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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?


Everyday we are bombarded with information about what to eat or not eat. First sweet potatoes were
too high in sugar, now they are a miracle food. Same with avocados, too much fat, but alas it is
good fat(years ago fat was bad not good). All I can say is eat what you want in moderation. A cup
of yogurt, ice cream, a peice of cake, slice of pie. Use more fruits in your desserts. Eat tuna salads
with spinach, kale and romaine lettuce. When you try to cut out a food group, you crave it even more.
Eat a certain amount and enjoy it, stop the guilt and confusion. Be sensible and better to eat a piece
of chocolate, then 10 carrots you don't like or want.


04/16/2010 - 8:52pm

The fat myth - I have found that my cravings are far less, and I am able to eat more and be satisfied, if I include lots of fats in my diet, especially mufa's. Avocado, olive oil, nuts, peanut butter, coconut oil, dark chocolate all help me to stay on a fairly healthy diet and stay SATISFIED!


04/14/2010 - 6:56pm

Very good job, I'd also like to point out the following foods as also good
Rice, Coconut oil, palm oil, and sugar
the two oils are bad but also very good and sugar is 50% glucose which is good but 50% is fructose as long as its consumed in moderation its okay.


04/14/2010 - 6:23pm

The nutritional value of a white sweet potatoe vs a yam or orange sweet potatoe. Any difference?


04/14/2010 - 5:48pm

Shrimp is high in cholesterol the bad one!


04/14/2010 - 4:07pm

Jaya Chaya! We recently vacationed in Mexico where the locals and ex-pats eat chaya or "tree spinach". This is supposedly a weed that packs way more nutrients than spinach and grows along the roadside in Mexico. Wouldn't this be a great source of nutrients for Americans watching their weight? This is the same plant that produces chia seeds, which were a recent diet trend.


04/14/2010 - 2:36pm

I *think* spinach is 50% protein and therefor makes you feel more satisfied than eating the same amount of another type of green. Am I crazy?


04/14/2010 - 2:33pm

walnuts and almonds are supposedly great brain food. But, are high in calories. Do they make your cut?


04/14/2010 - 2:32pm

Soy is terrible for you and has been proven with office friend...problems gone after eliminating soy products.


04/14/2010 - 2:12pm

I still believe that pork is baaaad for you. I think recent studies have shown that eating balanced amounts of pork (or anything else for that matter) is no more harmful than any other meat, but I still think pork is the baaaad meat.


04/14/2010 - 1:47pm

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