Common Sense Recommendations - 5 Types of Food To Avoid

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The title of the article is a bit of a click bait, but the recommendations are pretty sound even for younger people.


The food types to avoid:

1) Added sugars - Especial in the form of high fructose corn syrup.
"6 Reasons Why High-Fructose Corn Syrup Is Bad for You"

2) Fried Foods - More to do with the oil you use, pick a good quality one or use a lesser option like air fryers for the same taste.
"Why Are Fried Foods Bad For You?"

3) High-glycemic-load carbohydrates - Has to do with the way carbohydrates are processed in your body. There are good pastas and bad pastas.
"A good guide to good carbs: The glycemic index"

4) Alcohol - We all know too much of this is bad, lol. Moderation, as with everything, moderation.
6 Surprising Ways Alcohol Affects Your Health — Not Just Your Liver

5) Nitrates - Salts and preservative minerals found in processed meats, typically at levels bad for your health.
"Are Nitrates and Nitrites in Foods Harmful?"

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David Trammel's picture

I consider nutrition one of the basic tools for Green Wizards. Learning what to eat, and how to eat well with home grown foods rather than the processed cr@p they sell will keep you healthier and will help your pocket book, that's why I post these. But unfortunately their advice is often simplistic and shallow. Indexes and the advice people give based on them cover perhaps 75% of the population, and never seem to discuss the people who have conditions or situations which require more tailored menus.

Its good you point this out. I on the other hand seem to be one of the 75%. Feel free to add more about your situation if you feel open to sharing.

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Mountainmoma, your comments today are not appearing.

David Trammel, has something gone wrong?

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I've noticed that, as well as double posts occasionally, and that the icon photos have started to disappear. I'm not sure why. Hopefully we can migrate to the new website by the end of February and solve the problems that are appearing.