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5 Funky Superfoods That Are Trying Really Hard to Be the Next Big Thing

No thanks, cricket flour.<p>Alright, so you've got your kale and quinoa recipes on lockdown, and you're ready to start adding new superfoods to your repertoire. But considering the supermarket aisles have never been more overwhelming (seriously, do we really need 7,500 different toilet paper …

Nutrition

Avoid Gaining Weight This Winter

When it comes to avoiding overeating in the wintertime, the struggle is real. Science even says so. Researchers from the University of Exeter used computer models to predict how much fat animals should store during various times of food availability and abundance. Not surprisingly, the model …

5 wines to try this week

By Dave McIntyre<p>Dave McIntyre<p>Bio Follow<p>Recommendations<p>★ ★ ★Exceptional  ★ ★Excellent ★Very Good<p>Availability information is based on distributor records. Wines might not be in stock at every listed store and might be sold at additional stores. Prices are approximate. Check Winesearcher.com to verify …

Sparkling Wine

The 13 Best Slow Cooker Recipes

These lucky 13 crock-pot recipes are easy to prep in the a.m., and ready to gobble up when you get home. You’ll love 'em on busy weeknights...and …

How to Make the Best 7-Layer Dip (Without a Recipe)

It's easy to upgrade the classic dip. Here's how to achieve maximum deliciousness in every layer.<p>Last week, party food guru Dennis Prescott unveiled …

Cooking

A Genius Trick for Fluffier Buttermilk Pancakes (No Whipping Egg Whites!)

It's Sunday morning and you're out there on the internet again, looking for the fluffiest buttermilk pancakes. A lot of fancy recipes will tell you to separate your eggs, whip the whites, and fold them in gently at the end. This one isn't going to.<p>It's a move that makes sense—if you were to add …

Pancakes

Food Fight Fizzles As Senate Nears Compromise On School Nutrition Rules

The Senate Agriculture Committee has voted in support of a compromise plan that will preserve key school nutrition standards enacted after the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010.<p>Yep, that's the law that requires schools to serve up more fruits, vegetables and whole grains. It also …

Why Cutting Back on Fat Isn’t Enough to Help the Heart

Health experts have given us a very clear message about fat in recent years — they warn us that animal fats can build up within our heart vessel …

Basic Food-Sharing Etiquette For All You Damn Heathens

We live in a SOCIETY, for crying out loud.<p>In the interest of saving relationships, here are some simple guidelines to follow when you're sharing a meal with loved ones:<p>You need to at least <i>pretend</i> you want to get to know their meal before you start sending it dick pics. ("MY EYES ARE UP HERE!" …

French Fries

10 Things Every Woman Should Know About Wine

Too often, when we sit down for dinner at a great restaurant, the server hands the wine list to the man and expects him to make all the decisions about drinking. Fortunately, that’s changing—now, sommeliers are increasingly female, and it’s common practice to pour a taste of a bottle for both the …

Wine

Diet Foods Are Tanking. So The Diet Industry Is Now Selling 'Health'

For years, Americans cycled through one brand-name diet after another, each promising a sure method to lose weight. Along the way, Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers and Lean Cuisine made fortunes off their low-calorie, low-fat diet programs and products.<p>But it seems those days are over, according to …

All the Chinese Food You Should Be Ordering Instead of Sesame Chicken

Yes, we know you love sesame chicken. But it's time to branch out.<p>We get it: <b>You love sesame chicken</b>. We love it too. It's perfectly sweet, salty, fried and moist. Who doesn't remember their first free sample at the mall food court? And that's fine for entry-level eating, but now it's time to branch …

Food & Dining

Big Agriculture Gets Its Sh*t Together

Photograph by Ryan Donnell for Fortune<p><i>A huge U.S. dairy is tackling the farm pollution problem by turning cow manure into fuel. Will others follow</i> …

Food Portions: How Much Can I Eat?

<i>by Carra Richling</i><p>Portion sizes from restaurants, fast food, and packaged foods have doubled or tripled in size and calories over the last 20 years. This directly influences the portions we have at home and is a contributing factor to obesity and chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart …

FDA

30 things every San Francisco kid should eat (or at least try) before growing up

San Francisco kids have some of the most sophisticated palates in the universe.<p>They happily slurp up steaming bowls of ramen topped with fish cakes, and beg mom and dad to take them out for sushi dinners. They turn up their noses at croissants that aren't perfectly flaky like those at Tartine (at …

This British Supermarket Is Going to Stop Selling White Bread

Marks and Spencer has announced that from April, its entire pre-packed bread range will be fortified with extra fibre. Basic white bread just got a little less basic.<p>We all love a poppy seed-studded loaf of organic rye (£8, mate) and that sourdough you spent weeks cultivating a starter for goes …

What the FDA-recommended daily intake of 2,000 calories looks like at every major fast-food chain

As of Monday, chain restaurants are now required to post calorie amounts on menus, per a requirement of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.<p>The Food and Drug Administration recommends an average daily intake of 2,000 calories.<p>Yet according to data from The Food and Agriculture Organization of the Unit red …

How Bad Is Your Breakfast Food? We Ranked 10 Popular Items

<i>By Laura Newcomer, Life by Daily Burn</i><p>By now most of us know that we’re supposed to eat breakfast. Noshing first thing in the morning has been shown …

Breakfast

McDonald's new plan to dominate fast food is angering some franchisees

Nomura analyst Mark Kalinowski expects the company to report a 4.1% increase in US same-store sales for the fourth quarter ending December 2015, based on franchisee responses to the survey.<p>That would mark McDonald's best quarterly same-store sales performance in four years.<p>But several operators are …

McDonald's

12 Nutritionists Share the Top Tips They Give to Clients Trying to Lose Weight

Their best advice, on the house.<p>Nutritionists have a lot of advice to give, especially around weight loss. But what are the <i>number one</i> tips they tell people who are trying to drop pounds?<p>We tapped 12 nutritionists for the answer—you might be surprised by what they said.<p><b>Be Nice to Yourself</b> “Talk to …

Nutrition

Low fiber diets: A bellwether of poor health

In the world of nutrition, it is difficult to study a nutrient in isolation - that is not how a real diet works. People never eat only one nutrient or one single food.<p>That said, we can confidently state that a diet low in fiber signals bad health. Fiber describes a huge variety of carbohydrates …

Dairy Kills Cancer Cells + Makes All Our Dreams Come True

Whenever dairy is involved, whether it’s creating the ultimate cheese board or mixing it in a healthy smoothie, it’s always a delicious idea. And now we have more reason to include dairy in our diet thanks to this recent study involving nisin (a naturally occurring food preservative that grows on …

My little diet turned into a full-fledged eating disorder: ‘I wanted to see how far I could push my body.’

By Christine Organ<p>For years, food was my friend. As a competitive swimmer for 13 years, including at the collegiate level, I ate anything and everything I wanted. Toasted white bread with butter in the morning. Eighteen-inch sub sandwiches. Cans of sugar-laden soda. Peanut butter Twix bars for …

Spotify acquires Soundwave and Cord Project

Spotify has acquired two startups in a bid to boost its product and engineering chops. Dublin-based music discovery company Soundwave and the New York-based Cord Project are both joining the streaming giant.<p>We first covered Soundwave when it launched in the summer of 2013. A little like a …

Why I Quit Ordering From Uber-for-Food Start-Ups

The food was decent, but the vibes were dystopian.<p>I work some days from a small office in San Francisco, and every day, I gotta eat. For a stretch of several weeks this year, I obtained my lunch from an iPhone app called Sprig.<p>It’s a beautiful piece of software. A trompe l’oeil table offers a …