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 Post subject: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:47 pm 
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I know you. We have a lot in common. You have been doing some reading and now you are pretty sure everything in the grocery store and your kitchen cupboards is going to kill you.

And it keeps getting better.

http://www.nwedible.com/2012/08/tragedy ... eater.html


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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:56 pm 
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I thought it was hilarious even with the subtext of let's just never care about anything.

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 3:38 pm 
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(organic, local kale is the only food you can eat now)


That pretty much sums up my thoughts on food.

And the corn bit sounds like it could be lifted directly from me drunkenly ranting.

Hilarious/Awful

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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I dont understand how the concept of "processed is bad for you, pesticides are bad for you" is such a tough one to comprehend

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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Ha! I ate something made with white flour today. Twice! Ignore the nuts, vegetables and tempeh that went with that. I will definitely die. At some point.

You may want to skip reading the comments at the bottom if you don't want to read about the best ways to prep dead animal.

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I dont understand how the concept of "processed is bad for you, pesticides are bad for you" is such a tough one to comprehend

Well I don't comprehend it. What does "processed" even mean?


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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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I guess its a relative term. To me its anything I cant recreat in my own kitchen from what I can buy at the store.

I love tofutti cream cheese, but theres some weird shiitake in there.

Thats not to say I dont partake from time to time, I just minimize it and choose to make my own versions of such things as needed.

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Tofu is processed. Apple sauce is processed. Peanut butter is processed. Granola is processed. EVOO is processed. Maple syrup is processed. Organic whole wheat spelt flour is processed.

Hell, I have a food processor on my kitchen counter! It doesn't turn healthy food into hydrogenated cholesterol chunks. It just chops things up really fast.

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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When people say processed food, I think they're thinking of Froot Loops. There needs to be a better term for crappy packaged convenience stuff made out of ingredients but not exactly food.

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The term "processed" is about as meaningful as the advice to avoid anything with ingredients that sound "unfamiliar". A listing all the components found in a given "natural" food product would probably sound equally strange to the average consumer. I caused a Maillard reaction in my kitchen today!

I would say that the macro nutrients in a given food and what else you're eating it with are key, not the processing it may or may not have undergone. I'm usually not going to eat a serving of white rice without a decent portion of vegetables and protein.


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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:31 pm 
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monkeytoes wrote:
When people say processed food, I think they're thinking of Froot Loops. There needs to be a better term for crappy packaged convenience stuff made out of ingredients but not exactly food.

Don't we already have "junk food"?


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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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mollyjade wrote:
monkeytoes wrote:
When people say processed food, I think they're thinking of Froot Loops. There needs to be a better term for crappy packaged convenience stuff made out of ingredients but not exactly food.

Don't we already have "junk food"?

Yeah, I guess so.

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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If you were smarter than me and didn't read the comments, I just want to share one gem with you.

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A friend of mine actually made me rabbit fajitas! It was amazing and better than chicken or beef! Now everytime I see a rabbit running around my mouth waters! And that’s no exaggeration, I really get hungry and a craving lol"

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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Yeah...junk food probably covers it more, but its all semantics anyways. I guess I should say I like to keep things to the minimal amount of ingredients

I dont really give a shiitake if people want to live off taco bell bean burritos and tofurky pizzas though. Its their body

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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strawberryrock wrote:
If you were smarter than me and didn't read the comments, I just want to share one gem with you.

I told you not to read the comments!


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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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Chipmunk wrote:
strawberryrock wrote:
If you were smarter than me and didn't read the comments, I just want to share one gem with you.

I told you not to read the comments!


I'm just rebellious by nature and I couldn't help it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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I had kale for dinner and I have to admit, I'm less stressed about bodily inflammation because of it. /snickers at self


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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 8:10 pm 
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That was funny! It sums up how I feel about food and the internet right now.


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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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That was a funny article, but I made the mistake of reading the first few comments. I know it's speciesist but it seems so much worse for people to eat cute animals like bunnies, lambs, and ducks.

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:10 pm 
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monkeytoes wrote:
mollyjade wrote:
monkeytoes wrote:
When people say processed food, I think they're thinking of Froot Loops. There needs to be a better term for crappy packaged convenience stuff made out of ingredients but not exactly food.

Don't we already have "junk food"?

Yeah, I guess so.


Even that gets tricky. . . like, most people would probably deem potato chips and Fritos as "junk food," but I would consider them to be more "real food" (for lack of a better term) than Froot Loops because the ingredients are just potatoes or corn, oil, and salt (whereas Froot Loops contain a bunch of dyes and preservatives).

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I still think the number of ingredients or whether they happen to grow somewhere doesn't necessarily tell you much about potential health effects. You could isolate lots of different components from a potato. Interestingly, just looked at the ingredient lists for Froot Loops in the US and Germany, and the German version only uses dyes derived from plants, presumably due to consumer demand. The most important difference that I can spot is that they are a bit lower in sugar.


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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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haha! (except for the fact that kale is actually super low in oxalic acid.)

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:46 pm 
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Chipmunk wrote:
I still think the number of ingredients or whether they happen to grow somewhere doesn't necessarily tell you much about potential health effects. You could isolate lots of different components from a potato. Interestingly, just looked at the ingredient lists for Froot Loops in the US and Germany, and the German version only uses dyes derived from plants, presumably due to consumer demand. The most important difference that I can spot is that they are a bit lower in sugar.


I always think it's funny when people avoid food with E numbers. E numbers are just codes for food additives. Baking soda, agar, and citric acid all have E numbers. But somehow people have this idea that anything with an E number is "unnatural" and harmful.

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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
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oxygen has an E-number!

I swear, i HATE this obsession about "healthy food". someone once said to me "if eating was that hard, we'd all be dead by now". that's my motto. now i will go eat my delicious white baguette with pesto and not feel guilty. and then i will drink a few beers and be happy! i heard happiness makes you live longer you see, and i really think it's the best way to prolong your life span.


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 Post subject: Re: The Terrible Tragedy of the Healthy Eater
PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:29 pm 
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I told a someone that was at my house, while we were eating hummus that I made earlier that day, that I tried to stay away from processed foods. He was like "but you make this in your food processer!"

I was polite and tried to explain. My partner was not. He laughed in his face. then tweeted it.

(Ok i re-tweeted)


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