Everyday, we eat food and drink beverages like they're going out of style. We eat anything from apples and oranges to pasta and meatballs. Moreover, our beverages hold a huge variety as well: Water, sports drinks, energy drinks, juices, wines, beers, champagnes, and so on so forth. Now, despite all these great cuisines and delightful drinks, many us forget one important aspect in the process: We are consuming atoms! Yes, atoms. And not just a few dozen. For instance, a typical meal could contain many billions or trillions of atoms; and if you count the number of neutrons, protons, and electrons, the sum skyrockets even higher! So, the next time we bite into a tasty granola bar or sip a cool glass of green tea, we must acknowledge all the atomic and subatomic particles tossed down the hatch as well.
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