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Dr. Juan Nunez – Chiropractic & Wellness

The Fun Facts Keep Coming!

October 9th, 2012

An egg shell can have up to 17,000 tiny pores on its surface.

An egg that is fresh will sink in water, but a stale one won’t.

Annually, an Australian eats 15 kg of bananas, which comes out to 27 meters of bananas.

Annually, British people eat more than 15 pounds of beans.

Another name for licorice is “Sweet Wood” or “Spanish Juice.”

Approximately 125 people die in the United States from an anaphylaxis to foods each year.

Approximately 850 peanuts make a 18 oz jar of peanut butter.

Approximately three jars of peanut butter are sold every second.

Approximately two gallons of water are used to brush your teeth.

Back in 1953, it took 27 hours to make one Marshmallow Peep. Now it takes only six minutes.

Bananas contain a natural chemical which can make a person happy. This same chemical is found in Prozac.

Bananas trees are not really trees. They are considered to be giant herb plants.

Did You Know That …

September 30th, 2012

A piece of French toast that was partially eaten by Justin Timberlake sold on eBay.

According to legend, tea originated in China when tea leaves accidentally blew into a pot of boiling water.

According to Scandinavian traditions, if a boy and girl eat from the same loaf of bread, they are bound to fall in love.

Acorns were used as a coffee substitute during the American Civil War.

After chocolate and vanilla, orange is considered the world’s most favorite flavor.

Americans consume the most peanut butter in the world.

Americans consumed more than twenty billion hot dogs in 2000.

Americans eat approximately 20 pounds of pasta per person each year.

An American chews an average of 300 sticks of gum in a year.

An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged. They all taste sweet.

An average person consumes the equivalent of 26 gallons of milk a year, including almost 28 pounds of cheese.

Fun Health Facts

September 21st, 2012

38% of Americans eat breakfast everyday.

65% of the candy that is produced in an year is consumed by American adults 18 years and older.

850 peanuts are needed to make an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter.

95% of the entire lemon crop produced in the U.S. is from California and Arizona.

A common custom in Spain is to eat one grape for each of the last 12 seconds of every year for good luck.

A common drink for Tibetans is Butter Tea which is made out of butter, salt, and brick tea.

A drink used to be made by the Aztecs for the gods which had the ingredients of ground cocoa mixed in with spices and corn.

A one kilogram packet of sugar will have about 5 million grains of sugar.

A one ounce milk chocolate bar has 6 mg of caffeine.

Fun Food Facts With – Carrots

August 6th, 2012

What’s up Doc?  Carrots!! These root vegetables are a biennial plant that are native to Europe and Southwestern Asia.  The wild carrots, smaller and less palatable than the domesticated ones, were originally grown for their leaves and seeds in Iran and Afghanistan, not the root part that we all know.  The root part of the carrot was first mentioned the in the 1st century, but was not introduced to Europe until the 8th.  These versatile roots come in an array of colors varying from white to purple, they are also known historically by different names such as Bee’s Nest, Bird’s Nest, dawke, fiddle, hill-trot and laceflower to name a few.

There are many different ways to enjoy carrots too.  You can eat them raw, cook, chop, boil, fry, steam and add to soups and stews, not to mention that they are common among baby and pet foods.  Although not commonly eaten, the greens from carrots are in fact edible as a leaf vegetable.  They are rich in vitamins from A to K, minerals and nutrients such as biotin, beta-carotenes, calcium and potassium.  Their anti-oxidants have powerful healing abilities and can be used to treat acidosis, cancer, eye health, immune systems to water retention.  To get the most nutrients out of carrots, don’t peel them as the nutrients are concentrated right under the skin, merely brush the skin and wash thoroughly.

  • Carrots can be as short as 2 inches and as long as 3 feet
  • Carrots cut lengthwise retain more nutrients than those cut into small rounds
  • Baby carrots have been popular as a ready-to-eat snack in the grocery stores since the late 1980′s
  • Carrots that are grown with tomatoes has been known to increase tomato production and when left to flower, they attract wasps that kill garden pests
  • The urban legend of eating carrots will allow you to see in the dark stems from British gunners in World War 2 who were able to shoot down German plans during the night, with pilots increasing their carrot intake
  • Holtville, California calls itself the Carrot Capital of the World
  • China produces 15.17 million tonnes of carrots annually
Source: Holtville Tribune

All About Zucchini

July 29th, 2012

The zucchini is a long, dark green fruit that measures from 8 to 10 inches. A summer squash, zucchinis have a thinner and more tender skin than winter squashes. They also feature a mild taste.

Benefits

Zucchinis make a nutritious addition to most diets. The fruit is low in calories, featuring 16 calories for each 1-cup serving of raw zucchini. Zucchinis also contain around 280 mg of potassium, 284 IU of vitamin A and 25 mcg of folate per serving.

Selection

When choosing a zucchini, pick a firm squash that’s free of blemishes and bruises. Zucchinis with hard skin and a dull appearance are likely to be overripe.

Storage

Consume zucchinis as soon as possible. They typically last up to five days when refrigerated in a plastic bag or container.

Fun Fact

Italian immigrants brought the zucchini squash to the United States in the 1920s, according to the University of Illinois Extension. The squash caught on and became popular in the 1930s.

Source: Facts on Zucchini | eHow.com

More Did You Know …

July 21st, 2012

Excessive cleanliness is bad for your health. A little bit of germs helps your body’s immune system.

Washing your nose with salt water can help you avoid a lot of allergy symptoms.

People who eat at least 5 walnuts a week live on average 7 years longer because walnuts ability to prevent heart disease.

Almonds, avocado can increase fertility.

Each person has about 4 pounds of bacteria living inside of his/her body.

Overweight people spend an average of $485 more to clothing, $828 more for additional seating in an airplane and to $36 more on gasoline, than skinny people.