Tag: health

FDA Proposes Nutrition Label Redesign Because After 20 Years Americans Are Eating More Than They Used To

March 2, 2014 // 1:05 pm

In the last twenty years the amount of calories and serving sizes that Americans consume has dramatically changed. To better reflect the changing times the FDA has proposed a redesign of its nutrition labels. The FDA has also recalculated servings sizes based on what Americans actually eat, because we…

Americans Eating More Butter Than They Have in the Past 40 Years

January 17, 2014 // 12:19 pm

There was a funny tumblr post I read recently that goes a little something like this:

“My doctor just told me to eat more Taco Bell. Well, actually he said ‘less McDonald’s,’ but I’m pretty sure I know what he meant.”

Healthy-eating loopholes make the world go-round, and according…

New California Health Code Requires Gloves, Bans Raw-Dog Handling of Food

January 10, 2014 // 3:55 pm

Earlier this week I was ordering at a Taco Bell drive-thru when I noticed the cashier sneezed and didn’t wash his hands before handing over my food. I took it anyway, but definitely not without wondering for a second whether or not I’d die because of it.

Thanks to…

Turkey Tacos with 33% Less Fat Now Available at Del Taco

January 6, 2014 // 11:10 am

Del Taco officially released their new Turkey Tacos earlier this week as a new menu item. FOODBEAST was able to find them at a test site last November and, honestly, they tasted pretty much the same as the ground beef option. With 33% less fat than their ground…

Calorie Info Required on Vending Machines Under New Health Law

December 28, 2013 // 2:28 pm

2014 will bring a new year along with some new health laws. What can be considered either good or bad news to vending machine junkies the FDA is requiring vending machines to be display calorie counts. The new labeling procedures are included in President Obama’s health care reform.

The…

100-Year-Old Woman Credits Amazing Health to ‘Whiskey and Cigarettes’

November 18, 2013 // 3:40 pm

Dorothy Howe has smoked about 460,000 cigarettes — nearly half a million — in her lifetime. Despite her love for Superking Black ciggies and an occasional glass of whiskey, she recently celebrated her 100th birthday. Disbelievers, take note.

Howe took her first drag at 16 and goes through 15…

The Pros and Cons of Drinking Coffee [INFOGRAPHIC]

November 8, 2013 // 11:10 am

Although most of us are convinced coffee is a wonder drug (because it is), it’s easy to forget about the negative effects lurking in your cappuccino.

Luckily, this nifty infographic is here to show you all the lovely benefits of coffee while also playing devil’s advocate. The good news:…

Man Drops 14 Pounds by Only Drinking Beer and Eating Sausages

October 22, 2013 // 2:10 pm

Inspired by Oktoberfest’s boozy shindigs, Arizona resident Evo Terra managed to shed 14 pounds last year by living off a diet of beer and sausages. Terra began the dream peculiar diet three years ago, which consists of two sausages and up to six beers a day — about 15,000 calories…

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