Whole Foods Instead Of Pills

Liberalman

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Vitamin companies would prefer that you don’t read this.

This is why you should.

To your health.



apples
Protects your heart
prevents constipation
Blocks diarrhea
Improves lung capacity
Cushions joints

apricots
Combats cancer
Controls blood pressure
Saves your eyesight
Shields against Alzheimer's
Slows aging process

artichokes
Aids digestion
Lowers cholesterol
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Guards against liver disease

avocados
Battles diabetes
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin

bananas
Protects your heart
Quiets a cough
Strengthens bones
Controls blood pressure
Blocks diarrhea

beans
Prevents constipation
Helps hemorrhoids
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Stabilizes blood sugar

beets
Controls blood pressure
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones
Protects your heart
Aids weight loss

blueberries
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Boosts memory
Prevents constipation

broccoli
Strengthens bones
Saves eyesight
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure

cabbage
Combats cancer
Prevents constipation
Promotes weight loss
Protects your heart
Helps hemorrhoids

cantaloupe
Saves eyesight
Controls blood pressure
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Supports immune system

carrots
Saves eyesight
Protects your heart
Prevents constipation
Combats cancer
Promotes weight loss

cauliflower
Protects against Prostate Cancer
Combats Breast Cancer
Strengthens bones
Banishes bruises
Guards against heart disease

cherries
Protects your heart
Combats Cancer
Ends insomnia
Slows aging process
Shields against Alzheimer's

chestnuts
Promotes weight loss
Protects your heart
Lowers cholesterol
Combats Cancer
Controls blood pressure

chili peppers
Aids digestion
Soothes sore throat
Clears sinuses
Combats Cancer
Boosts immune system

figs
Promotes weight loss
Helps stops strokes
Lowers cholesterol
Combats Cancer
Controls blood pressure

fish
Protects your heart
Boosts memory
Protects your heart
Combats Cancer
Supports immune system

flax
Aids digestion
Battles diabetes
Protects your heart
Improves mental health
Boosts immune system

garlic
Lowers cholesterol
Controls blood pressure
Combats cancer
kills bacteria
Fights fungus

grapefruit
Protects against heart attacks
Promotes Weight loss
Helps stops strokes
Combats Prostate Cancer
Lowers cholesterol

grapes
saves eyesight
Conquers kidney stones
Combats cancer
Enhances blood flow
Protects your heart

green tea
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Helps stops strokes
Promotes Weight loss
Kills bacteria

honey
Heals wounds
Aids digestion
Guards against ulcers
Increases energy
Fights allergies

lemons
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Stops scurvy

limes
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Stops scurvy

mangoes
Combats cancer
Boosts memory
Regulates thyroid
aids digestion
Shields against Alzheimer's

mushrooms
Controls blood pressure
Lowers cholesterol
Kills bacteria
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones

oats
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Battles diabetes
prevents constipation
Smoothes skin

olive oil
Protects your heart
Promotes Weight loss
Combats cancer
Battles diabetes
Smoothes skin

onions
Reduce risk of heart attack
Combats cancer
Kills bacteria
Lowers cholesterol
Fights fungus

oranges
Supports immune systems
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Straightens respiration



peaches
prevents constipation
Combats cancer
Helps stops strokes
aids digestion
Helps hemorrhoids

peanuts
Protects against heart disease
Promotes Weight loss
Combats Prostate Cancer
Lowers cholesterol
Aggravates
diverticulitis

pineapple
Strengthens bones
Relieves colds
Aids digestion
Dissolves warts
Blocks diarrhea

prunes
Slows aging process
prevents constipation
boosts memory
Lowers cholesterol
Protects against heart disease

rice
Protects your heart
Battles diabetes
Conquers kidney stones
Combats cancer
Helps stops strokes

strawberries
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
boosts memory
Calms stress



sweet potatoes
Saves your eyesight
Lifts mood
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones



tomatoes
Protects prostate
Combats cancer
Lowers cholesterol
Protects your heart



walnuts
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
boosts memory
Lifts mood
Protects against heart disease

water
Promotes Weight loss
Combats cancer
Conquers kidney stones
Smoothes skin



watermelon
Protects prostate
Promotes Weight loss
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Controls blood pressure

wheat germ
Combats Colon Cancer
prevents constipation
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
improves digestion

wheat bran
Combats Colon Cancer
prevents constipation
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
improves digestion

yogurt
Guards against ulcers
Strengthens bones
Lowers cholesterol
Supports immune systems
Aids digestion


 
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s243a

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What about side effects like obesity, diabetes, hart attacks and strokes? I agree that most people should be able to get all the vitamins you need though a diet but it is not going to work for everyone.
 

Pangloss

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What about side effects like obesity, diabetes, hart attacks and strokes? I agree that most people should be able to get all the vitamins you need though a diet but it is not going to work for everyone.

Well, that's dumb. Of course we can get everything we need from the foods we eat. Avoid processed foods, limit animal fats, eat a wide assortment of foods, small amounts often (not just two big meals), and get off yer butt a couple of times a day. Better for you, and cheaper too.

Ask anyone who has lived past a hundred - with rare exceptions, that's how they did it.

Oh yeah, they tended to laugh a lot.

Pangloss
 

s243a

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Well, that's dumb. Of course we can get everything we need from the foods we eat. Avoid processed foods, limit animal fats, eat a wide assortment of foods, small amounts often (not just two big meals), and get off yer butt a couple of times a day. Better for you, and cheaper too.

Ask anyone who has lived past a hundred - with rare exceptions, that's how they did it.

Oh yeah, they tended to laugh a lot.

Pangloss

I don't know. A lot of people that lived past 100 lived quite unhealthy lives. Anyway my point is diet is not always enough. For instance a lot of girls are deficient in iron. A lot of older girls end up with osteoporosis.Some things may be correctable with diet but if we end up with a deficiency in some active ingredient why not address the problem directly?
 

Pangloss

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I don't know. A lot of people that lived past 100 lived quite unhealthy lives. Anyway my point is diet is not always enough. For instance a lot of girls are deficient in iron. A lot of older girls end up with osteoporosis.Some things may be correctable with diet but if we end up with a deficiency in some active ingredient why not address the problem directly?

No, a lot of people who lived past 100 did not live unhealthy lives. A few - there are always going to be those very few who process fats well, or are not affected by tobacco, or have some immunity to degenerative diseases.

Most of us, by definition, are average.

Wanna avoid iron defeciency? Eat as I suggested in my earlier post. Wanna avoid osteoporosis? Exercise - except for pathologies, osteo can be easily prevented by gently stressing your skeleton throughout your life.

A 3,000+ year old quote for 'ya, s243a: "Let food be your medecine, and medicine be your food."

Pangloss
 

s243a

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No, a lot of people who lived past 100 did not live unhealthy lives. A few - there are always going to be those very few who process fats well, or are not affected by tobacco, or have some immunity to degenerative diseases.

Most of us, by definition, are average.

Wanna avoid iron defeciency? Eat as I suggested in my earlier post. Wanna avoid osteoporosis? Exercise - except for pathologies, osteo can be easily prevented by gently stressing your skeleton throughout your life.

A 3,000+ year old quote for 'ya, s243a: "Let food be your medecine, and medicine be your food."

Pangloss

Did you know that our body cannot absorb iron from vegetables. The iron in vegetables is bound. The only way we can get iron without supplements is to eat meet which is high in calories. I suppose most healthy people could burn the calories off with sufficient exerersize. Most people once they get past a certain age can't run 35 miles a week. If we can improve on nature why not.
 

Pangloss

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s243a

Your arguments would carry more weight with me if you didn't include nonsense like we cannot absorb iron from vegetables.

Gee, so all of us vegetarians are dead, huh?

The Canadian Blood Service has been wrong every single one of the 300+ times they've tested my blood iron levels when I've gone in to donate?

The nurses are attempting murder when they tell someone who has blood iron levels that are too low to "go home and eat some oatmeal"? Not liver, not steak tartar - oatmeal.

Sorry s243a, but you're talkin' outta your bum on that one.

Who needs to run 35 miles a week? Walking burns the same number of calories per distance traveled - cycling is a no impact sport and is second only to swimming (also no impact) in terms of ease and intensity and metabolic acceleration.

We are meant to move. To stay healthy, move. You don't have to be an athlete, just mobile.

Pangloss
 

RomSpaceKnight

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For the most part diet can do wonders. There are some of us who have genetic irregularities. I suffer from high cholesterol that needs diet, drugs and exercise to control. But for practically everyone who is not under a docs care for some types of issues this post is excellent. Sugar content in fruits can be quite high so diabetics may want to watch out. Again for 95% of the population fruits and whole grains are awesome. We all could stand to cut down on refined grains (white bread) and refined sugar, not to mention transfats and saturated fats. After having heart attack last year I am on a low fat no salt added diet. I eat whole grains, fruit and veggies alot. Shellfish and finfish along with skinless chicken breast are tops on my diet list too. I eat red meat about 3 times a months at most.
 

Unforgiven

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I'd like to add that seeing a good nutritionist is about as important as seeing your doctor. I've been learning about combinations of vegitables that augment and act as a catalyst for the benefits that other vegies provide. Theres a lot more to eating good food than you might think.
 

Kreskin

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I'd like to add that seeing a good nutritionist is about as important as seeing your doctor. I've been learning about combinations of vegitables that augment and act as a catalyst for the benefits that other vegies provide. Theres a lot more to eating good food than you might think.
You got that right. My doctor sent me to one years ago and I lost about 50 pounds and felt like a new person. (I think I need to make another visit)
 

Pangloss

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hahahahaha...dude yer over 300lbs.posted for years about dieting but it never worked off an ounce..you drink whisky and guinness like it's no tommorrow, posts pics of yourself taking up a huge portion of the table at the mandarin during one of yer meets with other viners,post epic stories on how weed is the best thing for you,and yer gonna tell me if you mix a carrot and a sprig of broccolli yer gonna be healthier....come on unfy lets not fool the good people into thinking yer a health nut....oh yeah he suppossedly has me on ignore so he won't reply...left over citytv drivel...

i dearly love the big mamaluke and wish him health...he needs a good kick in the behind though to get his arse in gear and do what he has been posting about for years.

If what someone posts is factually wrong, correct them. If someone's opinion is contrary to yours, gird your loins and do battle.

If you have irrelevant personal information that could be used to discredit a fellow poster - SIT ON YOUR HANDS AND RESIST THE URGE TO TYPE.

Of course, that's just my personal opinion.

Pangloss
 
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As per supplement use. The food produced today is devoid of mineral and vitamin content compared to a 100 years ago_One needs to supplement their diet with vitamins and minerals,albiet over doing it is no good.
 

Pangloss

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As per supplement use. The food produced today is devoid of mineral and vitamin content compared to a 100 years ago_One needs to supplement their diet with vitamins and minerals,albiet over doing it is no good.

Entirely lacking or free from vitamin and mineral content. Do you even think before you write?

Pangloss
 

RomSpaceKnight

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At one point in time only the rich suffered fro some diseases due to the fact the poor could only afford whole grains, brown sugar and no meats. The rich living on white flour and sugar with high red meat content suffered obesity and heart conditions. The asians seem to live longer than us and suffer less from cancers and hear attacks due to their diets of seafood and brown rice.
 

Sparrow

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Food should be able to supply us with all the vitamins and minerals we need. However preparation of the food is often the culprit, in industry and the home. Industries that prepare food (not talking about fast food) often add chemicals for various reasons that cause the body not to absorb all the nutrients. Also cooking is every important.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Not everybody can eat 100% healthy all the time. Who cares if you have a vitamin daily. Its not going to do you any harm. And it may do you some good.
 

Pangloss

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Not everybody can eat 100% healthy all the time. Who cares if you have a vitamin daily. Its not going to do you any harm. And it may do you some good.

I take a multi and calcium - it might do some good (not enough studies to prove it though), and if not, at worst it gives me slightly more expensive pee.

The calcium is so I don't get cramps while cycling.

Pangloss