Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Quotes, Jokes, and an apple.



At work we have an activity that is called Quotes,Jokes, and Rootbeer Floats! But since this is a healthy blog, we will go with the Apple. 

Today is random things I found on the Internet today. They all relate to health, and eating and exercising, but are form different places. Enjoy! 

“I mean, my basic philosophy of eating is, you know, if your great-grandmother wasn’t familiar with it, you probably want to stay away from it.”
“And, in fact, one of my tips is, don’t eat any food that’s incapable of rotting. If the food can’t rot eventually, there’s something wrong.”- In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

 A study performed at the University of Georgia took 36 individuals who received little to no exercise on a regular basis. Part of the group did leisurely to moderately intense workouts for 6 weeks, while the other participants remained sedentary. The active participants had a 20 percent increase in energy level over the sedentary participants.

What’s in a Chicken McNugget?
You’d think that a breaded lump of chicken would be pretty simple. Mostly, it would contain bread and chicken. But the McNugget and its peers at other fast-food restaurants are much more complicated creatures than that. The “meat” in the McNugget alone contains seven ingredients, some of which are made up of yet more ingredients. (Nope, it’s not just chicken. It’s also such nonchicken-related stuff as water, wheat starch, dextrose, safflower oil, and sodium phosphates.) The “meat” also contains something called “autolyzed yeast extract.” Then add another 20 ingredients that make up the breading, and you have the industrial chemical—I mean, fast-food meal—called the McNugget. Still, McDonald’s is practically all-natural compared to Wendy’s Chicken Nuggets, with 30 ingredients, and Burger King Chicken Fries, with a whopping 35 ingredients.-David Zinczenko


2 comments:

Helena on September 22, 2010 at 8:00 AM said...

Mmm. I'm craving fast food.

If it can't rot, it's probably not good for you? Awesome.

Chantel on September 22, 2010 at 7:22 PM said...

I disagree... if it can't rot then it's super healthy.

Just kidding :-)

Thanks for posting these Annie!

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Annie, age 29

About Annie

With everything I am responsible for at home, my ridiculous work schedule and my health problems, it makes it hard to keep working out on the front burner. But when I heard about this blog, I thought 'why not!'. I'm excited to get started and hopefully I won't die of exhaustion when this is all over!

Heléna, age 26

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I can't fit into my clothes! After getting married and being forced to eat my own cooking, I started gaining weight. The desk job didn't really help. I gained 30 lbs in the past year, and I can really feel it when I try to get dressed in the morning. I am really good at starting diet and exercise programs; but really bad at finishing them. And that's all about to change...

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