I’m Lifehacker Food Editor Claire Lower and This Is How I Eat

Hello. It’s me, Claire. I’m the food editor here at Lifehacker, and as we’re taking a look at how the Lifehacker staff works, I thought I’d show you how I eat. In order to maintain the conversational flow of How I Eat, I had my boyfriend conduct the interview. Below you will find answers to all sorts of interesting questions such as “How much Diet Coke do you drink?,” “Is a corndog a breakfast food?,” and “What is ‘snack salt’?” Enjoy. Location: Portland, Oregon Current gig: Food editor at Lifehacker What do you eat for…

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Stingrays Eat Food That Is Harder Than Their Own Jaws

If you’re ever in the Xingu River (a tributary of the Amazon River) in Brazil, look into the fresh flowing water! You might spot one of the endemic spotted rays that call this area home- the Xingu River stingray (Potamotrygon leopoldi). Not only are they unique because they are brilliantly colored and in fresh water, but they are part of an unusual group that eat prey that is tougher than their own jaw. This feeding method is call durophagy, and the fishes that consume these hard-shelled animals have evolved this…

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Good enough to eat? The toxic truth about modern food

Pick a bunch of green grapes, wash it, and put one in your mouth. Feel the grape with your tongue, observe how cold and refreshing it is: the crisp flesh, and the jellylike interior with its mild, sweet flavour. Eating grapes can feel like an old pleasure, untouched by change. The ancient Greeks and Romans loved to eat them, as well as to drink them in the form of wine. The Odyssey describes “a ripe and luscious vine, hung thick with grapes”. As you pull the next delicious piece of fruit from…

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Eat this, not that: 7 easy food swaps to aid weight loss

They say that one should eat to live and not live to eat, but it’s fast becoming an urban myth with several diet plans, weight-loss options and theories around why we gain weight. We’ve put together a list for you to consider if you’re seriously working on losing those inches and kilos to feel better about yourself in your everyday life. Read on: Water Vs. Soda: Our body comprises approximately 60% water. Drinking water aids in maintaining bodily fluids which in turn helps transportation of nutrients, maintenance of body temperature, digestion,…

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Best superfoods for your diet, eat these 5 foods daily for good health

National Nutrition Week is held every year from September 1 to 7 to generate awareness about eating right for good health. The first such week was held in 1982 and aimed to highlight the causes of malnutrition and how to reduce it. A healthy diet lies at the core of good health and weight loss. And ‘superfoods’ define food that is nutritionally dense and good for your health. Here are 5 superfoods that you need to add to your diet: * Eggs: Eggs are a great source of high quality protein, and are also rich in vitamin…

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Brain food, 5 things to eat to boost your memory and concentration

While we do a lot to stay fit and for weight loss, we don’t extend the same care for the brain. But, ignoring your brain has its pitfalls, and brain ageing can lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. However, by eating right and exercising your brain, you can ensure it stays healthy for long. Here are 5 foods to eat for better brain health: * Blueberries: Blueberries can protect the brain from oxidative stress and reduce effects of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. They also improve your learning capacity and motor skills. It is a good…

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8 best foods to eat in the morning to increase your metabolism

1. Ways to boost your metabolism! A healthy breakfast is one that contains nutritious foods that provide energy, keep you full for longer, promote satiety and prevent overeating. Breakfast foods like eggs, oatmeal, banana, berries and cottage cheese are perfect metabolism boosters because they are loaded with complex carbohydrates, fiber, or protein. Here is the list of breakfast foods to raise metabolism: 2. Greek yogurt Greek yogurt contains plenty of protein that helps in boosting metabolism naturally. It is also rich in calcium and contains probiotics that help support a…

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10 foods that you must eat daily to prevent clogging of arteries

1. Top artery cleansing foods! Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients from your heart to all organs of the body. A healthy artery is elastic, strong, free of deposits and flexible. They often become clogged, narrow and stiff due to the accumulation of fat, cholesterol, and calcium deposits. This condition results in reduced blood flow through the arteries and is termed as atherosclerosis. Clogging of arteries is a prolonged process and often occurs due to unhealthy diet and lifestyle. Here is the list of foods that you…

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Palak Paneer, Chana And Other Top Protein-Rich Indian Foods You Must Eat

We Indians are notoriously famous for our indulgent lifestyles when it comes to food and rightfully so! Isn’t it? Well the truth is that while the quintessential Indian dishes can be best served and enjoyed a little too spicy and with a little too oil (or butter) – the new age has very ingeniously adapted to a diet that is as Indian as it gets in its basic palate, but is also protein-rich and suitable for any diet plan. While protein-rich food in India is not a new concept, the…

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Delicious ways to eat mangoes this season

From mango sandwich to a mango dessert, one can try out some delicious ways of trying this fruit so that you can make the most of it this season. Carefully curated by French chef Gregory Bazire from Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea House and Chef Paul Hayward, Executive Pastry Chef, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, try out these mango recipes and enjoy the summer season. Earl Grey English Muffins with Smoked Salmon and Chickoo Chutney by French chef Gregory Bazire from Brooke Bond Taj Mahal Tea House * Ingredients: One large English muffin:…

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