Episode 61: Food Myths

Monday, September 11, 2017
On this week's episode, we are busting food myths left and right, including whether you should rinse your chicken before using it, drinking 8 glasses of water everyday, and if salt decreases the boiling point. So many myths busted! Plus, we help our Food Fight listener organize her freezer for the sake of toaster waffles.

Nightcap to help you sleep?

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Let's taco 'bout it!

Wash your chicken?

  • Food Myth #3: You need to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Myth! This started in 1945 US Food and Nutrition Board came out and said you need 2.5 liters of water a day, but everyone ignored the following sentence that said you could get a lot of the needed water through prepared foods.
  • Food Myth #4: An alcoholic nightcap will help you sleep better. Myth! Alcohol can make you get to sleep faster, but beyond that, this is a myth! In fact, you are going to mess up your sleeping pattern according to studies at the Henry Ford Health Systems.
  • Food Myth #5: Salt will lower the boiling point and make your water boil faster. Myth! Salt actually causes boiling point elevation. However, when salt is added when it's close to boiling, the salt provides many more nucleation sites for bubbles, so it appears to help water boil faster.
  • Our Food Fight listener is struggling with no room in the freezer. Remember, the life changing magic of tidying up! And cook and shop your own fridge and freezer. Also, use bins for organization.

Run Time: 47 minutes

Sponsors: Our podcast is brought to you by our awesome and food-loving sponsor, Ikea!

It's Annual Swedish Crayfish Party time!

Our sponsor for this week's episode is the Draper Utah IKEA (67 West IKEA Way, Draper, Ut 84020). IKEA Draper and other participating IKEA stores are having their special end-of-summer celebration: the Annual Swedish Crayfish Party on Friday, September 15, 2017.

There will be drinks, crayfish, desserts, and lots of traditional Swedish food. Plus, we will be hosting a fun crayfish/crawfish inspired-quiz with fun prizes. We hope to see you there!

Ask a Restaurant co-worker for more details and to purchase your tickets. Seating is limited. IKEA Family members get special pricing, so sign up in store or on the IKEA store app.


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