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Posts tagged carbohydrates

May 15, 2015


Thanksgiving turkey


Tryptophan's sleepy effect is maximized by foods heavy in carbs.

March 2, 2015


cutting board and brown bag lunch

How Many Calories Are In Your Lunch?

Are you counting calories? Here's how food scientists get their figures.

June 3, 2014


Lots of bananas stacked on top of one another.

The Ins And Outs Of Fat Storage

Most people know that it's a good idea to stay away from fatty foods, but do you know how the body stores fat?

January 30, 2013


a man in a straw hat taking a siesta

The Science Of The Siesta

Ever feel sleepy after a big lunch? Find out the science behind taking a siesta!

January 23, 2013


alien toy with earth behind

Is There Life On Other Planets?

Some simple sugars detected by astronomers, glycoaldehydes, are thought to be the basic building blocks of life.

August 21, 2012


beer flight made with barley

How Is Barley Turned Into Beer?

Did you know that the majority of the world's barley harvest is destined for beer production.

November 16, 2009


A yummy chocolate cake

Food And Mood

Why do some doctors give antidepressants, but not diet pills, to overweight patients?

February 23, 2009


Assorted candy pile

Sweet Tooth

Every time you eat sugar, in-mouth bacteria feed on the carbs and produce acid that harms the teeth.

February 25, 2008


Potatoes at the Grocery

Potatoes For Health

Potatoes are a vegetable, but they're full of starch and carbohydrates, so they can't be good for you right?

September 27, 2007


Man giving blood

Not My Type? Not a Problem

Researchers have found a way to convert types A and B blood into type O, which can be transfused into any patient. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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