Nutritionists and health experts expound on the many benefits of including fish as part of a healthy diet: It's a lean protein, it's got lots of healthy fats. For the culinary-inclined, fish are versatile in the kitchen. With so many varieties of fish to choose from and so many ways to prepare them, it's easy to see how fish can rival other animal proteins when seeking variety. But our taste for fish—and inexpensive ones at that like tilapia—has Americans and Canadians relying on imported fish that may be anything but healthy.
We have a body odor problem in this country. But it’s not what you probably think. Yes, some of us stink pretty badly (thanks, Standard American Diet), but that’s not the problem. The issue is our relentless pursuit to cover up our body odor with artificial fragrances and perfumes.
Somewhere down the line we decided that detergents and chemicals smell more pleasant than our armpits. We traded in natural botanicals for hazardous materials. We let celebrities sell us perfumes because we think that’s what they must smell like all the time, and if we use their perfume, we’ll smell like a celebrity too.
A recent report released by Harvard health researchers have connected the consumption of sugary soft drinks and sodas with as many as 180,000 deaths each year around the world, with 25,000 of those deaths occurring in America, making it the third highest country on the list.
According to the report, 133,000 of the deaths are related to diabetes, 44,000 come as a result of cardiovascular disease and 6,000 are cancer deaths. The researchers calculated the impact of obesity and diet-related deaths by measuring the quantities of sugary beverages consumed based on age and sex. Latin American and Caribbean countries had the most deaths from diabetes and East/Central Eurasia had the highest number of cardiovascular deaths. Mexico, where sugary drink consumption is the highest in the world, had 318 deaths per million adults directly related to their soda and sweetened beverage habits.
Processed foods are gross on so many levels—the added sugars, artificial colors and flavors, stabilizers, GMOs—but some manufacturers take it to a whole other level with some really unnecessary gimmicks to get you to buy their products. Newness sells even when it's downright gnarly.
Here's a roundup of some of the grossest processed foods we've seen in a while: