When I think about all the crap I ate as a kid, I marvel that I've lived this long.
A typical dinner in the Shenker household consisted of a big slab o'
red meat and a heaping helping o' Tater Tots. Unless, of course, we were eating MSG-laced Chinese food or Kentucky Fried Chicken. (Look here for a great infographic of the worst fast food sandwiches nutrition-wise.) The local candy store offered kids the 1960s equivalent of crack -- Pixie Stix (pure sugar in a straw) and NikLNips, tiny wax bottles of liquid sugar. Our parents didn't think they were killing us or screwing-up our brain cells. We were just being well-fed in the 1960's.
This past weekend, I visited a Farmers Market in East Hampton and was presented with a wide range of farm-to-table options. I marvel at how fresh food has become such big business. (One can even buy Amagansett Sea Salt for $11.)
Only time will tell if "clean eating" will result in a longer life or more lucid thoughts. I sure feel better as I start my day with a heaping bowl of multi-grain gluten-free something-or-other and 0% plain Fage. Hmmm...I wonder if it would taste better if I sprinkled a little Cap'n Crunch on the top!
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