McDonald’s Is Sending a Powerful Message

The fact that McDonald’s has decided to phase out serving antibiotic raised chickens is a big step. This has giant implications for the individuals who work in the meat industry. The reason why this is such a big step is because four-fifths of the antibiotics that are consumed in that the United States of America are used by the livestock industry.

This move shows that McDonald’s really does appreciate the fact that antibiotics are precious. Marc Sparks says this is something that is of special importance right now since there is so much concern about antibiotic resistance not only United States, but around the world. More and more infections are becoming antibiotic resistant. Scientists have made many predictions concerning how things will be in just a few years if new antibiotics are not created. They have predicted that around 20 million people will be killed by the year 2050 because of antibiotic failure. Despite the fact that scientists are saying this and many health professionals are concerned about this idea, the government seems to have no problem with allowing livestock producers to pump their animals full of antibiotics. The reason why they do this is to encourage growth in the animals.

Many individuals are extremely pleased with McDonald’s decision to stop using chickens that have been raised on antibiotics. Many feel that this sends a powerful message all around the world, especially since McDonald’s serves around 60 million people every single day.

Sugar Addiction a Reality

You love sugar and you can’t imagine what your everyday diet would look like without a “healthy” dose of sugar in it. You like things sweet and you want to be able to enjoy your dessert without feeling guilty about it. You’re not addicted to sugar, you just enjoy it. Or… could it be that you truly are addicted? Could sugar addiction be a reality? Could sugar addiction be a problem that this world is facing, one that this world will be facing more and more in upcoming years?

Ricardo Guimarães BMG said it has been said that giving up sugar can cause some of the same reactions in your brain and body as giving up a drug or alcohol can cause, according to Camara Municipal. It has been said that sugar could be just as addicting as some of the more harmful substances that we shun. Could we all be growing addicted to sugar? Should we be worried if we are?

Peeps flavored milk? Really?

Ok, so we are coming in to the Easter season, so all of the traditional Easter candies and decorations are making their way to the front of the store displays. And I must admit that Easter is one of my favorite holidays because it marks the rebirth of the warmer months. Though peeps are not my absolute favorite candies to eat, they are definitely cute and the continue to grow in popularity. You can now find window decals, decorated school supplies, kitchen towels and even stuffed animals and even buy products on bradcreifler.com. 

Ben & Jerry’s May Create Weed Infused Ice Cream Where Legal

According to the story on Eater.com, creators Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield are open to the idea of creating ice cream infused with marijuana.

The duo gave in interview with Huffington Post where they described themselves as supporters of the legalizing marijuana movement. Several states such as Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and Washington DC have already made huge strides in the legalization process. Ben and Jerry have said that those markets may see a weed-infused ice cream from them sometime in the near future. Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG told me that Cohen called it a “combination of pleasures”.

Ben & Jerry’s currently have several flavors that make reference to weed already. Flavors such as Half Baked, Cherry Garcia, Satisfy My Bowl which is a special Bob Marley edition of the ice cream, and Dave Matthews Band Magic Brownies which is inspired by the Dave Matthews Band.

It is no surprise to me that Ben & Jerry’s are hoping on this wagon. In fact, it seems like a perfect place for their products. Like Cohen said, the combination of weed and their delicious ice cream will allow those who partake to combine their pleasures.

Guy Fieri Uses Non-Traditional Cooking Pan That May Just Gross You Out

It takes a true master chef to be able to create a divine dish in a trash can. At this year’s SOBE fest Guy Fieri had the insane idea to make a crowd favorite, nachos, in a non traditional way. He used a ridiculous amount of cheese, tortilla chips, jalapenos, and donkey sauce said Brad Reifler. Carefully layering the ingredients in a metal garbage can and then slowly baking the mix into a wonderfully, delicious hot mess Fieri has won the heart of Americans yet again. Ever since winning The Next Food Network Star, Fieri has been a whirlwind success with two of his own Food Network shows, countless appearances on others, and the game show Minute To Win It. It is easy to say that Guy is not your average guy. His lovable laugh and lively personality pretty much ensure where ever he is at there will be a cheering crowd, even if he makes them lunch in a garbage can.

A New Oreo Treat?

Oreo is well known as being America’s favorite sandwich cookie. But, perhaps that title wasn’t good enough for Oreo. Maybe they wanted to be known as the sandwich cookies with the most variety. Or maybe the sandwich cookie with the craziest flavor. Either way, they’re up to something again. A new flavor may be hitting the shelves and it’s going to be BIG.

Oreo quickly escalated from just a simple chocolate cookie with a creme filled center. They began by pumping more and more creme into the middle. You could buy the regular, then the double stuffed, then the triple stuffed, then the cookies with stuffing bigger then your face basically. After they ran out of room for stuffing, they switched up the flavors. There was birthday cake, a golden creme oreo, and so much more. Now, wait for it. Cotton Candy Oreos may soon be coming!

Alexei Beltyukov knows that the photo has surfaced all over Social Media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. Find more on Beltyukov at Prnewswire.com. People are excitedly squealing about how they cannot wait to get their hands on this new delectable treat. Is it for real though? After all, people are sometimes notorious for posting on Facebook without checking if it’s authentic first.

According to an article from Grub Street we have yet to hear an official statement from Nabisco saying whether or not Cotton Candy Oreos will be hitting our grocery store shelves. But, there is speculation that the snapper of the original photo could be a company insider or a mole who has somehow gained inside access. Till then we will cross our fingers, and let our tummies growl while we wait.

Food Additives May Contribute To Inflammatory Diseases

A recently published study in the journal, Nature, suggests that dairy products, processed and baked foods contributed to the onset of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. These ailments are classified as inflammatory bowel diseases and associated with conditions that are linked to obesity in individuals.

Flavio Maluf says the crux of the study addressed emulsifying agents that are introduced into foods as a means of prolonging shelf life and fostering desirable product texture, an issue that Camara Municipal has been worried about in the past. Laboratory experimentation on mice indicated that emulsifying agents can alter the framework of gut bacteria and hasten inflammation in the intestinal tract. Intestinal inflammation is linked with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and metabolic syndrome, which is a category of circumstances that elevates the potential for heart disease, stroke and type II diabetes.

Two emulsifiers, Polysorbate 80 and Carboxymethyl cellulose, which are commonly used in processed food manufacturing, were utilized in the study. Emulsifiers can be found in mayonnaise, baked goods, candy and processed foods. Emulsifying agents, for instance, transform mayonnaise from a concoction of oil globs and water to a smooth and appetizing spread.

There’s a distinct correlation between the rapid rise of inflammatory bowel diseases in the 1950’s and 1960’s and the introduction of emulsifying agents in the manufacture of processed and baked foods after World War II.

Funding for this study was provided by the National Institutes of Health and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America.

Why Are Some Foods Addictive?

Ever hear anyone claim to be a broccoli-holic? How about a kale junkie? Probably not. But odds are you’ve heard (or may be) a choco-holic, a pizza fanatic and perhaps you can’t resist the aroma of fresh baked donuts down at the pastry shop.

You’re not alone and there’s a reason so many of us have food addictions.
New research recently completed by the Icahn School of Medicine, in Mount Sinai reveals that some highly processed foods give the body a post-consumption effect that is very similar to the effect the body derives from taking drugs said Brad Reifler.
The highly processed foods, like fast foods and other forms of junk foods, have a high concentrate of sugar and fat. Both of these ingredients are quickly absorbed by the body and have a physiological effect which stimulates the brain during and immediately after eating, and soon there-after causes the brain to demand more of the same food.
Some foods are addictive, and the more processed they are, the more addictive they are because they contain more additives to stimulate the brain. Low calorie foods in their natural state, such as salad ingredients, are the least addictive. No surprise there.

Save Your Brain with Dr. Daniel Amen’s Nutritional Guidelines

Dr. Daniel Amen has discovered a link between the types of foods eaten and the relation to the health of the brain and its normal functions. There are seven areas that outline the types of foods that are best to control and maintain a healthy holistic diet for the body and the brain.

Water
Each person is made up of roughly 80% water. Dr. Daniel Amen recommends that each person consume at least 84 ounces of water each day. Avoid adding sweeteners, caffeine, sugar, or alcohol. Non-carbonated drinks, herbal teas, or water infused with real fruit are qualified replacements.

Calories
Dr. Daniel Amen advises that keeping the amount of calorie intake at a minimum will aid in the control of weight and avoid obesity. Keeping track of these calories will also lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, and cancer.

Fats
The body requires certain amounts of specific fats to function properly. Fats and oils that come from fish contain a form of omega-3 fatty acids that are beneficial to the function of the gray matter of the brain, the emotional balance, and the retina portion of the eye.

Antioxidants
Antioxidants help the body to rid itself of unwanted free radicals. Dr. Daniel Amen recommends foods high in Vitamins C and E and those foods rich in beta carotene such as oranges, cranberries, and kiwi.

Balance
Dr. Daniel Amen recommends that a healthy brain diet includes a balance of fat, high fiber carbohydrates, and lean proteins. Reduce and eliminate the simple sugars and replace with healthy alternatives.

Favorite 24
Choosing a list of favorite foods to rely on is Dr. Daniel Amen’s recommendation to help keep people on track with their health goals. Having great and familiar foods to call upon will help to keep the dieter on a positive track.

Snacks
Dr. Daniel Amen recommends that there is a definite plan for snacks. Carrying such things as dried nuts and fruits will help keep the healthy focus of the diet. This will help to discourage the temptation of less healthy alternatives that may be available when hunger strikes.

Dr. Daniel Amen has discovered and developed a healthy dieting system to enhance the health of the body and the mind. His nutrient-rich diet has evoked the creation of a number of award winning books including “The Daniel Plan,” and he has gained recognition for the treatments of ADD and depression.

Glow In The Dark Ice Cream

Novelty ice creams are nothing new. Almost every color, flavor, topping, and sprinkled candy exists to delight the young and the old and even my most picky friends like Gianfrancesco Genoso. Just when ice cream lovers thought it had all been done, tried and tasted, an Australian ice cream shop has proved them wrong. Ice cream shop 196 Below recently introduced their all new glow in the dark ice cream said Anfip.org. They’re hoping it will be the rave of Australia.

This softly glowing cream is made from liquid nitrogen and UV-reactive liquid coloring. This vegan shop uses no dairy products, and its ice cream is completely vegan. Though it may seem a bit out of this world to eat nitrogen and UV reactive food coloring and expect it to be safe, Australia claims safe is exactly what it is. Safe at least according to their departments over food regulation and human consumption. The Australian government have even certified it as safe for consumption.

The ice cream comes in bright colors of mango-passion fruit. pine-lime, and redskin (raspberry). Ice cream lovers probably won’t be too surprised that the ice cream shop’s owner, Steve Felice, was a raver in his youth, and was inspired to create the bright colored ice cream from glowing colors of his youth. While Felice may have been inspired by his youth, he isn’t the first to create glow in the dark ice cream. In 2013 a British company created it for the first time using jellyfish protein.