Tag Archives: Food

Here’s What Happens to Your Body After Eating a Fast Food Burger

No one’s ever claimed that burgers are health food, but even the occasional sandwich could wreak all kinds of havoc on your health. mapkucc/Shutterstock We’ve all been there—there, meaning the drive-thru, with our tummies rumbling. In a weak moment, throwing caution to the pick-up window might not seem like a grave mistake, but the terrible… Read More »

Nanoparticles in food can alter the behavior of gut bacteria

New research on nanoparticles in food has yielded fresh insights about their impact on gut bacteria. Nanoparticles may influence gut bacteria (which are shown here under the electron microscope). Researchers from the University Medical Center of Mainz in Germany and colleagues from other centers in Germany, Austria, and the United States have discovered that the… 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 »