Caffeine is thought by some to inhibit absorption of iron and some A and B vitamins. By causing frequent urination, caffeine may also deplete calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphate, and potassium.
Although the use of sunscreen can reduce the body’s production of vitamin D, most people’s normal usage of sunscreen does not result in vitamin D insufficiency.
The first food to be deliberately microwaved was popcorn. The second was an egg, which exploded.
Natto, a fermented soy dish popular in Japan, offers one of the highest food sources of vitamin K2. It’s also high in protein and low in calories, but its taste and appearance may be off-putting to some.
Walnuts are one of the best nut sources of omega-3s, especially alpha-linolenic acid. They are also good sources of manganese and copper.
A healthy adult human body contains about 3.5 pounds of probiotics. That’s more weight than the typical human brain, and almost as much weight as the typical human liver.
La Tomatina is a festival held in Spain each year during which participants throw more than 100,000 tomatoes at each other for about an hour.
Though the term “dietary fiber” didn’t come into use until the 1950s, Hippocrates appears to have been the first person to reference fiber in medical literature.
Soy crayons have been created to replace petroleum-wax crayons.
One bushel of corn will sweeten more than 400 cans of pop.