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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?

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All these suggestions and "scientific proofs" are nice, but it's always controversial. Well, why did my great-grandmother (who ate anything that was available) live till 105 than? Her favorite was Sala (pig fat). It's not only what you eat. Your personality (mental state), the air you breath, how active you are, genetics and other factors (and food too) all account to how long you'll live. I have another relative (lucky me :)), 90 year old lady who smoked since her early 50's, and check this out: the reason why she took on smoking was her son's death! Now, go and figure! It sound like a typical "life shortening" situation, but instead proves to be on the contrary.
I wouldn't suggest anyone to start smoking based on this situation, but it does tell all of us something we should pay attention to, isn't it? Overall, I personally believe nervous system plays the main role in having healthier and longer life.

Anonymous

03/20/2010 - 2:03pm

2% milk is very fattening so even for growing children after 5 years of age ,use skim milk.
Is this true?

Anonymous

03/20/2010 - 12:26pm

I love to eat Australian rib eye. They taste heavenly and much cheaper than their American counterparts. But every time I take a few ounces, I get a ton of guilt. With the insight I gathered from your article, I simply decimate the marblings to my husband's chagrine because the steak appears to have been discarded by two Tasmanian devils pulling at each end of the meat.

Anonymous

03/20/2010 - 11:19am

I read that potato's ( a nightshade ) are carcinogenic when fried, and that BECAUSE they are a nightshade they are generally not good for the body. Also, beef, no matter HOW lean, stays in your system for a long time after it's eaten. That's disgusting! Is there any truth to these "myths" or "truths" ( whichever they are )?

Anonymous

03/20/2010 - 11:11am

I have always eaten potatoes and thought of them as a splurge because of the rep they get. But they stay with me longer so I don't get hungry. Also I really enjoy eating potatoes for lunch because it gives me energy through out my afternoon when I tend to get tired.

Anonymous

03/20/2010 - 10:56am

um, there are only four foods on this list of "5 bad foods"... you might wanna fix that.

Anonymous

03/20/2010 - 9:27am

cholestrol is stored in lean meat

Anonymous

03/20/2010 - 8:43am

It's not a myth but I didnt know where to put it. You brocolli and greens (after cooking greens and steaming broccoli) in a blender with some rice milk or waterfrom the cooking process and blend it. Add some celtic sea salt and you have a great tasting, very healthy soup..oh I put it in microwave to heat.

Anonymous

03/20/2010 - 8:41am

I don't consider a myth but a controversy. Soy is good according to the A. Dietetic Association, but bad according to Dr. Mercola. What information can you add to this?

Boon
(Almost minor in Nutrition)

Anonymous

03/20/2010 - 1:24am

Thinking MOM knows best about food Grandma had a clue but the baby boomers grew up on canned prepared food. Now they passed there laziness to the kids. And now our children are seeing the results and trying to do better. Best myth is government has your interest in food.
EAT LOCAL SUPPORT YOUR AREA BE OPEN AND TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT MEAT AND POTATOES HAS KILLED A LOT OF OUR PARENTS. NOW ITS TIME TO SAVE THE KIDS AND PLANET TOO!!!

Anonymous

03/19/2010 - 4:07pm

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