This week: garcinia, red wine, juicing, chlorophyll, insect protein, and more!

Does Red Wine Block Cholesterol?Nutrition myths were crumbling left and right this week. In this podcast, I look at the research on garcinia cambogia for weight loss. (Short answer: Save your Money)  In another show, I looked into rumors that drinking red wine blocks cholesterol in red meat. As it turns out, no red meat was involved in this research!

While I was at it, I tackled the urban legend that chlorophyll strengthens your blood. And speaking of blood, this episode discusses whether juicing is a healthy habit or a blood sugar bomb.

It wasn’t all myth-busting though. It’s a fact that certain nutrients can help protect your eyes as you age. Here are the best food picks for  healthy eyes.  And for those who are easily distracted in the kitchen, here’s reassuring news about the effect of overcooking on protein. (No promises on taste or texture, though.)

Finally, here’s one of the most, ah, interesting stories I’ve reported on this year:  a movement to shift the world toward insects as a safe and sustainable source of protein. No crickets were harmed in the writing of this story. At least, not by me.

 

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