Intersting article

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Intersting article
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Tue, 03-19-2013 - 10:14pm

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 10:25pm
When I was young (way before having kids, lol) I fell for "light yogurt". My kids occassionally try to convince that cereal is good for them, but not only do I not fall for it, I don't even think that they believe it.
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Registered: 10-10-2011
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 10:49pm
I have known all of these things.
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Tue, 03-19-2013 - 11:30pm
I think the article is a little simplistic. Fr instance, some breakfast cereals are single ingredient: 100% rolled oats, for instance.
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 11:36pm
I guess that I don't consider rolled oat "cereal", even though it totally is, lol. I use them for so many other things...
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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 12:00am
I'll take it one step farther. I agree that it's a bit simplistic. But I also think that for those who might be vulnerable to the deceptive marketing and food labeling, that simplistic is a good place to start.
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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 5:03am
I have spent quite a bit of time discussing nutrition issues of various kinds over the last year, and I am often somewhat shocked by what people eat on a regular basis and what they consider "healthy." My diet has not always been the best, but I have always avoided fake foods, things with reduced fat (because if they reduce the fat, they usually add other stuff that is even worse), soda and snack foods.
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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 7:19am

None of that is new. A few things that came to my mind, Cereal is a staple here and my kids eat it almost every morning with the exception of weekends when I fix muffins or we make waffles, eggs or pancakes, DH isn't a big cereal eater but he will eat what I buy for myself which is honey bunches of oats (a Post cereal I think) or he fixes himself a peanut butter sandwich in the morning. I've never bought low fat/reduced/fat free pb, blech but I did used to think there was something gained in those fat free/reduced sour creams and things. I'm glad I had kids b/c it was after they were born that I stopped the bs, and now it's a little frustrating to go to the supermarket and only find the fat free/reduced fat stuff left on the shelves! I don't think I've ever bought protein water, I buy generic flavored water sometimes and I stock up on gatorades and similar drinks in the Summer and when DS plays soccer. I don't buy "protein" bars but quaker granola bars are great snacks I pack in my kids lunch.

 

 

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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 8:09am
The only cereal I eat is all-bran. Relatively few ingredients, although synthetic vitamins added. It could be worse.
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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 8:18am

I have always been a label reader, even more so with recent food restrictions in the family.  I sometimes make the choice to not eat something that would fall into the not so good choice catagory but am not fooled by labels.

The Subway "low fat" commercials have been very good (for the company).   A co-worker thought the tuna sandwich they were eating was low fat because it was from Subway.

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Wed, 03-20-2013 - 8:57am

lifespeachy wrote:
<p><a href="http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/seven-foods-you-think-are-healthy-but-arent.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/03/seven-foods-you-think-are-healthy-but-arent.html</a></p><p>Have you been fooled by food labels?</p>

subway and light yogurt are the only one of those I eat with any regularity.  So no, I dont think I've been fooled.

But I think foods like these need to be put into relative context. Is a processed and preserved Subway sandwich as healthy as one made with chicken off the bone, veggies grown in your garden and bread baked fresh from scratch in your own kitchen? No. Of course not.  But is it healthier than a Big Mac, Fries and shake from McDonald's?  Yes.

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