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Eating a healthy diet may obliterate depression within weeks

Eating a healthy diet may obliterate depression within weeks

A number of studies over the years have linked healthy diets with lowered odds of developing depression, but the relationship between what we eat and how we feel hasn't been fully explored. Here to expand upon that work is a study recently published in PLOS, where researchers detailed their work on assessing whether improving a depressed person's diet may decrease the severity of their depression.

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ISS experiment produces the first lab-grown meat in space

ISS experiment produces the first lab-grown meat in space

Food company Aleph Farms has announced that alongside its partners, an experiment on the Russian side of the International Space Station resulted in the successful cultivation of beef steak in space. The experiment took place in late September and involved the use of a bioprinter, according to Aleph Farms, a startup that specializes in lab-grown meat.

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Regularly eating mushrooms may slash risk of developing common cancer

Regularly eating mushrooms may slash risk of developing common cancer

Regularly eating edible mushrooms may have a protective effect against the development of prostate cancer, a common cancer that impacts more than a million men every year. The findings come from Tohoku University, which looked specifically at the preventative effects of mushrooms that are consumed regularly as part of one's diet. This study, which is the largest of its kind, follows similar past test-tube studies.

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BioBag’s compostable biofilm uses corn starch to keep veggies fresh

BioBag’s compostable biofilm uses corn starch to keep veggies fresh

A variety of fresh food products are sold wrapped in polyethylene plastic wrap, which is good for helping keep the food fresh, but ultimately bad for the environment. In an effort to cut down on plastic waste, a newly developed product from BioBag Australia uses non-GMO corn starch and other plant-sourced substances to keep vegetables fresh without problematic plastics. The environmentally-friendly product is already being used in Australia.

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Official Overwatch cookbook arrives with themed treats and drinks

Official Overwatch cookbook arrives with themed treats and drinks

Overwatch is the latest Blizzard game to receive an official cookbook, giving fans more than ninety treats and beverages inspired by the game's characters. Fans will find everything from an adorable 'Orisa Sundae' to Rikimaru-inspired ramen and 'Valkyrie's Flight.' The cookbook joins Blizzard's recently launched and officially sanctioned The Elder Scrolls cookbook.

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Star Wars Le Creuset cast-iron cookware costs up to $900

Star Wars Le Creuset cast-iron cookware costs up to $900

The folks at Le Creuset are one of a wide variety of companies onboard today for Triple Force Friday - a deluge of Star Wars products revealed on October 4, 2019. Le Creuset revealed several high-quality officially licensed Star Wars cookware products the likes of which we'd expect were April Fools Jokes if we didn't know better. One is a Porg, the other has Han Solo frozen in Carbonite, another has Darth Vader on top - they've got a Millennium Falcon and a Death Star, too!

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Study finds you don’t have to give up red meat to improve cholesterol

Study finds you don’t have to give up red meat to improve cholesterol

It's no secret that red meat may drive a variety of health issues, but advice to cut the food product entirely out of one's diet is too drastic for many people to consider. There's a compromise that offers one of the major benefits, however, and it may be a good option for anyone who wants to reduce their health risks while enjoying the occasional burger: cutting one's red meat and processed meat consumption in half.

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Health experts call for cigarette-style health warnings on salt shakers

Health experts call for cigarette-style health warnings on salt shakers

It's no secret that too much salt is bad for one's health, but that doesn't stop many people from overindulging in the seasoning. As a result, a number of health organizations around the world are calling for health warning labels on salt shakers, something similar to the warnings found on cigarette packs and cartons. These labels would be prominently located on the front of the product.

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McDonald’s is the latest fast food chain to test plant-based burgers

McDonald’s is the latest fast food chain to test plant-based burgers

Following competitor Burger King's heavily promoted nationwide test, fast food company McDonald's has revealed plans to test the sale of a plant-based burger at some of its restaurants. The test will be limited to Canada, according to McDonald's, which is planning to sell the 'PLT' sandwich for a duration of 12 weeks. Unlike Burger King, which has tapped Impossible Foods as its supplier, McDonald's is testing the Beyond Meat burger.

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Impossible Burger ground ‘meat’ arrives in East Coast grocery stores

Impossible Burger ground ‘meat’ arrives in East Coast grocery stores

Days after the company announced the launch of its ground 'meat' product in Southern California comes Impossible Burger's arrival on the East Coast. The 12oz package of ground plant-based meat alternative is now available to purchase in more than 100 grocery stores in multiple states spanning from New York down to North Carolina.

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Study warns some turmeric spice is deliberately laced with lead

Study warns some turmeric spice is deliberately laced with lead

A new study out of Stanford University has revealed that some spice producers in Bangladesh have been lacing their turmeric products with a chemical that contains lead, a dangerous neurotoxin that can cause debilitating life-long diseases and disorders in people who consume it. The chemical is an industrial yellow pigment called lead chromate that is added to give the turmeric a desirable yellow color.

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Aeropress Go gives coffee-fans the portability they’ve been asking for

Aeropress Go gives coffee-fans the portability they’ve been asking for

For most of us, coffee is not simply a treat but more of a reality of life. There are a variety of ways to make coffee, and one of the more popular methods is by using a french press. Aeropress took the french press idea and turned it on its head, allowing you to press a cup of coffee directly into your mug. Now, the Aeropress is getting a travel version that includes a mug, so you've got all the tools you need to make a fresh cup of coffee wherever you happen to find yourself.

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