! You see, he drank this poison in or... ››› more
  • [14 July 2015]
  • US researchers uncover the grilling danger that's more hazardous than food poisoning
  • Before you bite into your next burger, you might want to ask the chef if he used a rusty old grill brush to clean the griller… According to Warren Alpert School of Medicine (Brown University, US), wire bristles from grill brushes can snap off, land on the grate and find their way into grilled meats. Public health experts urge you not to take this warning lightly… Researchers say that if ... ››› more
  • [09 July 2015]
  • Here's the truth behind the dates on food labels
  • Food waste is a huge problem all over the world. Researchers behind a new survey from the American Chemical Council say that every year, each American tosses about $640 (over R6500). South Africa probably isn't far behind… In addition, an earlier analysis by the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) found that consumers around the world throw away approximately 66 million tons of food a year. ... ››› more
  • [01 July 2015]
  • Food poisoning treatment tips you need to know about
  • You had an undercooked burger, ate a sushi roll that was sitting out on the sushi belt a bit too long, or sampled something from a dodgy food truck… Now you're paying the price: You have food poisoning! Read on below to discover how to spot the signs and symptoms of food poisoning - and how to treat it… What causes food poisoning?   In the majority of food poisoning cases, the ... ››› more
  • [25 May 2015]
  • The shocking reason early polar explorers died and why knowing it could save your life
  • In 1912, three men and 16 dogs set out from a remote base in Antarctica to explore a series of valleys many hundreds of kilometres away. Three months later, one returned. While he was less than healthy when he did, he was the lucky one. Because his compatriots didn't return at all. One died after falling off a crevice. The other died from something far more mysterious: Eating dog liver. ... ››› more
  • [14 April 2015]
  • Gluten is getting the blame, but it's not the real reason wheat is toxic
  • Many people around the world can't tolerate wheat products and it's thought to be because of gluten sensitivity. But new research has discovered that the wheat in Italy doesn't cause these problems despite containing gluten, but the wheat in South Africa does. So what's the difference between the wheat in one country and the wheat in others? The answer lies in the growing and harvesting... ››› more
  • [09 January 2015]
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