Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Super Bowl

According to MensHealth.com:
1,200 calories - Average calorie intake during a Sunday football session

Potato chips - The most popular football snack, accounting for 27 billion calories and 1.8 billion grams of fat (OMG!) on Super Bowl Sunday alone

20 percent - Increase in antacid sales on the day after the Super Bowl

13,333 - Number of NFL linemen, at 300 pounds each, it would take to balance the 4 million pounds of fat consumed from potato chips alone by Americans on Super Bowl Sunday

10 feet - Depth to which the 43.8 million pounds of avocados consumed on Super Bowl Sunday would fill a stadium

30 million - Pounds of five popular snack foods Americans consume on Super Bowl Sunday (11.2 million pounds of potato chips, 8.2 million pounds of tortilla chips, 4.3 million pounds of pretzels, 3.8 million pounds of popcorn, and 2.5 million pounds of nuts)

Does that make you want to avoid every Super Bowl party for the rest of your life???

Instead of avoiding the party, offer to host it or to bring a dish...that way you can have a little control over what will be served. To help you do this I've compiled a list of websites with healthy Super Bowl recipes. And here is a previous post with 2 dip recipes - Babaganoush and Five Layer Mexican Dip.

Food Network's Ellie Krieger - Dips, Chili, Guacamole

1 comment:

  1. blair,
    very interesting super bowl facts.
    advocato consumption seems ubelievable. to change subject
    i would like your comments on a diet of grapefruit and hard boiled eggs. one of my coworkers is on this "diet". are there any risks he should be aware of.