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COOLINJEANS Posts: 1,013
3/19/08 9:02 P

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Processed, and could "man" get it so would anybody with a brain mess with what Mother Nature gave us to eat........moderation is the answer, combined with being active and we would probably not have a obesity problem.

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3/18/08 12:04 P

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I heard that same thing years ago when aspartame was still pretty new, so I stayed away from it. I think it's very naive to believe that just because the FDA allows certain things in our food that it is OK to consume or even good for us. It's all about money honestly, and we need to be smart in our choices and educate ourselves. With the internet, it's so easy now to just do a search and common sense tells us when a site is set up by a wacko, or whether the person touting the information might be credible. We need to think for ourselves, processed foods are killing us and making our kids sick.
And that's my soap box. Don't wait for it to come out in the general media, that can take 15 or 20 years. Listen with an open mind but common sense.
Look at how they are saying don't microwave in plastic now.... they said that over 20 years ago! But the general public wouldn't listen, and the huge companies hushed up that kind of information.

Ok I'll get off my soap box. :) I am just so glad to see more people in the general stream starting to realize that "They" do not have our best interests in mind, they just want to make money, and it's up to us to speak up when we don't think something is good!

If you focus on results, you will never change.
If you focus on change, you will get results.
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COOLINJEANS Posts: 1,013
2/12/08 4:27 P

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Just heard a report on the radio this morning about artificial sweeteners........they actually makes you gain weight.......freaking chemicals.
I read articles about aspartame years ago that showed, studies proved it wasn't fit to consume but, amazingly it ended up on the store shelves and in our food..........I have never used artificial sweeteners and don't eat anything sweetened with artificial sweeteners.
I use sugar, honey, molasses, and have tried substituting apple sauce and dates for part of the sugar and fat, with some interesting results......

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2/12/08 11:20 A

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"You on a Diet" by Roizen and Oz allude to the same thing mentioned in the article. In their book they address artificial sweeteners by saying that the brain does not recognize them. Thus when foods are sweetened with artificial sweeteners the brain does not recognize the foods or "count them as real food and still desires to be fulfilled". Basically when we eat a lot of foods with artificial sweeteners, our brain never reaches the point of being satisfied because it does not recognize the food. We might be full but still wanting more to eat because we're not satisfied.

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2/11/08 6:08 P

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Check out this article from Wired Science...

Eat [real] food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
-Michael Pollan

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