Winter is when porridge really comes into its own. From Paleolithic times to workhouse gruel to hipster health bowls, this simple dish is warming and nourishing.
The rhizomes of this flowering plant, Hypoxis angustifolia, were cooked by early humans.
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The charred remains of root vegetables found at Border Cave help us understand how early humans survived and thrived.
Meat is a very popular food for most Americans. Its nutritional value is a topic of much debate.
Confused about whether meat is good or bad for you? You're not alone. Various studies, some of which were funded by the meat industry, have added to the confusion. A noted expert sorts it out.
The benefits of a juice cleanse or detox aren’t likely to be sustained over time.
With summer upon us, some people may be hoping to shed a few kilos. Although a quick-fix can be tempting, to keep the weight off in the longer term, here's how to steer clear of the fads.
Terry Wahls before and after she changed her diet.
A doctor with MS who experimented with diet and other treatments has experienced a slowing of her decline – now she's researching why it happened.
Science can help you decide which diet works best for you.
'Why is nutrition so confusing?' is a common lament, but the truth is out there. Forget fad diets and media hype. It's time to harness the power of science to create a healthy and sustainable diet.
Some diets have ambitions a lot weightier than helping you lose a few pounds.
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Many diets make the case that eating certain types of foods will improve your health while redeeming our society and saving the planet.
John Fekner’s art warned others of toxins poisoning the planet.
Fekner at English Wikipedia
Diet books aren't just fluff. They offer a powerful insight into who Americans are – and how we wish the world could be.
Very few people today live a true hunter-gatherer lifestyle – and Paleo diets likely oversimplify what would have been on the table many millennia ago.
Reconstructions of human evolution are prone to simple, overly-tidy scenarios. Our ancestors, for example, stood on two legs to look over tall grass, or began to speak because, well, they finally had something…
Harking back to the diet of the caveman.
We still hear and read a lot about how a diet based on what our Stone Age ancestors ate may be a cure-all for modern ills. But can we really run the clock backwards and find the optimal way to eat? It’s…
Mice fed a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates live longer than mice fed a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet…
Over the years, hundreds of diet books have claimed to have the perfect recipe for decreasing the national girth. They manipulate quantities of protein, fats or carbohydrates and most work in the short…