We then transitioned to a lost topic from the previous Coastal Noise Podcast episode 15, where technical difficulties lead to the loss of a section in the show where we talked about pro athletes marketing junk food to kids. Studies from Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University are showing that foods that are energy dense, nutrient poor are some of the biggest products promoted by professional athletes. Worse yet, the viewers who see these advertisements for pizzas, chips, candy bars, snack foods, sodas and other sugary drinks, are primarily kids aged 12-17. Almost all endorsed beverages (93%) got %100 percent of their calories from sugar. Seeing as kids want to be pro athletes almost more than anything when they grow up, the results from the research are disturbing.
Continuing on with health related topics, we discussed raising livestock and health standards in America's meat industry. We talked a little bit about the Paleo Diet (see link for Dr. Loraine Cordain's website) and what information I've been collecting on it, as well as what steps I'm taking to impalement this eating regimen in my own diet. I plan to have own two new guests soon, Anthony Lizana and Doug Morrison, who both have experience with Paleo eating and can give us more information on this trending diet. The diet of past may very well be the diet of our future.
I left my seat in the middle of the show to get some water and, while I was away, discovered that Paul Walker had died. No one else at the table had heard yet. As an aside, I told the guys about the 92 year old Texas woman who kicked a burglar in the face when he tried to break into her house, not expecting to find her there. When things got hairy, the man tried to kidnap her and, while forcing on one of her shoe, she dominated his face with her heel. She plans to buy another gun for her home. "Maybe next time, I'll use it". You go granny. Other news included Jeff's pineapple is fully grown and is decked out with Christmas lights. Spoiler alert though: He's gonna eat it real soon. In spirit of the announcement, I looked up some interesting facts about pineapples during the show.
Camal Petro arrived on the scene, and since he's the sports guy, I had to stop to talk about the Alabama vs. Auburn game that had just concluded an hour and a half ago. The group talked about how incredible it was and what it meant in the continuing season. Camal Petro wrote an article and photographed the recent Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon held at Stennis Space Center yesterday for the Sun Herald. You can see the full story here.
Closing discussions included Black Friday Injuries and Death counts, which have been tallied up over the last several years and Jacob Skrmetti's plans to record a home album with his fellow band mates at Mississippi State University. CNP #16 is available here. Thanks for listening everyone, and Merry December!