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Old 04-27-2019, 01:07 PM   #21
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If I couldn't have sugar, salt and artificial preservatives, I would probably die. My biggest nightmare about the "stranded on a desert island" idea would be being forced to eat raw fish and coconuts 365 days a year.
Those are merely psychological needs. The biological needs include a certain amount of water, basic nutrients and enough calories to offset the energy yo burn every day.

Don't confuse your psychological needs with your body's actual physical needs.
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:07 PM   #22
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Outlawing bad food is like outlawing hate speech.

It SOUNDS like a good idea...

Until "hate speech" is defined by an appointed committee who doesn't agree with your point of view.

I've heard tomatoes described as a "superfood". Now I'm seeing reports about why you shouldn't eat tomatoes. I take a fiber supplement...and I just saw a video about why you should never take a fiber supplement.

This is definitely a situation where individuals need to take charge of their own choices.

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Old 04-27-2019, 08:11 PM   #23
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I've heard tomatoes described as a "superfood". Now I'm seeing reports about why you shouldn't eat tomatoes. I take a fiber supplement...and I just saw a video about why should never take a fiber supplement.
Food scientists will generally say whatever they're paid to say. It's hard to keep up with their trends and they seem to vary from country to country.
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:45 AM   #24
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Outlawing bad food is like outlawing hate speech.

It SOUNDS like a good idea...

Until "hate speech" is defined by an appointed committee who doesn't agree with your point of view.

I've heard tomatoes described as a "superfood". Now I'm seeing reports about why you shouldn't eat tomatoes. I take a fiber supplement...and I just saw a video about why should never take a fiber supplement.

This is definitely a situation where individuals need to take charge of their own choices.
that's why i eat what the **** i wanna eat.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:04 PM   #25
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Isn't pizza legally considered a vegetable?
Legally, itís a composite food product.
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Old 04-29-2019, 07:15 PM   #26
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Take away my Twinkies and you'll see a war on a cosmic scale you won't believe!
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:02 PM   #27
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The American society would collapse upon itself. There's an estimated 660,000 restaurants (fast food included) and that's a lot of lost business/abandoned buildings.
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:42 PM   #28
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Food scientists will generally say whatever they're paid to say. It's hard to keep up with their trends and they seem to vary from country to country.
Remove the word food from the first sentence and you're bang on the money.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:29 PM   #29
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Everyone would become a lot thinner.
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Old 06-01-2019, 09:07 AM   #30
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we'd probably live 20 years longer...
gmo is the issue.
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:54 PM   #31
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If the U.S. outlawed unhealthy food, what do you think would happen?

This means, any food with low or no nutritional value, would be against the law. So basically, practically everything outside of the produce aisle (fruits, vegetables, etc) would be against the law.

This means candy bars, potato chips, soda, etc, would be outlawed. It means all restaurants and fast food places would have to serve nutritional food only, or be shut down. Now obviously... a lot of people would be mad. I think that would be an understatement, since most people like and eat foods that aren't exactly of the highest nutritional value.

I think this is good idea, but I can't see most people willing to go along with it for the the long-term. The problem is this: most people don't eat healthy food only. They wouldn't want to give up their junk food, even though they are already aware it causes poor health.

What are your thoughts? What impact do you think this law would have on American society? How would people react?
Depends on what you mean by "candy" bar. Dark Chocolate has value as a healthy product when taken responsibly (don’t over-eat it). One piece of dark chocolate daily has proven to be beneficial for heart health. Milk and white chocolates are junk food, but dark chocolate is good for you (in moderation).
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Old 06-08-2019, 04:58 AM   #32
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Are the first steps outlawing unhealthy "food" already in progress? As of January 2019, the Coca-Cola Company in Germany replaced (quietly) most of their popular soft drinks with sugar free variations. These won't be made with sugar anymore:

Coca Cola Vanilla
Coca Cola Cherry
Fanta Strawberry
Fanta Mango
Fanta Lemon
Fanta Mandarine
Sprite
Mezzo-Mix (Coke & Orange)

On one of their German websites Coca-Cola declared "war on sugar" which is kind of ironic since the very foundation of Coca-Cola is build on drinks with high sugar content. They are not saying that sugar is bad, they are saying that too much sugar is bad. They also claim that artificial sweeteners are really not that unhealthy.

Why Germany was singled out is anyone's guess, though the Coca-Cola Company was criticised by the German Federal Ministry of Health in 2018 for contributing to a unhealthy lifestyle.
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Old 06-08-2019, 05:11 AM   #33
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The law would be a joke. Nobody would arrest someone for eating a Snickers.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:26 PM   #34
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If the U.S. outlawed unhealthy food, what do you think would happen?

This means, any food with low or no nutritional value, would be against the law. So basically, practically everything outside of the produce aisle (fruits, vegetables, etc) would be against the law.

This means candy bars, potato chips, soda, etc, would be outlawed. It means all restaurants and fast food places would have to serve nutritional food only, or be shut down. Now obviously... a lot of people would be mad. I think that would be an understatement, since most people like and eat foods that aren't exactly of the highest nutritional value.

I think this is good idea, but I can't see most people willing to go along with it for the the long-term. The problem is this: most people don't eat healthy food only. They wouldn't want to give up their junk food, even though they are already aware it causes poor health.

What are your thoughts? What impact do you think this law would have on American society? How would people react?
I wouldnít want to be in a world that dictates what I can and canít eat. I would rather die in my 60ís than live another 20 boring, junk food free years.

Everything in moderation is the key.
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I think what constitutes "unhealthy" will be point of contention.

A doughnut can be "healthy", the same way that asian noodles can be classed as unhealthy. Calories, fats, carbs, and sugars are a part of a healthy diet, too. What is "too low", or "no value"? It would be an endless debate.

I like the idea, only in that it would force people to try the produce aisle for a change, instead of falling back on the ridiculous arguments that eating healthy is too expensive.
There is a difference between being healthy and being restricted to the produce aisle. Just fruit and vegetables over seven days a week would get dull pretty quick.
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There is a difference between being healthy and being restricted to the produce aisle. Just fruit and vegetables over seven days a week would get dull pretty quick.
I didn't mean to imply that the produce aisle was the only avenue to healthy eating, cause it is surely not. My point was that just the introduction of the produce aisle to some people would be enough of a revelation on its own.
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I didn't mean to imply that the produce aisle was the only avenue to healthy eating, cause it is surely not. My point was that just the introduction of the produce aisle to some people would be enough of a revelation on its own.
Yeah, but thatís what the OP implied. Sorry, should have multi quoted.

Iím dead against being forced to do certain things. Itís a slippery slope.
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:04 PM   #38
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Just read labels. Homemade brownies have like 5 ingredients. Little Debbie brownies have 50.

Flour, sugar, and eggs are natural. It's the chemicals companies put in food to replace those, that are bad.

I bet artificial blueberries in muffin mixes have a dozen components. Real blueberries have one.
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Just read labels. Homemade brownies have like 5 ingredients. Little Debbie brownies have 50.

Flour, sugar, and eggs are natural. It's the chemicals companies put in food to replace those, that are bad.

I bet artificial blueberries in muffin mixes have a dozen components. Real blueberries have one.
see that's what i do. i make my own brownies and use fresh blueberries for blueberry muffins.
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Just read labels. Homemade brownies have like 5 ingredients. Little Debbie brownies have 50.

Flour, sugar, and eggs are natural. It's the chemicals companies put in food to replace those, that are bad.

I bet artificial blueberries in muffin mixes have a dozen components. Real blueberries have one.
I don't know why, but I never thought about the reality of fake blueberries.

Which is a sad thought, because the actual blueberry is one of the healthiest foods around.
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