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Keto study finds ‘dramatic’ gut bacteria changes that cool inflammation

Keto study finds ‘dramatic’ gut bacteria changes that cool inflammation

The ketogenic diet, more commonly referred to as 'keto,' causes dramatic changes in gut bacteria that contribute to a reduction in inflammation, according to a new study. The findings come from the University of California - San Diego, where researchers found that the ketone bodies produced by a high-fat, low-carb diet may contribute to reduced inflammation.

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FDA warns some basil products have been recalled over parasite risk

FDA warns some basil products have been recalled over parasite risk

The FDA has published a new advisory stating that Minnesota company United Natural Foods is voluntarily recalling some of its organic basil products over the risk of contamination with parasites. The recalled basil was only distributed over the course of around two weeks, according to the FDA, which says that there haven't been any reports at this time about illnesses resulting from this product.

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Saturated fat has surprising effect on concentration after single meal

Saturated fat has surprising effect on concentration after single meal

It's no secret that what we consume can have a big impact on our lives, including everything from energy levels, concentration, and more. Most people think of sugar and caffeine when it comes to mental effects, but it turns out that saturated fat can also have a big impact on your mind. A new study out of Ohio State University has found that a single meal containing saturated fat may have a major effect on your ability to concentrate.

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Impossible Burger will soon arrive in Kroger stores across the US

Impossible Burger will soon arrive in Kroger stores across the US

Impossible Foods has announced yet another expansion in the availability of its Impossible Burger faux meat product. On Tuesday, the company said that its plant-based 'beef' will soon arrive in Kroger Co. grocery stores across the US, including Kroger, King Soopers, Fred Meyers, Smith's, Ralphs, and others. This will cover a total of 1,700 stores in the US, repressing a huge increase in the product's availability.

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Stevia extract sweetener study finds promising impact on liver health

Stevia extract sweetener study finds promising impact on liver health

A popular sweetener called stevia has been linked to potential improvements in a common condition called fatty liver disease, according to a new study. The research comes from Children's Hospital Los Angeles where experts evaluated the effects of sugar alternatives on liver health. Based on the results, a clinical trial that further evaluates the effects is now underway.

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Mediterranean diet beats 13 other popular diets in long-term study

Mediterranean diet beats 13 other popular diets in long-term study

A newly published study evaluated 14 popular dieting protocols for various health benefits ranging from blood pressure improvements to weight loss and more. Achieving these benefits was only part of the picture, though -- it also looked into how well the diets sustained their respective benefits over time. The study found that after a full year, only one stood out.

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Popular fiber supplements recalled: FDA warns of plastic risk

Popular fiber supplements recalled: FDA warns of plastic risk

A popular prebiotic fiber supplement has been recalled in the United States over the potential risk of plastic contamination, according to the FDA. The announcement was made last week by GSK Consumer Healthcare, the company that voluntarily recalled the products. A total of five lots of the fiber supplements were recalled, ones that were distributed to stores months ago.

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Study calls for warning labels on rice over risky arsenic levels

Study calls for warning labels on rice over risky arsenic levels

Rice, an inexpensive staple food consumed around the world, naturally contains a deadly toxin called arsenic. This toxin is found in low quantities, meaning that a bowl of rice doesn't pose a risk to one's health. However, the levels of arsenic found in rice vary and past studies have raised concerns over how much rice can be safely consumed. The latest among them calls for a warning label to be added to packages of rice.

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Study warns the common ways you cook chicken may not be safe

Study warns the common ways you cook chicken may not be safe

Properly handling and cooking meat is key to avoiding illnesses caused by pathogens like salmonella, but there's a fine line between the technical aspects and the art of telling whether a piece of meat has been adequately cooked. A new study recently published in PLOS ONE found that when it comes to chicken, many people who cook it at home may not be doing it properly.

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Study finds coffee’s bitterness can enhance desserts and other sweets

Study finds coffee’s bitterness can enhance desserts and other sweets

It turns out that coffee goes well with dessert for a good reason: it amplifies the sweet flavor. That's according to a new study from Aarhus University, which evaluated more than 150 coffee drinkers to determine the beverage's potential impact on how things taste and smell. In addition to increasing one's perception of sweetness, the study also found that drinking coffee decreases one's ability to taste bitterness.

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Impossible Burger will soon arrive in more than 700 grocery stores

Impossible Burger will soon arrive in more than 700 grocery stores

Impossible Foods has announced plans to expand the availability of its Impossible Burger product into more than 700 new stores, the company announced on Thursday. Under this expansion, the plant-based 'beef' will be available to buy in a total of more than 1,000 grocery stores, including the shops where it is already sold. Consumers will be able to find the product across the US.

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Drinking alcohol won’t kill coronavirus, says WHO

Drinking alcohol won’t kill coronavirus, says WHO

An alert from the World Health Organization this week did a bit of a mythbuster on the subject of alcohol during our current global pandemic. Misinformation spread over social networks and person-to-person in text chains over the past few weeks suggested high-strength alcohol could "kill the COVID-19 virus." According to the World Health Organization: "It does not."

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