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(Possibly Useful) Information Concerning McDonald’s Large Fries

USA McDonald’s Large Fries
Serving Size: 168g
Calories: 510
Calories from Fat: 220
Total Fat: 24g

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UK McDonald’s Large Fries
Serving Size: 150g
Calories: 430
Calories from Fat: 196
Total Fat: 21g

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Percentage of McDonald’s Fries that is Potato/Fat

86% potato
14% vegetable oil (aka, fat)

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Number of Potatoes in Large McDonald’s Fries

USA
168 (number of grams in large McDonald’s fries)
x
.86 (proportion of fries that is potato)
= 144.48g

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Medium Potato
Serving Size: 148g
Calories: 110
Calories from Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0g

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Therefore,
1 large McDonald’s french fries order contains about
1 medium potato.

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Evidence that Fat and Oil are Roughly Equivalent

Lucini Olive Oil
Serving Size: 14.3g (1 Tbsp)
Calories: 120
Calories from Fat: 120
Total Fat: 14g

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Quinoa in Peru, and Bolivia

From Ari LeVaux’s January 25th, 2013 Slate article “It’s OK To Eat Quinoa”:

Most of the world’s quinoa is grown on the altiplano, a vast, cold, windswept, and barren 14,000-foot Andean plateau spanning parts of Peru and Bolivia. Quinoa is one of the few things that grow there, and its high price means more economic opportunities for the farmers in one of the poorest parts of South America.


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Nutritional Info

RDA B12 (mcg/day)
Male
0 – 6 months: 0.4
7 – 12 months: 0.5
1 – 3 years: 0.9
4 – 8 years: 1.2
9 – 13 years: 1.8
14+ years: 2.4

Female
0 – 6 months: 0.4
7 – 12 months: 0.5
1 – 3 years: 0.9
4 – 8 years: 1.2
9 – 13 years: 1.8
14+ years: 2.4

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RDA Calcium (mg/day)
Male
0 – 6 months: 200
7 – 12 months: 260
1 – 3 years: 700
4 – 8 years: 1,000
9 – 13 years: 1,300
14 – 18 years: 1,300
19 – 50 years: 1,000
51 – 70 years: 1,000
71+ years: 1,200

Female
0 – 6 months: 200
7 – 12 months: 260
1 – 3 years: 700
4 – 8 years: 1,000
9 – 13 years: 1,300
14 – 18 years: 1,300
19 – 50 years: 1,000
51 – 70 years: 1,200
71+ years: 1,200

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Dr. John Harvey Kellogg

Nonetheless, Dr. Kellogg engaged in questionable medical practices. The San offered hydropathy, electropathy, mechanotherapy and radium cures. For a time, Kellogg promoted “Fletcherizing” or chewing food until it slithered down the throat. He changed his mind about Fletcherizing when he decided that excessive chewing destroyed the fiber content of the food. Kellogg opposed sexual activity from masturbation to marital intercourse. A doctor, he never made love to his wife!

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Bad Salt?

Taylor tells the Health Blog that he doesn’t question the notion that salt consumption is linked to cardiovascular risk. But he says giving individuals dietary advice alone isn’t likely to cut it as a means of permanently lowering their salt intake, and therefore isn’t likely to have a long-term impact on health outcomes. “What’s not working is the advice,” he says.

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On the other hand, many studies comparing how much salt people consume with their incidence of cardiovascular disease have come up with clearer links. A 2009 meta-analysis3 of 13 such studies, incorporating 177,000 patients, found that a high-salt diet increased the risk of stroke by 23%.

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Dear Crystal Geyser Water,

Mmm MMM! I am tasting your excellent spring juice now. Does it QUENCH!

Hey, I heard this one priest the other day at St. Tim’s say that getting married is like putting together two h’s and an o to make water? And he said that if you put the wrong number of h’s and o’s together, you might get an explosion. WHAT?! Is that true (cool!)?

Well, if that’s true, I think more marrieds should become Crystal Geysers. This is just my opinion and I buy your water all the time and often consume it to disgorgement!

So, I was looking at my water bottle just now and I saw that it says, “Do not refill.” I wondered why it says that. Could you tell me?

Thanks!
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