Do you eat any food that is good for your health?

@writersedge (22579)
United States
March 9, 2008 3:58pm CST
I eat oranges or bananas every day because of my blood pressure. But I also like to eat whole grains, fresh or frozen vegetables, other fruits, and beans or meat. Plus milk products. I think the meat is where I have the least healthy items because we buy cheap meat. I was done my hot flashes and they started again. Cheap meat may have hormones in it and may be why I have the hot flashes again. The milk products I buy are usually organic and aren't supposed to have that in it, but I do use powered milk sometimes. What foods that are good for your health do you eat?
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@lingli_78 (12846)
• Australia
10 Mar 08
i try to eat healthy now since i know that my body is my asset and if i am sick, i can't do anything... i try to eat fruits and vegetables everyday and now i also eat oatmeal... it is very delicious... i also try to reduce eating meat as i know that it is not healthy as well... if i want to live longer, i think i have to start to take care of my body from now onwards... good discussion...
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Thanks, I've reduced my meat intake because I can't afford it, but I'm hoping to be able to buy organic soon. Thanks and like your response.
@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
9 Mar 08
So long as I don't eat corn I think I'm eating pretty healthy.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Mar 08
What does corn do to you? It just goes through me. Take care and thanks for your response.
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@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Well, first I get light headed, then I start hurting all over. Then I start getting tunnel vision. With in an hour of eating corn I can barely walk without support, I'm so weak and dizzy. If I don't get my allergy shot I can't immagine what would happen next.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Wow! Are you ever allergic to corn. My body doesn't even process it, it goes out the same way it came in. So I couldn't imagine it hurting somebody. But it certainly does hurt you. You must have to tell people because corn is in a lot of stuff. Take care and stay safe.
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@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Like you I eat whole grains,(I haven't eaten bleach bread in a long time..lol), and fruits and vegetables..I do better during the warmer months when I can get fresh and organic vegetables from my garden because the cost of organic in store is too expensive for us. I eat very little meat and any pork I eat is slim to none. (There is this pizza place that is really good, unfortunately, it is the sausage that gives it the flavor)
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Organic veggies from the garden, wonderful! Bleach bread, I like that comment. I want to grow more veggies this year. I usually only grow greens and chives. But have to have more kinds this year. My husband would never go for little bit of meat or hardly any pork, trust me! Take care and thanks.
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• United States
9 Mar 08
I call it bleach bread, (for that is what you are eating) from trying to convince my daughter to stop eating it..She does eat wheat now, but not whole grain, the wheat that is like white, but I guess that is better than white..
@kkk2008 (27)
• India
11 Mar 08
well, i take oats, brown bread or a fruit in the morning , some good cooked vegetarian meal for lunch with lots of greens and again kind of similar things at the end of the day, junk food is out of my list, and so are aerated drinks, i take herbal tea too .. along with food i think its the temperament and the mentality of a person that has to be right for the food to give some nourishment.. its no point blaming the food with the boiling temper ! :)
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Mar 08
Good until you speak of my temper. Hot flashes are when a person suddenly sweats like crazy due to hormone fluxuations/fluctuations (spelling?). I'm going through menopause and during the day, that is called hot flashes, at night, it is called night sweats. I think the cheap meats make for more sweating since I was done all this menopause related sudden sweating after eating hormone free and expensive meats. Then I started eating cheap meat and it started up all over again.
• Hong Kong
11 Mar 08
Yes I do eat those healthy food but not always. I love bread in whole grain. I love eating fish because of the protein, chicken, and veggies. I am not a fruit lover, so I seldom eat any fruits. For milk products, I don't really eat that much, but from time to time, I would drink some milk with added calcium.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Dairy (milk) products are relatively new to most Asian diets. So if you had said that you didn't eat anything with dairy, I would have just asked how you get your calcium. My husband doesn't like fruit either. I love it. It's like desert to me, so sweet and so juicy. Thanks for responding. Hope the job is going well.
• United States
10 Mar 08
I eat whatever my mother in law buys in the supermarket since, she's basically in charge for grocery shopping. She's very conscious of healthy foods to eat specially for her 2 grandsons, my kids. So fruits are always on the list, breads that are wholegrain, purple fruits,vegetables, meat without fats. She also tries different leafy vegetables to include in our recipe. Specially now that her cholesterol went up we try to make our meal as healthy as possible.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Sounds excellent, I wish people would buy that kind of stuff for me, then I wouldn't have to go shopping, esp. in the weather we've been having. Thanks.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
10 Mar 08
I try to eat fresh fruits and frozen or fresh vegetables. I also try to buy organic when I can. Our yogurt is organic for instance and we buy organic milk as well. We have started to try and incorporate whole grain pastas into our diet. The first couple that we tried we didn't like at all. I think we finally found some that are edible though!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Yes, some things are way more edible than others! Know the feeling. But eating healthier does take some trial and error and try again. Thanks.
@anqi627 (10)
• Singapore
10 Mar 08
I like to eat fruit and vegetable.But i also like to eat fried food.Everyday i must drink one bottle of fruit juice.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
I guess it depends on how much and how you fry it. I like juice, too. Fruits and veggies are good, thanks.
@AmbiePam (48176)
• United States
10 Mar 08
For while I have been trying to eat very healthy, but the last 6 months I have redoubled my efforts. I drink so much water, and I usually have grapes, a grapefruit, or an orange in my fridge. I use soy milk unless what I'm cooking demands something different. And my meat is always the very lean hamburger meat, when I eat meat. It's not that I don't want to, but my appetite has been shying away from meat recently.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
I went through a period of time when I didn't like red meat. I am trying to get motivated to watch my calories so I don't eat double what I'm supposed to and I hope this discussion helps me get there soon. Thanks.
@yibamao (74)
• China
10 Mar 08
i like eating oranges and bananas,but not everyday,i don't know very much what food is good for my health,so i think eat every food,don't choose any else is good for our health
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Mar 08
If you read the people before you who wrote in this discussion, you will know lots of healthy foods. Eating variety is very healthy too. Smile and thanks.
• China
10 Mar 08
I take eating as something that bothers a lot and brings little fun. When meal time come, I just choose some usual food to feed up myself, so that I won't be starved.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Mar 08
You don't enjoy any kinds of food? That's too bad, I'm the opposite extreme, that's most of my enjoyment! But to each their own way. Thanks and take care.
@kaz1980 (13)
10 Mar 08
i try to eat healthy as much as possible, have a breakfast in morning, skimmed milk, eat wholemeal bread, baked potatoes, chicken, fish etc. saturdays are my bad day though, where i have a chinese, but i think we all need one bad day a week.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
13 Mar 08
In the body builder world, they call that the weekly cheat day. As long as it doesn't get too far out of hand, it's fine. Sounds like you eat really, really healthy. Thanks and take care.
@Gesusdid (1683)
• United States
10 Mar 08
i try to eat good food for my health , like bananas i eat alot of those , Oranges , sometimes grain cereal with nut clusters with watered down milk or no milk at all , as for juices , i drink alot of that V8 Fuison juice , a bit pricy at 3 to 5 bucks a bottle but i guess thats the price you pay for a long life
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Sounds good. How are those Fusions? Sound like some funky combinations. Thanks
• Philippines
10 Mar 08
Yes, i do, in fact, I eat fruits and vegetables everyday. Rice is also healthy food because aside from the carbohydrates, it has a lot of fiber in it. I also include fish and chicken. I do not eat much of the red meat and as much as possible, I eat less of fried foods.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Sounds like a very good diet and fiber is very important, used to be called roughage. Take care and thanks.
@gops121 (53)
10 Mar 08
changed my diet to a more nutritious diet now .. i love to have almonds, soya bread with honey and milk in my breakfast. Vegetables, Pulses in Lunch. Fruits or Green Tea in evening.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Nice diet, love greens at lunch, nothing better. Tea by itself in teh evening would tear up my stomach, but the rest of it I could manage and be happy. Thanks and take care.
@mnsrwt123 (2059)
• India
10 Mar 08
Well i love milk, And i always belive that milk contains everything that keeps you fit, Although i also eat non vegetarian, But it keeps you fatty thats why i avoid it, But its very delicious naaa...lolz.. i can't control if someone told me to have some meat or chicken. Keep posting!!! and cheers!!!
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Thanks I did for like 12 hours straight on Sunday. I'm pretty posted out right now. Take care
@subha12 (18453)
• India
10 Mar 08
most of the time, yes. i am very much concious about what i eat. i like to eat something healthy all the times. sometimes certain fruits, cereals and all. i like to take healthyfoods for my meals.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Me, too, thanks
@vicky30 (4777)
• India
10 Mar 08
I take vitamin supplements to make up for the nutrition in my body.I drink coconut water daily.It helps cool my body and also helps me feel stronger.I also eat peanuts thrice in a week because it has proteins and vitamin E.
@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
Sounds good, I wish fresh coconut stuff didn't cost so much here. Thanks
• Indonesia
10 Mar 08
I drink green tea and I eat tempeh..I consider them healthy compared to what I like to eat..I eat fruits sometimes such apples, grapes, durian, orange, rambutan, and etc..i Love Fruits,,,all kinds of fruits
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Mar 08
That sounds good. I'm trying to like tempeh. How do you prepare it?
• Canada
9 Mar 08
you are what you eat, and i d rather be a veggie than a pig
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Ha, ha, haven't laughed so much since the book, veggies don't get mad cow disease. Well at least the pig has a brain!