Which Two Animals Do Humans Eat the Most of and Least of Each Year?
Of the following five animals, which do humans eat the most of AND least of each year?
a) turkeys and cows
b) cows and rabbits
c) chickens and pigs
d) pigs and rabbits
e) chickens and cows
The answer might surprise you!
And the answer is: e) chickens and cows!
According to recent National Geographic figures, humans consume a whopping 52 billion chickens a year (that’s right, billion), while 293 million cows were slaughtered for food. Of the animals above, pigs came in second (1.3 billion killed annually), rabbits were third (1.1 billion), and turkeys came in fourth (633 million).
What Are the Leanest Cuts of Steak?
Researchers say consumers looking for the leanest cuts should opt for those with the word loin or round in the name, like sirloin and eye of round. Trimming excess fat before cooking reduces fat by up to 50 percent, and added fat can be kept to a minimum by using low-fat cooking methods, such as broiling, grilling and roasting, or moist-heat cooking methods such as braising and stewing. You should also remember that a 3-ounce portion of lean meat is equal in size to a deck of cards. My favourite lean steak is top sirloin steak, which only has 5 grams more fat per serving then the leanest steak, which is eye of round. Stay lean by knowing the best meats for your body!
Does Eating Turkey Cause Sleepiness?
This is a large misconception. Although turkey does contain tryptophan, an amino acid that is a precursor for serotonin production and is associated with causing sleepiness, it is more about the heavy meal and excessive carbs then the turkey that causes sleepiness. Happy Bird Day!
What Type of Salmon is Better — Atlantic or Wild Pacific?
Wild Pacific is the correct answer. Why? Because most Atlantic salmon is farm-raised and fed pellets vs. feeding on what they would normally eat in the wild. This gives the Pacific Salmon a higher omega 3 content (essential fatty acid). Pacific Salmon also has less mercury content. Try Sockeye Salmon — it’s one of my favourites! P.S. The new marketing gimmick is calling farm-raised fish “ocean raised” fish – same thing!