Good Foods for Great Health

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    I grew peppers and tomatoes in my bog and window bogs last year. They did great! Plants in bog were in gravel and window bogs just had water sprayed over roots. Got over-run with watercress.
     
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    I was referring to added sugar. Naturally occurring sugars don't have the same effect, at least for me. Watch Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food" - it's on Netflix. He has three simple rules - eat food (meaning real, identifiable foods - nothing that has a list of ingredients), not too much, mostly plants. It's eye opening how many products contain added sugar. It's easy to avoid if you eat nothing from a package and mainly things you prepare yourself. It's criminal what the food industry is doing to the health of our nation. We could reduce our health care costs dramatically f we weren't all making ourselves sick with the SAD (Standard American Diet).
     
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    I thought Pollan's movie was very insightful. In addition to
    Eat Food
    Mostly Plants
    Not too much

    I also wrote down and keep posted on my fridge
    -Eat only foods that will eventually rot
    -Eat only foods cooked by humans
    -Avoid foods you see advertised on television

    and
    -Treat meat as a flavoring or special occasion food
    -If it came from a plant eat it; if it was made in a plant don't
    -Eat your colors (wide range of plants)

    I also thought the segment on breast milk and the recurring references throughout about the microbes within our digestive system made so much sense.
     
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    I loved that part! Nature has created us so perfectly, if we only stick to the plan!

    That part about only eating food that you know will rot made so much sense! As well as avoiding any food that you see advertised - nothing but chemical soup.
     
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    The worst sugars are hiding in MILK! Everybody drinking low fat or zero fat milk are getting more sugar in that one glass of Low fat milk than a honey glazed donut! Yes that is right, one big fat honey glazed donut only has 9 grams of sugar but a glass of skim milk has 12 or 13 grams of "lactose" sugar, zero fat milk just has more sugar from cow. Just so you know I eat neither and rarely eat anything with sugar. Never ever drink pop or juice as sugar very high there too. I eat oranges when I want something sweet. I cannot drink milk as I am lactose intolerant but can drink the table cream as there is next to no lactose sugar as it has less than one gram. If you choose low fat ice cream you get twice as much sugar as they switch the low sugar cream for the high sugar milk which then adds another 13 grams of sugar to the ice cream in the form of lactose. If you choose "real cream first" ice cream, then the sugar is less than half of the low fat ice cream.
     
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    Medical marijuana can be claimed on income tax and you will get lots of income tax money back.... In Canada!
     
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    I just read a study on teeth that found that people that eat lots of grains have more cavities than people who do not eat grains.
    My dentist told me a while back that crackers are the worst for teeth.
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    oh now that's just weird! lol
    looks like im throwing saltines away...
     
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    I try not to eat crackers much, I actually only have them on rare occasions. I think they get stuck in teeth bad and I rarely eat lots of bread products, potatoes on the other hand I eat every day some times.

    I think it's ok to have the odd cracker just not every day. Brush good after..
     
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    Number one reason - government subsidies. We subsidize the growing of corn and soy, so we grow way too much. The "food chemists" are then charged with the task of finding ways to use up all that extra by creating all kinds of "foods" that we will crave. I read recently that 90% of the products in your standard grocery store contain either corn or soy in some form. But if we were paying the true cost of those products we wouldn't buy them - they would be too expensive. Most of the corn grown in this country is inedible as it comes off the plant - it has to be highly processed to create things like high fructose corn syrup. We drive through these miles and miles of corn fields and think we live in the land of plenty - in truth the majority of our fresh produce is grown in some 300 square miles in California. We need a revival of the small, family farm in this country or we will be in big, big trouble in the not too distant future.
     
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    But BigAg is trying to snuff out the small family farm.
     
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    Not just trying - they effectively have. Monsanto and ConAgra combined receive something like 85% of the government subsidies. They control everything farm related from the seed to the fertilizer to the livestock. It's frightening.
     
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    I work at one of the biggest grocery stores in town and over the years I have learned lots... Like for example, all the trans fat that causes heart attack only found in the Vegetable oil products. Also the Vegetable shorting used for pie crust and other baking needs had horrific amounts of trans fat, just a couple years ago it was 5 full grams of trans fat and now they lowered it to 2 full grams... But the pure lard has only 0.1 gram, so low it's almost not even there, and then it's a natural trans fat created in the stomach of the animal instead of the artificial trans fat created by over cooking the Vegetable oil. Then brand names have now lowered the trans fat, but now it's almost liquid form but when you cook it them more trans fats are formed.

    Then the new word for Hydrogenated is now "partially modified" .... Same thing just not cooked quite as much.
     
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    We all need to press our local politicians for answers on how they are protecting local vegetable and livestock producers.
    If they don't give an acceptable answer, you need to tell them that they won't be getting your vote!

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    And that’s why I prefer any lettuce over iceberg. Romain, leafy green, red leaf, I’ll be trying to grow some other kinds this spring.
     
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