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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?


What about cheese? I've been told most of life that cheese is fattening and causes problems in the digestive system (to be less polite, I was told it can give you constipation), but I love it and have never really felt ill effects from it. I eat at least one piece of colby jack cheese every day, sometimes with crackers or on a salad, and sometimes as a side dish during lunch. I also love to complement a glass of wine with brie or camembert cheese on crackers now and then. Is cheese really as unhealthy as I was taught?


04/29/2010 - 2:17am



04/29/2010 - 5:33am

Bad Rep: Full of carbohydrates and raises GI quick.
Good news: If pasta is cooked a little less than neccessary, cooled down completely and then reheated, the carbohydrates glue together somehow so that they are no longer digestible ( not the best wording - sorry my english is limited). The effect is that the GI stays down. Attention the calories remain the same.
( Same effect with rice and potatoes!)


04/29/2010 - 5:59am

Should we really eat them? Talk frankly" Is it another marketing tactic?


04/29/2010 - 6:28am

Food myth: That we need to stick to fat-free rice cakes to lose weight! Haven't we all noticed how, when on a "diet" of not eating this or that, our bodies just rebel, wanting the forbidden foods even more?! And could you imagine how hungry we'd be if we limited our calories that much?!
I've discovered that whole foods are incredibly satisfying (yes, even nuts, avocados, and eggs WITH the yolk). And they're so nourishing.
No, we can't eat a ton of some latest, greatest diet food and magically attain the perfect body we want. We need to adopt a lifestyle of eating healthy foods daily. We end up with an appetite for healthy foods, discovering that they make us feel so good, and (when we're hungry), they even taste so good! With healthy daily habits, we can even afford to "splurge", without sabotaging our efforts. It's all good.


04/29/2010 - 12:38pm

actually a question my 11 year old daughter is worried about her body she's medium sized could u give me a schedule on what she should eat


04/29/2010 - 4:17pm

Asparagus, helps to fend off stomache cancer?????


04/29/2010 - 4:35pm

potato chips


04/30/2010 - 1:57am

What about the bad rep on cheese? How it's high in fat and causes constipation?


04/30/2010 - 2:05am

my family has always eaten well.
eggs good source of complete protein, brown bread, meat only every 2nd day, cereal in the morning, but not the artificial from today with loads of sugar, more oats. lots of chicken...but cake too. it is a good source of protein ( if you use lots of eggs,) and flour for protein, and lots of fruit.either on top or inside. that is more or less a balanced meal for children for school. and not the various bars. these are only loaded with starch and sugar.
so there is nothing new for us.
however I think it is good for the various dietitians, who only jump on the bandwagon. ( time when there was NO eggs) depriving people of excellent protein. and the support of margarine! just cheap hydrogenated fats, sold for a lot of money. sop it seems they are made better now. nevertheless you have oils and butter if not too much is a healthier option !
yours erika
i have not bought into any myth I use my brain and books yo inform me and evaluate various new ideas


04/30/2010 - 5:04am

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