Peanut butter made its first public appearance at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. Since then, it has obviously gained popularity. Were you aware that the proverbial average American consumes over six pounds of peanut products every year? These nuts, which are really legumes like lentils, are packed full of protein and fiber. Just a single-ounce serving of peanuts, for example, contains seven grams of protein. Then there’s the prevailing opinion that they just taste good.
Recent reports indicate that roughly 94% of American households have a jar of peanut butter in their cupboards or pantries. Many of these households will have more than one jar, of course. Since some people prefer chunky over smooth or smooth over chunky, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a few of each in most American kitchens.
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Grass fed beef and other meats are known to be some of the healthiest options for you and the planet. Americans are constantly eating meat in their dishes, which is why you should always choose the option that is going to bring you the most health benefits. Research has shown that, on average, Americans eat about 66.5 pounds of beef and 90 pounds of chicken every year! Grass-fed beef and other meats are known to have more benefits because they are sustainable meat op (more…)
Across the United States, over the past ten years, there has definitely been a culture shift that has taken place. This culture shift has taken place as the result of a number of different developments and one of the most important factors involves the expansion of technology. Technology has helped people communicate on a global scale and has opened up more people to other cultures and other ways of life.
Along with this expansion and acceptance of culture comes the spread of particular foods. For instance, right now across the United States, there are more Mexican restaurants than Italian Bistros and Chinese Kitchens. This is because the culture has been allowed to spread in ways not previously possible.
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For some people, it is very difficult and in fact nearly impossible to get going in the morning without a cup or two of coffee. A good go to for many who are looking for a pick me up, coffee is also a favorite for many who simply enjoy the taste and experience of a good cup of coffee. There are several cultures that tend to revolve their social interactions around gathering at a local cafe, chatting and catching up over coffee. The delicious bean based drink has the power to awaken and empower as well as to gather and socialize. Enjoyed a vast variety of ways, the tasty treat is preferred by countless individuals worldwide, sipping on it just the way they like it.
How do you take your coffee?
Every coffee joint has its regulars, the customers who keep coming ba (more…)
Many people within the United States enjoy the fine dining experience. Within the past year, for example, fine-dining visits increased by three percent. This means that thousands, and perhaps millions, of Americans are enjoying meals at upscale restaurants throughout the country.
Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that when households have incomes of $100,000 or more, they tend to spend more money for meals away from home. Whether they’re enjoying breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner at various types of dining establishments, the BLS reports that households within higher income brackets are responsible for 36% of the country’s overall spending for food away from home. While some fine dining establishments may be more expensive than others, the average per person cost for a nice meal is $28. (more…)
Meat is delicious. There’s nothing quite like crispy bacon or a juicy burger to get your mouth instantly watering. Many Americans are on the constant lookout for meat that can satisfy their taste buds and give them a healthy boost. Free range pork and wild caught Alaskan salmon is a great way of staying healthy and safe as you supplement your diet. They’re not just tastier, they’re proven to carry less diseases and are widely considered by many farmers to be more friendly to the environment. Not sure how that works? By the end of this list you’ll be wondering how you went so long without grass fed meat delivery.
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If you’re watching your weight there’s a lot of good news straight off the bat. Wild salmon has been found to have 30% few (more…)
One of the most beloved ingredients for many American families shouldn’t surprise you: it’s peanut butter. It’s so popular that wholly 90% of U.S. households consume it. Peanut butter is probably one of the most comforting foods in your cupboard, perhaps because so many of us have fond childhood memories that revolve around it. From munching on ants on a log after school lets out in the afternoon to devouring your grandma’s homemade peanut butter cookies around the holidays, you’ve probably passed your love of peanut products down to your own children to enjoy. But if you’re looking for new peanut recipes to delight your kiddos, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled three delicious and creative pe (more…)
Whiskey. It conjures to mind the old man sitting at a chair by the fire. Or the young professional sipping a double on the rocks at a trendy bar. There are archetypes: the manly man, the accomplished man. It is sipped by people all around the world. It is made from distilleries all around the world. The top five on the list of countries where people consume the most whiskey are:
- France at 2.15 liters per person
- Uruguay at 1.77 liters per person
- United States at 1.41 liters per person
- Australia at 1.3 liters per person
- Spain at 1.29 liters per person
In fact, whiskey consumption rose 17% in the United States between 2010 and 2015.
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Losing weight can seem like an impossible dream. You exercise as much as you can, but those extra pounds don’t seem to go away. You change your diet, but your scale still flashes the same frustrating numbers back at you. What’s a good way to keep your lifestyle changes to a minimum while still getting rid of a few excess pounds? It may help to start…small. The health benefits of nuts have been thoroughly studied by doctor and dreamer alike over the years, with quite a few positives to be had on the weight loss side of things.
They’re Chock Full Of Nutrients
Nuts are filled with vitamins and minerals, showing that great things really do come in small packages. Phytochemicals in nuts are being rigorously studied as we speak for their potential benefits on human health, bu (more…)
You have that picture in your head of a factory farm: It’s a large building, probably gray in color, massive like a warehouse. Inside, there are animals. They are in pens, corrals, and you think that this is the way that American farming works.
Unfortunately, this is all too often the case. American farming in the past thirty to forty to fifty years has undergone a strange transformation: Whereas, once there were pastoral and idyllic farms where chickens roamed freely on top of the grass and cows walked slowly through the pastures, American farming became solely dependent on a mechanism that drove them to far reaching measures, enacted because of one thing–money.
It started like this. In the 1930s, at the height of the Great Depression, American farmers were losing revenue on a vital staple of (more…)
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