Calories consumed minus calories burned: it’s the simple formula for weight loss or gain. But dieters often find that it doesn’t work. The calorie is broken—and this is why.
In the 1920s, one pediatrician ran an “orphanage” like no other. It’s single purpose was a detailed, long-running, and bizarre experiment. Let babies figure out what they wanted to eat.
How many adults are eating enough vegetables on an average day? Less than 10%, says the CDC—and that incredibly low number somehow manages to get even worse when you look at the state-by-state breakdown.
A new study that tracked more than 10,200 men over a 20-year period finds those who became fathers gained weight, whether or not they wound up living with their kids.
“Eating bugs is a great idea!” shout future-minded gourmets, the kinds of people who eat waxworm tacos willingly and feed bug cookies to their coworkers. But are insects like crickets and grasshoppers really the solution to our environmental and food-security woes? Well... maybe not. Not entirely, at least. …
Juice cleanses, colon cleanses, fruit detoxes, sugar detoxes—we've all seen these things, but do they actually work? What are they supposed to do? Let's take a look at the science behind the fad.
How did the terribly bland Red Delicious apple come to dominate US grocery stores? The Atlantic recounts the rise of the Red Delicious, how the fruit lost its flavor, and why the apple is finding a market overseas.
Do you ever feel like you can't eat, drink, or enjoy anything because you're constantly worried about how it will impact your health? This video, inspired by Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies, assures you with gleeful hyperbole that everything will kill you in the end.
Chickens tend to produce eggs in one of two colors, white and brown. But is there any nutritional difference between them? And what accounts for the difference in shell color in the first place?
Fruits can get their colors from a lot of places. New research suggests that the color preferences of the animals that eat fruit are among the strongest influences on fruit color. It's an assumption scientists have always made, but now they have some evidence to support it.
The act of drinking alcohol is surrounded by myths. Whether it's the idea you can trick breathalyzers or the suggestion that caffeine sobers you up, let's debunk some of these misconceptions so we can actually enjoy our drinks.
There's a popular conception out there that skipping breakfast leads to weight gain. A new study now shows this is pretty much bullshit.
If you believed the internet, you'd think there's huge debate over whether eggs, coffee, or salt are good or bad for you. In reality, there's significant agreement on diet and health issues among experts, but the general public is conflicted. So why are we so confused when experts agree? Let's clear the air.
The European Union, concerned about the special needs of its rapidly aging population, is spending more than $4 million to develop 3D printers that will produce food that is optimized for the elderly.
Now that many of us are trying to avoid gluten like the plague, a slew of gluten-free products have started appearing in our stores. Unfortunately, many of these foods are advertised or understood as healthy alternatives, which is often far from the truth.
Ever wonder why some people think cilantro tastes like detergent while others scatter it over everything? Or why brussels sprouts are delectable to some and disgusting to others? Part of that difference of opinion may lay in our genes.
The labels on the back of your food are about to get an update. The big change? Making serving sizes that reflect how people actually eat.
After hearing about so many historical experiments that disregard patients' rights, it does me good to finally find that one - regarding the effects of coffee - proved fatal for everyone but the patients.
In many mammals, humans included, the composition of a mother's breast milk varies with the sex of her offspring, with sons receiving nutritionally richer milk than daughters. Interestingly, the opposite has been found to be true in impoverished mothers.
Everyone agrees "eating right" is a good idea – what we can't agree on is what the hell it means. (Whole wheat is now a healthy diet option or "probably killing you," depending on who you ask.) What does science have to say about good dietary habits? According to University of South Carolina researcher Edward Archer,…