Thursday, July 31, 2008

We Interrupt This Program

This might be a little off topic from our usual posts, but I just read this article on MSN and felt it had to be shared. Besides, chances are that a vegetarian, vegan, or person who does not eat eggs is also very health-conscious.

So the article, called 16 Secrets the Restaurant Industry Doesn't Want You to Know, discloses information such as how Dunkin' Donuts

"doesn't want you to know that each of its medium-size fruit-and-yogurt smoothies packs at least 60 grams of sugar-more than seven times the sugar in a chocolate-frosted cake doughnut. The fruit purees used in the smoothies are mixed with liberal doses of sugar and/or high-fructose corn syrup."

or how Panera

"doesn't want you to know that the synthetic food colorings in its pastries have been linked to irritability, restlessness, and sleep disturbances in children. And British researchers found that artificial food colorings and preservatives in the diets of 3-year-olds caused an increase in hyperactive behavior. (The same ingredients appear in fast-food items like mayonnaise, M&M Blizzards, and McDonald's shakes.) To its credit, Chipotle uses no artificial colorings or flavorings."

I am assuming most Panera pastries have eggs, so I wouldn't eat them anyways, but I would normally order a smoothie over a doughnut since doughnuts tend to have eggs. You have to be so careful to be healthy!

click here for full article

click here for my previous post on Dunkin' Donuts


Anonymous said...

Now I know why I'm so irritable and hyperactive! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

And I thought it was just the sugar that made me hyperactive!
Here's another intersting article: "Vegan in Vegas"