Friday, March 6, 2009

Random Facts

  • Based on data from a nationally representative sample of youth, an astonishing 73% of adolescent boys and 62% of adolescent girls consume carbonated soft drinks on any given day, of which the vast majority contain sugar rather than nonnutritive sweeteners. (French et al. 2003)
  • In Mexico, obesity rates are accelerating faster than anywhere in the world.
  • A Dunkin Donuts Egg Cheese Croissant Sandwich contains 550 Calories, 34 grams of fat, 41 grams of carbohydrates, 0 grams of fiber. And its equivalent to 14 weight watchers points ! Oh, and if you go for the sausage sandwich, you are up to 630 calories ! (BTW: A chocolate covered donut has 200 calories if its calories you are counting, this is a better choice).
  • On the other hand, a half a cup of Kellogg`s All Bran With Extra Fiber, contains only 50 calories and a whopping 13 grams of dietary fiber!
  • Did you ever notice within a half-hour of eating asparagus, your urine has a very distinctive odor ? This is not true for everyone, only 40 to 50% of people experience this phenomenon! This is because of the excretion of various sulfur-containing compounds.

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