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Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Why Turmeric Might Just Be The Healthiest Spice Of All Time

<i>Dr. Frank Lipman is an integrative and functional medicine physician, founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness in NYC, and the creator of Be Well By Dr.</i> …

6 Scientific Reasons To Eat Eggs

They also have unique antioxidants and powerful brain nutrients that many people are deficient in.<p>Here are 6 reasons why eggs are among the healthiest foods on the planet.<p>1. Whole Eggs Are Among The Most Nutritious Foods on Earth<p>One whole egg contains an amazing range of nutrients. Just imagine… …

The best food for recovery after exercise

Recovery is a fundamental element of training and racing, but is underestimated by many athletes. It is particularly important for those who train multiple times per day, six days a week, as inadequate recovery can reduce the body's capacity to maintain high-volume and high-intensity training …

A-Z of unusual ingredients: xanthan gum

This week in our search for exciting new kitchen ingredients, X is for xantham gum - a useful powder which makes gluten-free baking a breeze<p>Xanax, Xylitol, Xylene - 'X' is the letter of pharmaceuticals, fertilizers and rat poisons. The letter of chemists, not chefs. 'X' words are acceptable on the …

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7 insane ways to eat test tube meat

The scientists who last summer introduced the world to the first lab-grown hamburger made entirely from bovine stem cells -- a feat that took five years and $330,000 to accomplish -- are now branching off from the Frankenburger to explore what the future of test-tube meat might look like.<p>Koert Van …

What It Would Look Like If Your Banana Came With An Ingredient List

Marketers often feed off consumer's concerns that "man-made" chemicals are bad. But the fact is that all foods (and everything around us) are made up of chemicals, whether they occur in nature or are made in a lab.<p>Australian chemistry teacher James Kennedy wanted to dispel the myth that chemicals …

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This Is How Your Brain Responds To Beer vs Coffee

We all know the drinking a coffee first thing in the morning, will increase your energy levels with its caffeine boost. But how exactly does it work? …

The science and magic of wine-making

… a new friend is as a new wine; when it is old, thou shalt drink it with pleasure. <i>Ecclesiasticus 9:10</i><p>I grew up on tales of my Dad's 1970s homemade hedgerow wines. Their fruity aroma and potency were legendary. All that remains of this heady era are five very dusty bottles of "vintage" wine sitting …