Satisfying palates

Thiruvananthapuram, India
May 24, 2009 12:51am CST
"Eat to live and not live to eat", the saying speaks volumes.In order to satisfy our appetites for good,sumptuous food most of us devour without second thoughts whatever is brought before us.Even health fads would not shirk away from relishing their favorite food items, though fully realizing that those would be detrimental to their physical well being.Eating out has become part of most of our lifestyles. The so called culinary experts would not mind to add supplementary flavor to many dishes in an effort to boost customer arrival.It is time that we embark on selective dietary habits if at all dreaded diseases are to be kept at bay.
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@whyaskq (7553)
• Singapore
24 May 09
In my opinion, I do not think we should embark on selective dietary habits. We should be eating a healthy and balance diet. A healthy and balanced diet is one that will give the body all the necessary nutrients the body needed. A balanced diet means eating in moderation a variety of carbohydrates, proteins, fruits, vegetables and diary products. Food high in saturated fats, sugar and salt should be limited. It is because of unhealthy diet that most people subcumb to diseases.
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@jayrene (2713)
• Philippines
24 May 09
i agree to what you said here... this reminds me of the food group we used to study in elementary... it should be a balanced diet, and not a selective diet. moderation in everything. i have read those who have taken selective diets getting sick and having cancer... its because of lack of other nutrients that the body needs. not because a certain vegetable has protein you'll eat that all the time, sometimes eating too much of a specific food can cause sickness... it should be balanced and in moderation. i agree with you here whyaskq
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@GardenGerty (81518)
• Marion, Kansas
25 May 09
I frequently have to remind myself that the food I prepare at home costs less and is more tasty and flavorful than what I get eating out. It is easy to add wonderful flavors at home.
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@carpenter5 (6786)
• United States
25 May 09
My mother in law and I just had this conversation. She was talking about her diabetes and things that will make her blood sugar spike. I had made chicken and vegetables last night and served it over spinach and tomato pasta. Mom said that those kinds of dishes were really good for her, if she could keep from eating too much!
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@KrauseHome (30032)
• United States
24 May 09
Personally this is some Great advice for any person, because in reality we are in charge of our own destiny when it comes to eating. I know that many times the Food we eat can determine what our life will be like later in life as well. So what is most important is finding a Balanced nutritious diet that works for you and stick with it.
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@dragon54u (29058)
• United States
24 May 09
I used to eat everything! I was moderate, I didn't eat bad foods every day or in ridiculous amounts, but I wasn't very nutritionally strict. I had surgery last weekend and since then I don't want fast food. The thought is repulsive to me. Fast food, to me, is like eating rat poison--why not just hire someone to kill you? It'd be cheaper in the long run. And with all the additives and chemicals they put in the food, I'd rather cook at home. When I left for the hospital last week, there was a box of chocolates I'd gotten myself as a treat. Since I've been home, I've had one of them where I'd normally have a few pieces a day. I think my body is asserting itself and taking over my appetites. Good for it!
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@chrislotz (8209)
• Canada
7 Jun 09
I have to admit that I love food and so I eat for enjoyment not just to satisfy my hunger. I am moderate about it though. I am only about 10 pounds overweight but if I were to not watch how much I eat I would be fat. I sometimes eat to celebrate something and sometimes because I am depressed and bored. Anything can get me to eat so I watch how much I eat at one time. I like to eat 5 or 6 same meals a day instead of 3 big ones. And in a meal, it might just be a salad or a fruit salad. Not always something big. I also watch how many carbs I eat as they are the killer when it comes to weight gain. Carbs are straight sugar and are hard to digest.