In this week’s installment of News & Eeewwws!, we check out the world’s “fattest foods” and the foods most likely to strike you down with salmonella.
It only seems like America holds the crown for fattening food. Truth is when it comes to rich, decadent foods, the world is your Oysters Rockefeller, baby.
And that brings us to a recent Smarter Travel blog.
It’s a Fat World After All
"Our national dishes have nothing on these artery-clogging bad boys from around the world,” wrote Caroline Morse, who then served up a smorgasbord of 10 “treats” from the four corners of the globe.
We’ll whet your appetite with the names and homelands of her fattening finds: Acaraje, Brazil... Churros, Spain... Poutine, Canada... Khachapuri, Georgia... Nutella Crepes, France... Aligot, France... Deep-Fried Mars Bars, Scotland... Jalebi, India... Calzone, Italy... and Ramen, Japan.
Everybody loves ramen, right?
See how many you’ve sampled. And see which ones you want to avoid.
Six Foods That Can Make You Sick!
Salmonella. The numbers are enough to make you sick.
Every year, salmonella causes about 1,200,000 illnesses in the United States – and those cases end up costing each of us on average of about $365 in direct medical costs!
You might think that with all our high-tech food safety gadgetry we’d be free and clear of this sometimes fatal affliction. As this article from care2.com shows, you’d be dead wrong.
We’ll lead you into the feature with their top 6 salmonella inciters: ground beef, chicken, freeze-dried fruit, organic basil, peanut butter and raw cashew cheese.
Monkey Business in the Cheese State
University of Wisconsin researchers are in the monkey business of researching things like caloric intake and mortality rate.
After studying 76 rhesus monkeys, they concluded the monkeys that were not under restriction showed risk of age-related disease 2.9 times greater than their counterparts who experienced caloric reduction.
The suggested bottom line: controlling your calories controls your risk of dying at an earlier age.
I’m sure eDiets chief nutritionist Susan Burke March won’t go bananas for findings based on such a small sampling of data. But if you wish to read more on this study, grab a vine and swing your way here.
eDiets Chief Editor John McGran has an extensive background in online dieting and tabloid news. He covers the celebrity beat for eDiets.