Debunking 3 crazy food mythsFood The List
Today on the Buzz List we have crazy food myths! Teresa Strasser found some of those age old sayings about what we eat and debunked is debunking them.
3. Carrots Improve Night Vision
They are good for eye health, but they get too much credit. Apparently this piece of lore was put out by the British in World War II as a piece of disinformation to throw off the Germans as to how British pilots were able to see and shoot down enemy bombers. It was in fact a secret new radar system that allowed them to target the enemy at night, not carrots.
2. Turkey Makes You Sleepy
Yes, the compound tryptophan which is found in turkey is a precursor to melatonin which aids sleep, but it's not a large enough dose to put you out. The real reason you're sleepy is the massive digestive burden imposed by a carb-rich dinner menu and a bunch of booze.
1. Caesar Salad Name
This classic salad wasn’t named after or by the Roman politician Julius Caesar. It was actually named after restauranteur Caesar Cardini who invented it in Tijuana, Mexico in 1924. Fourth of July diners strained his restaurant kitchen so he improvised and made the dish with the extra lettuce, cheese and a few random croutons lying around.
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