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Posted: 9/8/2004 10:22:38 AM EDT
Which foods have always stood the test of time? Take eggs for instance- on a different day of the week some will say they are healthy and some will say they cause cancer! So what foods have always been good for you?

I'll start with apples.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:24:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:24:51 AM EDT
shrimp
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:25:14 AM EDT
Bacon Double Cheseburger?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:26:10 AM EDT
Snatch!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:26:51 AM EDT
Lettuce

Milk

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:27:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:28:11 AM EDT
Apples?

Remember Eve?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:28:24 AM EDT
Polish sausage and beer......
oh errrr whole wheat and water
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:29:49 AM EDT
"Snatch!"



I was going to say Red Snapper.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:30:07 AM EDT
tomatoes
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:30:12 AM EDT
Tofu

Asparagus

Wheat Germ

Brussel Sprouts

Granola

Skim Milk

MMMMMMMMMMMMM
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:33:05 AM EDT
The term is Vitality.

Meaning is it "alive" with nutrition, vitamins... and does it "give" energy...

A good rule of thumb is, if you leave the food item out, uncovered, the faster it decomposes the more vitality it has.

That being said, a well rounded diet has yet to be dis-proved as the best choice for most people.

Peace.

Doc
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:37:51 AM EDT
"Wooly Mammoth" That's why they're not around any more.



GM

PS Elephant is a close second
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:40:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:43:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 10:48:36 AM EDT by Thunderbolt]
*whole grain wheat breads & brown rice
*milk
*green leafy vegetables
*dried dates & nuts
*fish
*citrus fruits for vitamin C
*oatmeal




Link Posted: 9/8/2004 10:50:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 10:51:32 AM EDT by Palo_Duro]

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
... the faster it decomposes the more vitality it has.

Doc



Well, in that case - SOYLENT GREEN!


Link Posted: 9/8/2004 12:23:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
Tofu

Asparagus

Wheat Germ

Brussel Sprouts

Granola

Skim Milk

MMMMMMMMMMMMM



all those foods have proven side effects on the individual, including: pachouli odor, tie dyed T-shirts, and hairy arm pits
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 12:43:54 PM EDT
No foods have always been deemed healthy. Some asshole somewhere has tried to cash in by saying everything is bad for you at one time or another.

Fuck it, eat whatever you feel like eating for whatever reason suits you. It's exercise and activity that keeps you healthy, more than diet.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 12:56:57 PM EDT
None.

Remember the ALAR and Apples scare in the late 80's

The media will find anything, especially about something as universal and known healthy, to scare people and raise ratings and hurt business.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 1:01:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JarheadChiro:
The term is Vitality.

Meaning is it "alive" with nutrition, vitamins... and does it "give" energy...

A good rule of thumb is, if you leave the food item out, uncovered, the faster it decomposes the more vitality it has.

That being said, a well rounded diet has yet to be dis-proved as the best choice for most people.

Peace.

Doc



Hmmmm....I guess that rules out Ho Ho's and Twinkies.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 1:17:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 1:18:11 PM EDT by rocko]
Hmm... I guess one really needs to properly define "healthy". My unprofessional take on it - We've tens of thousands of years of evolutionary history behind us where food was not really plentiful or guaranteed. This is why our bodies crave high energy foods like sugars and fats. These are considered "bad" these days, but a couple of hundred years ago, when food was more scarce, would probably properly be considered "healthy" for the energy they provided alone. .

Of course, now there is an abundant supply of such, available with no more work than a swipe of a plastic card or exchange of a piece of paper. Therein, I believe, lies the problem - the increased amount of food we intake vs. the decreasing average activity. Since this situation is so recent in human history, evolution hasn't had a chance to play catch up yet.

Of course (also in my unprofessional opinion) we've stopped natural evolution - at least in the proper direction. Evolution dictates that those with undesireable traits die off, for the most part, before they have a change to pass those traits on. Modern medicine, along with our current social programs, pretty much keeps everyone alive to childbearing age, even those genetically undesireable. And I've seen some pretty ugly and stupid mofo's reproduce - and they usually find someone just as ugly and stupid to do it with, so the offspring are probably likely to be that much worse off. Perhaps a bit of a twisted way to look at it, but hey, that seems to be pretty much the way evolution works.

Rocko
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:32:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gaspain:
I'll start with apples.

Unless the pesticides get you.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:34:17 PM EDT
My momma always said eat a little bit of everything and a table spoon of Lard to help it slide out.


btw, my cholesteral is at 160!

WooT!
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:35:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Hoplophile:

Originally Posted By gaspain:
I'll start with apples.

Unless the pesticides get you.




Or that whole "original sin deal"


SGatr15
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:35:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By arowneragain:
shrimp

Shrimp and other shellfish are likely to have higher levels of mercury than other seafoods.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:37:35 PM EDT
Any soybean products.
Taste like shit but is good for you.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 3:41:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By yobo:
Any soybean products.
Taste like shit but is good for you.

But not soy sauce which has fat and sodium working against it.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:27:25 PM EDT
I don't care, if it tastes good I'm going to eat a lot of it. Is my mom out there somewhere?
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