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Onion Myth

Onion Myth

I've been attached to the internet for 16 years. Still fondly remember the first desktop modem and its dial up sound. Since that first modem I have never received an unsolicited nutrition/food based email that made any sense. I've been told that Diet Coke rots the stomach, that I should never eat bread with fruit because it confuses the digestive enzymes and that margarine is a molecule away from ...

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When wine meets your teeth

When wine meets your teeth

A while ago, someone me asked about the pH of wine. I thought I would give you a brief update. You see, they had asked a question I didn't know the answer to, and that upsets the equilibrium of my brain, so it was off the Medical Library for me.

pH of wine

First, a real quick reminder. It is the low pH levels (high acidity) of soft drinks, fruit juice and sports drinks that is the most likely...

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Chewing Gum

Chewing Gum

It seems mandatory that every soccer boss chews gum during the match. Maybe it helps to control the nerves. Or maybe it is based on decade-old research suggesting it sharpens the brain.

Chewing gum fits into the "feels good, looks ugly" category. I've seen presenters chew gum as they talk, giving the occasional flash of white blob. Kind of distracts from the message they offer.

Tee...

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Enlightening Vegetables

Enlightening Vegetables

For the best retention of nutrients in vegetables, the common view is that they should be eaten as soon as possible after harvesting. Certainly, they don't want to spend too long in the supermarket. That view may have to change, for spinach at least.

Photosynthesis continues under light

After harvesting, fresh produce is not necessarily "dead" or "dying". A recent study by...

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Skeleton in Deposit

Skeleton in Deposit

Although osteoporosis appears later in life, the process begins during childhood. If there is not enough calcium and vitamin D in the diet or, in the case of vitamin D, insufficient sunlight exposure, then not enough skeletal bone is created during our schooldays. Our bones reach peak mass by the age of 30 years and thereafter decline. The rate of the decline is greatly dampened if adequate calciu...

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