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important food questions
important food questions
11/16/12 3:57 PM
I know the whole thing about straying from frozen, high ingredient list foods, but is something like a Morningstar veggie burger/sausage patty I can't eat or is it okay?

Also as far as wheat bread and similar products go, what ingredients am I looking for and to avoid? obviously HFCS is a obvious one, but what should I be looking for? (I know about ezekiel bread but it's pretty pricy and other than the cinnamon raisin, I don't really like the taste)

Thanks for any help!
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11/17/12 8:46 PM as a reply to PxGunner.
PxGunner:
I know the whole thing about straying from frozen, high ingredient list foods, but is something like a Morningstar veggie burger/sausage patty I can't eat or is it okay?

Also as far as wheat bread and similar products go, what ingredients am I looking for and to avoid? obviously HFCS is a obvious one, but what should I be looking for? (I know about ezekiel bread but it's pretty pricy and other than the cinnamon raisin, I don't really like the taste)

Thanks for any help!


Hey man,

I think the morningstar veggie burgers are okay; sure, they have lots of ingredients, but, if that's what you want to eat, that's what you want to eat. There are certainly worse things out there for you.

As far as what to avoid? If I can't pronounce it, or it isn't found in nature, I try to avoid it. That doesn't mean I don't eat a few processed things (protein bars to be exact) throughout my day, but cutting back from a typical person's diet will get you results much faster.

When I do eat bread, I just eat whole wheat bread. People make this huge deal about eating "organic" but I just read a study recently that shows no real benefits to eating all "organic."

I say, clean up your nutrition, cut back on processed stuff and you should see some great results!
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11/17/12 9:49 PM as a reply to PxGunner.
Concerning bread in particular look out for "enriched wheat flour." This is commonly the 1st ingredient in many whole wheat breads and it basically means most of the nutrients have been removed. The nutrients are put back in later but they are not as bioavailable.
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11/19/12 9:56 AM as a reply to PxGunner.
Most breads are going to have a laundry list of ingredients and high sodium, so just keep it to like a slice or two a day and you'll be fine. If you want to keep things simple follow these guidelines and fit your foods in however you can.

Keep sodium under 2,500mg, cholesterol under 300mg, and sugar under 45g.

If the foods you're eating on a regular basis follow these protocols, and get you your micronutrients (vitamins) then you're A-OK.

And a morningstar burger in the morning is just fine. Now if every thing you ate for the day came packaged and processed like a morningstar burger, then I'd be concerned haha.
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11/19/12 11:26 AM as a reply to PxGunner.
The best nutritional guideline I know is that if there are things on the ingredient list that you don't know or can't pretty immediately figure out, it's probably something you don't want. It's generally preservatives or artificial flavors and colors that have names like Di-ethyl-poly whatchamacalit.

PxGunner:
I know the whole thing about straying from frozen, high ingredient list foods, but is something like a Morningstar veggie burger/sausage patty I can't eat or is it okay?

Also as far as wheat bread and similar products go, what ingredients am I looking for and to avoid? obviously HFCS is a obvious one, but what should I be looking for? (I know about ezekiel bread but it's pretty pricy and other than the cinnamon raisin, I don't really like the taste)

Thanks for any help!
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