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Diets that ‘trick’ the body may offer protection against poor eating habits

Diets that ‘trick’ the body may offer protection against poor eating habits

Researchers with the University of California have found that diets mimicking fasting offer health benefits in mice, at least when followed regularly on five-day cycles. The faux fasting diet helped counteract the health impact of the high-calorie and high-fat diet fed to the mice, which were split into three groups and studied for more than two years.

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Butterball recalls a bunch of turkey, but it shouldn’t impact Thanksgiving

Butterball recalls a bunch of turkey, but it shouldn’t impact Thanksgiving

Butterball, the poultry company best known for its frozen turkeys, has announced a new turkey product recall over potential contamination with plastic. The announcement comes only a few weeks ahead of Thanksgiving, but shouldn't impact turkey availability for the holiday -- the issue impacts ground turkey products, not whole birds.

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Ancient fossils reveal Iron Age miners had a taste for beer and cheese

Ancient fossils reveal Iron Age miners had a taste for beer and cheese

Though nearly 3,000 years have passed, a new study on ancient fossils reveals that Iron Age miners had a relatable dietary habit: the consumption of beer and cheese. The discovery was made by analyzing well-preserved fossilized feces found in Iron Age salt mines; the presence of certain fungi commonly used to make beer and bleu cheese were found in abundance.

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Eating mushrooms may be a surprising way to reduce depression

Eating mushrooms may be a surprising way to reduce depression

Mushrooms, often regarded as a superfood due to their various health benefits, may help reduce the symptoms and risk of depression, according to a new study from Penn State University. Key to this potential benefit is a potent antioxidant called ergothioneine, which helps protect the body from damage. Of all the foods that contain this antioxidant, mushrooms are the greatest source.

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Europe just banned a common food dye over DNA damage concerns

Europe just banned a common food dye over DNA damage concerns

The European Union has banned the use of a common food additive commonly used to produce white colors. The decision follows years of contention over whether titanium dioxide represents a health risk when used as a food additive. Though officials still have not concluded whether titanium dioxide is genotoxic when used in food, the "evidence along with all of the uncertainties" fueled the decision to ban its use.

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Nestle tests realistic plant-based shrimp and eggs amid vegan trend

Nestle tests realistic plant-based shrimp and eggs amid vegan trend

Nestle has announced the launch of two new plant-based food products meant to serve as alternatives to shrimp and eggs. The company uses a variety of plant-based proteins and other ingredients to mimic the texture and appearance of eggs and shrimp without animal-based products, meaning both products are suitable for vegans.

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USDA says some pork products recalled over Listeria risk

USDA says some pork products recalled over Listeria risk

The USDA has published a Class I recall involving some pork products due to their potential contamination with Listeria. The frozen pork products covered by this recall were produced over a two-day period last month, though some recipients may still have the products in their freezers. As with other recalls involving Listeria, consumers are warned not to eat the pork.

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Plant-based Impossible Nuggets are heading to Burger King

Plant-based Impossible Nuggets are heading to Burger King

Fast-food company Burger King will expand its plant-based food menu by offering Impossible Nuggets, a meat-free alternative to traditional chicken nuggets. According to Burger King, it will be the first fast-food restaurant chain to offer Impossible Nuggets as a menu item, though only some stores will offer them initially.

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Chemists reveal a couple small tweaks to make pizza taste much better

Chemists reveal a couple small tweaks to make pizza taste much better

Food science is a fascinating subject for home cooks who want to leverage a bit of kitchen chemistry to improve their meals. For those who prefer to make their pizza at home but find that it lacks a bit something, scientists are here with "a couple of small chemistry tweaks" that they say will turn a bad pizza into a great one.

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Halo Infinite’s latest crossover: Rockstar Energy with in-game freebies

Halo Infinite’s latest crossover: Rockstar Energy with in-game freebies

In the lead-up to Halo Infinite's December release, we've already seen several crossovers with other brands and products. Halo has invaded some obscure facets of everyday life, from GPS navigation apps to casual games like Solitaire and Mahjong. Today, Microsoft revealed a new Halo Infinite crossover with Rockstar Energy, which makes a little more sense given the target audience of both the game and the energy drinks.

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Thousands of cases of canned dog food recalled over risky vitamin level

Thousands of cases of canned dog food recalled over risky vitamin level

The latest dog food recall comes from Fromm Family Foods, though it doesn't have anything to do with the salmonella or aflatoxin that was behind numerous recalls earlier this year. This time around, the dog food is being recalled because it may have higher than expected levels of vitamin D, which could lead to health problems, including kidney troubles.

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Brain scans reveal how artificial sweeteners sabotage your diet

Brain scans reveal how artificial sweeteners sabotage your diet

If you're on a diet and looking to lose weight but want some sweetness with your lemon water, think twice before using the nearest packets of artificial sweeteners. That's according to a new study from the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine, where brain scans revealed that these sweeteners may increase your food cravings.

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