According to some research, soda can age you in a manner similar to cigarettes. It is said that a daily intake of 8 ounces of soda can age you by 1.9 years; daily intake of 20 ounces can age a person by 4.6 years.
Americans are becoming aware of the dangers of soda consumption. Soda consumption has dropped by 20% since the 1990s.
An insightful documentary about food waste in America.
“Avoid waxed foods. You can tell if something is waxed by smelling the stem; if it does not smell like the food, then it’s likely waxed. the problem with wax is that it locks in pesticides that can be found on fruits like apples, pears, and nectarines. Other big pesticide offenders include berries, potatoes, peppers, spinach, lettuce, and celery.
Here are the fruits and vegetables with the highest and lowest pesticide contents, if you’re not going to go organic:
Highest: Peaches, apples, bell peppers, celery, nectarines, strawberries, cherries, kale, lettuce, imported grapes.
Lowest: Onions, avocadoes, sweet corn, pineapples, mangoes, asparagus, sweet peas, kiwis, cabbage, eggplants.” -From the authors of the “You” series; Drs. Roizen & Oz
“You can’t sell me melon without seeds. Just like you can’t sell me white-and-yellow corn. I don’t fool with no food that’s messed over by man. On the way home, if I see a stand on the side of the road, I’ll stop to see what they got. If they got corn and I spot a little worm crawling over the top, I’ll buy it. That means the corn hasn’t been sprayed with chemicals. It’s easy to clean out the worm, but how you gonna clean out the chemicals?” -From, “When I Left Home” By: Buddy Guy
A few days ago, fast food chain Burger King, introduced the bacon sundae. The bacon sundae is just as its appellation describes it; a combination of: vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, caramel syrup, bacon bits topping, and a strip of bacon. The sundae has been touted as an addition to the franchise’s summer menu.
The Burger King’s website describes the dessert as: “a cool collision of sweet and salty” and states it is “sweet and savory made with cool, creamy and velvety vanilla soft serve, chocolate fudge and smooth caramel, made to order with our new thick hardwood smoked bacon.”
The sundae has the following nutritional stats per serving: 510 calories, 18 grams of fat, 10 grams of saturated fat, 61 grams of sugar, 670 mg of sodium, and 40 mg of cholesterol. The sugar the small-sized sundae contains is equivalent of approximately 15 teaspoons.
Are Americans really going to go for this combination of pork and ice cream? Will this “dessert” gain popularity as a novelty item? Or, is this bacon sundae just a ploy to draw attention to the Burger King brand right before it goes public on the stock market again? Inquiring minds.