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Is Gluten Actually Bad For You?

These days, just casually strolling down a grocery aisle, one can find a multitude of gluten-free products. From gluten-free whole grain bread to gluten-free beer to gluten-free Betty Crocker chocolate brownie mix, the market for food items without gluten has exploded over the past decade. But is gluten all that bad for you? Should a normal person avoid gluten in their diet ? What’s the deal with the gluten?


Spam, Silkworms, Hydroponics: The Speculative Future Of Food On Mars

Last year, NASA held a recipe contest for cooking on Mars. Ordinary civilians like us were invited to submit recipes based on a list of available ingredients — heavy on freeze-dried produce and various meat-flavoured “textured vegetable proteins” — to be cooked and judged by crew members of HI-SEAS.


Giz Explains: The Science Behind Why Fat Tastes So Good

It’s the end of January, and that means New Year’s resolutions swearing off chocolate and fries and all the other delicious fatty foods are just starting to bend. Who can blame you, really? Here’s a rundown on the science of fat, and why it’s so hard to resist.


Gizmodo's Favourite Fitness Articles Of 2013

Listen to me now and believe me later, 2013 was no year to just sit around eating buffalo-wing-flavored-pretzels-flavored-biscuits. Or maybe it was. But it was also the year we got down to the nitty gritty of of health and fitness. From bionic knees to six-pack science, here are our favourite Fitmodos of 2013.


What Does 200 Calories Look Like?

The answer to the question of how much can you eat of different foods before you hit 200 calories varies, depending on what you’re consuming. Two hundred calories is a whole lot of apples, but less than half of a Big Mac. It’s a plate full of broccoli, but more like a spoonful of peanut butter. It’s a lot easier to understand what that really means when you actually see the food in front of you, as demonstrated by this video from ASAP Science.


What 2000 Calories Of Food Actually Looks Like

Inspired by WiseGeek’s what 200 calories of food looks like, BuzzFeed made a video that extrapolated those calories into 2000. That would roughly be the amount of calories you should be eating on a given day plus or minus a few hundred.


How Many Calories Does A Mouse Click Burn?

For those of us who spend the best part of our day hunched over a keyboard starting at a computer screen, any physical exertion — however small — has to go some way towards constituting exercise. So how many calories does a mouse click burn?


This Is Why You Can't Stop Eating

High fructose corn syrup is in practically everything we eat these days, and doctors and health nuts have been waxing poetic about its dangers for years. Now, a new study from Yale University School of Medicine may finally prove them the right: fructose is making us fat.


Augmented Reality System Curbs Appetite By Making You Think You've Eaten Larger Portions

If you’re trying to shed a few pounds but are having a hell of a time with portion control, researchers at the University of Tokyo have created a clever augmented reality system for dieters. A head-mounted display makes it appear as if you’re eating larger portions, which helps fool your mind into thinking you’re full.


Would Calorie Counts On Vending Machines Stop You From Buying Junk Food?

New vending machines are going to display how many calories are in your body-expanding soft drinks and offer some healthier alternatives. But is that going to actually matter? At all? No, right?