But what if the experts are wrong? A lot of the science is now showing that many commonly held beliefs about what a healthy diet should look like are utterly wrong. Here are the top 11 biggest lies, myths, and misconceptions told to us by mainstream nutrition.
It seems hard to believe that we still don’t understand what causes lightning during thunderstorms – but that’s a fact.
Claudia Hammond examines what causes the wince-inducing sound, and sifts through the evidence to see whether it actually damages your joints.
The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has today named the fridge, pasteurised milk, and the tin can as the three most significant inventions in the history of food and drink. These relatively modern innovations outscored more ancient inventions including the fishing net, the plough, and the cork.
The 20 Most Significant Inventions in the History of Food and Drink
Refrigeration | Pasteurisation / Sterilisation | Canning | The Oven | Irrigation Threshing Machine / Combine Harvester | Baking | Selective Breeding / Strains | Grinding / Milling | The Plough | Fermentation | The Fishing Net | Crop Rotation | The Pot | The Knife | Eating Utensils | The Cork | The Barrel | The Microwave Oven | Frying
Enjoying a lie-in at the weekend makes you sleepier during the week, according to new research.
Experts say that contrary to popular belief, sleeping in on the weekends does not help catch up on sleep lost during the week, but rather makes you even dozier come Monday morning.