There are plenty of age-old myths about the “magical powers” of vegetables that parents have been spreading for years in a bid to diversify the diets of their stubborn and veg-averse children. We hate to be the ones to break it to you, but the truth is that carrots probably won’t help you see you see in the dark and eating bread crusts probably isn’t going to make your hair any curlier. That’s not to say that food can’t have healing properties though - in fact, according to health journalist and author Max Lugavere, certain foods can improve cognitive function to a degree not too dissimilar from the old wives' tales we’ve come to know and mock. Read more Blogger under fire for feeding pet fox a vegan diet “Food has a powerful role in cognitive health by supplying the micronutrients the body needs to repair from the damages that occur to due to the stresses of modern life,” explains Lugavere, whose book Genius … [Read more...] about How certain foods can help boost intelligence and improve mood
Foods that make you smarter
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In 2015, I wrote a profile of Brian Wansink, a Cornell University behavioral science researcher who seemed to have it all: a high-profile lab at an elite university, more than 200 scientific studies to his name, a high-up government appointment, and a best-selling book. Plus, his research was really cool: Wansink studied how our environment affects our eating habits. He found, for example, that people who leave their cereal in plain view tend to weigh more than people who hide it away in a cupboard, and that people eat more when they use bigger plates. Like the junk food he studied, his work had an almost addictive quality. So I took two flights and a drive to Ithaca, New York, to spend a few days with Wansink. His empire was impressive: Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab, which he ran, had its own test kitchens and dining rooms with two-way mirrors. His graduate students seemed to adore him. One night, he invited me to his stately lakeside home, where his wife cooked dinner and we all … [Read more...] about This Cornell food researcher has had 13 papers retracted. How were they published in the first place?
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Brian Wansink has announced his retirement from Cornell University.Associated Press Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. In 2015, I wrote a profile of Brian Wansink, a Cornell University behavioral science researcher who seemed to have it all: a high-profile lab at an elite university, more than 200 scientific studies to his name, a high-up government appointment, and a bestselling book. Plus, his research was really cool: Wansink studied how our environment affects our eating habits. He found, for example, that people who leave their cereal in plain view tend to weigh more than their people who hide it away in a cupboard, and that people eat more when the use bigger plates. Like the junk food he studied, his work had an almost addictive quality. So I took two flights and a drive to Ithaca to spend a few days with Wansink. His empire was impressive: Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab, which he ran, had its own test kitchens and dining rooms with two-way … [Read more...] about This Cornell Food Researcher Has Had 13 Papers Retracted. How Were They Published in the First Place?
SO, another old boozer has been gastrofied. My heart sank when I caught wind of a planned refurbishment to The Windsor Castle, one of London's greatest drinking dens. The future of traditional pubs is hanging by a thread, as chugging back 20 pints of ale and making do with a few pork scratchings for dinner is, for some reason, no longer in vogue, and the prospect of another being lost to 'funky' furniture, linen table cloths and homogenous posh nosh left me rather cold. While The Windsor was never a pub of the stained carpet and dart board variety, it nevertheless oozed rustic charm with its nooks and crannies and dark corners, and it was not hard to imagine the folk of yesteryear getting royally sloshed in one of its alcoves. Mercifully, though, it turns out the changes haven't altered the character of the old place - and have actually improved it. All the original features remain, but once where you may have choked on some cobwebs as you bent into one of the snugs or got a splinter … [Read more...] about Food review: The Windsor Castle, Notting Hill