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Why do people get hungry an hour after eating Chinese food?

4 Oct 2019

As far as I know, this is all anecdotal and nobody has ever done a study to determine if this is actually true. To start with, not all Chinese meals are alike. “American” Chinese food with its bevy...

“Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”

20 Mar 2017

Sometimes beliefs are converted into fact just by repetition. We constantly hear of people who want to avoid monosodium glutamate because of a fear of being struck by “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”...

What is "meat glue"?

20 Mar 2017

So what exactly is this “meat glue?” Rest assured that no horses were condemned to the glue factory to produce it. What we’re talking about is an enzyme called transglutaminase that allows a...

Can BCAA's and/or glutamine improve strength?

20 Mar 2017

Amino acids are the body’s building blocks for proteins.  Leucine, isoleucine and valine are branched chain amino acids (BCAA’s), a term that refers to a particular nuance of their molecular...

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