The great Grecian physician Hippocrates is known to have said "let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food," but his knowledge was just the tip of the iceberg (lettuce?) when it comes to what we know about food science today. Whether is it the power for food to control our moods, how it metabolises in our bodies or what makes it taste so good, there are so many questions that scientists have answered about our daily dinner. This week we'll be focusing our attention on breakfast, lunch and dinner (with a few biscuits in between) with a full menu of fascinating facts and provocative features for you to digest - tuck in!
It’s common to hear people describe themselves as ‘chocoholics’, or say they’re ‘hooked’ on a particular fizzy drink. But is it really possible to be addicted to food?
The never-ending deluge of information about our food choices can be baffling, so what are the best foods to eat if we want to save the planet, and which should we avoid?
Anthony Warner is a chef, an angry one, and in his new book he wants to bin the bad science behind fad diets.
We love The Great British Bake Off, so we asked our team of specialists to put a pinny on and bake up some answers to the most delicious questions about cake.
In 2013 the first lab-grown burger was served up, so where are our synthetic steaks now? We look at the cultured meat market and the race to mass-produce in-vitro meat.
It’s one of the last great taboos and a mainstay of horror films. But, as zoologist Bill Schutt reveals in his new book, cannibalism is an oft-misunderstood topic…
A perfect sandwich is more than just bread and filling. Daniel Bennett reveals the rigorously researched methods of making a sarnie fit for a scientist.
The internet is stuffed with confusing information about food. Dr Michael Mosley and Dr Saleyha Ahsan from Trust Me, I’m A Doctor are here to help.
What goes in must come out and every day we could be flushing millions of pounds in poop down our collective loos. Zoe Cormier examines eight ways the world can harness human waste.
- Why is there poo on the Moon
- Why are lobsters cooked alive and do they feel pain?
- How long does meat sit in your gut?
- Is local honey a cure for hayfever?
- Where is the coldest part of the fridge, the bottom or the top?
- Can eating burnt toast cause cancer?
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