24 Fun Food Facts

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  • Fun Food Fact #1: In general, raw vegetables have a much higher nutrient value than cooked, though there are a few exceptions, such as cooked tomatoes. Cooked artichokes are very high in overall antioxidant value.
  • Fun Food Fact #2: The smaller the size of a berry, the sweeter its taste.
  • Fun Food Fact #3: Those mega-size apples and oranges you’ve been seeing lately at conventional grocers are pumped up due to added water volume, rather than fruit substance. This is a crop-yield technique by farmers designed to produce bigger fruit for more consumer appeal.
  • Fun Food Fact #4: A well-done steak, especially if it has “charred” portions, contains much higher levels of carcinogens than a medium-done or rare steak.

  • Fun Food Fact #5: Artificial colorings in foods have been linked to increased incidence of ADHD symptoms.
  • Fun Food Fact #6: The flavor of bubble gum comes from the fusion of vanilla, wintergreen and “cassia,” a form of cinnamon.
  • Fun Food Fact #7: There is evidence that honey is the only food that cannot spoil. Archaeologists have tasted honey discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs, reporting that it’s edible.
  • Fun Food Fact #8: Popcorn has been around for 6,000 years.
  • Fun Food Fact #9: The fat on raw steak or chicken, slices off super easily if the meat is partially frozen.
  • Fun Food Fact #10: There are 1,200 varieties of watermelon.
  • Fun Food Fact #11: In order for green tea to have a therapeutic effect, you must consume 4-5 cups daily.
  • Food pyramidFun Food Fact #12: The closer a food is to its natural state, the healthier it is for you: An apple is better than apple sauce which is better than bottled apple juice which is better than apple pie.
  • Fun Food Fact #13: The reason some canned soups taste so good is because they contain a lot of sugar.
  • Fun Food Fact #14: Formaldehyde is the stinky liquid that’s used to preserve dead laboratory animals. This chemical is what the artificial sweetener, aspartame, breaks down into after being eaten.
  • Fun Food Fact #15: To prevent bananas from becoming brown, refrigerate them.
  • Fun Food Fact #16: Iceberg lettuce is 90 percent water, and therefore, of negligible nutrient value.
  • Fun Food Fact #17: If you could eat only one vegetable for the rest of your life, eat spinach; it’s one of the highest ranking vegetables as far as overall antioxidant capacity, yet so versatile in recipes.
  • Fun Food Fact #18: The world record for eating cheesecake is 11 pounds eaten in nine minutes – by Sonya Thomas, who weighs 105 pounds.
  • Fun Food Fact #19: The “special sauce” in a Big Mac is actually thousand island dressing.
  • Fun Food Fact #20: Two 12-ounce servings of freshly juiced apples, pears, carrots, celery and leafy greens can produce the same effect as twice the dosing recommendation of a laxative.
  • Fruit BasketFun Food Fact #21: The reason Wendy’s beef patties are square is because the late Dave Thomas, who purchased a little burger place one day and named it Wendy’s, did not believe in cutting corners when it came to building a business and serving customers.
  • Fun Food Fact #22: The only continent that does not have a McDonald’s is Antarctica. A Big Mac contains 560 calories.
  • Fun Food Fact #23: Diet soda has not been proven to aid in weight loss. In fact, it’s been shown to actually increase hunger.
  • Fun Food Fact #24: Watermelon and cucumbers are among a dog’s favorite foods…once they are introduced to them, of course. And these foods supply valuable enzymes to a dog’s system.

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