Americans throw away half of all their food amounting to $160 billion every year. 77% say they feel guilty about their food waste, but they don’t seem to know how to reduce it. Simply storing food correctly can help to reduce food waste and there’s just a few dos and don’ts you need to know to get the best shelf life from your food. 90% of food is thrown away too soon and a lot of this is down to not understanding the labels on packaging.
While some wellness experts will admit, reluctantly, that sugar does not cause diabetes (all by itself) they will positively jump all over soft drinks, telling you, among all the other evil attributes of soda, that it will give you diabetes. In fact, you may even hear the sugar-free diet soda will give you diabetes. Why […]
Do you have a bottle of aged balsamic vinegar in your cupboard right now? Chances are that if you bought it for five or ten bucks from the grocery store shelf, the bottle of stuff in your cabinet claiming to be balsamic vinegar is not really what it purports to be. In preparation for this article, […]
This is part two of a two-part series on tryptophan and sleep. The first covered sleepiness from Thanksgiving turkey or warm milk. This last part will cover tryptophan supplements, including safety issues. Although reports from studies into the effect of tryptophan vary widely as to its effects on mood, memory, and sleep, it does seem […]
I just came across of dubious food fact about bananas. The tryptophan in bananas has sleep-inducing properties. Therefore, if you eat a banana before going to bed it will help you sleep. Anyone who has suffered bouts of insomnia will not have to be told that this is highly unlikely, but what about turkey? Everyone […]
Before I even begin I’ll admit that this is more of an academic discourse than a practical one. Of course, you need a sharp knife to do your work in the kitchen. But I do love to question conventional wisdom and along the way, we may reveal some practical considerations. You have probably heard chef’s […]