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June 23, 2014

 

Cases of Cherry 7up soda, with 'antioxidant' on label

Why We Fall For ‘Healthy’ Buzzwords

A new study shows that foods seem more healthy when words like “all-natural” appear on packaging, even when we know better.

April 3, 2013

Halo Effect 

Bokeh photo of doughnut covered in rainbow sprinkles

Foods Labelled ‘Organic’ Perceived As Better, Study Finds

According to recent research, simply calling a food "organic" causes it to be perceived very differently.

March 26, 2013

Body And Mind 

Close-up of a cupcake with rainbow sprinkles

Bad Food Makes Bad Moods Worse, Study Finds

Got the blues? Unhealthy eating may only make things worse.

June 1, 2012

Syrup, Not Sugar 

sugar bowl blue field

‘Corn Sugar’ Suggestion Nixed

The FDA announced it would not rename high fructose corn syrup to "corn sugar," despite arguments made by the Corn Refiners Association.

February 29, 2012

What Would You Do-oo-oo? 

ice cream

Warning: That Cone Could Be Habit-Forming

A new study looks into the brain activity behind ice cream cravings.

November 3, 2011

Afraid Of Food 

coconut

Avoiding Certain Foods? Blame Survival

Humans were wired to avoid potentially harmful foods. Those who succeeded, survived.

March 31, 2011

Food Psychology 

Meatloaf

Comfort Food Is Actually Comforting?

A new study says mashed potatoes, macaroni & cheese, and meat loaf might actually make you less lonely.

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