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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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MYTH- If you need to avoid sugar because you are diabetic, it's OK to substitue artificial sweeteners like Splenda.
I have been told that the body recognizes sweetness and can cause the blood sugar to spike just as it would if it were consuming real sugar. Also, the chemicals in these artificial sweeteners are not good for you.

Anonymous

04/14/2010 - 9:43am

In 2003 the Environmental Working Group tested and ranked 46 common
fruits and vegetables for pesticide contamination. According to their
findings, the produce with the highest amount of contamination, coined
the dirty dozen, are peaches, strawberries, apples, spinach, nectarines, celery, pears,
cherries, POTATOES, bell peppers, raspberries and imported grapes. These
would be the best choices for organic.

Anonymous

04/14/2010 - 1:20am

Coconuts. They are full of saturated fat. So why have Malaysians, who practically live on coconuts (and palm oil), historically had low rates of heart disease? So have a number of Pacific Islanders who eat tons of coconut. Malaysians put coconut milk in EVERYTHING, as do other south east Asians who have had historical low rates of heart disease. How does that add up.

Anonymous

04/14/2010 - 12:36am

I think that no one knows what we should eat

Anonymous

04/14/2010 - 12:29am

Low fat milk or skim milk help lose weight. i hear it has msg in it and one drinks more to feel satisfied and that all in all put on more weight. any truth to this???

Anonymous

04/14/2010 - 12:25am

Peanut butter. Why not almond butter. Many aflatoxins in peanuts. Refer to The China Study some very interesting research.
Heather

Anonymous

04/14/2010 - 12:07am

hi
i agree with everything you said except the peanut butter.i try to avoid peanuts because it has a high omega 6 fatty acid. what do you think?
arturo

Anonymous

04/13/2010 - 11:54pm

wow...............

Anonymous

04/13/2010 - 10:31pm

thank you, now i can eat the foods i really crave

Anonymous

04/13/2010 - 10:18pm

I only eat cereals and breads that are 100% whole wheat products or whole grain...I stay away from enriched flour and flour (white) breads, crackers, cereals etc. If it's not whole wheat/grain I will not eat it.

Also, completely eliminated mayonnaise, ranch dressing, and butter from my diet.

Anonymous

04/13/2010 - 9:45pm

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