Do you think you eat healthy? Or do you at least try to avoid things that are bad for you? Well, you might be surprised at what foods —natural foods, not foods soaked in chemicals—have the potential to kill you. Not to be alarmist, or prevent you from enjoying some nutritious fruits and veggies, but it is important to know the dangers. From pits to leaves, and everything in between, take note of where these foods’ naturally occurring chemicals and toxins are lurking. While some should be avoided at all costs, others are just a matter of learning how much to eat, and how to prepare them. Check out these 20 foods that have the potential to be lethal.
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What’s in a name? You may already know that the Earl of Sandwich supposedly invented his eponymous meal in the 18th century, but did you know that bananas foster, Granny Smith apples, and Caesar salad were also named after real people? And no — the latter is not named after Julius Caesar. INSIDER rounded up 21 popular foods and drinks that were named after real people, as well as the fascinating, funny, and sometimes downright bizarre origin stories that go with them. Here’s a little slice of culinary history.
Although scientists haven’t figured out how to reverse the aging process, they have discovered how to make you live longer and look younger—and the secret is in the foods in your kitchen. Meals high in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and fat-melting nutrients can stave off any number of diseases, including obesity, and turn back your metabolic clock. To keep your metabolism young and revving, and watch the pounds melt away, incorporate these wholesome foods into your diet.
Cooking is a science, baking even more so. Chemical reactions timed with the proper amount of heat or cold can turn something as simple as flour, water, and yeast into mouthwatering bread that engages all the senses. While the best way to learn or become better at cooking is experience, a tip or two from experts as well as understanding the science behind them is always helpful. So go, be brave, cook that thing you never thought you could, and if you mess it up, take notes on what went wrong and go at it again. To help you out, here are 25 cool science hacks to make your cooking easier and more delicious.
No one enjoys being the bearer of bad news, but some of our most beloved foods such as avocados and bananas may not be around for much longer. Climate change is not only making animals extinct and changing the geographical landscape, but it also hugely impacts agriculture (and hence food production) as well. And if recent climate trends continue, its effects on agriculture will only continue to worsen. So savor and appreciate the endangered foods in this list while you still can, because they may become extinct and gone forever during your lifetime.
We’re all familiar with them — foods that we think are healthy because we heard about them on the news or from a health-conscious friend. And no matter how much we may dislike them, we keep buying them because we think they’re good for us. Take swapping dairy milk for almond milk. Is liquid from nuts really nutritionally superior to milk from a cow? Or splurging on Himalayan sea salt. Healthy habit or a bit of nonsense? Based on the expert advice of registered dietitians, here are 15 “health foods” that are actually not worth eating.
Most of us go about our busy lives, grabbing food on the go without thinking much about what’s in it. We mistakenly assume because it’s sold on a shelf, it’s regulated with healthy and consumable ingredients. Unfortunately, in reality you may be surprised at what kinds of additives and chemicals are legally allowed in some of the food you eat regularly. If you wish to be more health conscious, you should start by educating yourself on what goes into much of the food you consume. Acquainting yourself with what chemicals are found in everyday foods and drinks is the first step on the path to purer food and better health.
The Super Bowl is this Sunday — do you have a game plan ready to feed your hungry fans? Beyond the big screen TV and a cooler stocked with ice cold drinks, this is one party that’s all about the spread. So whether you’re new to throwing a Super Bowl party (congratulations to the Falcons) or you throw one almost every year (time to break out the New England decorations again), we’ve got you covered. Score a touchdown with your family and friends with these tailgate-ready snacks, sandwiches, appetizers, and more.
This holiday season, families across the United States will gather to enjoy special meals together. But the dishes eaten during those meals can vary depending on where you live. To get a fuller picture of Americans’ favorite holiday recipes, Business Insider consulted Google. Looking at search data from December 9 to 15, Google’s researchers found the most… View Article
Thanksgiving’s just around the corner, and there’s no time like the present to start hammering out the details. Regardless of what you’re serving on Turkey Day, one thing’s for certain: if you plan everything in advance, the big day will be smooth and stress-free. To help take the stress out of cooking your Thanksgiving meal, here are 20 charts to help get you organized and ready.
The holiday season officially began at Starbucks Thursday morning with the unveiling of not one, but 13 new red holiday cup designs. Starting Nov. 10, over 25,000 Starbucks locations in 75 countries will begin serving beverages in the new holiday cups that were designed by 13 women artists from six different countries, including the U.S, Indonesia, Dubai, Canada, Russia and South Korea.
Election Day 2016 is finally upon us, and with that comes a number of special deals and discounts available to savvy shoppers on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. In honor of the 2016 presidential election, national and local retailers, restaurants and businesses are offering fun Election Day promotions and freebies, as the country waits for the… View Article