Eating loads of fruit and vegetables - 10 portions a day - may give us longer lives, say researchers. The study, by Imperial College London, calculated such eating habits could prevent 7.8 million premature deaths each year.Calculated? 7.8 million? Why not get more precise? 7,843,671.49 premature deaths sounds more scientific. But did they actually calculate? Later paragraph:
The researchers do not know if eating even more fruit and veg would have even greater health benefits as there is little evidence out there to review.Got it. Little evidence, therefore we MUST do it. Admittedly the article has one marginally good point. Unlike most nutrition crap, it specifies the meaning of "portion"......
A portion counts as 80g (3oz) of fruit or veg - the equivalent of a small banana, a pear or three heaped tablespoons of spinach or peas.This only makes the nonsense more obvious. If you eat ten bananas or ten pears or 30 tablespoons of peas, you're going to get sick. = = = = = Graphic serendipity sidenote: I meant to show Happystar eating a huge pile of peas. The result looks more like Happystar is puking the peas.... which fits the sentence above.
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.