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Getting kids to eat their veggies

Getting kids to eat their veggies

Vegetables were probably never that big in the human diet. We evolved eating meat, seafood, nuts, seeds, fruits, tubers, fungi, berries and insects because that's where the kilojoules are. When you need energy (kJs/Cals) each day to survive, why bother eating a leaf (lettuce), a flower (broccoli) or something else that is mainly water? Add the fact that 10,000 years ago you never met your grandpar...

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Calorie labelling on fast foods

Calorie labelling on fast foods

In some parts of the world your favourite fast food will list the Calories or kilojoules next to each menu item. You assess your hunger, check your three yummiest choices, then wisely ask for the one with the lowest number next to it. I mean, you don't want to be buying bigger clothes any time soon.

You can now classify yourself as weird. Ok, extremely unusual. Not many people do that.

A New Yor...

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Chocolate and Nobel Laureates

Chocolate and Nobel Laureates

You all know that there is a big difference between an association, or correlation, and a case of cause and effect. The more televisions you own, the more likely you are to die early of heart disease. Could it be the light emission from the TV, or even something deadly from the weather report? Of course not. The more TVs you have, the more time you are likely to watch telly, the less likely you ar...

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Sweetening Agents

Sweetening Agents

Sugar and honey

Sugar and honey have been a favourite way for humans to sweeten foods for years. Stinging bees were worth the threat to get to the honey reward. Cave paintings found in Spain depict honey collecting 8000 years ago. Certain ants in the Northern Territory of Australia store honey in their abdomen, to be used later as a food source for worker ants. Local indigenous people regarded t...

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Paleolithic Diet

Paleolithic Diet

First, let's annoy the Creationists. Human beings evolved over time and we have been in our current form for about 200,000 years. We began in the Rift Valley in Kenya, spread north into Europe and east into Asia, then through to Australia (about 40,000 years ago) and north America (about 12,000 years ago). For most of that time we gathered and hunted for food. About 10,000 years ago we began to se...


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