Friday, May 3, 2013

7 Quick Takes



Today is scary article linking day!

1. I am by no means "crunchy". I am also by no means a "health nut". But I have to say, the more I read and learn the more the more I find myself leaning towards those lifestyles.

2. I've never been big fan of Chicken McNuggets, but did you know that only half of the nugget is actually meat?  (Read more here.)  Or that Aunt Jemima Blueberry Pancakes actually have no blueberries! (See here.)

3.  Kraft recently was big proponent in getting previously banned (toxic) meat preservatives re-instated.  (Here's that story.)

4. As my daily entries in My Fitness Pal so cruelly show me, just one can of my beloved Dr. Pepper puts me well over my recommended sugar consumption for the day.  (And don't even get me started on how terrible diet pop is for you!)

5.  This article, which gives me concerns about Johnson & Johnson has been floating around Facebook the past couple of days.

6.  Oh, and don't forget that Monsanto's BT Corn is a registered pesticide!  I hadn't heard a whole lot about Monsanto until after I saw this post on Facebook.  

7.  Good grief, even the "safe" and "green" light bulbs are a threat! (Here's that story.)

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5 comments:

  1. I've been using My Fitness Pal, too. It's been a real eye opener. I've also been reading Barbara Kingsolver's Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and freaking out for some of the same reasons you mentioned. I'm not a "crunchy health nut" either, but I'm growing more and more concerned about a catastrophic famine in a few decades. Ignorance really IS bliss sometimes. "/

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    1. I will have to add that book to my reading list! My Fitness Pal has been really good for me--I generally know roughly the caloric value of various items, but sometimes it's the shock of when you add them all together! :-)

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  2. I'm not really crunchy, or a health nut either, but I've been considering it more and more, as well! :)

    Thanks again for linking up with us! I'm already a gfc follower, but I'm on twitter and pinterest now too-- and I just stopped by your cute Etsy shop! Love those little blue floral studs! :)


    Nicole

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  3. Do get started on how unhealthy Diet "Pop" is, just be sure and offer proof (via references) on your claims. Or retract your above statement!

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    1. Here's a few articles to "get started". :-)


      http://naturalsociety.com/is-diet-soda-bad-for-you-4-major-negative-impacts/

      http://www.cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.htm#saccharin

      http://www.cspinet.org/reports/chemcuisine.htm#aspartame

      http://www.createbalance.net/support/science/Splenda%20Alters%20Gut%20Flora%20-%20Duke%20University%20Study.pdf

      http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/116/5/480.short

      http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20091102/diet-sodas-hard-on-the-kidneys

      http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20050613/drink-more-diet-soda-gain-more-weight

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