German Food Blog: Nutrition and Health

March 25, 2013 Posted in German Food Blog, Labeling and Trade Regulations, Nutrition and Health

Resistance against GMOs grows in US

Consumer groups, retailers and farmers look for alternatives Since the early 1990s, genetically modified organisms (GMO) have been part of the American diet.  GMO corn, soybeans or canola are used in many forms as ingredients in a majority of food staples, from snack bars, to cereals, to ready to eat meals. But now, resistance to … Continue reading “Resistance against GMOs grows in US”

February 21, 2013 Posted in German Food Blog, Nutrition and Health

“Good” versus “bad” foods?

Not an issue for a healthy diet. It’s not a secret that your overall well-being depends on a healthy diet. And that your weight gains or losses are solely based on the amount of calories you take in every day. But does that mean you should not eat chocolate or burgers anymore and switch instead … Continue reading ““Good” versus “bad” foods?”

August 25, 2012 Posted in German Food Blog, Nutrition and Health

Gluten-free products do not make you loose weight

Gluten-free products do not make you loose weight Far too many people adopt a gluten free diet, claims Arizona State researcher Glenn Gaesser. After a thorough review of scientific literature on the effects of gluten=free diets, he found no evidence that these products lead to weight loss or have any health benefits (except for those … Continue reading “Gluten-free products do not make you loose weight”

March 3, 2012 Posted in German Food Blog, Nutrition and Health

March Madness: Vital Exercise

Food and fitness are two sides of the same coin “You gotta move it, move it” sings King Julian in the movie “Madagascar.” This is spot-on advice for all primates, including homo sapiens. Releasing energy and toning all your muscles is not just a matter of good looks. It is essential for you well being, … Continue reading “March Madness: Vital Exercise”

January 8, 2012 Posted in German Food Blog, Nutrition and Health

Food and Friendships

Take time and strengthen the ties with your partner, friends and family Friendship is the best ingredient for well-being and quality of life. It even seems to be the secret for ever-lasting love. According to the Pairfam survey of the University of Munich (involving over 110,000 people in Germany), long-lasting and well managed partnerships build … Continue reading “Food and Friendships”