The German Food Blog
April 03, 2013
Moderate alcohol consumption benefits your health
There's no doubt in anyone's mind that drinking too much alcohol is dangerous to your health, to the health of others and to society as a whole. For some people, even very few drinks of beer, wine or spirits per week can be harmful. And we wholeheartedly recommend to all of our readers, young and old, to drink and eat responsibly and with a conscious mind.
That said, we also ... » read more...
"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 to quinoa, steamed Brussels sprouts and tofu? Is any type of food "good" or "bad"?
Not so, says the Academy of ... » read more...
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 GMOs seems to be growing. From retail executives like Whole Foods Co-CEO John Mackey (picture) to Representatives ... » read more...
New: McNoodle in Austria
New menu options broadens fast food appeal
McDonald's is testing for a limited time noodle dishes this week at its restaurants in Austria. The "McNoodles" comes with vegetables and salad, chicken pieces and either sweet and sour or curry sauce. The company says it spent more than a year developing the product, noting that Asian noodles are popular in Austria, according to the Associated Press
,Austria launch if ... » read more...
Gluten-free products do not make you loose weight
Researcher at Arizona State University finds no evicence
Far too many people adopt a gluten free diet, claims Arizona State researcher Glenn Gaesser. After a thorough review of scientific literature ... » read more...
EFSA rules in favor of chocolate health claims
Studies show cocoa flavanols boost blood flow
ZURICH, July 17 (Reuters) - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled that cocoa powder and dark chocolate can help people improve blood circulation - a claim made by Barry Callebaut, the world's largest maker of chocolate products.
The Swiss group said on Tuesday it had provided evidence to EFSA that eating 10 grammes of dark chocolate or its equivalent in cocoa that ... » read more...
Chocolate tastes best when it's the last piece
News for the science of taste
The last piece of chocolate on a plate tastes the best. That is the result of a test by researchers from the University of Michigan who asked 52 students to evaluate the taste of five unmarked chocolate bars they had to pick from a bag. The researcher then told half of this group just before the fifth pick ... » read more...
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, for your quality of life. Of course, you know that. Everyone does. But it is so hard to continuously loose more energy than ... » read more...
Eat well, sleep well
Sleep is vital for mental fitness
Getting enough sleep is the next frontier to health and wellness. Surveys reveal that close to 50% of Germans complain about sleeping problems, one out of seven takes sleeping pills at times. Consumption of sleeping pills increased five-fold over the past two decades.
Good sleep is as important as good food, drink and exercise. It influences creativity, performance, quality ... » read more...
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 on the following principles:
- Opposite attracts, but similar values bond together;
- The ... » read more...
Salt and sugar - enjoy but watch this combination
Forget diet and pills. A few minor changes of what and how much you eat will recue weight over time.
The over-consumption of salt and sugar is the main reason for weight gain, diabetes, heart disease and many other related illnesses. This is common knowledge but how to stop over-consuming? Both salt and sugar make food taste good, especially those convenience-, take-out -and fast foods we enjoy almost daily. Here are some suggestions:
- Consciously choose ... » read more...
Sweet Meet: Innovations at the world's largest confectionary trade fair
Reporting live from the ISM COLOGNE
Would you like to try chocolate with sauerkraut? How about a Cola in hard candy soli format? Ever snacked on a vegetable energy bar? Those are some of the "new to the world" products displayed at the ISM International Sweets Messe (German for trade fair) in Cologne, Germany.
Germany is a global confectionery powerhouse (and the world's largest exporter of sweets). So, no wonder ... » read more...
"Clean Energy" from the Odenwald
Germanfoods.org ' "Brand of the Month"
Spring is the season for work-outs and weight management. Yet, fitness involves the appropriate food that delivers energy, not too many calories, and does not cause allergic reactions. (According to a recent study by the University of Pittsburgh, food allergy reactions accounted for about 203,000 hospital emergency department visits each year from 2001 to 2005).
Seitenbacher, ... » read more...