I just deleted hundreds and hundreds of comments in the form of spam. You can’t believe how much the site gets and it knows NO boundaries. ANYTHING you can think of, from somewhat appropriate things like diet pills and supplements to every male enhancement drug (I realize I should never say the word FOOTBALL on here…whoops, I just said it again) to coupon sites, celebrity (and not so celebrity) sex videos and I get spam about….and it causes way too much wasted time! But why do we call it spam? How did it end up with the same name as that funny meat in can, which I can honestly say, I have never personally tasted, but is a staple for many, as it is subsidized by the U.S. government and is common food on Indian reservations (and many people’s pantry).
Ironically, there is an article in today’s newspaper about the correlation between eating Spam and developing diabetes. In a study of 2,000 Native Americans from 4 different states, those who ate the most canned meat, (Spam or spam which is the generic term for any canned, processed canned meat) developed diabetes at twice the rate of those that ate the least. With very few ingredients in canned, processed meat, none of them sweet (though I do think potato starch is part of the mix) one might wonder why it might be related to increases in diabetes. Me, I have my very strong suspicions and I don’t think it’s the potato starch.
Spam and spam. They have a lot in common and seem pretty harmless, but in reality…there probably aint nothing good about either!
We will miss the “kids,” tonight, but music calls and they are answering. Good for them! I feel a day off from cooking and a possible visit to the Falafel Bistro where finding a good meatless meal is as easy as finding any other kind of meal…except, of course, Spam!
- ‘Spam’ meat tied to diabetes risk in Native Americans: Study (vancouversun.com)