Monday, August 25, 2014

Butter, Meat, and Cheese Are Good For You?!?

No, you are not living in The Matrix. I am talking about how all the stuff you've gone to great lengths to exclude from your diet has been wrong. 

Go ahead and do the  happy dance. Or at least sway to the beat like this.

This phenomenal new way of thinking about healthy eating for people is in a book by Nina Teicholz called The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. Take a look at this interview where she lays out her reasoning.

Larry Parks Interviews Nina Teicholz about The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet from LarryParks on Vimeo.

Is it all crazy talk? Well, the Wall Street Journal argues that she has a fact based argument on why low fat nutrition advice is wrong. If it is true then you have one more reason to enjoy our delicious milk and the healthy dairy products made from it.

Agent 101, reporting from the Udder Side.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ice Cream and Science

Two terrible things can happen in the middle of summer: you can get stupid from being out of school and you can get hot. But what if you could cure both of those ills with one delicious treat? Hmmmm.....

July is National Ice Cream month and there is no better way to cool down than to do so with scoops of your favorite flavor. But don't get a brain freeze thinking that the cold freezey treat is a simple thing. There's science stuff going on here with ice cream.

How do you make the best ice cream? Lets watch a video. Feel free to grab some ice cream to munch on first.

Now that we've got your taste buds salivating for more and your brain fully pumping, lets go out on the edge of ice cream science. Now that we know how to make the best tasting ice cream, why not explore the best shaped ice cream?

Researchers at MIT have created a 3-D ice cream printing machine. Ladies and gentlemen, simply put, we have entered a new world of ice cream.

Now go out and scoop yourself up some ice cream, celebrate National Ice Cream month, and think some science thoughts. You're practically a genius already.

Agent 222, reporting from the Udder Side.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Dairy Farmer at Disney

Well, The Farmer and his family took a trip down to Disney World. And he probably thought he could get away from us.

Fat chance.
Dairy Cow at Epcot
I had a great time stalking following him around the parks and resorts. Along the way I took notice of a few dairy good things. While Disney was not celebrating June Dairy Month (WHY NOT!), I did see that they were very supportive of dairy products. You couldn't throw a stick and not find somebody selling ice cream of some sort. You could find it in all kinds of desserts and even on a stick shaped like Mickey Mouse himself. I caught The Farmer beating the Florida heat more than once with some of that ice cream.

Speaking of that famous mouse, I think there is no doubt that he is a milk drinker. 

Mickey Mouse Milk
Chef Mickey says to drink at least three glasses of milk a day and I couldn't agree more! No wonder The Farmer likes that mouse.

Agent 442, reporting from the Udder Side.