Chips are not a food group…

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I would love to blame the lack of oxygen to the brain for the choice in his cart at Walgreens, but this has been his standard fare for the 3 decades I have known him.

We have not one, not two, but three bags of chips.  So your thinking as it is near Memorial Day they are probably for a cookout, but sadly, no, I know in his mind 1 bag of chips = dinner.

Then there are the cans of tuna that are probably laden with Mercury (links to an articles at the bottom of this post).   The only thing worse than it are the canned sardines that are soaked in some green slime that looks like it is radioactive water from 3 Mile Island.   While many food items are ok canned, fish is not one of them.

Which leads into the next item in the cart; canned Salmon.  While touted as a “healthy” alternative to other meats, it too can be just as contaminated as tuna, depending how if it was fished or farm (article below).  I am guessing he planning on feeding these to the two dogs; poor puppies.   Not to mention the dragon breath they will get, which is really something he should think of as the little dog likes to get up on your shoulder like he is a cat and get right in your face.  Kyle’s girlfriend freaked out saying “Your dog slipped  me the tongue!”.   GROSS!  My gag reflex is kicking in just thinking about it.

The last item in the cart is honey as I have a new cake/pancake batter dispenser to top it off.  Sadly, most store-bought honey (100% of those tested from Walgreens in an article below) is ultra-filtered with the pollen removed and not really honey.  Pretty much any more if you want real honey, you need to buy it from a beekeeper.  I met one at a Farmer’s Market a last Fall and although more expensive, I think it is worth it as it tasted better  (link below).

Mercury in seafood: Where does it come from?

What is Mercury and Where Does it Come From?

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: Hidden dangers in salmon?

Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey Ultra-filtering Removes Pollen, Hides Honey Origins

Glenn’s Natural Honey

 

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