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The Truth about 12 Confusing Foods

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I read an article on-line this morning from Prevention Magazine and thought it was worth sharing.

I don't exclude any of these foods from my diet. The key is moderation.

The Truth about 12 Confusing Foods

Even the most nutrition-savvy women can get lost in the headlines. Here’s what you really need to know:
By Sharon Liao

The foods discussed in the article include:
1. Coffee
2. Wine
3. Potatoes
4. Cheese
5. Fish
6. Chocolate - there it is again!
7. Red Meat
8. Nuts
9. Beer
10. Soy
11. Eggs
12. Margarine

You heard that eggs can be high in cholesterol, so you dutifully switched to whole grains for breakfast. Next, you swapped out red meat for fish—only to later learn that fish can contain dangerous levels of mercury...and eggs may not harm your heart after all. “With all of the different reports and headlines, it’s no wonder that many people get confused,” says Angela Ginn, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and owner of Real Talk Real Food in Baltimore. To help you make sense of these and other health head-scratchers, we consulted our experts and sifted through the research. Here, the new bottom line on 12 “healthy” foods.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SMARGED 10/26/2012 10:08PM

    Hi, my friend. I just read your blog - thanks for sharing! I did follow the link, and I'm glad I did - now I can enjoy my one or two cups of coffee a day (decaf) without guilt, and I can also have my occasional egg, cheese, which I love!, nuts (a handful almost every day) and my occasional chocolate!
Blessings and a hug!

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1BEACHWALKER 10/19/2012 1:56AM

    Yes, confused. Especially about the eggs! I have switched to all egg whites. But, eggs do count toward your cholesterol mg. everyday! And Dr. doesn't like too much of that!
I will check out the article.... emoticon

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ROSEWCI 10/18/2012 6:54AM

    I recently read that cheese, nuts, coffee, & wine actually help reduce the risk of type II diabetes! Ain't that something! I say, everything in moderation!

Thanks for the info Maria! emoticon

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WARMSPRINGDAY 10/11/2012 3:22PM

    Eager to read this. These are confusing foods.

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SNARDEESNIFF 10/10/2012 12:17PM

    Confusing! Isn't THAT the truth!! I need to read this. Thanks for posting it, Maria.

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