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31 March, 2016

Salt Shakers Swapped For Electric Forks, Nutrition Myths Debunked, & More Food News

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Round ’em up! Here are this week’s top stories about healthy eating and food science.

 
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Also, there will be a quiz.

 
A salt-reduction strategy for the 21st century. This electric fork zaps your tongue with charged sodium ions that make your food taste salty.

This fork makes food taste salty by zapping your tongue with electricity. https://t.co/zEEm6yzUoZ pic.twitter.com/PhPKvFyFT1

— Discover Magazine (@DiscoverMag) March 30, 2016


 
And if you don’t have an ion-charged electric fork handy, the Nutrition Source looks at simple ways to reduce the amount of salt in your diet.

How to take action on reducing your #salt and #sodium intake: https://t.co/GgnPLi7xhz pic.twitter.com/yQadsv6qc6

— The Nutrition Source (@HSPHnutrition) March 26, 2016


 
Don’t eat after 7pm! Detox diets rid the body of toxins! Eating fat makes you fat! The Mayo Clinic debunks these nutrition myths plus seven more just like ’em.

10 #nutrition myths debunked: https://t.co/V4qxlaMBCi pic.twitter.com/TDZl2xTyrz

— MayoClinicHealthSys (@MayoClinicHS) March 30, 2016


 
The Nutrition Source at the Harvard School of Public Health looks at healthy whole grains, which offer a “complete package” of health benefits.

Go for #wholegrains & foods made with them—the less processed, the better https://t.co/7nGeCu83Lg #SampleWholeGrains pic.twitter.com/YY3pxo9Hjr

— The Nutrition Source (@HSPHnutrition) March 30, 2016


 
Is the Fasting Diet legit? Time magazine covers the science of calorie-restricting diets…and why they may actually have some benefits.

Should I try a fasting diet? https://t.co/VGq4KbD7fD

— TIME Health (@TIMEHealth) March 30, 2016


 
In other diet-related news, The New York Times reports that drinking small amounts of vinegar before eating starches helps inhibit the digestion of the starches, which can blunt the subsequent rise in blood sugar.

You asked: Can vinegar aid weight loss? Here's a short explanation. https://t.co/LkX44Sbb9o

— NYT Health (@NYTHealth) March 30, 2016


 
Here’s how the our Neanderthal cousins’ bodies evolved to adapt to a high-protein diet.

How Diet Shaped Human Evolution https://t.co/eBffs20s9z pic.twitter.com/9cQ7Kr8XrO

— ScienceDaily (@ScienceDaily) March 29, 2016


 
Time explores 17 processed foods that nutritionists can get behind, including yogurt, frozen veggies, canned tomatoes and beans, and veggie burgers.

17 processed foods nutritionists approve of https://t.co/OBvjjWGWvK

— TIME Health (@TIMEHealth) March 28, 2016


 
The Nutrition Source at the Harvard School of Public Health offers tips for sustainable eating, which benefit both the individual’s health and the health of the planet.

Looking beyond the supermarket shelf: 5 tips for #sustainable eating. https://t.co/e0WROb9YDO pic.twitter.com/YB0upQAxKr

— The Nutrition Source (@HSPHnutrition) March 25, 2016


 
Take The New York Times weekly health quiz.

The Weekly Health Quiz: Sitting, Weight Loss and an Abortion Pill https://t.co/jaTeuKr035

— NYTimes Well (@nytimeswell) April 1, 2016


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