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    Numbers Game: The Potassium Problem

    High-Potassium-FoodsAccording to data from NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey), the average American consumes _____ percent of the recommended daily amount of potassium.

    a) 72%
    b) 64%
    c) 49%
    d) 23%

    Leave your guess in the “comments” section; come back on Friday to find out why this is problematic and how to ensure you’re not missing the mark.

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    Numbers Game: Answer

    sugar-pour1The average American adult gets 16 percent of his/her daily calories from added sugars.

    Keeping in mind that approximately 15 percent of the the average American adult’s calories come strictly from oils (of which roughly 70 percent of that is soybean oil), you’re looking at “standard” dietary practices where almost a third of calories are empty. 

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    Numbers Game: Sugar High

    InternThe average American adult gets ____ percent of his/her daily calories from added sugars.

    a) 9
    b) 25
    c) 16
    d) 11

    Leave your guess in the “comments” section and come back on Friday for the answer.

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    Numbers Game: Hog Hell

    CAFO_hogs-thumb-250x187North Carolina’s hog operation facilities release approximately _______ tons of ammonia into the atmosphere on a daily basis.

    a) 50 million
    b) 300 million
    c) 180 million
    d) 225 million

    Leave your guess in the “comments” section and come back on Thursday for the answer!

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    Numbers Game: Answer

    sad-little-heart-wahh-wahhA gain of twenty pounds (of fat, not muscle) over one’s ideal body weight results, on average, in a 30 percent increase of triglycerides and an average decrease of HDL cholesterol of 8 percent.

    I always find statistics like these to be quite powerful since they illustrate the health consequences of carrying excess weight, regardless of the type of foods that led to said weight gain.

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    Numbers Game: What Twenty Extra Pounds Really Mean

    use-scale-weigh-yourself-200X200A gain of twenty pounds (of fat, not muscle) over one’s ideal body weight results, on average, in a _____ percent increase of triglycerides and an average decrease of HDL cholesterol of _____ percent.

    a) 5/13
    b) 15/15
    c) 30/8
    d) 12/23

    Leave your guess in the “comments” section and come back on Tuesday for the answer.

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    Numbers Game: Answer

    cornAmericans consumed a total of 403 million pounds of corn oil in 1970.  By 2002, that figure reached 950 million pounds.

    FYI: Corn oil has an omega 6:omega 3 ratio of 46:1.  Yikes!

    Chances are, this figure continued to climb over the past eight years, especially as plant oils took over for trans fats in shelf-stable snacks.

    As much as the “limit saturated fats” message is constantly drilled into us, statistics show that over the past thirty years, saturated fat intake has remained steady, while omega-6 intake has skyrocketed.

    Might as well change this country’s name to The United States of Corn.  Our cars guzzle it, our cattle chow it down, and the average American’s diet is so heavily processed, corn is its own food group!

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    Numbers Game: Answer

    2008_03_21-GMFoodsThe United States grows 53 percent of the world’s genetically modified crops.

    Source: Human Genome Project Information website

    Argentina comes in second (17 percent), followed by Brazil (11 percent) and Canada (6 percent).

    Of course, we can expect this figure to stay the same or increase as long as the US government continues to subsidize corn and soybeans, two crops that are almost exclusively genetically modified.

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    Numbers Game: Is This What They Mean By World Dominance?

    imagesThe United States grows _____ percent of the world’s genetically modified crops.

    a) 38
    b) 53
    c) 69
    d) 42

    Leave your guess in the “comments” section and come back on Monday for the answer.

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    Numbers Game: Answer

    champion_nutsThe vast majority of large-scale, long-term studies on nut consumption conclude that an individual who consumes one ounce of nuts five times a week has, on average, a 35 percent lower rate of developing coronary heart disease than someone who consumes less than an ounce per week.

    This can be attributed to a few factors:

    • All nuts contain a few grams of fiber
    • Some nuts (i.e.: walnuts) are high in omega-3 fatty acids, while others are good sources of heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids (i.e: hazelnuts, pecans, peanuts, almonds)
    • Nuts are a good source of vitamin E
    • Nuts are commonly consumed as a snack, often in place of nutritionally empty foods (i.e.: pretzels, rice crackers, cookies, etc.)

    There is absolutely no reason to avoid nuts (or nut butters) or consider them “occasional treats”.

    Plus, keep in mind that a serving of nuts is larger than you may think.  Consider these examples:

    • 23 almonds
    • 33 peanuts
    • 49 pistachios
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    Numbers Game: Munch Your Way To A Healthier Heart

    mixed-nutsThe vast majority of large-scale, long-term studies on nut consumption conclude that an individual who consumes one ounce of nuts five times a week has, on average, a _____ percent lower rate of developing coronary heart disease than someone who consumes less than an ounce per week.

    a) 35
    b) 21
    c) 14
    d) 46

    Leave your guess in the “comments” section and come back on Sunday for the answer.

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    Numbers Game: Answer

    rbghApproximately 75 percent of feedlot cattle (this includes dairy cattle as well as those slaughtered for their meat) in the US receive artificial hormone injections.

    Despite its prevalence, Monsanto’s recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH) hasn’t even been on the market for twenty years.

    Even more disturbingly, its safety was never properly assessed.  For an eye-opening — and simultaneously infuriating — look at how rBGH made it past the Food & Drug Administration’s approval process, read this short summary by the folks at Sustainable Table.

    As much as companies like Monsanto want to make artificial hormones seem like a utopian solution (to what problem, I ask?), the following countries have banned them due to serious health and safety concerns (both for cattle and humans!):

    • Australia
    • Canada
    • European Union (that’s 27 countries)
    • Japan
    • New Zealand
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    Numbers Game: Honey, I Blew Up The Cattle!

    whatsinyourmilkApproximately _____ percent of feedlot cattle (this includes dairy cattle as well as those slaughtered for their meat) in the US receive artificial hormone injections.

    a) 46
    b) 75
    c) 92
    d) 30

    Leave your guess in the “comments” section and come back on Friday for the answer.

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    Numbers Game: Answer

    Bob-Nichols-CAFOTwo percent of the livestock companies in the United States are responsible for 40 percent of the country’s cattle, poultry, and pigs.

    Source: United States Department of Agriculture

    In case there were any doubts, our current food system is essentially an oligopoly.

    Implications?  Strong lobbying forces, involvement and presence in “official” dietary advice, and big budgets.

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    Numbers Game: Meat Monopoly

    cafo_hogs-470x351Two percent of the livestock companies in the United States are responsible for ____ percent of the country’s cattle, poultry, and pigs.

    Source: United States Department of Agriculture

    a) 30
    b) 40
    c) 21
    d) 54

    Leave your guess in the “comments” section and come back on Wednesday for the answer.

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