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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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Junk food is typically defined as foods with little nutritional value that are high in calories, fat, sugar, salt, or caffeine, and it is a staple in the American diet. Healthy or not, we love our junk food!

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Nobody had ever told me junk food was bad for me. Four years of medical school, and four years of internship and residency, and I never thought anything was wrong with eating sweet rolls and doughnuts, and potatoes, and bread, and sweets."

HINT: An American physician and cardiologist, best known for popular but controversial diet plan that requires close control of carbohydrate consumption, emphasizing protein and fat as the primary sources of dietary calories.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

Junk food became a part of the American diet during the 1920s, but it was through television advertising after WWII that junk food became more ubiquitous and nutritionists subsequently became concerned.

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Western diets often include snacking on junk food filled with sugar. Consequently, insulin remains high throughout the day, which can cause metabolic problems including type 2 diabetes.

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M&M's were created by Forrest Mars (the son of the founder of Mars, Inc.) and his business partner, Bruce Murrie (the son of the president of the Hershey company). Because both their last names started with 'M,' they called their new candy M&M's. The original colors were red, yellow, green, orange, brown, and violet.

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Doughnuts most likely originated in Germany and were brought to New York by Dutch settlers who called them olykoeks (oily cakes). The hole in the center was developed by the Pennsylvania Dutch perhaps because the shape provided easier dunking in coffee or made it easier to fry the donuts more thoroughly. Dunkin Donuts sells 6.4 million donuts per day (2.3 billion per year).

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In 1979, in what has become known as the 'Twinkie Defense,' Daniel White said he killed San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Harvey Milk because he ate too much junk food, such as Twinkies, candy bars, and cupcakes, which caused a chemical imbalance in his brain. He was still convicted and, in 1981, Congress outlawed the 'Twinkie Defense.'




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "Nobody had ever told me junk food was bad for me. Four years of medical school, and four years of internship and residency, and I never thought anything was wrong with eating sweet rolls and doughnuts, and potatoes, and bread, and sweets." Robert Atkins

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