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    Sunday, January 21, 2007

    Don't Eat That!

    Oddly, I came across a couple of fairly interesting food related items today.
    First there's this from Nutrition Action - Ten Foods You Should Never Eat.  Here's a excerpt:
    7.  Snack Attack
    Unless you're suicidal, why on earth would you want to wolf down a Burger King Quad Stacker – 4 hamburger patties, 4 slices of cheese, 8 strips of bacon, plus sauce and a bun? That's half-a-day's calories (1,000), one-and-a-half-days' worth of saturated fat (30 grams), 3 grams of trans fat, and more than a day's sodium (1,800 mg). Urp!
    9.  Tortilla Terror
    Interested in a Chipotle Chicken Burrito (tortilla, rice, pinto beans, cheese, chicken, sour cream, and salsa)? Think of its 1,180 calories and 19 grams of saturated fat as three 6-inch Subway Steak and Cheese Subs. Getting the burrito with no cheese or sour cream cuts the saturated fat by two-thirds, but you still end up with 950 calories. Yikes!

    I'd like to note these items for the record.
    a.  I like cheese.
    b.  I like bacon.
    c.  I'm very impressed, but not surprised, by the fact that one Chipotle Chicken Burrito can have as many calories and saturated fat as THREE 6 inch steak and cheese subs.  I once watched a guy attempt to eat five Chipotle burritos in an hour on a bet.
    He didn't make it. 
    Those things are huge.
    In light of this important health information, imagine my surprise when I came across this gem.

    The Bad Foods For Dogs List

    Here is a list of common foods that are bad or poisonous for your dog. If you suspect that your dog might have eaten any food that might be toxic, contact his/her vet immediately.

    You can thank Moore's Haven for this.  Me, I thank the Internet.  It's not a bad idea to go check this out either.
    Did I learn anything?  Yes.  Don't feed the dog booze, apricots, baby food, grapes, baby food or onions, among other items on the list.  It would seem, though, that steak, which is what every dog really wants anyway, is the ticket.
    Just don't add salt.

    1 Comment:

    Anonymous said...

    You can't feed dogs pork either, for some reason pigs' ears are OK. But you'll never see pork dog food for the same reason you can't give dogs (or birds) chocolate. They'll suffer digestive disorders or worse.

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