Foodie News – A Health, Science and Lolcat Kind of Month

Welcome to our second installment of Foodie News! Click here if you missed our first edition at the end of May. Today we have a fairly healthy round up of foodie news and tips for you – some have made an appearance on our Twitter feed, but some are brand new!

There are tons of diets out there (right now I keep hearing about the P90X?), but have you heard about the Mayo Clinic’s Recommended DASH diet: Healthy eating to lower your blood pressure? The DASH diet encourages moderation and emphasizes portion size and eating a variety of foods and getting the right amount of nutrients. Moderation instead of fad diets?! Crazy, we know.

Dorie Greenspan lends a few tips on buying, keeping and cooking asparagus that shouldn’t be missed. She also explains the differences between white and green asparagus.

Meat is one of the most expensive things Americans eat. Is it any surprise that in today’s economy more people are turning to cheaper options? The economic downturn may have a positive effect on the meat-heavy American diet, says Think these “Recession Flexitarians” will last?

Cereal claims to be a healthy option. I’ll embarrassingly admit that I ran out to get more Grape Nuts when they launched their “Eat 2 Lose 10” campaign. A new report assesses the nutritional content of 100 breakfast cereals, detailing the salt, fat, saturated fat and sugar contents per 100g, and listing the worst offenders and healthier options in each category.

Minicows! Seriously… minicows! One Slate writer wanted to get snarky and lament more genetic engineering, but then he realized he had it backwards. After years of genetically modifying cow genes, economic and ecological forces are now pulling us back to the original gene pool.

And don’t worry, I’d never forget to add a foodie lolcat in training:
funny pictures of cats with captions

Have a lovely weekend, DinnerCakes readers!


2 Responses to “Foodie News – A Health, Science and Lolcat Kind of Month”

  1. eped says:


  2. That's right – thanks to you sharing the article on Google Reader!