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Iron and calcium: 3 myths about foods

Iron and calcium: 3 myths about foods

There are many food myths, some entrenched in popular culture due to an error from scientific reports, like the false high iron content of spinach (product of an erroneous report from E. von Wolf of the late 19th century), other intentionally promoted for profit, and others simply as the result of some dynamic propagation of Read more…

Energy drinks don’t kill, misinformation does

Energy drinks don’t kill, misinformation does

Monster, “energizing” drink, became in the days before Halloween the alleged cause of the death of 5 people in the U.S., making this story a plot of a horror movie. But the matter is serious as a relationship was established between the deaths and the consumption of these energy drinks. Monster Energy drinks, the most Read more…

20 legends about cutting onions without tears

20 legends about cutting onions without tears

In the kitchen, onions are the cruelest among the vegetables. Just give it a little cut and it has no qualms about making you cry as soon as it can. Why do we cry when chopping onions? The scientific reason is that by splitting our knives into the flesh of the onions, it releases substances Read more…

It’s not all chocolate that we call chocolate

It’s not all chocolate that we call chocolate

As there are great deal of chocolate varieties, discussions about their cons and pros can give you hard times. Many say that chocolate is good for health, and they are right, while others say it’s bad, and it is not to be denied. The reason for this double and contradictory statement is all too generic Read more…

Is milk as good as we think it is?

Is milk as good as we think it is?

Doctors against milk On 19 July, the debate about milk sparkled again, this time in the United States. It was there that a committee of doctors from different fields, united under the banner of “For Responsible Medicine”, issued a report which recommended “the removal of milk as food on school menus necessary”, based on the Read more…

Stevia: The best natural sweetener

Stevia: The best natural sweetener

Stevia rebaudiana is just one of more than 400 species of plants that make up the family of stevia, among them being the only attributed to their well-known properties as a natural sweetener. If you are diabetic or recommended to follow a diet low in calories, but do not want to do without sweets, stevia Read more…

Are microwaves really that bad?

Are microwaves really that bad?

“The microwave is good” or “bad microwave” are statements released to air regularly on the street, and have resulted in a kind of urban legend in defense or against this domestic and kitchen tool, respectively. And it is that microwave cooking, beyond the mere fact of warming that is the practice more widespread than ever Read more…

Ceramic Knives: advantages and disadvantages

Ceramic Knives: advantages and disadvantages

Ceramic knives are increasingly in vogue, adding to the catalog of options for those who are in the process of buying or renewing their knife set. And I do not deny that buying knives is, once overcome the dilemma, “trilemma” or “quatrilemma” of selection of the pans , one of the milestones in the gear Read more…