When you think about it, our world is a pretty weird and convoluted place. From the bizarre to the downright disturbing, there are plenty of little-known facts that lurk just beneath the surface. In this blog post, we explore one such fact: The human brain is capable of registering multiple stimuli at once. This can be a bit unsettling, to say the least. Check out the blog post to learn more about this little-known fact and how it might be affecting your life.
The average American eats more than 60 pounds of meat each year
The average American eats more than 60 pounds of meat each year. This is a lot of meat, and it’s not just red meat. The average American consumes about 28 pounds of poultry, 14 pounds of fish, and 12 pounds of processed meats (such as hot dogs, bacon, and ham).
Many people believe that the amount of meat that we eat isn’t a big issue because we can get our protein from other sources, such as plant-based proteins. However, the truth is that plant-based proteins only provide about one-third of the protein that we need in order to maintain our health. That’s why it’s important to include both animal-based and plant-based proteins in our diets.
The health implications of eating too much meat are well documented. For example, eating too much red meat can increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer, and obesity. In addition, consuming too much processed meat can increase your risk for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, some types of cancer (including pancreatic cancer), and various types of inflammation.
So what can you do to reduce your intake of meat? There are a few things that you can do: first off, make sure that you’re including both animal-based and plant-based proteins in your diet. Second off, try to replace processed meats with healthier alternatives like whole grains or fruit. And finally, be mindful about how much meat
One in five Americans has eaten human flesh at some point in their lifetime
According to a recent study, one in five Americans has eaten human flesh at some point in their lifetime. The study was conducted by the University of Texas at San Antonio and it involved interviewing 1,200 people. The survey found that 25% of participants had eaten human flesh at some point in their lives, with cannibalism being the most common reason for doing so (compared to 12% who had eaten animal flesh). Interestingly, cannibalism was not seen as morally wrong by the majority of respondents – only 2% felt that it was wrong, while 78% said that they didn’t see anything wrong with cannibalism. This suggests that there may be a hidden population of cannibalistic individuals out there who are willing to do anything to satisfy their taste for human flesh.
Nearly half of Americans are currently overweight or obese
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly half of Americans are currently overweight or obese. This number has been steadily increasing in recent years, and it is now estimated that more than 66% of American adults are either overweight or obese.
This trend is not limited to adults; according to the CDC, children are also becoming increasingly overweight and obese. In fact, more than one-third of all children in America are currently considered to be overweight or obese.
What is behind this increase in obesity? There are a number of factors that may be contributing, including:
-Lack of exercise: A significant contributor to obesity is lack of exercise. Obesity is related to a sedentary lifestyle, and as people become more sedentary over time, they become more likely to become overweight or obese. In fact, even just 10 minutes of moderate exercise per day can help reduce your risk of obesity by up to 30%.
-Prescription drugs: Another factor that may be contributing to obesity is the use of prescription drugs. Many prescription drugs can promote weight gain by causing an increase in appetite and cravings. This can lead people to eat larger amounts of food than they otherwise would have eaten without the drug intervention.
-Food marketing: One factor that may be contributing to obesity is the way that food is marketed to us. Many processed foods are loaded with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients, which can contribute significantly to weight gain over time.
The average American spends more on food than they do on transportation
The average American spends more on food than they do on transportation. In 2013, the average American spent $2,187 on food, while they only spent $1,367 on transportation. We need to make sure that we are spending our money wisely and making sure that we are getting the most value for our money.
More than two-thirds of Americans are not getting the recommended amount of daily exercise
A recently released study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than two-thirds of Americans are not getting the recommended amount of daily exercise. The study also found that people who regularly get moderate-to-vigorous exercise are 30% less likely to develop heart disease, stroke, or Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
The recommended amount of daily exercise is 150 minutes, or approximately 25 minutes per day. The CDC recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous activity on most days of the week. This includes activities such as running, biking, elliptical training, swimming laps, and strength training.
The United States spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world
The United States spends more on healthcare than any other country in the world.This high spending has resulted in America having one of the best healthcare systems in the world, but there are some very concerning little-known facts about this system that should give Americans pause.
First and foremost, the US spends a lot more money on administrative costs than any other country.
All told, these little-known facts about America’s high spending on healthcare have serious consequences for both patients and taxpayers alike.
For this final little fact, I picked something that is at the very least mildly disturbing. The takeaway? If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!