Sunday, August 24, 2014
Advice for Your Tummy
We've all seen them. Articles that tell you what foods are bad for you. Fat food, fast food, food full of sugar, food that isn't food at all and, of course, ridiculously expensive food. But if you followed more than a couple of those lists, you might die of starvation. Here are a few I found in just one hour of net surfing.
27 Foods You Should Never Buy Again
-this list has more economic information than health tips, some of them are quite good, check out the write-up for the last item on the list.
Smoke & Cured Meats
Reduced fat peanut butter
Tomato based pasta sauces
Gluten-free bakery products
Flavored non-dairy milks
Foods made with Cellulose
Gourmet frozen vegetables
Premium frozen fruit bars
Boxed rice entree or side-dish
Energy or protein bars
Powdered ice tea mixes
Individual servings of anything
'Snack' or 'lunch' packs
Pre-formed meat patties
Gourmet ice cream - It's painful to watch someone actually pay $6 for a half-gallon of designer brand ice cream. Don't bother. There's usually at least one brand or other on sale, and you can easily dress up store brands with your own additives like chunky bits of chocolate or crushed cookie. If you do like the premium brands, wait for that 3-week sales cycle to kick in and stock up when your favorite flavor is discounted.
33 Unhealthy Foods You Should Avoid
-now here is an all-star unhealthy list: trans fats, high fructose corn syrup etc.
Colas & Sodas (yes even diet)
Packaged diet snacks
Feeling a bit hungry about now?
50 Seemingly Healthy Foods That Are Bad For You
Oh no! Even the good stuff is bad?
Light salad dressings
Artichoke spinach dip
Flavored no fat yogurt
Flavored soy milk
Smoothies (What the hell!)
Let's skip ahead and get deathly serious.
Top 11 Health Foods That Can Kill You
'Heart Healthy' vegetable oils
Low fat and fat free anything
Margarine and Butter fakes
Low carb junk
and finally, since you have no food at all left in your pantry
7 Foods that were supposed to be incredibly unhealthy but are actually anything but . . .
Chocolate (Damn Right!)
Now head for the cupboard and let's stay confused out there.