Science Behind the Photo #24

Want to lose weight?  Eat a red pepper. Scientists have discovered that capsaicin – the ingredient that gives red peppers their pungent flavour – breaks down fat. It was already known that feeding rats capsaicin slowed their weight gain, but until now, no one knew why.  A team from Korea has found that adding capsaicin […]

You don’t want to eat that – it’ll make you stupid

An article was published online Feb. 7 in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health that highlights a correlation between the diets of children in their first three years and their IQ at the age of 8. It’s news that most of us are interested in since the welfare of children is on everyone’s mind – it is also […]