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Eat Fruits and Vegetables—Don't Believe The Scaremongers
Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/17 | Jack Dini

Posted on 05/11/2017 10:36:55 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony

Media stories about topics such as GMOs and pesticides may convince some consumers that it's not safe to eat certain fruits and vegetables

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help lower calorie intake, reduce risks for heart disease, obesity and Type 2 diabetes, and protect against certain cancers.

With all these benefits, why do some consumers choose to avoid produce? Approximately three-quarters of people in the US don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables.


TOPICS: Food; Gardening; Politics; Science
KEYWORDS: fruitsvegetables; gmos; organic; pesticides
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1 posted on 05/11/2017 10:36:55 AM PDT by Sean_Anthony
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To: Sean_Anthony

They don’t eat enough fruits and vegetables according to what the GOVERNMENT says. My tummy AND wallet says I’m doing just fine. Who the hell can afford 9 portions of fruits and vegies a day.


2 posted on 05/11/2017 10:39:16 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sean_Anthony

Eat meat! Steak, sausages, shrimp, lobster, salmon, rabbit, elk, deer, moose,...


3 posted on 05/11/2017 10:41:18 AM PDT by Reno89519 (Drain the Swamp is not party specific. Lyn' Ted is still a liar, Good riddance to him.)
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To: Sean_Anthony
why do some consumers choose to avoid produce

Because they would rather stuff their fat, undisciplined faces with greasy food, fast food, and processed food with 237 "ingredients"

4 posted on 05/11/2017 10:42:04 AM PDT by gdani
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To: Sean_Anthony

There are three categories for me.

[1] Fruits high in sugar I try to avoid but I also shoot to get enough citrus for C.

[2] Starchy and sugary root vegetables I try to limit to crunchy accents to salads.

[3] Leafy vegetables and those like asparagus, Brussel sprouts and broccoli I eat to my heart’s content.

Meat, eggs and cheese I really center the meal around but the trick is to keep that protein rich food to no bigger than a deck of cards.

To do this I need three meals and a snack or four meals. I can’t stay off the carbs without this minimum.

Carbs and straight sugars are for once a month.


5 posted on 05/11/2017 10:57:25 AM PDT by KC Burke (If all the world is a stage, I would like to request my lighting be adjusted.)
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To: Sacajaweau

My family and I can’t.


6 posted on 05/11/2017 10:59:31 AM PDT by Jane Austen (Neo-cons are liberal Democrats who love illegal aliens and war.)
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To: Sean_Anthony

I eat vegetables and fruits a lot but I get sick and tired of the constant barrage of food recommendations from know-best bureaucrats, junk scientists and scare merchants.


7 posted on 05/11/2017 11:03:04 AM PDT by miniTAX (ay)
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To: Sacajaweau

Well you’re only supposed to be aiming at 5 a day, and you’d be surprised how small a portion actually is. Just under 3 ounces, if you hit a pound of fresh fruit and veg you’ve actually exceeded the goal. A good sized salad has you covered.


8 posted on 05/11/2017 11:04:27 AM PDT by discostu (You are what you is, and that's all it is, you ain't what you're not, so see what you got.)
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Cases of eosinophilic meningitis caused by the rat lungworm parasite have risen sharply in Hawaii over the past 5 years.

Most people we have asked do not know how they got it. It is mostly through ingestion of a slug or slug contaminated vegetables/fruits,

http://www.malamaopuna.org/ratlung/needtoknow.php


9 posted on 05/11/2017 11:05:21 AM PDT by Bob434
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To: gdani

Oh! A health nazi, eh?


10 posted on 05/11/2017 11:10:36 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: gdani

What about Balance of Nature for fruits and veggies ?


11 posted on 05/11/2017 11:12:01 AM PDT by onona
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To: Sean_Anthony

Why do they shy away from GMO produce? Maybe they feel reluctant to start glowing in the dark. They probably already have a night light.


12 posted on 05/11/2017 11:21:53 AM PDT by Tucker39 (Known as the Father of modern agriculture)
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To: miss marmelstein
It is unfortunately true that millions of Americans are obese due to excessive consumption of greasy, salty, unhealthy foods. At this point, I don't think many people can plead ignorance to the negative health impacts of such a diet. I commonly read that many people are too poor to afford healthy food, but the cost of fast food isn't very cheap at all either. Nothing wrong with treating yourself, but most people, with a lifestyle that is unprecedentedly sedentary and rich compared to most of human history (seriously, in what other era did the poor eat themselves to death?) would be better off eating less in general and what they do eat, make it something healthier than Domino's or McDonald's.

Our fellow citizens' lack of self-discipline will really come back to bite us in the collective behind if we ever need to institute a draft to defend our existence.

13 posted on 05/11/2017 11:48:50 AM PDT by Wyrd biš ful aręd (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Wyrd biư ful arƦd

So what do you propose we do about all those nasty, bad-taste people, pray tell?


14 posted on 05/11/2017 12:27:52 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Tucker39

Monsanto. Evil corporate entity.


15 posted on 05/11/2017 12:28:53 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Bob434

Thanks, sent to my daughter who will be vacationing in Hawaii in a few months.


16 posted on 05/11/2017 12:50:46 PM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely expressed as advice)
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To: Sean_Anthony

They say “you are what you eat” and I would rather not be a fruit or a vegetable.


17 posted on 05/11/2017 1:06:05 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Reno89519

Hey, all those things eat the green stuff for me, I’m just being efficient.


18 posted on 05/11/2017 1:06:38 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: miss marmelstein

What makes you think I propose to do anything? It’s a free country. If they want to stuff their faces with grease and die of heart disease at an early age, so be it.


19 posted on 05/11/2017 1:13:49 PM PDT by Wyrd biš ful aręd (Flag burners can go screw -- I'm mighty PROUD of that ragged old flag)
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To: Wyrd biư ful arƦd

Well, yes that’s called freedom even if they are in such poor taste as you seem to think.


20 posted on 05/11/2017 1:33:13 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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