Food & Nutrition

Refined Carbs—What Exactly Are They?

The phrase “refined carbs” pops up in a lot of conversations about food and nutrition, generally in a negative way. You may have been advised to stay far away from them—by your doctor, a friend, the Internet—but you’re still a little fuzzy on what they are, actually. What technically makes something a refined carb? And […]

Food & Nutrition

What Is SPAM, Anyway?

It’s gained a bit of a reputation as a mystery meat, but its recipe is actually pretty simple! Steve Cukrov/Shutterstock It shares its name with those annoying emails you don’t want. It comes in a can and is made of…some kind of meat?  Whether you grew up eating it and still do or you’ve merely […]

Food & Nutrition

The Only Types of Cookware You Should Use

Copper Lisovskaya Natalia/Shutterstock Copper cookware not only conducts heat well, but it’s also attractive, durable, and free of harmful chemicals. Just steer clear if you have Wilson’s disease, a rare inherited disorder. “People who have Wilson’s disease should avoid copper, a disease in which people cannot metabolize dietary copper, and consequently, it can accumulate in […]