People in Western countries are consuming massive amounts of refined sugars, reaching about 150 lbs (67 kg) per year in some countries. This amounts to over 500calories of sugar per day.
The sources vary on the exact figures, but it is very clear that we are consuming way more sugar than our bodies are equipped to handle (4). Controlled human studies show that large amounts of sugar can lead to severe metabolic problems, including insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, elevated cholesterol and triglycerides — to name a few (5, 6).
Added sugar is believed to be one of the main drivers of diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even cancer (7, 8, 9, 10). (via What’s Wrong With The Modern Diet [CHARTS])
Sesame Street - Captain Vegetable (by Jbrangwynne53)
A spokesman for the National Potato Council, irked that — despite a failed USDA attempt to limit potato use in new school lunch guidelines — potatoes are still passed over in favor of greener, leafier vegetables. (via bencrair)
If you haven’t already seen this spread. Amazing.
Michelangelo, you look delicious.
Raina Kelley on how Thomas Keller transformed American dining by “combining French snobbery with a greenmarket sensibility.”
(Mr. Keller, we at Nwk Tumblr are free for dinner tonight at Per Se if you’d like a follow up piece. Just sayin’…)