These shocking facts about your favorite food will literally blow your mind. If you love food, also check out this post on food that will rock your world.
A cup of air-popped popcorn has more antioxidants (polyphenols) than the regular fruit or vegetable. So don’t feel guilty about eating it at the movie house (just don’t slather it in butter)!
#2 Froot Loops
All Froot Loops taste exactly the same, no matter what their color. Maybe the difference you sense is psychological, based on their color!
Raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries are not berries. Gasp!
Contrary to popular belief, Twinkies do not last forever. They have a shelf life of just 45 days!
Grape-Nuts do not have grapes or nuts. They are made of whole grain wheat flour, isolated soy protein, malted barley flour, whole grain barley flour, salt, dried yeast, and malt extract.
#6 Coca-Cola and Cinnabon
A 20-ounce Coca-Cola bottle has more sugar than a large Cinnabon. Talk about sugar overload!
Don’t let the name fool you—peanuts are not nuts—they’re legumes.
Chipotle, in an average day, uses 97,000 pounds of avocado. To make a single batch of guacamole, they use 70 avocados.
#9 German Chocolate Cake
German chocolate cake has nothing to do with Germany. It’s just because it was named after Sam German, the inventor of baking chocolate.
#10 Mediterranean Diets
If you eat a Mediterranean diet and regularly take olive oil, you can lower the risk of major cardiovascular events and death by 30%. This includes heart attacks, strokes, or other cardiovascular diseases.
#11 Dried Fruits
Drying fruits causes extreme nutrient loss, taking out 30% to 80% of its antioxidant and vitamin content. So just grab a fresh piece of fruit!
#12 Girl Scout Cookies
Girl Scout cookies are made by two different bakeries. The cookies are a bit different and sold using different names.
Cinnamon is a strong antioxidant that can control blood sugar, lower the risk of blood clots, and improve sensitivity to insulin. By controlling blood sugar and improving sensitivity to insulin, this can prevent diabetes and and fat gain.
#14 Baby Carrots
Baby carrots are not little carrots plucked from the ground. They are adult carrots shaved down to a smaller size.
#15 Oreo O’s
Discontinued Oreo O’s are still in the market—the South Korean market, that is.