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12 "Healthy" Foods That Aren't Really Healthy
MSN Healthy Living via Muscle and Fitness ^ | Anthony J. Yeung

Posted on 05/01/2014 5:29:02 AM PDT by goodwithagun

Don’t be fooled by the labels; these foods aren’t what you think. Here’s a secret in the food industry: Many healthy foods are no better than their alternatives. Some have little nutritional value, some actually contain harmful chemicals and some even pose as “healthy” when they’re downright bad for you.

Go beyond the labels and scrutinize the ingredients. Breads labeled as “whole wheat” or “whole grain,” for example, can pack as much as 70 percent refined flour. But because it includes some whole grains, it can advertise itself as the real deal.

And challenge the myths. You don’t need many fat-free or cholesterol-free options because, in its unprocessed form, fat doesn’t make you fat and cholesterol doesn’t clog your arteries.

In this article, we list 12 of the worst health foods; stay clear and stay healthy.

(Excerpt) Read more at healthyliving.msn.com ...


TOPICS: Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: foods; healthyfoods; unhealthyfoods
One of the best healthy food articles I've read in a long time. We have stopped counting calories and started counting ingredients. The one thing the article doesn't mention is soy, which is in almost everything. We avoid that as well.
1 posted on 05/01/2014 5:29:02 AM PDT by goodwithagun
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To: goodwithagun

1. Cereal
2. Skim or low-fat milk
3. Synthetic oils
4. Vegetable oils
5. Protein bars
6. Sports drinks
7. Wheat bread
8. Egg white only anything
9. Fruit juices
10. Fat-free anything
11. Most yogurts
12. Dried fruit

Here’s the list if you don’t want to click through, but the explanations are great.


2 posted on 05/01/2014 5:32:12 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

Soy is almost impossible to avoid anymore, and studies have shown that soy adversely affects estrogen levels in men. Couple that with this low-fat, no-fat, no cholesterol craze with which we’re constantly bombarded, and it’s no wonder men have become women.

This was an excellent article, for sure. We follow one simple rule in our home: if it comes from a bag or a box, it’s not worth eating.


3 posted on 05/01/2014 5:34:28 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: goodwithagun

I avoid soy as well for a number or reasons. One of the biggest is it triggers my seizures. Ha! Go figure that one. Soy messes with hormones and throws them out of whack, which for me a hormonal imbalance leads to seizures.


4 posted on 05/01/2014 5:37:24 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: goodwithagun

Soy is pervasive. It’s even in tuna packed in water! The tuna isn’t actually in water it’s in a “broth”, a broth made with soy. I was flabbergast when I read the label.

Here’s an online version of the label.
http://www.bumblebee.com/products/tuna/bumble-bee-solid-white-albacore-in-water/


5 posted on 05/01/2014 5:38:11 AM PDT by Ray76
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To: goodwithagun

Two words - home garden


6 posted on 05/01/2014 5:40:37 AM PDT by bgill
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To: goodwithagun

WHERE is the article? The link just has a brief descrip of the article….but not the article...


7 posted on 05/01/2014 5:41:14 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
WHERE is the article? The link just has a brief descrip of the article….but not the article...

After clicking on the link and getting a bunch of pop-ups, I gave up trying to find it.

8 posted on 05/01/2014 5:54:07 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: C. Edmund Wright

There is a narrow on the right side if the picture. Click on the arrow to see the next item. Each item has its own page.


9 posted on 05/01/2014 5:54:42 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Fiji Hill

I’ve clicked the link several times and have had no problems.


10 posted on 05/01/2014 5:55:18 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: rarestia

What foods do you need to avoid so you don’t consume Soy?

I have a 10 month old boy and we’ve totally avoided “soy based” formula’s—but I’m very concerned about the poison that the food industry injects their products with nowadays.


11 posted on 05/01/2014 5:56:34 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: goodwithagun

I’m not sure I agree with them on Skim milk. The lack of a few vitamans and essential fats (which you get from plenty of other foods) is more than offset by the fewer calories. For those who spend a lot of time in the gym, skim milk is a great way to get a lot of protein without a lot of calories. Right up there with chicken breasts and salmon.


12 posted on 05/01/2014 5:59:42 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Click the “next photo” arrow, then read the text to the right of the photo.


13 posted on 05/01/2014 6:19:19 AM PDT by Dracomeister (The older I get the less I care about what other people think.)
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To: rarestia

14 posted on 05/01/2014 6:29:42 AM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: circlecity

As the article states, the powdered milk added to skim and low-fat milks is very unhealthy.


15 posted on 05/01/2014 6:37:51 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Read your labels! My kids are 5 1/2, 2 1/2, and 8 months. I don’t use formula (to each her own), but if I’m not mistaken even regular (blue label) Similac contains soy. I know its main component is a corn byproduct, which is also bad. Soy is in everything from bread to salad dressing. As somebody mentioned up thread, it’s also in canned tuna. I avoid it by cooking from scratch and growing as much food as possible.


16 posted on 05/01/2014 6:41:37 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun
"As the article states, the powdered milk added to skim and low-fat milks is very unhealthy."

It says the powered milk contains oxidized cholesterol which it claim hurts your ateries but later in the article it says the dangers of consuming cholesterol are very eggazerated. I am 55 and have been drinking a lot of skim for many, many years. I am in peak physical condition, have no cholesterol issues and my doctor tells me I have the heart of a 25 year old. Granted, lots of intense exercise has a lot to do with that but I am sold on skim. Chicken breats, salmon, skim milk and low fat cottage cheese are musts if you want to build muscle while keeping body fat to a minimum. Protein shakes help a lot too.

17 posted on 05/01/2014 7:28:16 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: goodwithagun

“Soy is in everything from bread to salad dressing.”

That’s the problem, unfortunately the “luxuries” of HOA’s prevent me from ever having a home garden. Consider yourself blessed!

I make as much food as I can for my son, but he’s still exposed to the processed poisons unfortunately.


18 posted on 05/01/2014 7:39:14 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Pretty much any salad dressing lists Soy as an ingredient. A lot of breads have soy lecithin. Most yogurts. “Low fat” packaged cheeses such as cottage cheese, ricotta, cream cheeses, sour cream...

Again, if it comes from a bag or a box, don’t consume it.


19 posted on 05/01/2014 7:40:22 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: goodwithagun
7. Wheat bread

Since i'm diabetic I try to stay from bready stuff but when I do I get this super dense pumpernickel Imported from Germany. And you can tell it's whole grain because its roughly milled and you can see the whole grains. In a pinch a loaf of this stuff could be used in self defense as a impact weapon. It goes great with hummus.

CC

20 posted on 05/01/2014 8:22:21 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: goodwithagun

Sot is great for a qoman... but has negative effects on a man (we lose our balls >.<).


21 posted on 05/01/2014 9:01:01 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: goodwithagun

Apologies for typos, but you know what I mean...


22 posted on 05/01/2014 9:05:04 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Molon Labe)
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To: goodwithagun

What a site, not only do you have to click one photo at a time, they then make you click on the text next to the photo, to see it in it’s entirety.


23 posted on 05/01/2014 10:15:13 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: Roman_War_Criminal

Hmm. Could you incorporate veggies into your landscaping? A couple of pepper and dwarf tomato plants, some lettuce, a little kale . . . Would anybody notice? It wouldn’t be a lot, but it would help.


24 posted on 05/01/2014 10:37:43 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: circlecity

My husband, while 20 years younger than you, is in the same boat as you. When we started eating more like this article suggests he only noticed a slight improvement in his training sessions, but noticed a significant change in his increased ability to build muscle. He still uses protein (Optimum Nutrition natural whey), but not at the rate he used to.


25 posted on 05/01/2014 10:55:04 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

My neighbors wouldn’t care, it’s the gestapo HOA that drives around every Tuesday who would notice (we have to have “see thru fences just for that purpose in our back yards).
I just thought about it and we do have a local farmers market in town every weekend—that could be my alternative (unless they pollute the produce with pesticides).


26 posted on 05/01/2014 11:25:56 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: goodwithagun
"He still uses protein (Optimum Nutrition natural whey), but not at the rate he used to."

That's my favorite too.

27 posted on 05/01/2014 11:28:38 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Celtic Conservative
During my last doctor's visit 3 months ago, he exhibited a change of heart on bread, saying the effects on diabetes are still being debated.

I like the 12 to 21 grain breads every now and then. A loaf lasts me over a week.

My blood glucose reading this morning was 135, but I know why: I had two glasses of "sugar free" cranberry juice with dinner last night. I figure I'll be back down below 110 by tomorrow morning.

My focus is going to remain with the HbA1c. As long as it's 6 or below, I figure I'm ok.

28 posted on 05/01/2014 11:42:06 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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