Yesteday Todd and I were choosing a place to go to lunch. I normally go to Whole Foods because they have healthy delicious food, unlike almost everywhere else. However, we wanted to try somewhere new. How about Veggie Heaven?
I'd never been there before, despite living across the street from it for two years. I used to eat awful food on a daily basis, and considered vegetarian and vegan food to be for hippies. I still do, actually.
Anyway, we get to the restaurant and are handed three menus each. The main menu had almost fifty items in it. Many were marked as being vegan. Hey, this must be healthy, right?
Wrong. I went through the entire menu and picked what seemed to be the healthiest item on the menu - a vegetable curry. Todd ordered "the immaculate tomato" or something like that.
Our orders came. Each one was smothered in gross sugary sauce. This is typical for vegetarian and vegan places - they're almost NEVER healthy. This was actually my favorite thing about eating raw - there was nothing on the diet that wasn't healthy.
So, in honor of Veggie heaven, here is a list of eight "health foods" that you shouldn't eat.
Guys... this article is ABSURD. It is based purely on OPINION and nothing else. (and you know, opinions are like a**, everyone has one). There are scientific or statistical evidence to contradict most of the things mentioned.... thouhg in other sense, you mention absolutely any food item and you can find something BAD in it.... Raw carrot... well, bad.. bad... no matter how much you clean them, there are dirt, bacteria, bugs poop remaining on them... point is, just because you can find one thing bad in any food does not mean they are bad for health....
the prime example mentioned above is RICE -- not only it is absurd opinion above about whether its healthy or not, Tynan went ahead to mention that " I seriously donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t understand why people eat rice. It doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even taste good".... it shows he/she's like a frog in a pond for whom the pond is the world... the above sentence is not only offensive, it takes away whatever little credibility anyone can associate with this article....
so, readers, read this article as any other opinion and just don't make it change your healthy lifestyle for a bad one....
I know, he called a baked potato nutritionally devoid. It's not it has potassium and fiber and vitamin c. He blamed it for being pure starch. Our bodies need "starch". Oats, and popcorn are starch too. I'm surprised he didn't put sugar on the list for it's being high in sugar.
Another thing he said. Baked potatoes are bad because of its unhealthy toppings. Salad is unhealthy because of the unhealthy toppings. Well the base foods themselves are not healthy, it's the unhealthy toppings that are customarily put on it. Eat a baked potato plain, a salad plain and you should be fine.
You're a fucking moron... And I'm not going to tell you why either.
One apple a day is all the carbs you need
FIBER IS NOT NUTRITION. It is the dietary equivalent of DRANE-O. Goes in .. goes OUT. just like mushrooms.
hey man loved this article and am with u on almost everything. Reason why other people insult you, their anger
Nobody cares what you eat and nobody cares what you think... You're that insignificant. I hope you get nothing out of this article and keep eating your rice, potatoes, dairy, GMO foods and fluoridated water.
HOPEFULLY, your kind will hurry up and die.
I hope no one gets anything out of this article either, it's highly inaccurate. I also hope that he carries on eating rice, potatoes, and fluoridated water.
Youre just as insignificant as anyone else you deem. If you're on here to preach because you are angry, and alleviate yourself through insulting others then I pity you, not that you need it. Animals were bred to be hunted and eaten by humanity. I dont give a fuck about your friends. I'll eat them and ill enjoy them. You make your lifestyle decisions and you put others down for their own.Get a life, and channel your energy elsewhere. Fuck your OWN mother, and then eat her yourself, you sick prick.
by the way AK you made me join this site nice. Reply and you opened peoples mind to not fall for everything everyone's says lol
Hey, wanted to say I was lead into this site by google, whe I had searched for "is rice healthy for you?" Because, I am a skinny guy and love working out and exercising. But I'm afraid the food I eat isn't great. Because hate mostly every vegitable beside's chiles and jalapeños. Lettuce and peas. I like spinage. And I love patatoes. But hate onions and garlic and that sort of stuff.
Is what am eating bad? And the reason for me not gaining wait and more mass wit muscle
I have anm starting get a well toned body but I am not gaining mass.
And I do like rice a lot and I'm indian so some beans and stuff I like and and I love meat and beef.
So what diet do you recommend ?
I'm new to this site.
You have absolutely no idea what you're talking about, do you?
"Salad can be healthy. It usually isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t."
Really? And how did you figure that one out? True some salad dressing's are no good but salad itself is good for you. Period. Potatoes are also good for you and so is rice. It is, and always has been, the staple diet of the vast majority of the people in the world.
As for juices, do you even know what pasteurisation is and why it is done? Clearly not. I suggest you check out the FDA guidelines to get an idea.
It's unfortunate that your ignorance will mislead some people who come across your site. Buy some books, read up, speak to your family doctor about nutrition and GET THE FACTS RIGHTS before posting sensationalist articles or your "blog".
FDA lol... Why don't we ask Monsanto while we're at it, you brainwashed buffoon.
"Check the FDA statements". lol cause they're angels, like approving synthetic chemicals that are neurotoxic and cause cancer in young children. "But it's the government, and they can't do anything wrong because we have checks and balances." NDAA, PATRIOT ACT, IRS PROVEN ILLEGAL BY THEIR FORMER AGENT, BOOK BURNING, GOVT TIES TO ORCHESTRATING 911, FLUORIDE IN OUR WATER, CIA TRAINS AL QUEDA AND BRINGS IN MOST DRUGS etc
What a loser you are.
Baked potatoes (and other potatoes really) are great for carbo-loading when you're training hard in a particular sport.
Then again, you don't exactly look like you've ever ran a Marathon so carry on with your sad little site.
Just make your point. No need to insult people on their looks or body image. Thank you
But I WANT to insult them... They people are my lifelong enemies and I hate them.
This isn't a matter of opinions or who can win the intellectual challenge, it's personal and it's about disgust. IMAGINE IF SOMEONE MURDERED YOUR DOG, COOKED HIM AND ATE HIM. Imagine if someone did that to your mother... At that point, who's right and who's wrong no longer matters, the hate consumes you and you want the worst for that person.
Aside from the 1% that are vegans/vegetarian, I think humanity is a disease and I hope they hurry up and get heart disease and die already. Sickness is nature's way of rewarding you for eating his family and destroying his earth and letting you know you fucked up. When there's perfectly good fruit, vegetables, nuts and berries out there- you peasants choose a diet that best serves your taste. Nevermind health. Forget the fact that a diet high in protein and calcium has been PROVEN time and time again to cause Diabetes, Cancer & Heart Disease- we want something that TASTES GOOD!I'm sorry, but I have no respect for your kind. You have proven to be a failure and a burden to society time and time again. From a vegan standpoint, I can have patience and hope for those vegetarians who are trying to better themselves, but not for the dumbfucks who can't even READ.
The information is out there. You don't even have to look for it, people have already compiled it like this youtube playlist: and you have to do is do the same thing you do everyday; sit back, grab some chips and watch the screen- but I doubt you idiots can even do that when Family Guy is my competition. You can't even begin imagine to fathom how it feels to be me. To live side by side people who you consider to be dumber than bricks. People who are completely well and capable of learning but turn a blind eye for the sake of "how it tastes" or prefer watching Jerry Springer for entertainment than education. People who's only purpose to their meaningless existance is to bring death and destruction to all that they touch; to consume and entertain themselves as much as they can; to fill their mouths and shit it out the other end.
You people serve no meaningful purpose and are a disease to society destroying everything around you. The only times you actually build something is when you need another restaurant or to serve your banker overlords. Not one of you reading this has walked down your street and picked up the trash or filled a pothole in the street.
Don't need to be insulting... Fucking die then.
You are such a hateful and miserable person. I eat a bit of everything and excersice regularly. Atleast I won't live to be 120 years old and miserable. I would try enjoy and savor the DELICIOUS foods of the world and I am still content at any point even if I die young. YOU moron who don't have faith in God thinks that you live longer if you eat healthier. Well YOU AGAIN is soooo wrong. Your time is up when God decides. I have seen people live and eat healthy never drink never smoke and somehow it was their time. So why don't you go eat a big fat burger with hot and sweet BBQ sauce and a dip of ranch dressing and Tabasco for your FF. I bet your mouth is drooling to indulge. ( sorry for you).
Actually, I do eat nuts and berries, quite often too. I think that they taste better than meat, and if my parents let me, I'd eat nuts, fruit, and oatmeal all day too. Don't make assumptions. I can't fathom how it feels to be you because I have no sympathy for a guy who tries to advocate his message by telling people that they should die, and are stupid and a disease to society.
lol ok.. at this point, I can't even take you seriously. It is apparent that you have lost your mind... a LLOONNGG time ago!! lmao. And actually....yes,... I have picked up trash off the street. I spent a whole day cleaning up several miles of dirty ditches leading out to our land. So stop acting like you KNOW EVERYTHING...and that you KNOW EVERYONE!! You are mental..seriously! Get a life and a clue!
Hahahahah, I agree with you, It's pretty funny how he's acting like a woman on menopause with a baseball bat shoved up her ass. Funny thing is, most of us aren't saying EAT MEAT EAT MEAT OR YOU WILL DIEEEEEEE, we could all pretty much be vegans for all he knows. It's weird how he just assumes things.
Also, he thinks that we ONLY eat meat.
It's also weird that he thinks his manic and insulting attitude will convince people to adopt a vegan lifestyle. It just pisses us off even more, and makes us not want to give him the satisfaction. I understand why vegans would be angry at the world, but they have to remember that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
I wonder what he spends his time doing anyways. Apparently all we do is sit on our ass and eat junk food. I actually eat vegetables. GASP! A human eating veggies, no way... I thought all humans ate meat and nothing but meat. Impossible! Yes, I do eat veggies, and I rarely eat refined food, such as sugar in my coffee, nevermind chips. And, yes, I have picked up trash before.
Cool story bro... Keep on murdering the innocent.
I'm a vegan and I just want to say that what you are doing is a terrible way to spread veganism. Share facts, not insults. People will listen that way.
I agree, I'm a vegan too and I really don't like when vegans do this >.<. It gives us a bad reputation, and people think vegans are annoying because of it. We once didn't know the bad things about animal products too, so we have to remember that other people usually just don't know
See, Countmonaco. It IS possible to be a vegan, and not come off as a complete douche to everyone in sight.
Besides, I don't know who you think you are assuming that everyone on here stuffs their face with animal flesh. Please don't judge before you get to know people. I have a feeling that everything you hear just sounds like "VEGANS SUCK I LOVE MURDER". If you actually read our comments, you'd know that most of us are arguing how POTATOES and RICE are good for you, not meat. So please, troll somewhere else. I don't think omnis don't go up to and scream in your face about how you should chow down on some steak before you get pernicious anemia, without even knowing you. So please, give us the same courtesy, don't prejudge.
Says the lady who's trolling a blogger.
says the jerk who is trolling this blog....being rude to every person who has an opinion. seriously?? seems like you need a life!
agreed, what an asshole
Dont be crazy! Rice is delicious says much of the worlds population and so is juice and so is pasta and its all much better than just chomping on carrots (and the 4 other items allowed in a raw diet) all day long. Asians are thin and healthy - ( Japanese from Japan arent more prone to diabetes -look it up) they eat white rice or some type of rice noodle every single day- twice a day at that but its usually combined with tons of varieties of vegetables and fruits that westerners are not yet familiar with (my parents grow about 50 different varieties in their back yard) and yes smaller portions of lean meat. Im asian - healthy and active as a whistle - im gorgeous - strong- great skin and hair. i climb mountains for a good time and run multiple businesses. but i didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need to have everything i put into my body to be good for me, just most of it. the other stuff - well it just needed to be not bad for me and well a little fat and a little sugar is ok too if it puts smiles on faces - in fact its good for your heart via a healthy happy spirit and soul. but obsessive neurotic rigid and unrealistic health criteria are probably heart attack inducing via unnecessary anxiety and stress - and by the sound of your article- hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t made you a very pleasant person to be around. Serve your healthy goal- let go of the anger and judgments and take life with a just a little stride.
well its late and im rambling but ill sign off with some
info on white rice provided consistant with data backed by scientist and medical groups:
The Good Grain
Rice is high in complex carbohydrates, contains almost no fat, is cholesterol free, and is low in sodium, unless you add salt to the cooking water. Generally all rice - both brown and white - is considered a good source of vitamins and minerals. Although almost all the nutrients are stripped from white rice when the bran layer is removed during milling, ninety percent of all American grown rice is enriched with thiamine, niacin and iron and in some instances riboflavin, Vitamin D and Calcium. White rice because it is enriched has more iron and thiamine than brown rice. Brown rice has five times more Vitamin E and three times more magnesium. Brown rice provides twice as much fiber as white rice, but it is not an especially rich source of fiber. On the other hand, rice bran alone is an excellent source of fiber. Rice is a fair source of protein containing all eight essential amino acids. It is low in the amino acid lysine, which is found in beans making the classic combination of rice and beans, popularly known as complimentary proteins, a particularly healthful dish. Rice is gluten free and easily digestible making it a good choice for infants and people with wheat allergies or digestive problems. A half cup of cooked white rice provides 82 calories; an equal amount of brown rice provides 89 calories.
hopefully this will work to shed some light however if not - i really dont care- i was just pissed that you said rice doesnt taste good. thats as damning as saying ice cream or watermelon taste bad. how dare you.
Amen!!! This is EXACTLY what I was going to say! My mother is Japanese. She is 70 years old and could probably run circles around many of you! I'm sick and tired of people saying that 'white rice is bad for you!". Ridiculous statement.
If white rice were bad for you, most people in Asia would be in big trouble by now.
Fuck your mother and your single person case study. (Well, my mom lived to be 70 eating stupid shit, therefore everyone should do it!)
You're a dickhead. Get the fuck off this site. All you are doing is insulting people. LEAVE!
You're right. Look, guys, I just read my comments, and I realized just how much of an asshole I sound. I'm deeply sorry to all those who've I've offended. I came off as insensitive, and hypocritical. You have every right to be pissed off at me. I guess, I'm just really against animal cruelty. But I have to understand that meat eaters and I are really no different from each other, and they are not the heartless murderers and idiots I made them out to be. No wonder, you guys don't listen to me, who would listen to insults? I realize now that the best way to spread veganism, is to share facts, and not insult those who are different from me. That's just ridiculous. I wouldn't listen to someone who insulted me, and I don't expect the same from anybody else.
Not only was my behavior harmful to omnivores, it is harmful to vegans. Vegans already have a bad stereotype of being preachy, and being condescending and higher-than-thou to omnis. All I've done was reinforce that stereotype, and to a dangerous degree. Let me assure you that most vegans are friendly to both people and animals, and they WON'T bite your head off if you eat meat.
You guys are not idiots, and you guys are NOT murderers.
Well, I'm sorry, please accept my apology. I promise to never be that same Countmonaco again! From now on, I will tell people facts, and not insults and name calling.
I appreciate that reprisal of comments made about us rice lovers world wide! China has billions, India has billions, Japan has many people, South America and Central America and Caribbean the common thread all eat rice Dailey! It's common knowdge the fattest in the world is right here in the US! People love to eat here and I'm fine with that! But not cool to stick your finger at people for how they eat or what they eat! China is one of the oldest known countries to live for centuries an they are way fitter and healthier than much of the people in the western world! They all eat rice daily! Count Monaco instead of hating maybe you could learn from these cultures instead of citing tidbits of infactual knowledge found recently to sell some new book! Don't know what your angle is, but least you finally see the light! God speed brother and eat whatever your heart desires within moderation! Farewell!
That's not what he's saying genius. He's not saying, everyone should eat rice, he's saying that not everyone who eats rice will get sick. Likewise, your mom living to 70 eating "stupid shit" just means that some people are not as susceptible to illnesses/diseases when they aren't careful with their diet. Diet is not one size fits all, and that's why I'm against these "studies" that say stuff like, "grains are bad for you, if you eat one crouton, you will die!" I love grains, and the stuff about it is probably true, but I'm not going to deprive myself of the foods I love, just so that I can live longer to deprive myself of the foods I love. Besides, don't you want me, a human, to die off anyways.
Diet is just not one size fits all, there are some foods that people can eat safely, while it makes others feel like crap. That's why I'm against data saying "DON'T EAT (insert nature-made food here) OR YOU WILL GET CANCER" I will continue to eat "healthy whole grains" until the day I die. I'm not going to deprive myself of them, just because somebody said that phytic acid is bad for me. I'm not going to deprive myself of the foods I love, just so that I can live longer to deprive myself of the foods I love. I can spare 10 years if I get to eat some pearl barley and oatmeal.
This is depressing. I eat what I want. Chips, pizza cookies, etc. I exercise daily and I'm not too overweight, I'm happy, I used to be anorexic, always obsessing about food. I'm much happier now.
Not terribly relevant, but regarding the balsamic vinaigrette... what makes you think it's sugary and unhealthy? I work in a restaurant and make it, and unless there's something about balsamic vinegar I don't know (?) there's nothing sugary about it. It's just balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and some seasonings.
This article is biased. Where are your sources? Wheres the proof? I am body builder and have a major in journalism. I am sound in Nutrition due to body building having to be big in nutrition. The way you write your article are disgusting. If you were in JRN 131 you would fail the class, hands down.
The proof is out there, nimrod. It's up to YOU to fact-check... Had you done your homework you wouldn't e asking stupid innane questions like a buffoon.
It's called citing your sources. I had to do it in high school or else I'd be given a 0 for plagiarism. College is even stricter about it. Citing your sources increases your credibility, and makes it easier for the audience to know where you got your info. If you had known this, you wouldn't be leaving inane comments like a buffoon
Just because you don't understand rice in it's various forms does not mean that many healthy people with balanced diets do not. Rice is a staple in many parts of the world and it's been working out all right for them.
Is everyone as stupid as you?
I honestly hope that you're employing some sort of reverse psychology, that you're telling everybody that they're stupid for not being vegan, in hope that they'll try to prove you wrong by becoming vegan. I seriously hope that that's you're game, and if so, I commend you. But I highly doubt that is your game, as a lot of your comments, are just blunt insults, like "You're a fucking moron" or "Fuck your mother"
A lot of the stuff you mention are lesser of 2 evils then anything else.
Baked potato is better for you then eating french fries. While it doesn't have massive nutritional value, it's still something that fills gaps in a meal.
I agree with Diet Soda being bullshit. If you want to be healthier, stop drinking soda altogether.
Rice is neutral like the baked potato. It fills space while not being terribly negative.
Crackers are quite often bad, though pretzels are okay. Again they are a lesser of 2 evils. You could be eating well worse snacks then pretzels.
Juice is pretty brutal, but in most cases better then drinking pop.
Frozen Yogurt is a better alternative then ice cream. It's not healthy, but it's also not as detrimental as the alternatives.
If you eat salad instead of a burger, which is better for you?
And energy bars are total BS.
I don't think berating people's choice in food does much good. Eating healthy is all about making the less detrimental choice as most of the time you don't have the best options layed in front of you.
I've mentioned before that I have become a vegan. It's now had such an impact on my life that I'm going to write a whole post explaining why on earth I'd become a vegan, and why I'll be a vegan for life.
First, I should say that the term "vegan" isn't great. It's usually associated with freakshows who are so against killing animals that they won't wear leather. While I'm not going to frequent cockfights or go hunting, I have no problem with animals being killed. I like leather stuff, and animals dying is part of life with or without humans.
Another problem with the term "vegan" is that many vegans eat an unhealthy diet. They cut out meat, but don't add vegetables in their place, so they tend to eat a lot of refined grains. Doing that is more unhealthy than just eating meat.
I eat pretty well and take pretty good care of myself. But it's taken quite a while to get here - before 2006, I had a pretty standard American diet. Lots of pizza, junk food, fast food, liquor, soda, sweets, etc. I smoked cigarettes, cigars, sheesha, and other kinds of tobacco.
Since then I've refined my diet and I eat pretty well. I have more energy, feel better, look better, and God willing, I'll live a lot longer as a result. It's a gradual process though, and I'm still improving. There's a few things I use to do it:
First, I'm all about incremental improvement - I think trying to crash change your diet is unlikely to work unless you have immense amounts of willpower and self-discipline. If you do have these Herculean amounts of will and discipline, you know who you are and don't need my advice. If you're more mortal, then you'll want to pick one or two things to be refining in your diet at a time.
Second, there's two ways I quit food or habits I don't like - "hard quitting" (cold turkey) and "soft quitting" (gradually reduce my consumption and eventually eliminate it). I pick which of these routes to go based on how convenient it is to quit something outright and if there's any detox process. If there's detox (like there was with nicotine), I think it's better to just get it over with once instead of constantly feeling deprived as your body re-adjusts to its new biochemical levels. The most successful method for quitting smoking is cold turkey, isn't it? Something like 80% of successful attempts to quit smoking are cold turkey? I don't have the statistics onhand, but that's the general idea. Quitting something like sugar, bad oils, or excess salt might be easier to do incrementally, since you need to replace the consumption with something else.
Which brings us to third point - I actively introduce new good behaviors before and during the time I quit something. Now, I don't know if the following is a good strategy, but it's what I did - when I started cutting down the sweets I ate, I increased my consumption of the kinds of salty foods I already ate: Chips, french fries, nuts, etc. Later I cut the salt content back. I don't know if that's a good habit, but it's worked okay for me. I also try to actively introduce fruits and vegetables before I quit something - it's hard to go from no fiber food that's highly processed to stimulate you immediately to fruits and vegetables. Fruit tastes bland compared to ice cream. So I introduce fruits and vegetables first, get comfortable with them, then increase my consumption of them as I decrease or eliminate bad consumption.