Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

Protein snacks could improve teens’ diet quality, appetite control

(Relaxnews) – Observing the seldom-studied teen diet led a team of US researchers to conclude that a high-protein soy snack in the afternoon could reduce appetite and unhealthy evening snacking. “Standard meals tend to go to the wayside for kids this age — particularly from mid-afternoon to late evening — and many of the convenient […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

Affordable summer destinations revealed for frugal gourmets

(Relaxnews) – Food lovers on a travel budget may want to consider more affordable culinary destinations that are found off the beaten path such as Carolina barbecue, wineries in Oregon and New York State, and chocolate trails in Connecticut. After looking at the most affordable cities for accommodations this summer, experts at Hotels.com mapped out […]

22.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Photos ·
Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

Burger King introduces Canada to its Chicken Fries

(Relaxnews) – They’ve conquered the US, and now Burger King’s Chicken Fries are being rolled out in restaurants across CANADA. The new menu item, which features white meat chicken coated in a light crispy breading seasoned with savory spices and herbs, is being supported by a cheeky campaign that chronicles the budding affair between a love-hungry […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Online ·
Why some disgruntled Danish chefs are tired of label ‘New Nordic Cuisine’

Why some disgruntled Danish chefs are tired of label ‘New Nordic Cuisine’

(Relaxnews) – There’s growing unrest among Danish chefs. Some of the same players who helped draft a culinary manifesto about 10 years ago and codify the pillars of New Nordic Cuisine are growing disgruntled and irritated at the term they helped define, reads a lengthy, introspective blog post from the Nordic Food Lab, a group composed of […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
White House gets busy to save the bees

White House gets busy to save the bees

(Washington-AFP) – The White House unveiled Tuesday a plan to reverse an alarming decline in the populations of bees and other pollinators that play a critical role in agriculture and the environment. Honey bee pollination alone adds $15 billion in value to US crops each year, wrote John Holdren, one of President Barack Obama’s main […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment, Food & Dining ·
Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

Omega-3s may boost cognitive flexibility in at-risk older adults

(Relaxnews) – A study by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has found that for adults at risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s, consuming more omega-3 fatty acids could have a positive effect of cognitive flexibility. Looking at 40 cognitively healthy older adults between the ages of 65 and 75 who were carriers of the gene […]

20.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness ·
Oreo looks to S’mores for new cookie flavor

Oreo looks to S’mores for new cookie flavor

(Relaxnews) – Cookie lovers will be pleased to hear the sweet news that Oreo is releasing a limited edition S’mores flavored snack this week. The treats will hit shelves in the US on May 22, Time reports, and will comprise a chocolate marshmallow filling sandwiched between two graham crackers. Oreo has a long history of […]

19.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Most American Thickburger’ adds hot dogs, potato chips

‘Most American Thickburger’ adds hot dogs, potato chips

(Relaxnews) – Sibling restaurant chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are rolling out a 1/3lb beefburger bun that comes with a bed of potato chips, a layer of salad, and a split hot dog sausage on melted cheese. It’s a tweaked version of a patty sandwich that has previously been known as a Fourth of July […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: 4th of July, Destinations, Food & Dining, Holidays ·
SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

SmartPlate, a connected plate to help your diet

(Relaxnews) – This intelligent plate, currently in development, does the calorie counting for its users, analyzes how quickly they are eating and can even warn them when they surpass their recommended daily intake. With the World Health Organization (WHO) doing its best to warn that obesity is a real public health epidemic, the SmartPlate, the […]

How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

How to dine and donate to Nepalese rescue efforts

(Relaxnews) – From restaurant titan Jean-Georges Vongerichten to local ‘ma and pa’ restaurateurs, the international food community is mobilizing to help the victims of the devastating earthquakes in Nepal by allowing diners to eat a good meal and donate to rescue and recovery efforts at the same time. Here’s a look at participating restaurants around […]

14.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

Brain health benefits of Mediterranean diet confirmed by new study

(Relaxnews) – A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine provides new evidence that a diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit, vegetables and legumes may reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Since the 1980s, a number of experts have highlighted the various health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes regular consumption of fish, […]

12.05.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Vegemite with chocolate? It’s no smear campaign

Vegemite with chocolate? It’s no smear campaign

(Sydney-AFP) – Confectionery-maker Cadbury said Friday it has created a new taste sensation by combining its well-loved milk chocolate with an unusual flavour — Australia’s famous, sharply-savoury spread Vegemite. Cadbury Australia said the new product was “surprisingly delicious” and one of four new flavour combinations to hit the shelves in coming weeks — along with […]

11.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
McDonald’s new strategy includes delivery and artisan chicken sandwiches

McDonald’s new strategy includes delivery and artisan chicken sandwiches

(Relaxnews) – Food delivery service. Sirloin burgers. And all-day breakfasts. Those are among some of the new changes and innovations that consumers could see as part of McDonald’s new restructuring strategy announced Monday. In a candid and forthright video message acknowledging their dismal sales record, McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook announced details of a major turnaround […]

04.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

New Yorkers get two more ways to eat pantless at home

(Relaxnews) – The take-out scene in New York got a double boost on Tuesday, with major announcements from Uber and chef David Chang shaking up eat-in options for tired but gourmand locals who want to eat fine food in their sweatpants while watching the telly. First out of the gate was Uber, which announced plans […]

29.04.2015 · Filled under: Apps, Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, Online ·
Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

(Relaxnews) – Chipotle has become the first major restaurant chain in the US to serve foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. After becoming the first national restaurant company to disclose the GMO ingredients in its menu two years ago, the premium burrito purveyor announced Monday that the transition to GMO-free foods in restaurants […]

Broccoli sprout extract could help prevent cancer

Broccoli sprout extract could help prevent cancer

(Relaxnews) – An extract from broccoli sprouts has been demonstrated to protect mice from oral cancer and was successfully tolerated when taken by a small group of human volunteers. It’s said to be a safe, natural molecule that works by protecting the oral lining upon which oral cancers form. The next step, say members of […]

21.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Fruit-Filled Summer Celebrations

Fruit-Filled Summer Celebrations

(Family Features) Whether you anticipate fun-filled pool parties, laid-back picnics at the park or casual dinner parties at home, summer entertaining gets a little sweeter when you serve up the right desserts. When the weather warms up, let the flavors from your kitchen reflect the bright tastes of the summer season. From cherries to blueberries, […]

20.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Free Recipes, Home & Garden, Kitchenomics ·
France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

(Relaxnews) – The world’s leading producer and consumer of rosé wines, France is not the only country to succumb to the fruity and floral notes of this summery beverage. According to a study published by FranceAgriMer on Thursday, April 16, the popularity of rosé wines is on the rise around the globe, and the US […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Diane Kruger is the new face of Martell Cognac

Diane Kruger is the new face of Martell Cognac

(Relaxnews) – To mark its 300th anniversary, Martell has chosen the German-born film star who honed her skills in France as its latest ambassador. Kruger will be helping the company to celebrate its ‘tricentenaire’ via a host of high-profile campaigns and promotions, the most important of which, the Martell France 300 aims to identify 300 […]

15.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden, International Stars ·
Triumphing over cravings for salt, fat with porous foods

Triumphing over cravings for salt, fat with porous foods

(Relaxnews) – Where willpower continues to fail us, science prevails in a new study that suggests tweaking porosity during food manufacturing could mean the end of infamous cravings for salt and fat. Manipulating the number and size of pores during the processing could enable manufacturers to use less salt and consumers to enjoy it that […]

13.04.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·