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EATING TO LIVE (New book Says 14 `Superfoods' Key to a longer, healthier)
New York Post ^ | December 23, 2003 | BARBARA HOFFMAN

Posted on 12/23/2003 2:58:32 PM PST by nickcarraway

Edited on 05/26/2004 5:18:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

THE secret to longevity lies in the supermarket. According to "SuperFoods Rx: Fourteen Foods That Will Change Your Life" (William Morrow, $24.95), some foods will not only improve your life - but may well extend it.

Beans, blueberries, broccoli, oats, oranges, pumpkin, salmon, soy, spinach, tea, tomatoes, turkey, walnuts and yogurt - all rich in nutrients and relatively low in calories - are all credited with preventing, and in some cases even reversing, heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and dementia.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancer; cooking; diet; dietfads; faddiets; food; health; longeivity; medicine; superfoods; zaq
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1 posted on 12/23/2003 2:58:33 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah; Desdemona; carlo3b; Flying Circus
ping
2 posted on 12/23/2003 2:59:26 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: nickcarraway
A heavy diet of beans will keep more than disease away...
3 posted on 12/23/2003 3:00:30 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again...")
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To: My2Cents
So when you tell someone to eat *^%$ and die... he just might.

Cool.
4 posted on 12/23/2003 3:07:35 PM PST by IncPen ( "Saddam is in our hearts! Saddam is in our hearts!" "Saddam is in our jail!")
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To: nickcarraway
I see Oscar Mayer Sandwich Spread did not make the list this time.
5 posted on 12/23/2003 3:08:46 PM PST by speedy
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To: IncPen
LOL...Didn't think of that, but it sounds right.
6 posted on 12/23/2003 3:10:37 PM PST by My2Cents ("Well....there you go again...")
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To: nickcarraway
Good post..nick.

I put strawberries in my oatmeal each morning. Canned tuna packed in "olive oil" is also good..not for breakfast, LOL.

sw

7 posted on 12/23/2003 3:10:44 PM PST by spectre (Spectre's wife (Eat healthy forget counting carbs :~)
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To: nickcarraway
btttlr
8 posted on 12/23/2003 3:10:52 PM PST by Ff--150 (What is, Is)
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To: My2Cents
I suspect that's what "Stinky" Gore consumes, since his gaseous expulsions made him a stinker to the Air Force 2 crew.
9 posted on 12/23/2003 3:11:18 PM PST by The Westerner
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To: nickcarraway
I love salmon!
10 posted on 12/23/2003 3:11:47 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Davis is now out of Arnoold's Office , Bout Time!!!!)
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To: nickcarraway
I added alpha lipoic acid to my usual multivitamin plus big doses of Cling and E, and my skin looks better than it has in years. Moles are shrinking, and I don't get zits.
11 posted on 12/23/2003 3:14:51 PM PST by eno_ (Freedom Lite - it's almost worth defending)
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To: IncPen
Pratt - a plastic surgeon and ophthalmologist
Doesn't anybody get tired of this crap from these book writer's and their not proven theories?
Last night on the way home, I was listening to the Radio (Rush Replay) when the latest health ad came on, this one asked, Do you know why animals don't get heart disease? And then went on to describe the wonder discovery by this Doctor on how you can reverse almost everything. When Rush came back on the very first thing he talked about was a study done by a Pet life insurance company that stated peoples pets were getting more obese and the number one killer was (you guessed it) heart Disease.

12 posted on 12/23/2003 3:16:06 PM PST by Wooly
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To: nickcarraway
Mostly good, common sense here, except I'm not convinced that soy is such a good thing. Otherwise, I've been eating a diet close to this for decades. Sprouts are great, too. I never get sick, and have never been overweight. Only time I veered from it briefly was when I first got married, and attempted to eat what my husbamd was mostly eating at the time (a lot more meat and potatoes, and less veggies/fruit/nuts etc.) I felt worse for it, and went back to what my body wanted, and have never looked back.
13 posted on 12/23/2003 3:16:11 PM PST by phroebe
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Do you get the wild Pacific salmon?
14 posted on 12/23/2003 3:16:56 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: eno_
Cling?

What kind of E?

15 posted on 12/23/2003 3:17:32 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: nickcarraway
The author perpetuates some misinfo about Atkins.

Complex whole-grain carbs ARE allowed after the first two weeks.

He'd have no trouble with oats or fresh fruit in moderation for most folks. Some folks are highly insulin-intolerant and can eat less of these; some folks do fine with normal servings. Meanwhile most of the list is straight out of his recommendation list: beans, broccoli, berries, nuts...

It's the white stuff--sugar, flour, rice, potatoes--that need to be cut out of most Americans' diets. The average American consumes 200 pounds of sugar a year... Atkins did us a great service by spotlighting the insanity of that.
16 posted on 12/23/2003 3:20:16 PM PST by RightOnTheLeftCoast
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To: Wooly
Well, it is generally best to be sceptical of those radio ads. But, sorry to say, the benefits of most these foods has been well researched.
17 posted on 12/23/2003 3:20:39 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
Well, most Atkins people I have met act like fruits and vegetables are toxic. I agree with Atkins about simple carbohydrates-especially the heavily processed stuff, but the right kind of complex carbohydrates are beneficial.
18 posted on 12/23/2003 3:23:11 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: nickcarraway
I think they label it as Atlantic Salmon!
19 posted on 12/23/2003 3:23:42 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Davis is now out of Arnoold's Office , Bout Time!!!!)
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To: Wooly
>this one asked, Do you know why animals don't get heart disease?

Actually, that's nonsense. 2 of our cats were at one time diagnosed with cardiomyopathy, probably congenital in both cases. I've never let an animal become fat, let alone obese. I refused the standard veterinary treatment (basically scaled-down amounts of same drugs given to humans) based on what I viewed as their poor track record; went for dietary treatment instead. Both are doing great.
20 posted on 12/23/2003 3:23:56 PM PST by phroebe
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To: nickcarraway
Most of those foods have been in my diet for the past year. Especially blueberries, yogurt, salmon (and sardines), turkey, nuts and broccoli.

I have cut out nearly all processed foods and I feel great. I really need to drink more tea and have more beans and oranges. Pumpkin...don't know how I can work that into my daily diet. Any ideas?

21 posted on 12/23/2003 3:25:05 PM PST by SamAdams76 (Merry Christmas!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Try Pacific salmon. Actually, it's pretty good out of Half Moon Bay, Santa Cruz, Morro Bay, Bodega Bay, and probably almost anywhere else along the coast line. And that's just California. Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Alaska, all has good salmon.
22 posted on 12/23/2003 3:25:33 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: nickcarraway
I love everything on the list except for the 's' words, soy and salmon. Those are yucky.
23 posted on 12/23/2003 3:26:47 PM PST by Trust but Verify (Will work for W)
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To: SamAdams76
Pumpkin can be really good. Have you ever had Afghan food? I love their pumpkin dishes (kadu) It has a little bit of a tangy yoghurt on it.
24 posted on 12/23/2003 3:27:08 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: speedy
Mmmmm... that's good stuff. Not on list, though.
25 posted on 12/23/2003 3:27:27 PM PST by Trust but Verify (Will work for W)
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To: SamAdams76
By the way, if you can't get pumpkin, get sweet potato. I think that is just as beneficial, if not more so.
26 posted on 12/23/2003 3:28:07 PM PST by nickcarraway (www.terrisfight.org)
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To: My2Cents
>A heavy diet of beans will keep more than disease away.

A heavy diet of beans will accustom a person's body to digesting beans, same as anything else.
27 posted on 12/23/2003 3:28:54 PM PST by phroebe
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To: phroebe
except I'm not convinced that soy is such a good thing.

I have heard rumours about this - that soy products all the time are bad for the metabolism and thyroid. Does anyone have information?

28 posted on 12/23/2003 3:28:54 PM PST by BlackVeil
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To: RightOnTheLeftCoast
You are right on about the complex carbs. A lot of Atkins people overlook the fact that there are actually GOOD carbs.
29 posted on 12/23/2003 3:29:36 PM PST by Trust but Verify (Will work for W)
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To: nickcarraway
What about Cheetos?
30 posted on 12/23/2003 3:31:14 PM PST by Jim Noble
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To: nickcarraway
I do eat sweet potato a lot, usually when I have turkey (which is often this time of year).
31 posted on 12/23/2003 3:32:59 PM PST by SamAdams76 (Merry Christmas!)
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To: nickcarraway
I get all the blueberries I want from my daughter's farm freezer and lift weights. Retirement is great!
32 posted on 12/23/2003 3:33:51 PM PST by larryjohnson (FReepersonaltrainer)
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To: BlackVeil
Dunno about that, but I've read that soy has been the object of much marketing hype simply because it's so plentiful, and that it's not all it's cracked up to be because it's not a quality protein source the way legumes are, for example. I'll occasionally use tofu, but for use on my breakfast cereal, I've abandoned soy milk in favor of rice milk. Tastes better (to me), too.
33 posted on 12/23/2003 3:34:32 PM PST by phroebe
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To: nutmeg
read later bump
34 posted on 12/23/2003 3:35:07 PM PST by nutmeg (Land of the Free Thanks to the Brave)
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To: SamAdams76
Two words: Pumpkin pie! Yum! (oops, that's three!)
35 posted on 12/23/2003 3:37:11 PM PST by phroebe
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To: nickcarraway
Eat right, exercise, watch your weight. DIE ANYWAY!!!!
36 posted on 12/23/2003 3:38:09 PM PST by RiflemanSharpe (An American for a more socially and fiscally conservation America!)
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To: nickcarraway
read later
37 posted on 12/23/2003 3:39:19 PM PST by troublesome creek
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To: speedy
I see Oscar Mayer Sandwich Spread did not make the list this time.

Neither did Spam or ring bologna. What's going on, here?

38 posted on 12/23/2003 3:40:31 PM PST by New Horizon
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To: nickcarraway
The best part about this post is that now I don't have to go and buy the book.
39 posted on 12/23/2003 3:41:15 PM PST by New Horizon
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To: nickcarraway
I'll die before a brussel sprout will enter my mouth.
40 posted on 12/23/2003 3:41:55 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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Read later to be more confused about what the h*ell I should eat bump....
41 posted on 12/23/2003 3:45:56 PM PST by eureka! (The ongoing destruction of the Rat party is giving me smile wrinkles.....)
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To: nickcarraway
Good advice except for the soy - most of it is genetically-engineered.

Lots of negative press on soy, but they push it because it's cheap.

42 posted on 12/23/2003 3:46:08 PM PST by Dr. Eckleburg (There are very few shades of gray.)
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To: nickcarraway
"Beans, blueberries, broccoli, oats, oranges, pumpkin, salmon, soy, spinach, tea, tomatoes, turkey, walnuts and yogurt..."

Darn near describes my usual diet. Who knew?

43 posted on 12/23/2003 3:48:00 PM PST by muir_redwoods
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To: spectre
I can't even have someome eating oatmeal in the same room with me without retching and gagging. Oh, well. Turkey, salmon, and bluberries I can deal with.
44 posted on 12/23/2003 3:53:45 PM PST by DLfromthedesert (We got Saddam, but Vicente's still at large.)
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To: speedy
I see Oscar Mayer Sandwich Spread did not make the list this time.

LOL

45 posted on 12/23/2003 4:01:07 PM PST by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: nickcarraway
What about pumpkin seeds?
46 posted on 12/23/2003 4:01:36 PM PST by DLfromthedesert (We got Saddam, but Vicente's still at large.)
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To: SamAdams76
Pumpkin pie with whipped cream on top?

Frozen squash or turnips are pretty good.

Sweet potatoes with the skins are good.

47 posted on 12/23/2003 4:04:10 PM PST by ladylib
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To: New Horizon
How come olive coldcuts didn't make the list? It's got olives in it! They're vegetables right?
48 posted on 12/23/2003 4:07:02 PM PST by ladylib
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To: nickcarraway; speedy
It looks like the Atkins diet may take a hit soon. I just heard on the radio that the first case of "mad cow" disease in the U.S. was found in Washington state. Oddly enough, it was in a dairy cow.

Maybe the milk industry will take a hit instead of Atkins.

49 posted on 12/23/2003 4:09:03 PM PST by Lawgvr1955 (Sic Semper Tyrannus)
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To: nickcarraway
THE NEAR ETERNAL LIFE MENU

Kalamata Bruschetta
With White Beans, Tomatoes and Olives

Amuse Bouche
Mandarin Orange with Salmon Mousse quenelles

Green Tea Sorbet

Honey Dijon Turkey with Raisin sauce
Broccoli Soy Flan

Fresh Blueberry Yogurt with Pecans halves
 Served in a Pumpkin Boat

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 Camels Cigarettes
Regular unfiltered


50 posted on 12/23/2003 4:15:49 PM PST by carlo3b (http://www.CookingWithCarlo.com)
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