Category Archives Food, Drink and Diet

Whether you’re winding down for the day or out celebrating a friend’s birthday, a glass of wine or a micro-brew is usually revered as the perfect companion for the occasion. But if you’re having a drink in a country other than your native one, you might find that their beverages – and their rules – are different from what you’re…

When it comes to drinks, tea is one of the most popular in the world -- and there are tons of reasons why so many people love it. For one, it’s good for your health. Tea can ease your digestive system, lower your risk of cancer and disease, and help you wind down at the end of the day (Sleepytime…

The words “healthy food” and “budgets” typically don’t go together. The foods that our wallets love (i.e. McDonalds, Taco Bell) are the exact foods our bodies dislike. When traveling, this issue only becomes more difficult to manage. Sometimes you just have to eat deep-fried foods to get a true taste for the cultural experience you’re immersing yourself into. But even…

A few weeks ago, we addressed the topic of horsemeat and your chances of encountering it around the world. As a follow up, please enjoy this infographic, All the Tasty Horses?, from Top Masters in Public Health. Does anything here surprise you? Let us know! Image compliments of Top Masters in Public Health Degrees

For anyone who suffers from a severe food allergy, you give strict attention to the ingredients in your kitchen and are on guard whenever you eat at a restaurant or friend's house for dinner. It's habitual, and to avoid a severe allergic reaction, illness and even hospitalization, you've learned to be cautious with every morsel that passes by your lips.…

In addition to choosing healthy snacks when you’re traveling, you should give equal attention to your beverage choices. As you can see from the list below, calories in drinks can have more calories than your favorite snack foods. Consider this list next time you reach for a drink during your travels. The Bad 1. McDonald’s Triple Thick Chocolate Shake (large,…

When preparing for an upcoming vacation, how many of you take time out of doing laundry, folding clothes, confirming trip details, etc. to pack snacks for your trip?  There are tons of little details you need to sort out before traveling, and it can be easy to forget to bring along a sandwich or some apples. It is, after all,…

President Obama was the world’s most prominent traveler this week, with a much discussed trip to Israel. To mark that, we have some dining advice for POTUS, courtesy of the New York Times’ Emily Brennan. She speaks with a chef from Jerusalem who offers guidance on the best places to eat in the ancient city, including where to find the…

So, you heard about those delicious Swedish meatballs that are made from horsemeat. And, if you’re American, you likely recoiled in horror, spat out a few choice words and vowed to never eat those (delicious) meatballs ever again. I mean, honestly, who eats horse? Err… lots of people, apparently. In Europe, Asia and South America, horsemeat is not the taboo…

There’s nothing like a Mediterranean vacation. Not only are countries such as Italy and Greece rich in history and culture, but they’ve also been found to some of the healthiest diets in the world. Diet fads come and go, but the Mediterranean diet has staying power—it’s been around for as long as people have inhabited this region of the globe,…

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