So, there's a study out of the University of Michigan that estimates the slow death of comfort food. Researchers selected what tastes good and subtracted minutes from life if you consume the following:
- Bacon. For every helping, your existence will be six minutes shorter.
- Pizza. 8 minutes shorter per slice.
- Double Cheeseburger. Say goodbye to 9 minutes of breathing.
- Soda. 12 minutes closer to heaven.
And the absolute worst is eating a hot dog. For every frank digested, you lose a whopping 36 minutes of your life.
Now, if that study is true, I should have been dead eight years ago. My mother boiled hotdogs like a mad woman. I thought I might die on the spot eating them. Who knew back in the 1960s that hot dogs were the new Black Plague?
And what about that Joey Chestnut guy? He's still walking around, right?
Bacon and pizza are American staples, and the average life span in this country is approaching 80. So, what's up with that?
Easy on the double cheeseburgers, however, if you're not auditioning to play Fatty Arbuckle.
Soda is the devil; let's be honest. Check out the label. Sugar, sugar as the Archie's sang. Soft drinks will kill you - it's just a matter of when.
The calculation we all must make is what kind of longevity do we want. Yes, you can eat kale and broccoli in place of the sausage pizza. It would be better for you.
But is it worth it? Especially when you could be eaten by a shark at any time. They don't care what's in your stomach.
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