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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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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.

Anonymous

05/01/2010 - 6:20pm

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

Anonymous

04/30/2010 - 6:04am

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

Anonymous

04/30/2010 - 3:05am

icecream
rice
beef
potato chips

Anonymous

04/30/2010 - 2:57am

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

Anonymous

04/29/2010 - 5:35pm

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

Anonymous

04/29/2010 - 5:17pm

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.

Anonymous

04/29/2010 - 1:38pm

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

Anonymous

04/29/2010 - 7:28am

Pasta
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!)

Anonymous

04/29/2010 - 6:59am

pringels

Anonymous

04/29/2010 - 6:33am

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