How high-protein diets could increase heart attack risk

High-protein diets boost unstable plaques in the arteries of mice, a situation that a researcher calls "a recipe for a heart attack."

Julia Evangelou Strait-WUSTL | Jan. 24, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine arteries blood-vessels food heart-attacks meat protein

The average American household wastes $1,866 of food per year

US households waste about a third of the food they acquire, report economists. That means land, labor, and other resources are going to waste, as well.

Chuck Gill-Penn State | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment consumers economics food money sustainability united-states

Can snails save coffee from fungus? It’s a risky idea

Coffee rust is a huge problem, but an invasive snail seems to eat its spores off leaves. Scientists say it's a potential strategy, but isn't without risks.

Jim Erickson-Michigan | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment featured science-and-technology agriculture coffee ecosystems food invasive-species latin-america mollusks puerto-rico

Quinoa’s flowering genes could make it easier to grow

Quinoa's history has led to varieties that need specific growing conditions. Research on the plant's flowering genes could make things easier for farmers.

Nerissa Hannink-Melbourne | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology agriculture food genomes plants

To make better espresso, use less coffee

A new approach could help you make tastier espresso. The key? Using less coffee and the right grind, researchers say.

Jim Barlow-Oregon | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology coffee food sustainability taste

School gardens reconnect kids with food

In a world where it can seem to children that food miraculously appears on the plate, school gardens offer a way to get them back in touch with their food

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Teen brains are no match for fast food TV ads

Fast food advertisements on TV can prime teen brains to make unhealthy food choices, even when those ads are for salads and smoothies, new research shows.

Jared Wadley-Michigan | Jan. 16, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine advertising brains food teenagers

The history of bagels is an American tale

Check out this video to learn the history of bagels, including why one expert says no one's had a real New York bagel since 1967.

Jorge Corona-NYU | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~1 mins   

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Home cooking is healthier, but income plays a role

Americans who more often cook at home are more likely to have healthy diets, but the benefits aren't the same for people at lower income levels.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan | Jan. 15, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine food money

Bug attacks make organic fruits and veg healthier

The wounds that insects give plant leaves release antioxidants and makes organic fruits and vegetables healthier for people to eat.

Laura Muntean-Texas A&M | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine agriculture antioxidants food insects plants

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