In Search of the Happiness Max

Jul 29

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the-exercist:

fitblrholics:

If you look at the ingredients list and it’s a bunch of words you don’t even know… neither does your body (x)

Just like if you break apples and grapefruit down into their chemical components, I’m willing to bet that most people wouldn’t recognize the “ingredients” either. It’s a bunch of words you don’t even know:

Don’t use these scare tactics - Chemicals aren’t inherently bad. Literally everything is made up chemicals. Trust me, your body knows what niacin is. It knows how to digest fructose and calcium sulfate. Even if you only consume the most basic and “real” foods that are pulled directly off the vine, you’re still ingesting a series of chemical compounds that you probably can’t pronounce. That’s okay. 

Whilst it’s true that everything is chemicals the person and the image weren’t actually making the strawman point about chemicals. Those words aren’t used. Granted, the original image is a bit flippant, and it remains true that it’s relying on the trope that all and only natural things are good, but if you actually read the things in the ingredients of that cereal, they are pretty bad.
That cereal has three different types of corn syrup - more easily absorbed into the blood stream than cane sugar, promoting general weight gain, but also build up of fat and cholesterol in the liver, contributing to liver disease. Moreover, on top of the three types of corn syrup, the cereal lists two other types of sugar in addition. Along with gelatin, which means this product is not vegetarian, although it might be mistaken for being so, as who thinks to check whether your cereal contains cow?
Also, the ‘We love Chemicals’ image is pretty misleading in itself. Those are the chemicals in an apple, but the ingredient is just APPLE. Malic acid was not added seperately as a part of the aim of achieving ‘apple flavour’. And note that ‘colours’ is listed as a chemical. Wat. Colours get listed as ingredients, again, when an extra ingredient has been added to give the food a fake colour. No colours were added to the bloody apple.
The important thing to take away is that it’s worth educating yourself as to what’s actually in your food. And, yeah, that includes getting hip to whether some ‘natural’ foods may be bad for you. But if what you take away from this is that you can just ignore a long list of ingredients because they are no different to the chemicals in apples, that’s a pretty dangerous assumption.

the-exercist:

fitblrholics:

If you look at the ingredients list and it’s a bunch of words you don’t even know… neither does your body (x)

Just like if you break apples and grapefruit down into their chemical components, I’m willing to bet that most people wouldn’t recognize the “ingredients” either. It’s a bunch of words you don’t even know:

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Don’t use these scare tactics - Chemicals aren’t inherently bad. Literally everything is made up chemicals. Trust me, your body knows what niacin is. It knows how to digest fructose and calcium sulfate. Even if you only consume the most basic and “real” foods that are pulled directly off the vine, you’re still ingesting a series of chemical compounds that you probably can’t pronounce. That’s okay. 

Whilst it’s true that everything is chemicals the person and the image weren’t actually making the strawman point about chemicals. Those words aren’t used. Granted, the original image is a bit flippant, and it remains true that it’s relying on the trope that all and only natural things are good, but if you actually read the things in the ingredients of that cereal, they are pretty bad.

That cereal has three different types of corn syrup - more easily absorbed into the blood stream than cane sugar, promoting general weight gain, but also build up of fat and cholesterol in the liver, contributing to liver disease. Moreover, on top of the three types of corn syrup, the cereal lists two other types of sugar in addition. Along with gelatin, which means this product is not vegetarian, although it might be mistaken for being so, as who thinks to check whether your cereal contains cow?

Also, the ‘We love Chemicals’ image is pretty misleading in itself. Those are the chemicals in an apple, but the ingredient is just APPLE. Malic acid was not added seperately as a part of the aim of achieving ‘apple flavour’. And note that ‘colours’ is listed as a chemical. Wat. Colours get listed as ingredients, again, when an extra ingredient has been added to give the food a fake colour. No colours were added to the bloody apple.

The important thing to take away is that it’s worth educating yourself as to what’s actually in your food. And, yeah, that includes getting hip to whether some ‘natural’ foods may be bad for you. But if what you take away from this is that you can just ignore a long list of ingredients because they are no different to the chemicals in apples, that’s a pretty dangerous assumption.

(via stardustandstrawberries)

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Jul 28

I want to watch something where hot men have angst in a non-sexist environment that I haven’t already seen.

Unfortunately, the pool of options there is vanishingly small.

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Why I don’t read much contemporary fiction

desperatelyseekingwords:

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There’s nothing I like better than hearing a “Hey, Kira” on the street, it feels like bumping into an old friend. I always thought DS9 would become even more relevant as we got some space from it and I’m seeing that I’m not alone in that thought. I look forward to seeing and hearing from you all in the future. — Nana Visitor

We love you, Kira!

There’s nothing I like better than hearing a “Hey, Kira” on the street, it feels like bumping into an old friend. I always thought DS9 would become even more relevant as we got some space from it and I’m seeing that I’m not alone in that thought. I look forward to seeing and hearing from you all in the future. — Nana Visitor

We love you, Kira!

(Source: andromedalogic, via twistedsoup)

joshpeck:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though
why was there temporary internet
with a few people searching for pokemon?

joshpeck:

thesylverlining:

what happened in roughly 1870 though

why was there temporary internet

with a few people searching for pokemon?

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