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post #1 of 17
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Does anyone know of any good sites where I can find honest healthy eating information?

Thanks :crazy:
post #2 of 17
Healthy eating is an industry of competing philosophies and agendas. Tell us more what you are looking for.
Palace of the Brine -- "I hear the droning in the shrine of the sea monkeys." Saltair
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Palace of the Brine -- "I hear the droning in the shrine of the sea monkeys." Saltair
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post #3 of 17
I was about to say the same thing.
Taste: The sensation derived from food, as interpreted thru the tongue to brain sensory system.
Flavor: The overall impression combining taste, odor, mouthfeel and trigeminal perception.
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Taste: The sensation derived from food, as interpreted thru the tongue to brain sensory system.
Flavor: The overall impression combining taste, odor, mouthfeel and trigeminal perception.
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post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 
i just want to learn more about the nutrition of foods?
post #5 of 17
I use this site alot--
Top 5 Healthiest Foods - written by Dietitians
on the left are links to lists of foods for various special needs.

enjoy,
Nan
post #6 of 17
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Thanks You

ALM:lips:
post #7 of 17
IMHO, there are FAR more "healthy foods" than there are "unhealthy foods" and ANYTHING consumed to excess is probably "unhealthy"!

As long as you stay close to 40-30-30 (protein, carbohydrates, fats), avoid the obvious "bad guys" (i.e. trans-fats, etc.), and keep your caloric consumption reasonable, say, depending on weight, level of activity, etc., 1,500-2,000 calories per day, you shouldn't experience any problems, barring medical conditions.

There are no "magic foods", IMHO, that will make up for poor eating habits.
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post #8 of 17
My FAVORITE site for learning more information about new foods to add to our diet is The World's Healthiest Foods. It's a great site to teach you more about nutrition and helps us be motivated to try new vegetables and fruits. Also if I'm low in a vitamin, I use this site to get ideas on how to increase the vitamin or mineral I'm low in.

Here is a link for their list of "The World's Healthiest Foods."
WHFoods: The World's Healthiest Foods

Hope this helps,
Emily
post #9 of 17
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Thanks everyone :)
post #10 of 17
Wow, I don't think I've ever heard it put so accurate, yet to the point before.
post #11 of 17
Healthy foods....ahhhh!

Depends on when you're talking about.

If you lived 30years ago, you were eating really healthy if you consumed margarine instead of butter.

Crisco was really good for you. Lucky Strikes were a sure way to lose weight and be healthy.

Nowadays, people still think chicken is healthy, red meat isn't. Yet, clinical studies show that grinding hamburger releases a component of the red meat cell that protects against cancer.

Also a filet mignon has about the same cholesterol, fat, protein and calories as a skinless chicken breast of the same weight.

People think that a egg and bacon breakfast isn't as good for you as turkey bacon and a muffin, but the turkey bacon has twice as much sodium in it as regular bacon. Saw this recently on a daytime news show.

25 years ago, chicken was REALLY good for you until in Puerto Rico, where they consume a lot of chicken, young boys were growing breasts due to all the hormones in the chicken to make a lot of white meat.

The list goes on. Bottled water is still popular, even though study after study shows that there can be more contaminants in spring/aquifer water, than processed water out of your tap. I prefer to believe the Fiji hype, that their's is the last clean aquifer on earth. Anyway, Fiji water sure tastes good.

I drink a lot of it.

Alcohol used to be bad for you. Now 1-2 drinks a day are good for you. But others will say only red wine is good for you. And yet in the news today, alcohol protects your brain in a car accident.

Some say vitamin supplements are good for you. Sure, go down to the sewage processing plant and ask them what that MOUNTAIN is? Its undigested vitamin pills that go right on through without dissolving.

And it goes on and on.

"I'm gonna down to St. James Infirmary,
Boy, hand me some more of that boooooozzzzz!"

doc
post #12 of 17
Ask 5 lawyers, you will get 5 different opinions. 5 Doctors the same applies. Just play it day by day and as long as you wake up on a daily basis its ok.
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post #13 of 17

Good one

This site is really very helpful.It is containing very good list of recipe.
post #14 of 17
Sounds like one of my favorite lines in Scarface with Al Pacino where the Narcotics Officer, Mel Berstein, tells Tony "Ya gotta learn to relax, Tony. Every day above ground is a good day!".

Speaking of eating healthy. We just canned Sunday, 23 quarts of homemade Veal Stock. 44 lbs of New Zealand veal marrow bones grown without antibiotics, hormones, or anything else than whats in the field (as far as I know). Have you ever tried to brown 2 kilos of chopped onion, 1 kilo of chopped carrots and 1 kilo of chopped celery all at the same time?

Let me tell ya, doing it in the oven in a huge lasagna pan took several hours. Of course, I kept the temp down so as not to burn it whilst I wasn't looking. Kept turning up the temperature every 1/2 hours until we got up to 400 F.

FINALLY! It browned. 23 1/2 quarts of Stock that is dark brown, clear, smells like a million bucks. Didn't quite get all the fat skimmed out of it, but it all rises to the top anyway, and solidifies after a bit, and you can spoon it out if you want. I tend to use it to fry up some chopped shallots, just before adding demi-glace (which is coming next after I make up 4 L of Espagnole sauce). Who was it said "Escoffier BS?"

His recipes stand the test of time as far; as I am concerned, he is the Beatles of Cooking from whenever it was that he lived! :)

doc
post #15 of 17
Doc.
Escoffier is in my opinion still the bible. All the cutesy things one sees on TV is still bottom line based on the principals he set fourth.
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post #16 of 17
Yes he is. Fundamentals never change.
post #17 of 17
If I was you I would just cut out specific foods out of your diet, making a diet for yourself will help more than anyone else's. I would just suggest working out and eating less grain and dairy products.
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