Are Cereal Bars Unhealthy?
Cereal bars are a quick alternative to breakfast for people on the go that come in a variety of tastes and textures. Recipes for cereal bars include anything from fruit to whole grains to yogurt. This food should be [...]
“I’m Hungry” and “I’m Full” Hormones
When we are hungry and full, our body releases hormones. The "hungry" hormone is known as ghrelin, and the "full" hormone is leptin. Both these hormones were discovered recently, leptin in 1994 and ghrelin in 1999. While further study [...]
Do Preservatives Make It Hard to Get Nutrients Out of Food?
Preservatives can help extend a food's shelf life, slow oxidation, prevent the growth of bacteria, and add texture, flavor, and smell. There are both natural and man-made preservatives. Although man-made preservatives have been criticized for affecting nutrient absorption and [...]
Does Bread Make You Fat?
Bread is a widely popular food around the world, although it has earned a reputation for making people fat. Harvard Medical School notes that environmental factors and genes, as well as excess calories, can lead to weight gain. The [...]