ARE YOU USING THE RIGHT OIL FOR YOUR COOKING?

All oils aren’t equal. With so many on the shelves to choose from, which should you use for which kind of cooking? Refined oils are more stable and better suited to high-temperature cooking such as deep-frying than unrefined (mechanically pressed such as extra virgin) oils. These oils tend to have higher smoke points, the temperature […]

FOODS THAT CHILDREN AROUND THE WORLD EAT FOR LUNCH AT SCHOOL

The topic of children’s lunch in schools is taken very seriously in some parts of the world. In an effort to revitalize the schools in the United Kingdom, for example, famed chef Jamie Oliver started a program called Jamie’s Food Revolution in an earnest effort to transform the food children eat every day. His mission […]

KIDS EAT WAY MORE SUGAR THAN NORMAL DURING SUMMER HOLIDAYS SAYS NEW STUDY

British parents will let their children consume up to five times as much sugar during the summer holidays as they would any other time of the year, according to a new poll. A  survey of 1,000 parents with children aged two to 17 found sugar intake will significantly increase during the school break. Ice cream […]

FOODS TO AVOID FOR YOUR ORAL HEALTH

Did you know that apart from eyes, your smile is the most prominent feature on the face? This implies that you ought to take extra care of it. And you might think that flossing, brushing and avoiding sugary items is what it takes for good oral hygiene. But when it comes to oral health, there […]

CROWS MAKE HOOKED TOOLS TO INCREASE THEIR EFFICIENCY

  The manufacture and use of tools has long been touted as a line of demarcation between humans and non-human animals: our technological prowess is what makes us human, it was thought. But research over the last few decades has blurred that line, as tool manufacture and use, and even the use of tools to […]

WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE STOP DRINKING WATER

  What would actually happen to your body if you stopped drinking water, including all beverages that contain water, like juices, soft drinks, and tea? Well, let’s start by saying it wouldn’t be pretty – your body is made up of 60 percent water, which is reason enough to make sure you’re constantly replenishing your […]

BELGIAN CHOCOLATES UNDER THREAT FROM INTERNATIONAL CHOCOLATE GANGSTERS

Since inventing the praline more than 100 years ago, Belgium has cultivated a £3.5bn chocolate industry that accounted for 9 per cent of Belgium’s food sales last year. Belgian chocolate, one of the country’s most popular exports, has become the ultimate seal of quality and taste, but for Belgians it runs much deeper. It is […]

OUR CHOCOLATE’S LONG HISTORY : THE BITTER SWEET STORY OF THE ANCIENT TREAT

Chocolate may be the “food of the gods,” but for most of its 4,000-year history, it was actually consumed as a bitter beverage rather than as a sweet edible treat. Anthropologists have found evidence that chocolate was produced by pre-Olmec cultures living in present-day Mexico as early as 1900 B.C. The ancient Mesoamericans who first […]