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What the hell do they put in American food?

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Re: What the hell do they put in American food?

Post by MattHanson1990 » January 12th, 2019, 7:09 am

rabbithabit wrote:
January 12th, 2019, 6:01 am
preservatives and additives in the processed food is unique to western countries as well as huge portions at every meal. in asia most people eat fresh foods and small amounts more often.
From what I've heard, it's not the case in Western Europe except for probably the UK. And here in Mexico, preservatives and additives are nowhere as common as they are in the U.S., though they've been importing some processed foods from the U.S. via the North American Free Trade Agreement. But carbs are another factor contributing to weight gain, which is why I decided to cut bread, pasta, and pizza from my diet.




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Re: What the hell do they put in American food?

Post by rabbithabit » January 13th, 2019, 5:31 am

carbs not western problem, but huge amounts and lack of physical activity
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Re: What the hell do they put in American food?

Post by flowerthief00 » January 13th, 2019, 7:01 am

I'm not on board the carbs-are-evil train. We need carbs for energy. But pay attention to where you get them from.

Also, those who eat any kind of beef are doing themselves a disservice, to say nothing of the poor cow!

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Re: What the hell do they put in American food?

Post by E Irizarry R&B Singer » January 13th, 2019, 10:38 am

flowerthief00 wrote:
January 13th, 2019, 7:01 am
I'm not on board the carbs-are-evil train. We need carbs for energy. But pay attention to where you get them from.

Also, those who eat any kind of beef are doing themselves a disservice, to say nothing of the poor cow!
....and you are an adamant advocate for soy too I bet?
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Re: What the hell do they put in American food?

Post by flowerthief00 » January 13th, 2019, 9:07 pm

^ Not in particular, but I do like soy myself. The form I most often eat it in--tofu--is not really the best way to eat it.

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Re: What the hell do they put in American food?

Post by flowerthief00 » January 13th, 2019, 9:54 pm

There is this to be said for tofu:
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Re: What the hell do they put in American food?

Post by flowerthief00 » January 13th, 2019, 9:57 pm

There are alternatives healthier than tofu:
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Re: What the hell do they put in American food?

Post by expat79 » February 15th, 2019, 7:57 am

Nowadays there is sugar in all foods, preservatives, additives, lots of salt that make you gain weight and not muscles, but fat. Eating as fresh as possible would be the best but it's not always possible...

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Re: What the hell do they put in American food?

Post by MattHanson1990 » February 16th, 2019, 2:32 am

expat79 wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 7:57 am
Nowadays there is sugar in all foods, preservatives, additives, lots of salt that make you gain weight and not muscles, but fat. Eating as fresh as possible would be the best but it's not always possible...
You'd have to live in a particular pocket area of the U.S. where there are local farmers' markets in order to eat fresh. If not, you spend a bunch at health food stores such as Whole Foods.

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Re: What the hell do they put in American food?

Post by jamesbond » February 16th, 2019, 3:26 am

MattHanson1990 wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 2:32 am
You'd have to live in a particular pocket area of the U.S. where there are local farmers' markets in order to eat fresh. If not, you spend a bunch at health food stores such as Whole Foods.
I like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's but they are pretty expensive. I try to stay away from foods high in sugar, salt and fat as much as possible.
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Re: What the hell do they put in American food?

Post by MattHanson1990 » February 17th, 2019, 1:47 am

jamesbond wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 3:26 am
MattHanson1990 wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 2:32 am
You'd have to live in a particular pocket area of the U.S. where there are local farmers' markets in order to eat fresh. If not, you spend a bunch at health food stores such as Whole Foods.
I like Whole Foods and Trader Joe's but they are pretty expensive. I try to stay away from foods high in sugar, salt and fat as much as possible.
Trader Joe's is actually cheaper than Whole Foods. My family used to shop at Whole Foods until a Trader Joe's opened in Santa Fe around late 2004 or early 2005.

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