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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?


I was told that eggplant and mushrooms are VERY BAD for everyone...they should be avoided at all costs!


03/19/2010 - 1:23am

i dont knw if its a myth but i bought squash for better eye sight.


03/19/2010 - 1:13am

farmer's wife... have you done your research?

The reason the majority of milk farmers (aka factory farms) give their cows antibiotics is because the cows, who are raised in such unnatural, disease-inducing environments, would mostly die without them. They're not just giving antibiotics to otherwise healthy cows who became sick through natural processes.

And like the other commenter said, if it's in the cow, it's in the milk.


03/19/2010 - 12:47am

I stay away from carbs in the form of breads, pasta and rice, and only eat cereal once or twice a week. I also make my omelets with only egg whites, NEVER the yolks! If I do eat pasta, bread or rice, it's only whole grain (and only brown rice)


03/19/2010 - 12:35am

I agree with you on four of the five foods, beef being the exception. Beef cattle are shot full of hormones and antibiotics. It doesn't matter how lean the cut they are still present in the beef and they are NOT healthy! Unless beef is certified organic these hormones and chemicals are in there. The FDA does not require these items to be listed on the package because technically they were added to the cow while it was still alive and not to the beef itself. It would be the same as if I knowingly fed my cow arsenic and gave you a glass of her milk. Did I poison you? The government says no. You would probably beg to differ! When you chose to eat beef, saturated fat is probably the least of your worries!


03/18/2010 - 11:46pm

Now I won't feel guilty when I eat a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup!


03/18/2010 - 11:44pm

Avocados were thought to be high calorie, high fat at one time, but I didn't buy that for long!


03/18/2010 - 11:31pm

I love pasta, what about pasta and white rice?



03/18/2010 - 10:18pm

I bought into beef and peanut butter. I was told to cut out beef, my wife and I use beef as a type of congatulatory meal, maybe four or five times a year. Peanut butter also was said to be bad, "only eat old-fashioned peanut butter" (the peanut butter with oil on top) and precious little of that. I love peanut butter and am fine with the beef situation. We will continue to eat steak as a treat, my wife could eat it every night if I cooked it for her. I'm happy to know that peanut butter is good for me, in moderation of course.


03/18/2010 - 9:55pm

eating healthy isn't about avoiding foods. it's about eating smartly and not too much of anything. eat everything and enjoy it! if you see 'the pounds creeping on' change the diet just a hair. don't jump into the fads...


03/18/2010 - 8:53pm

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