Health

Food waste research targets cardiovascular disease

Researchers are investigating how a by-product from rapeseed oil could reduce the potential formation of toxic compounds that can spark chronic kidney and cardiovascular disease.

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Cooking with greens

(HealthDay)—It's time to go beyond spinach and kale. To really power up your meals with greens, you want to explore the taste and texture of watercress and dandelions. And the following recipes will get from the fridge ...

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Quinn on Nutrition: Mediterranean cooking class

Her opening statement caught our attention: "We start with a glass of wine...and then we start the lesson." With that, Chef Anna and her assistant proceeded with our cooking (and wine-tasting) class at the historic Villa ...

Inflammatory disorders

How do ketogenic diets affect skin inflammation?

Not all fats are equal in how they affect our skin, according to a new study in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. The investigators found that different ketogenic diets impacted skin inflammation differently in psoriasiform-like ...

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Barley: A tasty alternative to rice

(HealthDay)—Looking for a simple yet delicious way to enjoy whole grains? Start with nutritious, easy-to-cook barley, a great swap for processed grains like white rice.

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A cool-season comfort food without lots of calories

(HealthDay)—If you've been relegating parsnips to the stock pot (their sweetness enhances both chicken and vegetable broth) or have been skipping over them altogether, you're missing out on a hearty side-dish choice for ...

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Butter or margarine? The latest round in a long-running debate

(HealthDay)—Thanks to a federal ban on trans fats—commonly listed on labels as partially hydrogenated oils—margarine makers have taken steps to remove them from their ingredients. Does this mean margarine is once again ...

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Oil

An oil is a substance that is in a viscous liquid state ("oily") at ambient temperatures or slightly warmer, and is both hydrophobic (immiscible with water) and lipophilic (miscible with other oils, literally). This general definition includes compound classes with otherwise unrelated chemical structures, properties, and uses, including vegetable oils, petrochemical oils, and volatile essential oils. Oil is a nonpolar substance.

The term oil is often used colloquially to refer to petroleum.

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