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Best (and Worst) Foods for Digestion

An article by Health.com’s Amanda Gardner points out some of the reasons that those of us who are “approaching maturity” may have tummy troubles. Things like too much fried food and too little exercise. Not that the denizens of the Underground have those issues; no, that’s purely theoretical. Interesting, but not germane.

Then she goes on […]

These Foods Have Bad Reputations; They Aren’t Really Bad for You…

Here’s a short picture-article online that lists nearly a dozen foods that have developed a bad reputation over the years, but are in fact quite healthy. How did they get the bad rap? I’ll go out on a limb here and say it’s usually bad science, or worse yet, fair science that gets mangled […]

Food for Fighting Pain: Frijoles Borracho and Pork Loin Roast

I was in a lot of pain yesterday with the rehabilitation exercises for my shoulder and all. Enough pain that I essentially had no appetite. Of course, the pain meds don’t help the ol’ appetite either. I knew it would be like that too; they warned me.

I want to keep my strength up, of […]

Chocolate’s Better’n Carrots, But Is Miracle Whip Really Good for Your Love Life?

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Now you may think it’s patently obvious that chocolate is better than carrots. After all, you can’t make carrots into nice bars, just for starters. And while carrots are so sweet they’ve been used in place of sugar, you can’t make a nice hot drink […]

Important News Concerning Two Essential Food Groups: Beer and Hamburgers

This entry is part of a series, Follies 2011»

Beer and hamburgers go together like apple pie and sharp Cheddar. Like pork and beans. Like Cheech and Chong. (Well, okay; maybe a borderline choice there.) Like bacon and eggs and syrup and pancakes. Like Burns and Allen. You get the picture.

That’s what makes today’s […]

Fish 4 Friday: Grilled Swordfish With a Summery Salsa

This entry is part of a series, F4F 2011»

Swordfish are big sea creatures, with males running up to 300 pounds and females up to four times that big. Trivia for the day: Swordfish are one of only a few cold-blooded creatures with a special ability to warm up part of their body! They […]

Blueberry Update: Two Cups a Week Reduces Parkinson's Risk for Men (Sorry, Ladies)

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

A post that went mostly unnoticed on Valentine’s Day didn’t escape the eagle eyes of the Underground’s newsies. First, the (now) unsurprising part, at least for all you folks following the Brain Food series: Fruits that are high in antioxidants, especially flavonoids, are good for […]

Brain Food: If It's Blue, It's Good for You

This entry is part of a series, Brain Food»

There aren’t a lot of brain superfoods out there, and most of them are highly colored. Blueberries are one such food. What does the blue fruit bring to the party?

Antioxidants. Lots and lots of antioxidants.

A study at Tufts University (in conjuction with the USDA) showed […]