Food for Thought

Recently I have encountered various sites depicting everyday foods in normal life that will make you cringe. A serious food for thought moment. That packet of Ramen that you are about to make… think twice. Perhaps that Starbucks drink you are loading up with shots of espresso check this guy out with his $23.60 Starbucks drink.

What happens in your body when you eat Ramen and Gatorade? 

In this study Fellow Steafani Bardin uses a Smartpill to observe how the body digests differently processed foods. A Smartpill is a capsule with a tiny camera inside used to observe what is going on in the body. In this case to observe what is going on inside the body after different foods are eaten. One subject eats gatorade, ramen, and gummi bears. The other subject eats hibiscus drink, homemade broth with fresh noodles, and gummi bears made from juice. The distinction being one subject eats all processed foods and the other all natural. The results are astonishing. The inability of the body to digest the yummy Top Ramen is scary. Makes you think twice before indulging in the craving for some Ramen.

The Most Expensive Starbucks Drink in the World, Ever – $23.60

Click here to view his blog post

Imagine blowing a week’s worth of coffee funds on one drink. The ultimate 31 ounce cup of coffee. All of the following is inside the massive Trenta cup of Starbucks coffee:

One Java Chip Frappuccino in a Trenta cup, 16 shots of espresso, a shot of soy milk, caramel flavoring, banana puree, strawberry puree, vanilla beans, Matcha powder, protein powder, and a drizzle of caramel and mocha

16 shots of espresso! Oh my! That is a lot of caffeine in one mighty cup. The total caffeine is 1400 mg. A heavy dose of caffeine consists of 400+mg. That is more than 3 times that dose. Drink at your own risk. Drinking that $23.60 cup of Starbucks of coffee would send anyone to the Emergency Department with heart palpitations with your heart racing, irregular possibly life threatening heart rhythms, sky high blood pressure. Imagine a nurse or doctor asking why you are in the ED. “Well I drank the most expensive cup of Starbucks coffee”. Diagnosis – Caffeine Overdose.

Really makes you wonder what kinds of foods you are putting into body. Just something to be aware of.


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2 thoughts on “Food for Thought

  1. chefkurtvk says:

    They should at least put it in a nicer cup 😉

  2. Kevin Tam says:

    Oh my goodness what an interesting study. I never knew that they didn’t have to tell you the ingredients in the blue dye, because then other companies could take it. There are legitimate business reasons to keep the consumer in the dark. That’s appalling.

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