nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

CITATION: Some "Healthy" Foods Aren't

This is just a quick note referencing another article on how we develop a false black-or-white view of nutrition.

Some foods are bad for you; some are good.  But mostly they all have their good and bad points.  The OC Register Healthy Living blog (Mar 15)  talks about some of the ones we think are healthy...and for which we need an attitude adjustment.

Please go here and read the article for explanations.  But these are the "5 healthy foods (and a water) that aren’t so healthy."

1. veggie chips
2. granola cereal
3. turkey hot dogs
4. vitamin-infused waters
5. wrapped sandwiches
6. couscous

The original source for the nutritional information is Consumer Reports.

You can eat these things and it's not going to kill you.  The "killer" is a fanatic belief in the virtue of any rigid approach to nutrition.

Doc D

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