How to lower your coronavirus risk while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert

It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus food pandemic social-distancing economy restaurants cdc disease-transmission

How to stay safe from coronavirus while eating out: Restaurant advice from an infectious disease expert

It's hard to eat while wearing a face mask, and social distancing isn't easy in restaurants' normally tight quarters. An infectious disease expert offers some tips on what to look for to stay safe.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
May 21, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus food pandemic social-distancing economy restaurants cdc disease-transmission

Here's how to stay safe while buying groceries amid the coronavirus pandemic

Should I wear a mask and gloves in the grocery story? Sanitize my food? A food virologist takes on the top questions people are asking as they shop for food amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Erin DiCaprio, Food virology researcher, University of California, Davis • conversation
May 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health covid-19 coronavirus food viruses shopping food-safety groceries

Dementia: eating plenty of apples, berries and tea linked to lower risk – new research

Foods rich in flavonoids (such as apples, berries, or tea) are important for cognitive health, research suggests.

Keith Morris, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Biostatistics, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  alzheimers-disease  diet  dementia  food

Alzheimer's and dementia: eating plenty of apples, berries and tea linked to lower risk – new research

Foods rich in flavonoids (such as apples, berries, or tea) are important for cognitive health, research suggests.

Keith Morris, Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Biostatistics, Cardiff Metropolitan University • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  alzheimers-disease  diet  dementia  food

What every new baker should know about the yeast all around us

Yeast is a single-celled organism that's everywhere around us. Understanding how yeast works can help you make better bread and appreciate this old friend of humanity.

Jeffrey Miller, Associate Professor, Hospitality Management, Colorado State University • conversation
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: food yeast cooking quarantine food-science beer fermentation flour bread sourdough baking

Is seltzer water healthy?

Bubbly waters are becoming increasingly popular. While these carbonated, sometimes flavored beverages might cause slight harm to teeth, they are far better than soda. They might even be good for you.

Rahel Mathews, Assistant Professor, Nutrition, Mississippi State University • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health sugar food water teeth dental-care carbon-dioxide nutrition fizzy-drinks

Home cooking means healthier eating – there's an opportunity to change food habits for good

A spike in flour sales and an increase in home cooked meals could signal the start of a new healthier relationship with food.

Danielle McCarthy, Senior Lecturer in the School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast • conversation
April 27, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: diet covid-19 food fruit eating-habits healthy-eating vegetables healthy-food eating home-cooking

Hot curries, potato cheddar and muddy beetroot – some super surprising facts about your food

Three foods and some cool stuff you should know about them.

Joanna Buckley, Materials Chemist and Science Communicator, University of Sheffield • conversation
April 1, 2020 ~11 min

Tags:  chemistry  food  cheese  chilli

Runny honey, furry spinach and shiny apples – some super surprising facts about your food

Three foods and some cool stuff you should know about them.

Joanna Buckley, Materials Chemist and Science Communicator, University of Sheffield • conversation
March 27, 2020 ~11 min

Tags:  food  honey  food-additives  spinach  fruit  honey-bees

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