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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?


Why does everybody have to write nutrition articles from the perspective of loosing weight? Believe it or not, some of use don't need to worry about weight (other than keeping it up). I am one of those...but finding out what I should eat or should not eat is horribly difficult.

I end up drinking protein shakes to keep my weight up when I am "eating healthy" -- but I suspect that is NOT the healthy way to live!

Can you point me to any good sources where I can learn about what is good, healthy eating without a focus on weight loss?


04/05/2013 - 10:30am

@Anonymous (who wants to "keep up" your weight) I suggest searching for articles and ways to MAINTAIN your weight :) That may help.


05/19/2013 - 2:00pm

Do protein drink s keep weight on you


05/21/2013 - 6:43am

The lie- 2% milk is bad for you. Choose low fat milk. I call bs on that.


06/06/2013 - 10:27pm

Loxely bit of info on the potatoes. Since being diagnosed as diabetic, I've been avoiding them like th plague and they're one of my favorite foods. Will try the oven baked fries with a bit of olive oil and see if it does the trick. As for which myth I bought into: the potato one and also the idea that peanut butter was bad. I hear it so often, even my trainer told me to stay away from it. I still use it though, and you're right. It has such a strong flavor that a little does go a long way and just a tablespoon is plenty for a satisfying sandwich.


06/11/2013 - 4:22am

dumb post


06/17/2013 - 9:27pm

Raw milk is bad for you. This is a myth. It is better for you that processed milk.


07/26/2013 - 10:33pm

Eating at night (anything except maybe a small piece of fruit of small serving of plain veggies!) makes you gain weight. I still think it does though because anytime I ate a meal early i was fine but if i ate the same meal within a few hours of bed i'd wake up with a stomach that wasn't flat. if i went to bed a little hungry i'd wake up with a flat stomach.


08/11/2013 - 11:37pm

My food myth is that we shouldn't eat nuts everyday because of all the latic acid in nuts. Really? Because I'm pretty sure nuts are an excellent source to reduce cholesterol levels (LDL) by 90% if eaten 5-6 days a week. That's reversing your chance of heart disease, stroke, and heart attacks. I think it all comes down to small portioning and don't go overboard.


08/13/2013 - 11:46am



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