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Vegan and pescatarian diets may drastically reduce severe COVID-19 risk

Vegan and pescatarian diets may drastically reduce severe COVID-19 risk

A study that involved participants across half a dozen countries has linked eating a plant-based or pescatarian diet with significantly lower odds of developing moderate or severe COVID-19 infections. The research involved an online survey given to healthcare workers from the US, UK, Germany, France, Spain, and Italy who had 'substantial exposure' to patients with COVID-19.

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Beech-Nut recalls and stops making baby rice cereal over arsenic issues

Beech-Nut recalls and stops making baby rice cereal over arsenic issues

Beech-Nut has announced the recall of its Stage 1 Single Grain Rice Cereal, a type of baby food that is being removed from the market. The recall was due to levels of inorganic arsenic that tested above the FDA's guidance level. Inorganic arsenic is a naturally occurring substance and health officials have previously warned that rice products may inadvertently feature it in risky quantities.

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Some frozen snacks sold at Costco recalled over metal fragments risk

Some frozen snacks sold at Costco recalled over metal fragments risk

Clio Snacks has recalled some of its frozen treats sold at Costco stores over the risk of metal fragment contamination. Included in the voluntary class II food recall is the company's Mixed Berry & Peach Less Sugar product, as well as its Vanilla & Strawberry Minis and the Clio Snacks Vanilla & Strawberry (non-mini) frozen yogurt bars.

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Finless Foods promises realistic plant-based tuna with 2022 rollout

Finless Foods promises realistic plant-based tuna with 2022 rollout

A company called Finless Foods plans to launch a plant-based raw tuna product next year that it claims offers a realistic texture and flavor. The food product will join the largely beef- and sausage-flavored plant-based meat products currently on the market, offering consumers who have seafood allergies, vegetarians, and others the option to enjoy tuna meals without contributing to overfishing.

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Scientists are trying to make plant-based ‘meat’ taste better

Scientists are trying to make plant-based ‘meat’ taste better

Plant-based foods are more popular than ever, but they still have a long way to go. The healthier plant-based protein options tend to lack when it comes to flavor, while the more tasty meat alternatives have been criticized as heavily processed and full of unhealthy ingredients like saturated fats and sodium. Given the environment and possible health benefits that come with plant-based proteins, scientists are working to make them both tasty and healthier.

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FDA reminds people not to eat giant bugs if they’re allergic to seafood

FDA reminds people not to eat giant bugs if they’re allergic to seafood

You've probably heard lobster and shrimp referred to as the 'bugs' of the ocean and a new advisory from the Food and Drug Administration aims to underscore that point. Now that summer is approaching, the FDA has reminded the public not to eat cicadas -- the big, noisy insects that keep you up at night -- if you're allergic to seafood.

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Researchers made a brain-training app to help break junk food habits

Researchers made a brain-training app to help break junk food habits

The University of Exeter has published a brain-training app for Android and iOS called 'Food Trainer' that is designed to help users break their junk food habits. Data from the app was used for a new study on whether this kind of brain-training application can actually improve one's eating habits -- and, according to the researchers, it can.

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More mushrooms recalled over listeria risk: Here’s what we know

More mushrooms recalled over listeria risk: Here’s what we know

Another big batch of mushrooms have been recalled due to the possible risk of Listeria contamination, according to a new recall notice from Marquis Worldwide Speciality Inc that was recently published on the FDA's website. The California company is recalling all of its organic enoki mushrooms sold in 200-gram packages because of this possible contamination, which can be deadly in some people who contract it.

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Caffeine may keep you awake, but it won’t help you get through the day

Caffeine may keep you awake, but it won’t help you get through the day

A new study on humanity's favorite stimulant has found that while caffeine may help you stay awake after a night of sleep deprivation, it won't necessarily help you get through the day's tasks. The findings are based on around 275 participants who were deprived of sleep, given caffeine, and then tasked with completing a couple of tests.

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Swapping breakfast and dinner meals may slash heart disease risk

Swapping breakfast and dinner meals may slash heart disease risk

If you've seen the studies on plant-based diets and their related health benefits, but can't bring yourself to adopt the diet yourself, there may be a less drastic option. According to a new study published by the Endocrine Society, eating a plant-based meal at dinnertime may be enough to 'significantly' reduce your risk of developing heart disease.

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Natural Balance recalls some dry cat food over salmonella risk

Natural Balance recalls some dry cat food over salmonella risk

If you feed your cat Natural Balance brand dry cat food, check out the company's new advisory to make sure the products you've purchased haven't been recalled. According to the company, some of its Natural Balance Green Pea & Chicken Formula dry cat food has been recalled over the potential risk of salmonella contamination. Kibble contaminated with salmonella can infect both cats and humans.

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Torched Earth Ale reveals what beer will taste like amid climate disaster

Torched Earth Ale reveals what beer will taste like amid climate disaster

Scientists have been warning for years now that unmitigated climate change will result in vast changes to the Earth, including scarcity among certain crops that play a key role in the food chain. The beer company New Belgium has made an activist version of its popular Fat Tire ale called 'Torched Earth' that gives the public a real-world experience of what beer would taste like in a planet ravaged by climate change.

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