Soylent DIYers Sell Their Own Versions Of The Powdered Food

NPR | July 22, 2014 2:35 p.m.

Soylent, the offbeat meal replacement company, has built an online community of more than 18,000 users. But some are impatient to get their orders, so they're making and selling it themselves.

Food-Mood Connection: How You Eat Can Amp Up Or Tamp Down Stress

NPR | July 19, 2014 9:22 a.m.

We tend to soothe ourselves with sugar-laden foods when we're feeling strained. But they may make us feel even worse. Protein and omega-3s, on the other hand, can help reduce stress, researchers say.

White House Fetes 54 Kids With Serious Cooking Chops

NPR | July 19, 2014 12:20 a.m.

First lady Michelle Obama hosted winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a recipe contest for kids tied to her Let's Move Campaign. But Friday's event wasn't all cheerleading for healthy food.

Not So Offal: Why Bone Soup, A 'Perfect Food,' Tastes So Meaty

NPR | July 16, 2014 11:43 a.m.

After a taste of Singaporean bone soup, we felt compelled to unpack what makes marrow so profoundly delicious. A biochemist says its unique combination of volatile compounds create a wallop of umami.

Will Camu Camu Be The Next Amazonian 'It' Fruit?

NPR | July 15, 2014 1:13 p.m.

Camu camu will soon dethrone a├žai - an Amazonian berry that's made its mark in the crowded health food market. Or so its promoters are claiming. We asked NPR's Brazil bureau to investigate.

If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow

NPR | July 15, 2014 11:35 a.m.

The idea that sacrificing at the gym entitles us to a reward seems to be embedded in our collective thinking. Researchers set out to test how this affects how we eat after a workout.

Alcohol Test: Does Eating Yeast Keep You From Getting Drunk?

NPR | July 15, 2014 11:35 a.m.

When we read about a way to stave off intoxication in Esquire, we were dubious. So we bought a breathylzer, a few IPAs and tested out the kooky theory.

From McDonald's To Organic Valley, You're Probably Eating Wood Pulp

NPR | July 10, 2014 8:30 a.m.

Many processed foods contain cellulose, which is plant fiber that is commonly extracted from wood. It's used to add texture, prevent caking and boost fiber. And it's been around for ages.

Is Foster Farms A Food Safety Pioneer Or A Persistent Offender?

NPR | July 09, 2014 4:19 p.m.

The California chicken producer has been dogged by food safety problems at its plants for months. But Foster Farms may also now be one of the country's cleanest, safest sources of chicken products.

How Dark Chocolate, Not Milk Chocolate, May Help Blood Flow

NPR | July 09, 2014 6:44 a.m.

In a small study, people with peripheral artery disease who ate dark chocolate could walk farther than those who ate milk chocolate. Compounds in dark chocolate may make it easier to keep moving.

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