This video explainer makes a very convincing argument to eat bugs

Before I watched this video by the whip smart guys at AsapScience, I never considered eating bugs in my entire life. Now? Well. Damn. It actually makes a lot of sense. Raising bugs doesn't take nearly as much space as raising animals and it doesn't require the same amount of resources either. Heck, bugs may even be… » 6/24/14 11:13pm 6/24/14 11:13pm

Your "Gluten Intolerance" May Actually Be From Something Else in Wheat

Oh gluten, the least trendy protein of our time. As gluten-free has transcended science and exploded into diet fad, scientists increasingly suspect that gluten intolerance—apart from actual celiac disease—doesn't exist at all. The true culprit could be a group of carbohydrates, including one in wheat called fructan. » 5/24/14 10:00am 5/24/14 10:00am

Being gluten free is dumb—and gluten intolerance may not even exist

If you have Celiac, this obviously doesn't apply to you. Don't eat gluten. But if you don't have Celiac—and that's 99% of the human population, mind you—there's no reason to be gluten free. You're wasting your time. Even the scientist who started this gluten free craze thinks it's useless to be gluten free. Seriously.… » 5/15/14 8:00pm 5/15/14 8:00pm

Is Gluten Actually Bad For You?

These days, just casually strolling down a grocery aisle, one can find a multitude of gluten-free products. From gluten-free whole grain bread to gluten-free beer to gluten-free Betty Crocker chocolate brownie mix, the market for food items without gluten has exploded over the past decade. But is gluten all that bad… » 3/20/14 6:00am 3/20/14 6:00am

Spam, Silkworms, Hydroponics: The Speculative Future of Food on Mars

Last year, NASA held a recipe contest for cooking on Mars. Ordinary civilians like us were invited to submit recipes based on a list of available ingredients—heavy on freeze-dried produce and various meat-flavored "textured vegetable proteins"—to be cooked and judged by crew members of HI-SEAS. » 2/03/14 1:00pm 2/03/14 1:00pm

What 2000 Calories of Food Actually Looks Like

Inspired by WiseGeek's what 200 calories of food looks like, BuzzFeed made a video that extrapolated those calories into 2000. Which would roughly be the amount of calories you should be eating on a given day plus or minus a few hundred (though who the hell would eat 2000 calories of the same food, right). The best… » 3/27/13 8:30pm 3/27/13 8:30pm

What 200 Calories of Food Actually Looks Like

One of the best things to do if you're watching your weight is to just be careful of portion sizes. Eating a whole bag of Doritos? Not good for you. Eating a small handful? Less worse! Something even better to do is to eat more low calorie foods and less calorie dense items. Less bang for your buck can actually be… » 2/19/13 1:00am 2/19/13 1:00am

Stop Complicating a Simple Obesity Solution: Eat Less, Exercise More

Today an article in The Atlantic discusses "obesogens:" environmental contaminants that some researchers believe are making people fat. Obesogens? Great, another meaningless buzzword Americans can discuss at dinner parties instead of facing facts: eating too much and not exercising enough is what's making them fat.… » 3/08/12 3:40pm 3/08/12 3:40pm