Friday, February 8th, 2013
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"Traditional Southern Diet" Will Put You In Traditional Southern Grave

That bowl of ranch dressing is the perfect finishing touch.Fried chicken, ham, bacon, "sweet tea" and huge store-bought cakes are the five major food groups of the Southern United States, and there are apparently some health consequences to eating nothing but fat, lard, corn syrup and factory slaughtered antibiotic-filled pigs and chickens.

People who ate Southern food six times a week had a 41% higher risk of stroke, compared with people who ate such food once a month. And, the study found, a traditional Southern diet accounted for 63% of the higher risk of stroke among African Americans, compared with white Americans.

The study followed 20,000 white and black Americans who enjoy the "traditional Southern diet" of "fried chicken and fish, bacon, ham and sweet teas." They were already expected to die from diabetes and heart attacks, but this is the first research to show they can also expect to die from strokes, obviously.

Photo by Randy OHC.

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jolie (#16)

That's not ranch dressing in that bowl, it's white gravy.

BadUncle (#153)

@jolie Could very well be Rush Limbaugh's urine sample.

@jolie

Thank you for saying it so I didn't have to.

deepomega (#1,720)

Ranch Dressing Cleanse.

WindowSeat (#180)

Ham Biscuits wouldn't hurt a fly.

BadUncle (#153)

But doesn't this study just fly in the face of Atkins-diet science?

Ham Snadwich (#11,842)

@BadUncle

1. "Science"
2. Pretty sure biscuits are the antithesis of Atkins.

BadUncle (#153)

@Ham Snadwich Ah, so it's biscuits that are dragging the south into the ambulence, eh?

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

@BadUncle Nope. Atkins is only about keeping you skinny. Whether you stay alive or not is irrelevant.

Not to get all nitpicky but this traditional Southern diet is bullshit kind of like Italian and Italian-American are different. An awful lot of traditional Southern food is beans and greens (kale, collard, turnip, mustard)that are pretty damn good for you, even w/ the requisite salt pork or lard they're cooked w/. Not even going to attempt to redeem sweet tea, though.

@Brooklyn Battery All I remember is reading about "pussel-gutted" characters in Faulkner novels. Cold greens kill.

Permanent. Democratic. Majority.

libmas (#231)

"People who ate Southern food six times a week had a 41% higher risk of stroke, compared with people who ate such food once a month."

Kind of a big gap between "six times a week" and "once a month," isn't there?

What are the longevity percentages of people who watch Paula Deen, Ina Garten and Two Fat Ladies and base all of their food choices thereon?

RoyRiegels (#241,599)

nice topic

JMarsh (#242,509)

yes, its nice

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