Many soft drinks, as well as products like fruit beverages and baked goods, contain the sweetener high-fructose corn syrup. Why should you care what’s used to sweeten your drinks and foods? Some make much of the fact that our increase in high-fructose corn syrup consumption coincides with the increase in obesity in the United States. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
We’ve all heard how important fiber is in our diet, but what’s so great about fiber? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Nearly 2/3 of all American adults are overweight. Of those, almost 1/3 are obese. What’s to be done? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Are there dead zones in the ocean? Find out on this Moment of Science.
Where in the world are there bees that couldn't care less about flowers, but sure love to sink their mouths into dead animal carcasses?
A boring diet might be a way to loose weight? "Variety in Diet" on this Moment of Science.
Ever wonder how they determine how many calories are in food?
Most tooth decay is caused by a strain of bacteria called Streptococcus mutans. It consumes sugar on the surface of the teeth and converts it into lactic acid, which is what eats away tooth enamel, causing decay.
The nutritious skin is where a lot of the vitamins are. Important nutrients such as fiber, calcium, iron, and vitamin C are found in the skin. However, you probably didn’t know that potato skins contain poison.
You’re probably wondering how that can be when vitamin pills are synthetic, and boiled spinach is all natural. Well, when it comes to vitamins, synthetic doesn’t mean inferior. Even pills touted as all-natural contain some synthetics–otherwise they’d be the size of golf balls.