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Study identifies ingredient combos that make some foods hard to put down

Study identifies ingredient combos that make some foods hard to put down

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Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Still polishing off that Halloween candy? There could be a reason people just can't stop eating certain foods. It may have to do with the ingredients, and a new study suggests product labeling may not be an accurate guide. In a study published Tuesday in the journal Obesity and presented at the Seventh Annual Obesity Journal Symposium during ObesityWeek in Las Vegas, researchers at the University of Kansas point the finger at so-called "hyper-palatable" foods. The researchers sought to assess just what ingredients or groups of ingredients make up these "hyper-palatable" foods -- snacks and fast-food products some people have difficulty putting down. Most hyper-palatable foods are loaded with fat, sugar, carbohydrates or salt, but to date there hasn't been a broadly accep...
This Is the Controversial Ingredient Inside the New Diet Coke Flavors

This Is the Controversial Ingredient Inside the New Diet Coke Flavors

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The artificial sweetener will be included in Coca-Cola’s new Diet Coke flavored varieties. When Coca-Cola’s new Diet Coke flavors hit store shelves in mid-January, serious soda aficionados may notice a new ingredient on the product’s label—acesulfame potassium, or Ace-K.The artificial sweetener will be included in Coca-Cola’s new Diet Coke in ginger lime, feisty cherry, twisted mango, and zesty blood orange varieties. The company’s relaunched regular Diet Coke, which will now be sold in a taller and skinnier can, will continue to be made with aspartame as the sole sweetener.Ace-K, like aspartame, is what’s known as a high-intensity sweetener: It’s 200 times sweeter than sugar, meaning a very small amount is needed to reach the same level of sweetness as sucrose. ...
Hey Chrissy Teigen, This Is the Secret Ingredient You Actually Need for Amazing Banana Bread

Hey Chrissy Teigen, This Is the Secret Ingredient You Actually Need for Amazing Banana Bread

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Chrissy Teigen was on the hunt for brown bananas yesterday, but there’s another ingredient she may want to add to her banana bread recipe for a healthy boost. Model, cookbook author, and generally amazing human Chrissy Teigen needed brown bananas to make banana bread yesterday. And in typical Chrissy Teigen fashion, she decided to use Twitter for help sourcing them. It all began with a tweet yesterday afternoon:Motivated by this prize and the glory of delivering Teigen her essential brown bananas, the model's 7.53 million followers immediately began posting photos of themselves with the fruit. Some ignored the rules and tried to make the deal with yellow bananas, so Teigen had to get more specific.Twitter us...
This Is the One Ingredient Ina Garten Would Never Buy

This Is the One Ingredient Ina Garten Would Never Buy

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This article originally appeared on RealSimple.com.Ina Garten has been gracing us with her cooking knowledge for almost 20 years. Her show Barefoot Contessa— named for her 1999 cookbook, as well as her specialty food store—has become a favorite amongst expert and novice chefs alike. On it, she cooks some of her favorite dishes while making mouths water across the country.While Garten cooks decadent dishes from an array of cuisines with all kinds of ingredients, she has become famous for the line “store-bought is fine.” But, does that mean everything?In a recent Interview with Time, Garten says the one thing she would never buy in a store is grated Parmesan.RELATED: This Is the Dessert Ina Garten Eats Every NightWhile this may come as a shock, there have been numerous reports claiming that ...