If you celebrate Christmas, it’s possible your stomach will hurt by the end of the day.
Over-indulgence isn’t the reason for the season, but it is a crucial part of it. The enshrining of a hunk of protein is central to the feast: a ham, a roast of beef, the goose that is all the poor Cratchits of A Christmas Carol can afford before Scrooge’s change of heart, or the “prize turkey” that he sends them when he wakes up and discovers it is still Christmas Day.
Not all foods are created equal. Some foods, in fact, from a nutritionist’s point of view, barely count as foods at all.
Among these are doughnuts, pizza, ice cream, candy, soda pop, chips, chocolate pudding, and bacon—as well as beer, wine, and any other conceivable form of booze.
By Diana Wilkinson, The George Washington University
Whenever my mom tells stories about her life as a young working professional, she typically reminisces about her first job, her first apartment, and how she lived off meals like packaged ramen noodles.
I realized I had come to a similar point in my life as I carefully stacked about 30 packages of ramen noodles on top of my fridge. Instant ramen noodles still give young people (including me) a quick, easy and moderately tasty meal for a very low cost. A 12-pack of beef-flavored Maruchan Ramen is just under $2.25. That’s potentially 12 meals for just 19 cents each. While they may ...