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5 “bad” foods you should be eating

By Nicci Micco, February 22, 2010 - 11:25am

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Nicci asks: What food myth have you bought into?


Someone that loves BEETS, must be pretty smart! My grandmother always had beets in her garden, and all of my family learned to eat Grandma's pickled beets from an early age on!! Great fiber and beautiful on a plate!! Becky


03/04/2010 - 4:24pm

Excellent article! I think there are a lot of things that in moderation are o.k. Portion sizes in America and fast food on every corner are the real culprits. I'm glad to see that eggs made the list. Eggs are the 'backup' dinner for my 5 year old when he doesn't like what I've made. He always has to try what I've made, but if just doesn't like it, I'll make him a scrambled egg. I am wondering how many he can have in one week?


03/04/2010 - 5:15pm

How can someone who has a master's in nutrition and whose focus is weight management, with good conscience, be addicted to ice cream and pizza? Next to chips and soda they are two of the most fattening foods, not to mention high in cholesterol, that i can think of? What happened to apples, oranges and other fruits to satisfy the sweet tooth. Too much pizza is too hard on the arteries.


03/05/2010 - 12:05am

Was told by my Grandmother never to serve Rubarb and pineapple pieces together as a dessert as it is a poison that can make you sick or kill you. Is this true.


03/05/2010 - 5:10pm

A myth my grandmother told me and I ask if it is true. you must never eat rubarb and pineapple together as it becomes poisonous.


03/05/2010 - 5:16pm

My Grandmother told me that I must never mix Rubarb and pineapple together as a dessert because it is poisonous. Is this true.


03/05/2010 - 5:39pm

any kind of pasta makes you fat


03/05/2010 - 10:23pm

Thanks so much for your article. I had a heart attack 2+ years ago, and while trying to maintain a "heart healthy" diet, have been depressed by the foods I had to "give up". I believe all the bad rep foods you mentioned were on my "don't eat" list, especially eggs and red meat. I will gladly add them back into my diet (in moderation, of course).


03/07/2010 - 12:24am

Now that I've been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, I have to say good-bye to all good-tasting food unless it's been over-processed, wrapped in shrink wrap or in a box, and hiding in the 2-shelf "health food" section of your grocer's freezer.


03/07/2010 - 9:39am

I put very little stock in these reports. My wife is a doctor of medicine annd does cancer based research related to CAM. I know that if you torture the numbers long enough they will confess to anything. First you have to look at who is paying for these various studies. There is no magic bullet....but it isnt beef and potatoes I can tell you that. I wonder why you dont list sweet potatoes.if any at all...instead of regular potatoes.....according to many reports they are about twice as healthy as regular ones....and despite the name sweet potatoes are better for diabetics.


03/08/2010 - 5:10pm

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