U.S. News had a panel of health experts — including doctors and professors from Johns Hopkins, Harvard, and the University of Chicago — look at popular diets and rank their quality in terms of short-term and long-term weight loss, easiness to follow, nutrition, safety, and benefits for diabetes and heart health. The overall winner? The DASH diet, which is designed to lower blood pressure by putting an emphasis on vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and whole grains. In other words, it’s a diet that relies on common sense about nutrition, not that anyone really eats according to common sense. Keep reading »
I was scrolling through nutrition news today when I happened upon this article on the decline of the Three Meals A Day paradigm. It’s weirdly depressing: It starts out talking about the fact that back in ye olde days, before electricity, people didn’t actually eat three meals a day — they had bread for breakfast and then one really big meal out in the fields in the afternoon, before it got dark. The argument is that there’s no biological need to eat three meals a day. Keep reading »
So many year-end lists, so little time, so we’ve rounded up the best of 2014′s year-end roundups just for you… Keep reading »
If there’s one thing the Frisky staff can never stop gushing over, it’s brie. Is there ever a time you’re not craving brie? Here are 14 recipes for those days when shoving a full wedge, rind and all, in your mouth at 2 a.m. simply won’t do (though of course, that’s always an acceptable option).
I can’t decide whether Nutelasagna is one of the best or worst things to happen to humankind, but like it or not, it’s here to wreak havoc on your taste buds and your life. Robicelli’s bakery in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is behind the brilliant creation, which consists of “layers of buttery lasagna noodles, cannoli custard, copious amounts of Nutella, crushed roasted hazelnuts and chopped chocolate, with some marshmallows on top for additional sweetness.” Baker Allison Robicelli invented the dish over the summer during the bakery’s Jump The Shark event, a tongue-in-cheek mission to top gimmicky food hybrid sensations like cronuts. Robicelli’s delivers to parts of NYC and Long Island, so if you’re in the area and feeling brave, head to their website to order yourself some. If you live elsewhere, you can always make a pilgrimage across the country to try it for yourself. [Gizmodo; Gothamist]