Originally Posted by GrillingFool
1. Canned tomatoes
2. Corn fed beef
3. Microwave popcorn
4. Nonorganic potatoes
5. Farmed Salmon
6. Milk with artificial hormones
7. Nonorganic apples.
I am going to starve.
I'd like to see some supporting data, and I'd like to know who the "food experts" consulted were.
1) I doubt it. Canning and processing tomatoes increase the lycopene absorption, thus making them more healthy when consumed. However, like with any other canned foods, it is very important to read the ingredient list and make sure that it lists ONLY tomatoes and water and nothing else.
2) VERY true. Corn is not a cow's natural diet, and anyone who have watched "Food Inc" would know the consequences of it not only to our health, but also to the environment.
3) Microwave is usually bad news, and microwaved corn is no different. Also, as with all processed foods, it is very important to check the ingredients list first before buying.
4) Yeah, potatoes are mass produced, so I'm sure that the non-organic forms have a lot of pesticides sprayed on them. However, whether potatoes are organic or nonorganic they're still very high on the glycemic load scale. Plus, nonorganic sweet potatoes are superior to potatoes nutrition-wise, and they have far less amount of pesticide residues compared to nonorganic regular potatoes.
5) 100% true. I would never eat farmed salmon. I could go on and on why that is so, but I just don't have the time to. Wild salmon, however, is something that I would eat every single day.
6) Actually, I've heard that artificial hormones are the same as the hormones found naturally in cows, but I'm not sure how true is that, and I'd rather avoid milk with artificial hormones just to be safe.
7) Organic apples are a must because unfortunately, nonorganic apples have the highest amount of pesticide residues out of all fruits.