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What are some of your unpopular opinions about food?

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  • silverpl2525silverpl2525 Member Posts: 138 Member Member Posts: 138 Member
    mytyglotz wrote: »
    kingscrown wrote: »
    Stevia isn’t a natural sweetener.

    Why do you think this?

    It is a natural sweetener, that is UNNATURALLY processed. But natural nonetheless.

    Wow I thought the white stuff was the natural stuff. I'm very interested to know if anyone has the answer. Green? That is unexpected!
  • OnedaywriterOnedaywriter Member Posts: 308 Member Member Posts: 308 Member
    These ideas are certainly unpopular around here:
    - Kid’s menus at restaurants and kids meals at fast food places should be banned! Kids should eat the same things as adults but smaller portions. When I was a kid my parents would request an extra plate for us kids and share their food.
    - Fake meat is worse for you than meat because it is very processed
    - Gluten free foods are only better for people with Celiac disease or other real gluten issues. Somehow gluten free became an advertising claim that has no significance to most people. But the general public seems to think it’s “healthier”
    - I understand Organic but according to WHO if the entire global population decided to eat only organic there is not enough farmable land mass on our planet to feed the population. So I have a hard time justifying eating organic.
    - Most “natural” claims made by the food industry are false. I trade in “natural” chemicals made in factories.
  • ddavenport6962ddavenport6962 Member Posts: 17 Member Member Posts: 17 Member
    Olives - the most fowl tasting things god put on earth !!!
  • durhammfpdurhammfp Member Posts: 497 Member Member Posts: 497 Member
    - Gluten free foods are only better for people with Celiac disease or other real gluten issues. Somehow gluten free became an advertising claim that has no significance to most people. But the general public seems to think it’s “healthier”

    I'm not a "gluten free" person by any means but I am so glad the gluten-free market exists because now there is a wider variety of pasta available made with peas and beans; these usually have a much higher protein content per calorie so when I'm cutting they come in handy. True, some of them taste like wet newspaper but there are brands that I actually like (mostly the Banza chickpea-based pastas.)

  • snowflake954snowflake954 Member Posts: 6,650 Member Member Posts: 6,650 Member
    Olives - the most fowl tasting things god put on earth !!!

    But...but...we need them for olive oil.......
  • Ashkea76Ashkea76 Member Posts: 5,985 Member Member Posts: 5,985 Member
    I hate cabbage - in ALL forms. Cooked it smells like nasty feet. Raw it's like chewing rubberbands. NO. Thank. You. My hubs loves cole slaw, and I can't even fathom why ANYONE would like that nasty stuff.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,092 Member Member Posts: 6,092 Member

    - Fake meat is worse for you than meat because it is very processed

    This only makes sense if you're starting from the position that processing, in and of itself, makes something "worse" for you. I don't adopt that as a default starting position.

    Beyond just being processed, as that is a pretty broad definition, it is about the INGREDIENTS in meat subs. Soy, corn, oils, gums, stabilizers...appalling
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 1,763 Member Member Posts: 1,763 Member

    - Fake meat is worse for you than meat because it is very processed

    This only makes sense if you're starting from the position that processing, in and of itself, makes something "worse" for you. I don't adopt that as a default starting position.

    Beyond just being processed, as that is a pretty broad definition, it is about the INGREDIENTS in meat subs. Soy, corn, oils, gums, stabilizers...appalling

    Not all the newest at all. Beyond meat is much better. Im vegan but don't really ever use fake meat- if at all really.
  • Sakura_TreeSakura_Tree Member Posts: 142 Member Member Posts: 142 Member
    kale is not a superfood
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,092 Member Member Posts: 6,092 Member
    kale is not a superfood

    truth
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 6,092 Member Member Posts: 6,092 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Nothing is a superfood. The whole concept is ridiculous. Nutrition is wholistic.

    right, but given that kale is marketed as a "superfood" .. as is basically any fruit or vegetable with $$ behind it.
  • ccrdragonccrdragon Member Posts: 3,125 Member Member Posts: 3,125 Member
    kale is not a superfood

    truth

    Kale is barely food...
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 6,818 Member Member Posts: 6,818 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Nothing is a superfood. The whole concept is ridiculous. Nutrition is wholistic.

    right, but given that kale is marketed as a "superfood" .. as is basically any fruit or vegetable with $$ behind it.

    So true, like the acai berry trend. And spinach.
    edited September 2020
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 5,705 Member Member Posts: 5,705 Member
    Kale is delicious.

    (Hey, you said unpopular. Not true.)
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 21,633 Member Member, Premium Posts: 21,633 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Nothing is a superfood. The whole concept is ridiculous. Nutrition is wholistic.

    right, but given that kale is marketed as a "superfood" .. as is basically any fruit or vegetable with $$ behind it.

    "Big Kale"? Hmmm. I'm doubtful.

    P.S. I like kale.

    ETA: That some people - money motivated or not - promote things as "superfoods" does not rebut my point that the whole "superfood" concept is at least a red herring when it comes to nutrition, and possibly an outright bogus idea. The very widespread, diverse claims you're pointing out, in fact, underscore that "superfood = bogus" is an unpopular opinion, which is the point of the thread.
    edited September 2020
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