What’s for Dinner?

Luxurious Seafood Set Meal at Kaneshichi Fisheries in Kamogawa City, Japan

The price is 2,750 yen plus tax.

The First Ever REESE’S PUFFS Musical Cereal Box

Reach Guinto wrote . . . . . . . . .

Giving a whole new meaning to “playing” with your food, REESE’S PUFFS is turning its cereal boxes into special edition, first-ever series of music boxes. Dubbed the RP-FX and RP-PRO, these boxes can actually create real music, and REESE’S is encouraging fans to share their beats and creations to an accompanying app.

Here’s the details on each REESE’S PUFFS music box:

RP-FX

  • Comes in three limited-edition boxes: Crunchy Drum Machine, Creamy Lead Synth, and Chocolatey Bass Syth.
  • The music comes to life when fans add the REESE’S PUFFS on the back of the box and use an accompanying app on PuffsFX.com to create their beats.
  • RP-FX boxes use a first-of-its-kind augmented reality technology to detect where the PUFFS have been placed and make unique music tracks based off their placement.
  • Fans can get all three boxes to create different layers to the tracks.
  • RP-FX boxes are available now at grocery stores nationwide.

RP-PRO

  • The RP-PRO is an ultra-exclusive synthesizer, designed to look like a box of REESE’S PUFFS cereal but with all the music samples, audio effects, functions and power you’d expect from the most serious piece of music equipment.
  • It features custom REESE’S cup dials, custom-molded REESE’S PUFFS buttons along the bottom, chocolatey drum pads, a built-in sampler and a dome visualizer with menu. Plus a secret inside compartment to fit a small bag of REESE’S PUFFS cereal.
  • REESE’S PUFFS will be sending the RP-PRO to some of the top music artists and hit-makers around the country, as well as giving away a few to a couple lucky fans.

Source: FoodBeast

Study: Eating Meat Raises Risk of Heart Disease

Eating beef, lamb, pork and processed meats spells trouble for your heart, and the more you eat, the worse it gets, new research warns.

The meta-analysis — an overview of data from a large number of studies — included more than 1.4 million people who were followed for 30 years. It found that for each 1.75 ounces of beef, lamb and pork consumed, the risk of heart disease rose 9%, CNN reported.

Processed meats were even worse: For each 1.75 ounces of processed meats such as bacon, ham or sausage consumed, the risk rose 18%, according to the study published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition.

A recommended serving of meat is about 3 ounces, the size of a bar of soap or deck of cards, according to the American Cancer Society.

“Processed meat appears to be worse for coronary heart disease,” study co-author Anika Knüppel, a nutritional epidemiologist in the department of population health at the University of Oxford, in England, told CNN.

“This is in line with what has been found for bowel [colon] cancer, where processed meat has been shown to be associated with higher increase in risk than red meat,” Knüppel added.

The good news from the study is that poultry — such as chicken and turkey — don’t appear to increase the risk of heart disease, CNN reported. Considered lean meats, most types of poultry do not contain the levels of saturated fat as found in red meat, nor the high levels of sodium that are part of processed meats.

Saturated fat contributes to the development of plaque on your artery walls, which can create dangerous blockages. Meanwhile, sodium raises blood pressure, restricting the flow of blood to the heart.

Source: HealthDay

What’s for Lunch?

Grilled Pork Bento of Ministop (ミニストップ) in Tokyo, Japan

The price is 599 yen (tax included).

Vegan Hard-boiled Egg

Nicole Axworthy wrote . . . . . . . . .

Singapore-based vegan food manufacturer OsomeFood has launched a whole vegan hard-boiled egg. The realistic-looking OsomeEgg is made from a fungal protein called mycoprotein—an ingredient that contains many of the essential amino acids found in animal protein—along with carrot juice, almond milk, potato starch, olive oil, wakame, black salt, and nutritional yeast.

The ready-to-eat eggs are available in packages of four for Singapore $14.99 directly through OsomeFood’s website with delivery in Singapore. According to the website, the product is delivered frozen and can be thawed in the fridge overnight or by boiling the eggs in water for 10 to 25 minutes.

OsomeFood aims to create vegan products that are sustainable and high in nutritional value using superfoods such as seaweed, turmeric, burdock, and chia seeds. The company also sells vegan seafood products and high-protein noodles made with mycoprotein.

Source: Veg News