News Bites: What to Eat During Game of Thrones

News Bites: What to Eat During Game of Thrones
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News Bites: What to Eat During Game of Thrones

Read on for today's News Bites.

What's the deal with salt?

It is a common belief that excessive salt consumption can lead to high blood pressure, but now new research has found that for some people eating too little salt can be harmful as well. The meta-analysis examined 25 previous studies and was published in the American Journal of Hypertension. The study found that both low-sodium and high-sodium diets were linked to an increased risk of death.

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Game of Thrones Returns

With the highly anticipated return of Game of Thrones upon us, it's time to start planning the feast! Many New York-based restaurants plan to serve Game of Thrones-influenced meals, but the brewery Ommegang has also crafted a Fire and Blood Red Ale for the occasion.

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Girl Scout Cookie Froyo

In a delicious collaboration between the frozen yogurt chain Menchie's and the Girl Scouts, a Girl Scout cookie-flavored frozen yogurt flavor finally exists! The froyo is officially titled "Caramel Coconut Cookie Craze" and is made with cocoa, caramel and coconut flavors to taste like Caramel deLites (Samoas). Yes, you can top the treat with Thin Mints too.

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Tuna Troubles

A recent plan published in the journal PLoS Biology recommended drastic measures to ensure the continued growth of our fish supply. According to the paper, it would be best to cease fishing in certain parts of the ocean to let the fish repopulate. While this may not be the most realistic proposal, the idea has sparked a necessary discussion about over-fishing.

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Oreo In A Bottle?

The beloved Oreo cookie has now become an icing. The unusual icings come in squeezable bottles with flavors like chocolate creme, traditional chocolate and original creme.

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Hungry for more News Bites?

Catch up on this week's breaking food news. While we're avoiding diet soda and enjoying butter and cookie dough instead, maybe it's time to plan a trip to the ballgame for a $25 hot dog.

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Game of Thrones is coming and what better way to celebrate than to enjoy a Westeros-inspired feast fit for a king?

Between meat dishes and beer, it's a good time to re-examine the significance of sodium intake on health. Turns out too much or too little salt can increase the risk of developing disease. Speaking of excess, it might be time to stop fishing in certain parts of the ocean. According to a new proposal, leaving certain areas of the sea alone will allow the fish populations to increase. Also, the beloved taste of an Oreo now fits snuggly inside a squeezable bottle.

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