Fun Food Facts

While everyone agrees that learning how to eat correctly is a necessity when it comes to staying healthy. The words ‘eating healthy’ can often conjure up images of boring foods that are plain and tasteless. So we thought we would add a humorous touch to the world of healthy eating by unveiling some fun food facts!

Continue reading to discover some things you just might not be aware of.  Then download eBook for more.

Fun Food Facts

1.Bananas are a member of the herb family
2.Strawberries actually contain more Vitamin C than Oranges
3.Hard boiled eggs spin but soft boiled won’t
4.A medium size potato is the same size as your computer mouse
5.Ripe cranberries will bounce like rubber balls
6.Apples belong to the rose family
7.Peanuts are actually legumes and not nuts
8.Eating bananas can help fight depression
9.Chocolate was used as currency at one time
10.Yams and sweet potatoes are not the same thing
11.Apples float in water because 25% of their volume is air
12.Carrots used to be purple before the 17th Century
13.Cherries are great for helping to calm your nervous system
14.Pineapples help fight arthritis
15.The baker’s dozen contains 13 items as way to over deliver to customers
16.The word orange came from the Spanish name ‘naranja’ with the n being dropped off when pronounced by the English.
17.The menthol found in mint is what tricks your brain into thinking mint is cool and refreshing.
18.Peppers taste hot due to Capsaicin – this binds with your sensory neurons and makes you think your mouth is on fire, when it really isn’t.
19.Crackers have holes in them to allow air out during the baking process so they remain flat.

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25 Junk Food Facts That Might Convince You To Eat Healthier

Junk food is definitely one of the most enjoyable guilty pleasures of the modern world and an undeniable part of pop culture. People eat junk food at fast-food places, in school, at sports games, amusement parks, and movie theaters among other places, and junk food is easier to get access to than water in many cases. Unfortunately, junk food consumption comes at a great price.

No matter how easy these delicious foods might be to eat, believe us when we say that junk food is as bad for your health as alcohol and smoking. See for yourself with these 25 junk food facts that might just convince you to eat healthier.

If you’re looking for someone or something to blame for the junk food culture that exists today then blame your television. It’s a proven fact that nearly 80 percent of all food commercials that air on Saturday morning children shows are for junk food.

The American snack Cracker Jack was the first to use toys to target junk food to children. No morals whatsoever!

More than $2 billion in candy is sold for Halloween, more than any other holiday in America. That makes Halloween the unhealthiest and “fattest” holiday.

The vast majority of researchers and nutritionists agree that fats from junk food trigger the brain to want more food, which, of course, leads to obesity in the long term.

Twinkies are the undisputed champion of all junk food snacks, and it’s estimated that Hostess makes over 500 million Twinkies each year. For the record, it has been reported that the agent that gives Twinkies their smooth feel, cellulose gum, is also used in rocket fuel.