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Food ethnologist sees new trends following decades of lifestyle eating

The knife rack has replaced the bookshelf as a symbol of cultural capital. However, following decades of lifestyle eating, cooking shows and palate sensations, a new food generation is starting to establish itself. Food ethnologist Håkan Jönsson sees a comeback for ready-made meals and abstemiousness. Food is more than sustenance, what role does food play […]

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Eating after 6pm could be bad news for your heart

Eating after 6pm could be bad news for your heart because the digestive system is less efficient at night leading to a greater risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes Circadian rhythms are 24-hour cycles that govern everything including sleep  Study found time-restricted eating was able to reverse type 2 diabetes in mice We produce less […]

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The real reasons you should be eating more tahini

Tahini doesn’t really appear too appetizing — basically, it looks like boring beige sludge. There’s a lot more to tahini than meets the eye, though. This popular Middle Eastern condiment is made of ground sesame seeds, but according to mindbodygreen, “offers a richer, more savory flavor profile than your standard peanut butter. And it’s way […]

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Zero-hour contracts take huge mental and physical tolls: Poor eating habits, lack of sleep, relationship problems

The number of workers on zero-hours contracts continues to rise in the UK. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimates that between October and December 2018 there were between 777,000 and 911,000 people working on zero-hours contracts. But the impact of such contracts seems to be underestimated by the government. An independent government review of […]

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Two British patients die from eating hospital food

Two Britons have died of food poisoning after eating pre-packaged sandwiches and salads, UK health authorities said on Friday, in a listeria outbreak that has already killed three people in British hospitals. The patients died of listeriosis, a rare bacterial infection that is especially dangerous for people with weak immune systems or pregnant women. The […]

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Bigger portions lead to preschoolers eating more over time

Preschoolers may not be as good at resisting large portions of everyday foods as was previously thought, according to Penn State researchers. In a study, the researchers examined whether children between the ages of three and five were susceptible to the portion size effect—the tendency of people to eat more when larger portions are served. […]