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Who eats processed foods?

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by derry60, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. derry60

    derry60 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    New Data out and on the news saying how bad processed foods are, and how bad salt is. The grain thing and fruit brought back on the table again. They are saying that bad diets are killing people more than smoking or drinking. I was wondering how many on here eat Bacon, ham, Salami etc, and how many stay away from them.
     
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    This is the Lancet thing that has a thread (put up this morning). I eat bacon, ham, all kinds of salaamis and I salt my food to taste. We've heard all about the 'healthy whole grains, fruits, nuts' before as well as the 'red meat will make you explode' bunkum.
     
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  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Bacon, ham salami and I add salt to coffee and tea!...Amazing Im still alive really..
    More anti-meat propaganda promoted by the BBC.. even some of the dietitians are saying what rubbish the study was!
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    I eat bacon and lots of it, and about 3 high meat sausages a week. I don't enjoy ham so don't eat it and dislike salami. I salt my food. The sodium levels in my blood tests are within the standard range. In fact, exactly half way along the range. My blood pressure is normal.
     
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  5. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's patent nonsense: if you don't believe me, eat a plate of bacon and eggs then take a blood reading; same time the next day, enjoy a healthy, life-giving vegan mango fruit salad then take a blood reading. The first one will barely move your meter; the second will look like a cricket score.
     
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  6. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I heard of a child killed by being fed highly salted potato powder rather than proper but more expensive weaning food - but it was not given water when thirsty so as to save on nappies....
    In normal circumstances, however, high salt is not a problem unless there is a malfunction in the kidneys.
    When cutting back on salt on doctors advice, I had the most excruciating cramps day and night. I started to put a small pinch or salt in my coffee each morning and they went away. The dr did not believe that low salt could have caused cramps, nor that the salted coffee could have cured them.
    Fine, I said.
    I suspect that a more detailed examination of the foods being eaten would have thrown up more suspects for early death, and more reasons for an extended lifespan.
     
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  7. becca59

    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately as a type 1 both these options give me a cricket score. Both will require insulin.
     
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  8. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do my very best to avoid everything that has been processed. I guess specifically anything that has more than one ingredient. And processed includes “whole” grains that are not whole at all but are, as an absolute minimum, cracked open so that we can have a go at trying to digest them and absorb the gargantuan quantities of glucose inside.
     
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  9. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    With the exception of bacon, of course. :)
     
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  10. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fair enough: I'm surprised to hear sugary fruit and meat have the same effect, but type 1 is a bit outside my ken- all I know about Type 1 comes from Dr Bernstein's recommendations. Good luck with it, and good health!
     
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  11. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha indeed. Although I have been doing my best to avoid the chemically cured variety at least. But besides that, even I have my limits :D
     
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  12. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I simmer bacon in hot water for a minute or so before frying, removing salt and other soluble preservatives.
    It is a family thing and we are notoriously long lived.
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Definitely, same here, I do like bacon :hungry:
     
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  14. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Same amount or...?
     
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    britishpub Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Same amount or........... ?
     
  17. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Would eggs and bacon require the same amount of insulin as mango?
     
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    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    As I don't eat mango I am unsure, if I did, it would only be a small amount, so the same as @becca59 Insulin for both.
    For me, scrambled eggs and bacon would require 1 to 1,1/2 units of insulin.
     
  19. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Would it depend on England or Australian scores ;)
     
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  20. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Would they require the same amount though?
     
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