Best Foods to Eat (Health-wise)

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by The Swordsman, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. I'm hoping to start a good discussion of what people eat to promote good health. I know everyone tends to have opinions on the matter but it would be great if people can share things that they eat and drink on a consistent basis that they'd recommend.

    I am not an expert on the subject at all but would like to learn more.

    Here are a few things I consume regularly:

    Low fat yogurt
    Only whole wheat bread with at least 4 grams of fiber per slice
    seafood (salmon, catfish, shrimp, crab)
    Dark Chocolate
  2. maxpi


    Those are all good. What I found is that there are nutrients that you cannot have enough of from food. You have to supplement them. I would add range fed beef, chicken and eggs to the list. Your best seafood might be krill or sardines, they are small, short-lived, and not that predatory, they don't collect up mercury much and the krill are from low pollution waters to begin with. All your fish should be from the wild, not farmed.
  3. fermented soybeans
    pickled beetroot
    pickled Japanese radish ( Diacon)
  4. Do you buy the little cans of sardines ?? How much do you eat & what are the benefits ??

    I just started eating quinoa, which is a grain & it's loaded with protein & iron.

    Serving Size 1 cup

    Amount per serving
    Calories 636 Calories from Fat 89

    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 10g 15%
    Saturated Fat 1g 5%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 36mg 2%
    Total Carbohydrates 117g 39%
    Dietary Fiber 10g
    Protein 22g
    Calcium 10%
    Iron 87%
    Thiamin 22%
    Riboflavin 40%
    Niacin 25%
    Pantothenic Acid 18%
    Vitamin B6 19%
    Potassium 36%
    Phosphorus 70%
    Magnesium 89%
    Zinc 37%
    Copper 70%
  5. Range fed beast will kill you just as fast
  6. I've had Quinoa, its actually very good. I didnt realize it had as much fat as it does though.

  7. True, we do all die anyway, but the way we feel while we are alive is definitely not the same for everyone. I dont know about you but I definitely feel much better when I dont eat like shit.

  8. Lucrum


    Oh I understand and don't disagree. Nor was I necessarily trying to drag down your thread as much as it probably looks on the surface.

    I did have a brief encounter with a very decrepit and elderly gentleman years ago on a hotel elevator. He and his daughter or assistant (he could barley walk) got on the elevator. He took one look at me and said "don't ever get old son - there's no percentage in it."

    I've never forgotten that, years later I went with my wife to visit her grandmother in a nursing home. I think I know what he meant.
  9. getting old beats the hell out of what's in 2nd place

    it's not like you have a choice :D
  10. Best food to eat: BROCCOLI
    #10     Mar 18, 2008