July 29, 2009
Wonder foods, Part I -- Blue M&M's
US News.com just ran one of those fun little collections of wonder foods. The five foods in the article are Blue M&M's, Grapefruit, Peas, Watermelon and Chocolate.:
Can Blue M&M's, Blue Gatorade Protect Your Spine? Surprisingly Helpful Foods -- 5 foods or food additives that may pack unexpected health benefits
Blue M&M's -- Blue Dye No. 1, used in blue M&M's is almost identical to another blue dye that helped rats with spine injuries recover, according to a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The dye did temporarily turn the rats blue.
But not brown ones! -- This was news to me, but is evidently well known in some circles. A backstage concert rider (contract clause) specified what munchies should be provided, including M&M's, but "absolutely no brown ones." The rider is available on The Conglomerate blog.
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Posted by: Grand Casino | Nov 2, 2009 5:42:19 AM
Thanks for your kind words! I'd forgotten about this post. Kind of makes me want to go eat some blue M&M's.
Posted by: Donna M. Byrne | Nov 2, 2009 10:43:46 AM