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(SFGate)   In a shocking twist of events that suprises everyone, "Southern" diets have been linked with cancer, heart disease, and stroke   (sfgate.com) divider line 16
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2013-02-08 09:28:26 AM
3 votes:
Worth it
2013-02-08 09:45:03 AM
2 votes:
Yeah, because living past 65 is so worth the sacrifice.  Starve yourself now so you can fill up on loneliness, poverty, and the ache of unfulfilled dreams.  No thanks.

The majority of 65+ people I know are shells of their former selves.  They can't compete at any physical tasks - even something as non-athletic as golf in which they move the "forward" tees up about 20 yards from the green.  They're basically mentally retarded - "I learned a new card game this month!  I'm a genius!  What's trump again?"  And socially, no one wants them around because all they want to do is ask a bunch of idiotic yet personal questions and force hugs on people who don't want them.  There's a reason why there used to be a rocking chair in near the window in the attic - so the occasional genetic mishap could sit up there and watch the dust bowl unfold while the rest of the family tried to enjoy their already miserable lives.  Now with so many medications pumped into their veins - basically raw stimulants and pain killers - these translucent skin farks get to wander around grocery stores looking terrified that someone might push a cart within three aisles of them.  The two things they pray for are death and the chance sighting of a baby, who will stare at them while they make funny faces, only half of which are voluntary.

We've got a nightmare coming too - about a hundred million of them are about to leave the larvae stage and become elderly butterflies with enough meds and bionic body parts to live another thirty to forty years.  We need to build more concentration camps, like that shiat hole down in Florida, to coral them all up in golf carts and hand-clapping classes.  "Yes, yes, you're living a full life - now stand in this line and dance.  Smile you fark!  We're trying to sell property here!"  God bless those retirement account fleecing places - they keep all the old corralled within one walled in place, like a thriving cancer cell.  We need more of them to handle the coming oldpocolypse.
2013-02-08 01:25:43 PM
1 votes:
Bullshiat

All four grandparents ate heavily.
More cream than coffee.
Typical breakfast - Eggs and bacon, biscuits/gravy for breakfast.
Typical lunch - two pork chop, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob/butter, bacon fat sautéed green beans, home made apple pie.
Typical dinner - steak, potatoes, macaroni/cheese, plate of fresh vegetables, fresh yeast rolls/butter. Homemade pecan pie.

All four lived deep into their 90s and were active. No arthritis, no canes or walkers. No eyesight problems, etc.
Aunts and uncles lived well into their 90s. Ate like starving soldiers.
Not a single relative was overweight, had heart trouble or high BP. All nine went in their sleep without prior problems.

However, parents a different story. Obese, died early from typical problems associated with this article. Only took one generation.

Difference?

Older relatives lived off food they grew or butchered themselves. It was real food, untouched by groceries, food marketers, pesticides, etc etc.

The difference is so remarkable it cannot be denied. Real food is not the problem. What we call "food" today is the problem.
2013-02-08 10:13:34 AM
1 votes:
Damn, now I want a chicken fried bacon appetizer with cream gravy, followed by a chicken fried steak covered in cream gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, biscuits, and some beer.Followed up with some type of fruit cobbler that is heavy on the dough.Lunch can't get here quick enough.
2013-02-08 10:12:55 AM
1 votes:
Having formally lived in the South for more than 20 years I can tell you that the food there is indeed delicious.  Charleston, SC has some wonderful food and even has gourmet restaurants
specializing in Southern Cooking which have been featured on the Food Channel.http://www.mavericksouthernkitchens.com/highcotton/charleston /

The reason the food is artery clogging is due to the history of the South, the South is poor and when you don't have much to eat you try and figure out how to get the most you can out of whatever
food you happen to get so people quickly found that by frying anything it would taste good and give you enough calories to get through the day.

Fried Chicken.
Fried Okra
Fried Green Tomatoes (Yes, this is an actual dish and not just a movie title)
Fried Shrimp
Country Fried Steak (Basically a cheap cut of red meat dipped in batter and fried in a pan for more flavor)
Hush Puppies

Or add Bacon to a dish  - Butter Beans / Black Eyed Peas with plenty of Butter and bacon.

Biscuits dripping with honey butter.

This wasn't a problem as long as you worked on a farm, I have many relatives who worked on farms in the 50's and 60's and would butcher their own hogs to make bacon/sausage, fried their chicken every day and would wash everything down with Tea or RC Cola and they were lean and strong as horses from working in the fields all day.   But once the farm land was sold in the 70's they continued to eat like they used to and quickly became obese.

Ribs are particularly dangerous in the South, my gosh those people know how to cook ribs and they taste so good!

I moved up North when I was in my late 20's and got involved in the 'Gym Culture' right away so I am more careful with what I eat but I do enjoy Southern Food when I get the chance to visit.
2013-02-08 10:05:51 AM
1 votes:

spentmiles: Yeah, because living past 65 is so worth the sacrifice.  Starve yourself now so you can fill up on loneliness, poverty, and the ache of unfulfilled dreams.  No thanks.

The majority of 65+ people I know are shells of their former selves.  They can't compete at any physical tasks - even something as non-athletic as golf in which they move the "forward" tees up about 20 yards from the green.  They're basically mentally retarded - ... Now with so many medications pumped into their veins - basically raw stimulants and pain killers - these translucent skin farks get to wander around grocery stores looking terrified that someone might push a cart within three aisles of them.  The two things they pray for are death and the chance sighting of a baby, who will stare at them while they make funny faces, only half of which are voluntary.


Old people can be annoying, but being truly old happens when you give up and stop taking care of your body and your mind. The bonus is that most old people who take care of themselves don't typically need to live on pills and joint replacements. I guess you will be one of those people who give up early. 65 is still very young in my family.

/plans on being an old person who lives to annoy people for a long while, but at least my partner and I will have each other
//works with older people in a healthcare setting and it's amazing how a 90 year old can seem fitter or even younger than a 60 year old, simply because the 90 year old has stayed active
2013-02-08 09:53:45 AM
1 votes:

spentmiles: Yeah, because living past 65 is so worth the sacrifice.  Starve yourself now so you can fill up on loneliness, poverty, and the ache of unfulfilled dreams.  No thanks.

The majority of 65+ people I know are shells of their former selves.  They can't compete at any physical tasks - even something as non-athletic as golf in which they move the "forward" tees up about 20 yards from the green.  They're basically mentally retarded - "I learned a new card game this month!  I'm a genius!  What's trump again?"  And socially, no one wants them around because all they want to do is ask a bunch of idiotic yet personal questions and force hugs on people who don't want them.  There's a reason why there used to be a rocking chair in near the window in the attic - so the occasional genetic mishap could sit up there and watch the dust bowl unfold while the rest of the family tried to enjoy their already miserable lives.  Now with so many medications pumped into their veins - basically raw stimulants and pain killers - these translucent skin farks get to wander around grocery stores looking terrified that someone might push a cart within three aisles of them.  The two things they pray for are death and the chance sighting of a baby, who will stare at them while they make funny faces, only half of which are voluntary.

We've got a nightmare coming too - about a hundred million of them are about to leave the larvae stage and become elderly butterflies with enough meds and bionic body parts to live another thirty to forty years.  We need to build more concentration camps, like that shiat hole down in Florida, to coral them all up in golf carts and hand-clapping classes.  "Yes, yes, you're living a full life - now stand in this line and dance.  Smile you fark!  We're trying to sell property here!"  God bless those retirement account fleecing places - they keep all the old corralled within one walled in place, like a thriving cancer cell.  We need more of them to handle the coming oldpoc ...


I'm over 65, and I resemble your remarks.
Oh, wait.....
2013-02-08 09:39:49 AM
1 votes:

LeafyGreens: "There were 138 strokes among the 4,977 who ate the most Southern food, compared to 109 strokes among the 5,156 people eating the least of it."


Oooo!

Pass the biscuits and gravy, please.


2.8% vs 2.1%

I'll take them next.
2013-02-08 09:39:20 AM
1 votes:
Yesterday for lunch I had fried chicken and waffles.  Suck it, Arugula-humpers
2013-02-08 09:39:11 AM
1 votes:
So why do people that aren't southerners get those diseases?

/Just curious ; )
2013-02-08 09:35:42 AM
1 votes:
I smoked some ribs last weekend that had the equivalent of a cartons worth of mesquite cigarettes.
2013-02-08 09:35:05 AM
1 votes:
"There were 138 strokes among the 4,977 who ate the most Southern food, compared to 109 strokes among the 5,156 people eating the least of it."


Oooo!

Pass the biscuits and gravy, please.
2013-02-08 09:31:55 AM
1 votes:
Stand back y'all, I'ma 'bout ta do Science!
2013-02-08 09:29:34 AM
1 votes:
I'm going to Waffle House right now.
2013-02-08 09:26:56 AM
1 votes:
Oblig.
www.mrchuckles.net
2013-02-08 09:25:30 AM
1 votes:
but enough about honey boo boo
 
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