5 more mind-blowing facts about food

1. Drink more wine in the bar, not because it is good, but because the music is loud

Studies have shown that the volume of music can change people's drinking habits. Loud music seems to make people drink more and faster.

2. The expiry date of bottled water has nothing to do with the water itself

Water doesn't expire, but bottles do. Plastic bottles will leak chemical particles into the water over time. Although it will not make the water harmful, it will reduce the freshness of the water. Also, many companies bottle water using the machines they use to bottle sodas and other beverages. Those beverages do expire and should carry an expiration date. It's more efficient to simply put a stamp on all the bottles rather than dedicating a special machine just for bottled water with no expiration date.

3. Honey is actually the vomit of bees

When bees collect nectar, they take nectar and keep it in their stomachs. Once back in the hive, the nectar is expelled back into the hive. The processor bee stores the nectar in its honey crop and regurgitates(bringing swallowed food up again to the mouth) it to a bee that’s closer to the honeycomb for storage. So, honey is the vomit of many bees combined.

4. Sweet drinks can cause dementia

Studies have shown that people who drink one or more artificially sweetened drinks a day are three times more likely to develop dementia than others. Many people choose diet soft drinks in the belief that they are a healthier alternative to sugary drinks, but these have been associated with an increase in metabolic and cardiovascular risk effects that can increase the risk of cerebrovascular disease and dementia.

5. Carrots were actually purple

As we always have seen carrots as orange, the first of its kind has a purple color on the outside and yellow on the inside. These are first cultivated in Afghanistan then reached Europe and China during the Middle Ages. It was just until the 1500s when orange carrots exist in Europe, while its purple variety spread in Middle Eastern and Asian regions.

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