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Domino’s will start delivering pizzas with e-bikes across the US

Domino’s will start delivering pizzas with e-bikes across the US

The next time you order Domino's, your food may arrive in the back of a custom-built electric bicycle. The company has announced plans to start delivering orders using e-bikes in multiple markets across the US under a partnership with Rad Power Bikes. Domino's says it already tested e-bike deliveries with multiple corporate-owned stores in New York and other big cities, observing both service and delivery improvements at those locations.

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High-fat foods fuel weight gain by tweaking hunger hormones

High-fat foods fuel weight gain by tweaking hunger hormones

Researchers with Baylor College of Medicine have published a new study revealing the potentially damaging effects of high-fat diets on body weight, warning that eating these food products may disrupt appetite and fuel overeating. Key to the findings is a hormone called gastric inhibitory polypeptide (GIP) and its effect on leptin, the hormone that reduces hunger.

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Walnut study hints at powerful protection against IBD damage

Walnut study hints at powerful protection against IBD damage

A daily diet that includes walnuts may help protect against inflammatory bowel disease, according to a new study out of the University of Connecticut. The research looked at the effects of walnuts on mice that had induced ulcerative colitis, though a clinical trial is currently underway that looks at the effects of this nut on humans with IBD.

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Beyond Meat is bringing plant-based meatballs to Subway

Beyond Meat is bringing plant-based meatballs to Subway

Plant-based food company Beyond Meat has announced that it is collaborating with fast food sandwich company Subway on launching a meat-free meatball sub. The news arrives only days after Burger King announced its nationwide rollout of competitor Impossible Burger's meat-free Whopper sandwich. According to Subway, its new Beyond Meatball Marinara sub will be available for a limited time at hundreds of stores.

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Duckweed ‘superfood’ shows promise for blood sugar, appetite control

Duckweed ‘superfood’ shows promise for blood sugar, appetite control

Mankai duckweed, a type of highly sustainable aquatic plant produced in a number of countries, may be a new superfood offering profound effects on blood sugar and appetite control, according to a new study. A team of researchers with the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev studied the aquatic plant's effect on blood sugar, building upon past work that indicates mankai is a powerful 'superfood.'

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Six specific exercises found to curb weight gain despite obesity genes

Six specific exercises found to curb weight gain despite obesity genes

Some unlucky individuals have inherited genes that make them more likely to become obese compared to other people. Diet plays a major role in obesity outcomes, of course, but activity also contributes to one's body weight. A study recently published in PLOS Genetics details six specific exercises that help curb weight gain in people with genetic risk factors for obesity, as well as exercises that don't offer the same benefits.

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DoorDash support phone down? This is just the beginning

DoorDash support phone down? This is just the beginning

Support phone numbers for DoorDash are down or slow-to-respond at the moment due to "issues" with the DoorDash "consumer platform." I say "this is just the beginning" in the title of this article because the ugly truth of DoorDash, its leadership, and its policies have been coming to a head for a while now, and with the legal head of the mess popping up earlier this week, now this, it's plain to see: Nastiness is about to go down.

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Burger King reveals when Impossible Whopper will arrive nationwide

Burger King reveals when Impossible Whopper will arrive nationwide

Four months after revealing its intention to start offering the plant-based burger, fast-food company Burger King has revealed that it will start selling its Impossible Whopper at stores across the nation on August 8. Unlike the company's other Whopper burgers, the Impossible Whopper doesn't contain any actual beef, instead using Impossible Foods' meatless burger patty.

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Blueberries linked to major blood pressure, memory and aging benefits

Blueberries linked to major blood pressure, memory and aging benefits

Several recently published studies highlight various health benefits associated with blueberries, the small blue and purple berries readily available in most grocery stores. Compared to other popular fruits, blueberries have the highest quantities of antioxidants, as well as other phytochemicals that may lower blood pressure, improve memory, and make aging a healthier process.

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FDA warns taco seasoning recalled over Salmonella contamination risk

FDA warns taco seasoning recalled over Salmonella contamination risk

If you're planning to make tacos this weekend using premade taco seasoning packets, beware: the FDA is alerting the public to two recalls involving Walmart-brand and HEB taco seasonings over the risk of Salmonella contamination. The recall was voluntarily initiated by Williams Foods of Kansas, according to the agency, as a precautionary step to ensure no one contracts the potentially deadly illness.

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Red wine ingredient may ease depression, but drinking it is risky

Red wine ingredient may ease depression, but drinking it is risky

Multiple studies over the past several years have found links between resveratrol, a phenol found in grape skin, and a decrease in depression, among other potential health benefits. The latest study among this body of work comes from the University of Buffalo, where researchers identified how resveratrol influences experiences of depression and anxiety. The key to this beneficial effect may be the blocking of an enzyme called phosphodiesterase 4 (PDE4).

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Backyard chickens are fueling major Salmonella outbreaks across US

Backyard chickens are fueling major Salmonella outbreaks across US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believes backyard chickens are largely responsible for Salmonella outbreaks that have impacted hundreds of people across the United States. In its most recent update on the outbreaks, the CDC says two infected individuals have died and more than one hundred have been hospitalized. As well, more than 700 people have been infected with the outbreak strains.

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