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Old 11-03-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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The Truth Behind Five Food Myths

At least according to Men's Health Magazine. Perhaps these, too, will be debunked in time.


The Truth Behind 5 Food Myths | Men's Health
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:34 PM   #2
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Thanks for the link Andy.

I had the protein/kidney argument with the dietitian at the vet. She wants Shreddy on a lower protein diet to protect his kidneys, because he's old. His kidneys, according to blood tests, are fine. Low protein for a cat?! Hmmph
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:47 PM   #3
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:02 PM   #4
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Very informative, thanks Andy!
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:13 AM   #5
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thanks andy.always good when someone "explodes" the myths!!
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:49 AM   #6
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At the end of the day, no one - not even scientists - knows what foods we should eat more of or steer clear of. I think the best plan is to try and stick with fresh foods and eat things you enjoy, albeit in moderation. I've never believed in that whole "salt causes hypertension" theory. I love well-seasoned foods and my blood pressure has always been at a healthy level. I think genetics are more at play with hypertension.

I still try to avoid overly processed foods, though. And as for HFCS, it might chemically contain the same amount of fructose as cane sugar, but I honestly believe our bodies treat it differently. For example, when I eat something that has "real" sugar, my body tends to tell me when I've had enough. I'm not convinced that's the case with HFCS. But what do I know?
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:54 AM   #7
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i agree, Steve. Also, listen to your body. Beef liver which is not necessarily good for you - I fried a pound of it up one day, and couldn't stop myself from stuffing my face - not because I was hungry, but because my body seemed desperate for something there.
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i agree, Steve. Also, listen to your body. Beef liver which is not necessarily good for you - I fried a pound of it up one day, and couldn't stop myself from stuffing my face - not because I was hungry, but because my body seemed desperate for something there.
That's another myth I have severe absorption issues from medical conditions, especially iron, but I sure don't crave liver!
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Me either, GG. That's why it was so surprising. I really believe that my body wanted somthing that was there, so who am I to argue with that. I think cravings should be paid attention when they happen. Your body is boss about these things. Maybe not correctly, but definitely imperative.

Now that I've read up on the badness of liver, I don't want it anymore, either.

I'm also curious about absorption issues. I know my body doesn't absorb calcium like it should. What kind of absorption issues do you have? Maybe your experiences could help me understand myself.
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Me either, GG. That's why it was so surprising. I really believe that my body wanted somthing that was there, so who am I to argue with that. I think cravings should be paid attention when they happen. Your body is boss about these things. Maybe not correctly, but definitely imperative.

Now that I've read up on the badness of liver, I don't want it anymore, either.

I'm also curious about absorption issues. I know my body doesn't absorb calcium like it should. What kind of absorption issues do you have? Maybe your experiences could help me understand myself.
Mine are unique, AFAIK, and I'm not being vain It's a complicated intersection of several problems, including necessary but damaging medication and chronic bowel disease. Too much to go into here.
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