Fun Facts



Thinking about a favorite food triggers the release of dopamine, a feel-good hormone.

During the average meal, you eat over 90,000 miles of DNA.

Microwaving food does not diminish the nutrients. When done right, it's actually one of the most nutritionally sound methods in food preparation.

The English word ‘dinner’ comes from the French word ‘disnar’ which means breakfast. It was the first meal of the day and also the biggest. As time went by the biggest meal of the day was considered the dinner and hence the name was given.

 

Ginger can help reduce exercise-induced muscle pain by up to 25%.

Banana, tomatoes, pumpkin and watermelon are all berries, while strawberry, raspberry and blackberry are not berries.

The colour blue is the least common colour in the natural foods that we eat.

Temperature can affect food appetite; A cold person is more likely to eat more food.

There are approximately 60 nutrients which are placed in six major categories: proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, and water.

It takes 3500 calories to make a pound.

A person will eat an average of 35 tons of food in his or her lifetime, or 1,500 pounds of food a year.

Cibophobia- Fear of food; Food Neophobia- Fear of having unfamiliar food items; Geumophobia- Fear of taste; Mageirocophobia- Fear of cooking; Phagophobia- Fear of swallowing.

 

Opsomania is the obsessive love for one kind of food; Phagomania- Excessive desire to eat food.

Honey is the only food that will never rot, it can last 3000 years.

Cheese is the most stolen food in the world.

Eskimos use refrigerators to stop their food from freezing.