10 Funny Food Myths
List of 10 myths I found most interesting and funny.
Chocolate, tea and cola beverages can be lethal
Chocolate contains theobromine, also called xantheose, a stimulant. This stimulant will only harm us human beings when we eat/drink too much of it, but a certain smaller amount of chocolate, tea and cola beverages are poisonous to animals, especially to cats, dogs, horses, parrots and voles.
For the appetite of the ones who have been eating recently or are still eating: do not read the following few sentences.
The first signs of theobromine poisoning are:
- an increase in urination
Do not blame the turkey for falling asleep during the Thanksgiving Dinner
An amino acid called tryptophan helps the body produce the B-vitamin “niacin”. Niacin (probably better known as nicotinic acid and vitamin B3 ) helps the body produce serotonin. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter, has a role in the human mood and state of mind, and a role in consciousness. This is a chemical that acts as a calming agent in the brain and plays a key role in sleep. We rather not use tryptophan supplements though, because in 1989 it was a cause of the Eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome (EMS), a syndrome that can cause permanent disability and even death.
Anyways, the production of serotonin (with help of the turkey) works best on an empty stomach. But I don’t think you will start the day with eating turkey, besides only a little tryptophan will make it to the brain.
Use coffee to persuade anyone
Researchers in Australia said if you want to persuade anyone to agree with your line of thinking, serving coffee to that person may help. “Caffeine increases persuasion through instigating systematic processing of the message.” Furthermore, caffeine can help to put a person in a good mood.
Which chopping board is more hygienic: a wooden one or a plastic one?
Some manufacturers of plastic chopping boards would give the answer: “It’s the plastic one”. Sorry to say this, but most likely there is no difference at all, where hygiene is concerned. Besides, some biologists believe that wooden boards are actually better!
Ice Cream Is Chinese Food
It was the Chinese who invented the principle of the ice cream as we know it nowadays. The Chinese added some sugar to the ice and sold it as cool food in the summer. After this more varieties of liquids appeared, and I am glad they came on this strange idea of freezing milk as well.