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Old 03-07-2013, 11:57 AM
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Location: Washington, DC
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[note, I thought about putting this in the Food or Health forums but decided on Great Debates]

OK, we all constantly hear about certain food and drink being bad for our health: meat (esp. red and processed meat), dairy, alcohol, sugar, empty carbs (like white bread, french fries). All can lead to heart problems, diabetes, cancer, etc. And all are readily available and enjoyed by most people.

So which is the worst? [any doctors out there?]

If John Doe regularly eats/drinks alot of ________________ [choose one (meats, dairy, alcohol, sugar, empty carbs)], what is the order of risk?

Let's not debate the ranges within the groups or the particularities of John Doe... let's keep everything relative. Thanks

Last edited by Back to NE; 03-07-2013 at 11:58 AM.. Reason: grammar
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: NW Arkansas
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No one knows. lol

Really, I used to read a lot about nutrition, but I just got so confused that I gave up trying to figure out what to eat. Every doctor, PHD, nutritionist, etc has a different theory...and most are contradictory. Make sure you eat some vegetables....that's about all you can do!! haha
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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There is no black and white.

Everyone's body reacts differently to different foods or other environmental variables. Some people can eat carbs to their heart's content and experience no ill effects. Others can drink gallon after gallon of coffee without feeling the side effects of caffeine.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:57 PM
 
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Unhygenic Food is not good for health.Every one can eat more food .It doesn,t matters.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:06 AM
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No one knows. lol

Really, I used to read a lot about nutrition, but I just got so confused that I gave up trying to figure out what to eat. Every doctor, PHD, nutritionist, etc has a different theory...and most are contradictory. Make sure you eat some vegetables....that's about all you can do!! haha
Yeah, this is generally the mentality I have. Maybe I hope sugar is less harmful because I'm a bit of an addict.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Eat and drink what you like. Life is a time for gustatory pleasure, not miserable and wretched denial of those wondrous senses of taste, smell, and the pleasurable touching of foods and drinks on the tongue and mouth.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: New York
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Things like this just makes me really confused. We see lot of news and reviews about foods being unhealthy and that we should try avoiding them. But to think about it it's just so hard to find good stuffs which are really healthy. You can't even guarantee that vegetables are healthy when you don't know how they grow it. It's the things they put in crops that make it harmful for us.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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I think this week's vice is Yellow Dye No. 6 -- no Cheetos, Cheezits, or Mac & Cheese.

They're always coming out with new studies that contradict the prior ones. Drink wine. Don't drink wine. Red meat is good for you! No meat is good for you...

I think my one vice will always be at the top of their list though: salt. I like it more than anything.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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Yeah, this is generally the mentality I have. Maybe I hope sugar is less harmful because I'm a bit of an addict.
Ah, but it makes you crave meat. Meat and sugar together are so horrible for you! The fact that you can get addicted to it should tip you off. What's worse for you, an addictive substance like beer or a non-addictive one like carrots? You get three guesses and the first two don't count.
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