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We all know that gorging on chocolate bars, Mountain Dew and Tapatio flavored Doritos aren’t the best snack options for us, but snacking doesn’t fully deserve the bad rap those delicious — but totally unhealthy — snacks named above are giving it. A busy lifestyle has come to define American culture and our collective eating habits and, as we snack more today than ever before, we need to start making the right choices to keep our energy level up throughout the day. [Read more...]
The title of this infographic by Massive Health reads like it was lifted off an episode of the hit TV show, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader: Are Bananas Really As Bad For You As Cookies? Why would anyone ask if a banana is better for you than a cookie? It’s such a noob move, and the answer is such a no brainer — something even a 5th grader can get right. Imagine you’re sitting in your living room watching the show, Jeff Foxworthy pops this question and you instinctively shout at the television, “The cookie is way worse than the banana!” You pat yourself on the back proudly, confident in your answer. But, is it really? (cue Twilight Zone music). [Read more...]
It’s no secret that waistlines and food portions have been ballooning across America, the land of the free and home of the artery clogging super-sized value menu. The last few decades have seen a massive shift in the thinking of American consumers, restaurants, fast-food chains and food manufacturers. The emphasis has changed into giving the consumer more food for less money; hasn’t anyone noticed that a small soda has turned into a medium, a medium into a large, and so on? This focus on more for less doesn’t just stop at out-of-home options either: packaged food companies are making portions larger, plates are getting bigger, and we’re so surrounded by this growth that we don’t know how much we really need to eat. [Read more...]
If you ever wanted an in-depth look at false advertising… Dario D’s your guy. He has a really engaging and entertaining way of laying out all the details in the many thoughtful articles and exposés he puts together on his site Alphaila.com… from digging into the reasons he thinks Windows 7 is a failure, to Apple’s problem with spreading Macs and this: his photographic revealing of what you really get inside those cardboard fast food boxes. [Read more...]
You’ve seen it in films like Food Inc., King Corn and The World According to Monsanto: an estimated 70% of food sold in the supermarket contains genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). GMO foods are found in most corn, potato, soy and sugar products, which in the western diet accounts for most of our food intake. This graphic by Column Five for Ecomom looks at the many hidden places you find GMO foods and the health risks involved. You can catch a free viewing of The World According to Monsanto here. [Read more...]
We all want to make the world a better place, and one of the best ways is with your fork. Next time you hit the grocery market you’ll have two ethical food choices: buying local or buying fair trade. These two philosophies of how we acquire our food both have their benefits and drawbacks so Column Five along with Ethical Ocean put together this excellent graphic to help guide your decision. Tasty [Read more...]
I love this very tasty graphic from Information is Beautiful! Perfect for those of us that don’t feel comfortable ignoring a recipe, they’ve put down an array of flavors that combine well with popular foods from potatoes to oysters. I’m keeping this handy for my next culinary experiment… it’s also available in poster form. Find more creative designs at Information is Beautiful [Read more...]
Lauren Manning documented her life for two years, collected all the data of every piece of food that touched her lips. As a designer you could represent this data in so many different ways; Manning choose to show the data in 40 different infographs. Here we have choosen 11 of our favorites from her series. She says: “Using a data set created from two years of meticulous life documenting, I visualized one point of data – food consumed – over forty ways. Exploring various methods, techniques, styles, degrees of complexity, degrees of additional context and many other elements, a true “apples to apples” comparison has emerged.” Tasty. [Read more...]