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Cake day: December 7th, 2023

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  • It is a little confusing

    I wonder if you’re overthinking things and/or perhaps mixing up concepts based on your questions.

    What they are saying is that diets higher in processed foods, especially when a significant number of calories come from highly / ultra processed foods, tend to translate into people who are less healthy and have higher rates of chronic disease.

    This isn’t saying that all unprocessed foods are inherently healthier than all processed foods, nor is it an attempt to label every specific food item good or bad. The article even addresses that some of these labels (ex: ultraprocessed) are a bit nebulously defined.

    Also, it’s important to consider the reasons why certain types of processed foods are problematic, as the reason(s) can be different from product to product or even brand to brand. For instance, processing can destroy, neutralize, or even remove important nutrients (ex: vitamins and minerals). Processing may involve the addition of or concentration of salt, sugar, fats, preservatives, and other chemicals that can all contribute to chronic health issues. Some processed foods avoid or minimize these concerns, others seem to embrace them all like it’s a competition.

    Pasta is not one monolithic thing where all types and brands are the same. Some will be more or less processed than others. I’m surprised grapes would be confusing, if they’re raw grapes they’re unprocessed, if they’re canned/jarred/preserved, then they’re processed. I’m not sure what the tofu question has to do with anything, as this isn’t about classifying each and every food item as good or bad. People do eat cooked chicken that doesn’t have salt, oil, sugar, preservatives added. But even so, raw chicken is one of the ingredients in a lot of at home recipes. In the context of processing wheat into white flour for pasta, most/much of the vitamins and minerals are removed, and the carbohydrates (starches/sugars) are concentrated. It’s not really equivalent to removing an organ from an animal. A closer, but not perfect analogy, would be removing those livers, then extracting only the oils/fats/lipids from them … and then that liver oil would be more akin to a product like pasta or white flour.












  • Gouda for him, though. However Brie his 15 minutes may be, let him enjoy it. 20 gallons over the course is not even all that much. That’s barely more than a gallon a month. If you speak Portuguese, that’s like less than 4 liters. A liter a week of cheese isn’t exactly uncommon. That’s like a few salads, some mac and cheese, a pizza, several cheese quesadillas, a box of Hungry Helper, and some cheese strings, plus cream cheese bagels, and a sprinkle of parm on the pizza. Who hasn’t had one of those types of week before?


  • Grew up hearing that dog slobber was cleaner than a toilet. But really when you come to think if it, that doesn’t exactly instill a lot of confidence. A toilet can be incredibly dirty and nasty, so all dog slobber has to do is be just slightly less disgusting and the old saying is true. Having said that, if you want a truly clean toilet bowl, the only tried and true method is to lick it clean. Tidy Bowl has nothing on saliva and a bit of “elbow grease”, if your tongue were an elbow.





  • If you feel empty inside after eating hot dogs then you are nae true hotdog lover. No biggie. Not everyone can handle all beef franks, a dollop of chili, chopped onions, and mustard on brioche buns. Maybe you are a BLT lover instead, or perhaps a chocolate lover? Maybe those would fill you up and temporarily make you forget all your occupational drama, if only briefly. You can always make up for it by spending a little more time working out or exercising the next day, which is also good for dealing with stress. Win-win.