Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp

NPR | July 29, 2014 2:13 p.m.

Mackerel, herring and sardines are some of the most nutritious fish in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.

If Exercise Feels Like Work, Mindless Snacking May Follow

NPR | July 28, 2014 11:41 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.

Key Chain Blood-Alcohol Testing May Make Quantified Drinking Easy

NPR | July 25, 2014 4:36 p.m.

Some of us now monitor our steps, sleep and calorie intake with wristbands and apps. So why not track blood alcohol levels? We explore the next frontier in the self-measurement movement.

The Weird, Underappreciated World Of Plastic Packaging

NPR | July 25, 2014 12:51 p.m.

So much of the food we eat these days is encased in plastic. And behind it is a whole lot of research and innovation. We dive into some of the materials that keep food fresh and portable.

When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic?

NPR | July 25, 2014 9:41 a.m.

Experts are more likely than the general public to buy generic products — but not always. Here's a breakdown of which foods and drugs experts buy generic.

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 açai - 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.

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