Friday, January 30, 2009

Aloha (Super Bowl) Friday!

Just a quickie today. How many of you are throwing or going to a Super Bowl party this weekend? I bet lots. No Super Bowl party for us this year. Just us and the dogs.

Did you know that Super Bowl Sunday is the second largest food consumption day in the U.S.? Right after Thanksgiving.

Did you know about 50 million pounds of avocados are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday? According to EatingWell magazine, that is enough to cover an entire football field to a depth of nearly 12 feet. That's a lot of guac! I'll be first in line to dive into that and I'll bring my own bag of tortilla chips, thank you!

Speaking of chips, in 2006, almost 15,000 tons of chips and 4,000 tons of popcorn were consumed on that Sunday. I'm sure that number has gone up since.

Although that's a lot of guac and chips, pizza is still the most popular food for Super Bowl Sundays. Did you know Americans eat around 100 acres of pizza daily? That is about 350 slices of pizza consumed per second! Holy Pepperoni!

Did you know beer is loaded with the B-complex vitamins? Guess some will need that extra B-vitamin boost to fight off food coma for the second half. Uh...don't forget to drink responsibly.

About 6% of you who just had to have that last slice of pizza and that last bottle of beer will be calling in sick on Monday.

Whatever you are doing for Super Bowl Sunday, be safe, have fun, and always remember, eat well! Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

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