“[A] growing body of research suggests that foods sweetened with sugar or high-fructose corn syrup can be as addictive as nicotine or cocaine.”
Opinionator: The Problem With Breakfast for Children
There are at least 44 cereals that contain more sugar in a cup than three Chips Ahoy cookies. A cup of the most sugary cereal, Kellogg’s Honey Smacks — they were called Sugar Smacks when I was a kid, but “Honey” is so much healthier-sounding, don’t you think? — contains more sugar than a Hostess Twinkie.
Please watch the video. It could save a life. Truly.
Thanks to Kathryn for the link.
Juanita Jean tells how to pick a Mexican restaurant, at least in Texas, though I think much of her formula would apply in New Mexico and possible even Arizona, South Tucson at least.
As you might guess, she tells a good story. Go read it.
She’s right about Oscar & Anita, too.
At Forbes, Peter Gleick writes a letter. He begins:
To the few of you left,
OK, you have fought hard to deny or challenge the realities of climate change, perhaps because you are afraid of the policies that might have to be put in place; or are afraid of the possibilities of increased government intervention; or you don’t think it will be that bad; or you think it will be too expensive to do anything about; or you don’t understand the science; or you don’t trust scientists, including, by the way, every national academy of sciences and every professional scientific organization in the geosciences (see the list attached to this Congressional testimony); or whatever.
You may not think the expected consequences of climate change are bad enough to do anything, despite what researchers have been telling us for years about higher temperatures, worsening frequency and intensity of storms and droughts, rising sea levels, altered water quality and availability, growing health risks from pests and heat, and much more.
Fine. But you are dragging the rest of us, who still believe in science and think that things can and should be done quickly, down into what increasingly seems like a future hell. You need to get on board. Why? Here is the final straw.
Now click here to read about the FINAL STRAW
Had dinner last evening at Macaroni Grill — don’t ask, it wasn’t my choice.
What’s up with the water tumblers they use to serve the house chianti? That some sort of tradition from somewhere, or just an affectation of the chain?
Oh, yeah: food C-, service D.
“Colorado, the least fat state in 2011, would be the heaviest had they reported their current rate of obesity 20 years ago. That’s how much we’ve slipped.”
From Timothy Egan in a column, Learning About Food Consumption from the French.