Friday, August 19, 2016
How many sandwiches did you eat this year so far?
The Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montague, really started something in 1762. Legend has it he was playing cards and got hungry. He asked for some meat with bread on both sides so the cards wouldn't get greasy.
The rest is culinary glory.
Within any two-week period, 95% of all American households will consume at least one sandwich.
The National Cattleman's Assn reports that we eat at least 100 burgers a year.
According to Texas A&M University's Steven Reichman, associate professor of health and kinesiology, there is nothing wrong with sandwiches--but you might want to pay attention to both the bread and the meat.
Whole grain bread--lean meat.
Still, Reichman admits he eats hambugers--not the leanest--occasionally. And kids eat 1,500 PB&Js by high school graduation.
McDonald's sells 75 burgers a second.
This is making me hungry--how about you?