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The Worst Lies That Mainstream Nutrition Has Told You

The Worst Lies That Mainstream Nutrition Has Told You | Eklectica.inWhen it comes to our food choices, many of us do the best we can to ensure that what we’re putting on our plates are the healthiest and most nutritious foods possible. But given so many choices, it’s not easy to know exactly what we should be eating — so we put our trust in conventional wisdom, common sense, and what the experts have to say.

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.

Source: The Worst Lies That Mainstream Nutrition Has Told You

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The Mystery of What Causes Lightning

The Mystery of What Causes Lightning | Eklectica.inScientists are still puzzled as to what triggers a spark during a thunderstorm. The latest attempt to answer the question only adds to the intrigue.

It seems hard to believe that we still don’t understand what causes lightning during thunderstorms – but that’s a fact.

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The 20 Most Significant Inventions in the History of Food and Drink

The 20 Most Significant Inventions in the History of Food and Drink | Eklectica.in

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

Read on: Source: The 20 Most Significant Inventions in the History of Food and Drink – Megan Garber – The Atlantic

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Lie-in at the weekend makes you sleepier during the week

Lie-in at the weekend makes you sleepier during the week | Eklectica.inEnjoying a lie-in at the weekend makes you sleepier during the week, according to new research.

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.

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Spicy Food Doesn’t Really Kill Taste Buds

Myth Debunked: Spicy Food Doesn't Really Kill Taste Buds | Eklectica.inGo on — dribble a little more of that Cholula hot sauce on your breakfast taco. Take a generous scoop of the habanero salsa. Brave the Thai dish branded “extra spicy” by not one, not two, but three cartoon chili peppers on the margin of the menu. No need to hold back on account of your taste buds.

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