Tag Archives: Food

Could a popular food ingredient raise the risk for diabetes and obesity?

Consumption of propionate, an ingredient that’s widely used in baked goods, animal feeds, and artificial flavorings, appears to increase levels of several hormones that are associated with risk of obesity and diabetes, according to new research led by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital… Read More »

Storing and thawing food

Reusing leftovers is a great way to cut costs, but you need to be careful about how you store them and when you eat them. The first rule is to refrigerate promptly, as illness-causing bacteria can start growing within a couple of hours (or sooner in high temperatures). The Western Australian Department of Health provided… Read More »

Dairy: Health food or health risk?

When I was a growing teenager, I drank as much milk as possible (often straight from the carton while standing in front of the open fridge, much to my mother’s chagrin). I’d seen the TV ads — milk and other dairy foods were the express ticket to stronger bones and bigger muscles. But today dairy’s… Read More »