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Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Food Links

Bringing you a few interesting food related articles each week!

Panera Bread will start posting calories on their food items! I’ve seen the calories and fat in some of their sandwiches and soups. Its ridiculous and it affects me eating there overall, not just what I order. In my opinion, why not try to change the items to be healthier overall? What can I say? I’m a dreamer. Click here to read the article.

NY State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz wants to ban salt in all NY restaurants! Specifically in the use of all food preparation. (Um, what about baked goods that require salt?) And if a chef does use salt they could face a $1000 dollar fine per use. First of all, I agree with processed and canned foods cutting down the level of sodium. Those levels can be ridiculous. However when it comes to fresh food? I don’t think just cutting out the salt during preparation is the problem. I think the bigger problem would be individuals pouring it on top of their meal AFTER its prepared. In the article there is no specific mention of removing salt shakers from each restaurant. I grew up in a house where there was no salt – ever. My mother believed that you got plenty of salt naturally from your daily diet so you didn’t need extra. It wasn’t until I was 20 years old that I discovered that I am a rare breed that does need extra salt in my diet. According to my cardiologist about 2000mg more a day. I have Neurocardiogenic Syncope and it took three days in the hospital, 15 tests, and a prescription for salt tablets for my mother to finally keep salt in the house. However, I still agree with my mother, most people don’t need the salt shaker but the little bit put in food prep isn’t going to make that much of a difference. *steps down from salt-box* Click here to read the article.

Possible 18% tax on pizza. Researchers are recommending adding a tax on pizza to curb the consumption of it. Similar to the junk food and soda tax ideas… and cigarettes and alcohol. When will it end? Click here to read the article.

1 comment:

À LA GRAHAM said...

Ahhh, I'm scared I just ate Panera last night and was thinking it wasn't really even all that good. If it isn't that good it sure better be low fat and low cal!

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