11/22/2007

Thanksgiving Day Numbers

1) Because of depleted frozen-turkey supplies and rising energy prices, this year's Turkey dinner will cost you 11% more than last year.
2) Watch what we eat in the Turkey dinner. Despite clear evidence that eating vegetables can ward off heart disease, diabetes and cancer, less than 10% of Americans meet the new Dietary Guidelines for Americans published in 2005. The New dietary guidelines recommend us to eat 9 servings of fruits and vegetables a day, up from 5 servings in the previous guidelines.

3) Drive safely. In 2005 for example, there were more alcohol-related traffic fatalities (628) over the Thanksgiving holiday in US, than over Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Christmas, or New Year’s Day.

2 comments:

Bilbo said...

Based on observations of leftovers from yesterday's massive Thanksgiving Day feast, we need to work to have turkey ranked higher in the dietary guidelines. Top vegetables were sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, red cabbage, and carrots. If you're hungry and want to ward off that heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, come by...plenty of creamed spinach left!

John said...

I'm trying, I'm really trying to eat more fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Oatmeal for breakfast, too. The industry really makes healthy eating difficult. I've been on the look out for high fructose corn syrup--it's in everything from dried fruits to mayonaise. It's in bread, granola bars and cereals that are supposed to be good for you.
I'm still trying.