Americans love food, and I’ll be the first to admit I look forward to what I’m having for dinner while eating breakfast. Food’s a necessity; so why not learn a few crazy facts about what we’re eating! We cook daily for our kids, our husbands and ourselves. We make coffee runs and grab ice cream cones on hot summer days for the kids. We go to fancy restaurants on date nights and eat breakfast in bed on weekends. Simply put, food is a huge part of our everyday lives. Since we can’t go without it (and who would want to?), let’s learn some interesting facts about food you may not know, some of which may even surprise you!
31 million Americans skip breakfast
According to a survey conducted by the NDP group, 31 million Americans — or roughly 10 percent of the population — are skipping breakfast each day. Breakfast revs up our metabolisms and gives our bodies and brains the energy needed to get going. Make it a priority to eat breakfast each and every day!
Fresh bread is the most commonly purchased food
While there’s no doubt that we love our pizza and cheeseburgers, fresh bread ranks as the most commonly purchased food, according to a survey conducted by Nielsen. Ninety-seven percent of homes purchased bread in the past year — but we can guarantee not all of these homes purchased McDonalds cheeseburgers.
Lemons are one of the healthiest foods in the world
According to Fitness Magzine, lemons rank as one of the world’s healthiest foods. Why? One lemon contains your daily dose of vitamin C, it cleanses the liver, boosts your immunity and aids in weight loss. We recommend adding freshly sliced lemons to your water each morning.