Increase in number of gout sufferers may be due to obesity and fad diets

https://www.businessinsider.com/gout-symptoms-treatment-how-common-2019-1 A painful disease once known for afflicting wealthy kings is making a comeback, and fad diets like keto may be partly to blame Hilary Brueck Jan. 10, 2019, 8:39 AM Gout can come on suddenly, often as debilitating pain in the big toe. Shutterstock Gout is on the rise as more Americans indulge in purine-rich foods like … Continue reading Increase in number of gout sufferers may be due to obesity and fad diets

What happens to your body if you stop drinking soda?

I was able to quit smoking, have been happy to avoid a drug or alcohol problem, but diet soda? I began with Tab when it was first released. Have moved from one brand to another -- Diet Pepsi most of the time. I now drink a hard-to-admit amount of caffeine-heavy Diet Sunkist, often to the … Continue reading What happens to your body if you stop drinking soda?

What happens to that apple core or banana peel you don’t take home with you?

Almost everyone has, at some point, when looking at a banana peel that might perfume the car or an apple core when you lack a trash bag, tossed the peel or core outside. It's easy to assume the peel or core will provide welcome nutrition to critters, insects, or that they'll rot right away and … Continue reading What happens to that apple core or banana peel you don’t take home with you?

Top apple varieties depending on how you’ll use them

I'm a sucker for any opinion piece about apples. Altho this one doesn't contain much of anything new, it's a handy and brief reminder of which apple to choose for eating or cooking.. https://lifehacker.com/the-best-apples-ranked-1831266865 The Best Apples, Ranked Beth Skwarecki December 27, 2917 11:00am Photo: Noam Cohen (Reshot)We all have opinions on the best apples, … Continue reading Top apple varieties depending on how you’ll use them

Surprising recommendation from TreeHugger for improving the taste of your coffee

This is one of those suggestions that simply sounds Wrong on first hearing but, depending on the serving size required to produce the benefit, it could make sense. 1% milk certainly doesn't do much but cool the coffee. https://www.treehugger.com/green-food/secret-ingredient-will-make-tastiest-cup-coffee-youve-ever-had.html This secret ingredient will make your coffee 50 percent tastier Ilana Strauss IlanaEStrauss December 20, 2018 © PJjaruwan … Continue reading Surprising recommendation from TreeHugger for improving the taste of your coffee

Cheerios, Quaker Oats and Snack Bars samples test positive for glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer)

The test results showing Roundup traces in samples of commonly eaten foods will undoubtedly get more publicity than is warranted for a limited test. This weed killer has also been implicated in the massive die-off of the bees that pollinate our feed. Please do read the second article as well tho, which points out that … Continue reading Cheerios, Quaker Oats and Snack Bars samples test positive for glyphosate (Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer)