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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 am sick of doctors and training professionals that have bought into the high protein diets like Atkins. I tried the diet years ago and I felt horrible -- especially the first week. My trainer today is high on protein low carbs and the doctor that works out with him is also of the same thought process. I also travelled a lot and it's a carb world out there when I was on the high protein diet. I wish that for once professionals could agree on a GOOD diet. I for one think the Mediterranean diet makes the most sense with a balance of fruits, veggies, protein etc.


05/02/2010 - 9:32am

I don't know that this is a myth, probably it isn't, but it's related to peanut butter, which I love and since I've just read your article "5 'bad' foods", I'll reveal the "myth" and ask you if it's true.

I'm hypothyroid and on meds. I've read the peanut butter, and peanuts, contain goitrogens (as do many other foods) and I'm wondering if perhaps I ought to avoid them, meaning I would need to avoid peanut butter.

I adore peanut butter, ate it every day on toast for breakfast most of my life until about a year ago, and as a child had a peanut butter sandwich for lunch nearly every day. Sooooo.... I'd love to have peanut butter every morning for breakfast but I'm concerned that it might not be so good for me.


05/01/2010 - 5:20pm

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

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


04/30/2010 - 2:05am

potato chips


04/30/2010 - 1:57am

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


04/29/2010 - 4:35pm

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

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

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


04/29/2010 - 6:28am

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

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