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    What are some of the best things to eat?


    I'm kind of new at this whole health business. I've asked different people about what healthy is, including vegans, and I always get a different answer. I figured you guys would know a thing or two about being healthy. So what are some of the best things to eat? And how much of each? Just to get a general idea of the landscape, you know.

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    tuna, chicken, rice, veggies/fruits for starters
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    Quote Originally Posted by planetfuzz View Post
    Don't talk to vegans. They aren't people.
    you got that right. to the op, what are you're goals? just simply eating healthy is not specific enough.
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    Chicken, Turkey, Fish, lean beef
    Broccoli, spinach,sweet potato,all veggies
    Apples, oranges, banana,berries,melon, all fruits
    Rice, oats,nuts, peanut butter
    Skim milk, whey protein powder
    Water
    Water
    Water
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    Quote Originally Posted by lennoxchi View Post
    you got that right. to the op, what are you're goals? just simply eating healthy is not specific enough.
    That is true. Your goals will have a lot to do with your diet. A good start to eating clean would be to just eat real food.
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    Yeah, I suppose you are right. I wasn't sure what to ask, you know, since I'm new at all this. So what are my goals? Maybe to get to about 180 pounds or so. Get a little bit of muscle, not to be a bodybuilder, but to get a little muscle, enough that can be noticed, and mainly to have a sustainable diet that can carry me into old age. As for real food, does pasta with powdery seasonings (you know, the kind that comes in a box) count as real food? And I certainly need to drink more water, holy crap I need to drink more water.
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    Agree with all of the above. Also, cottage cheese, eggs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidCopafeel View Post
    Yeah, I suppose you are right. I wasn't sure what to ask, you know, since I'm new at all this. So what are my goals? Maybe to get to about 180 pounds or so. Get a little bit of muscle, not to be a bodybuilder, but to get a little muscle, enough that can be noticed, and mainly to have a sustainable diet that can carry me into old age. As for real food, does pasta with powdery seasonings (you know, the kind that comes in a box) count as real food? And I certainly need to drink more water, holy crap I need to drink more water.
    Well of course whole wheat pasta is the best. The powdery seasoning could be loaded with tons of crap you don't want (msg maybe). I would just stick with whole spices.

    That's not a complete meal without some protein and some veggies though. Frozen veggies are not as good quality wise but they are still good and much cheaper.
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    Whole non-processed foods. Lean organic or wild meats. Organic veggies/fruits. Water. Whey protein. Foods that do not include HFCS and or fructose not including fruit itself which is different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by planetfuzz View Post
    Well of course whole wheat pasta is the best. The powdery seasoning could be loaded with tons of crap you don't want (msg maybe). I would just stick with whole spices.

    That's not a complete meal without some protein and some veggies though. Frozen veggies are not as good quality wise but they are still good and much cheaper.
    pack some butter on those veggies
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    how come no one has mentioned healthy fats???? olive oil, fish oil,coconut oil, mac nut oil, nuts, almond butter, natty peanut butter. no jiffy with hydrogenated oils and added sugars or whatever brand it is that has added sh!t
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    Quote Originally Posted by diego008 View Post
    There is no best protein - many are very good for different
    reasons! In my opinion, it is futile and possibly detrimental to stick to only one brand for the following reasons:

    a) I always recommend that you cycle your supplements so that your body does not
    get used to them thereby decreasing their effect,

    b) for variety sakes alone, it breaks the
    monotony and allows you to try different brands,

    c) to take advantage of
    the unique qualities offered by various brands, and

    d) it is a good idea to switch the powders you use on a frequent basis to not develop
    any food intolerances or even worse allergies (I have an article coming out on this
    subject in the near future.) A blend that combines various protein sources (i.e.
    casein, egg, whey, and even beef if you can find it) is your best bet. I highly
    recommend the following: MD+ Myosin Protein Complex, Beverly International
    Muscle Provider, Biotest Low-Carb GROW!, and .
    WTF are you talking about this is horse****. IF you are buying form a reputable company you will never have these problems. Switching up brands is NOT going to prevent food allergies or intolerances if they contain roughly the same product either. God,.. beef powder as well....do you even know how to prepare that? The proteins you have listed are over priced garbage with fillers. Cycling protein powder? Are you f'n serious?! Refrain from posting your inaccurate ramblings in the future. I am dumber having read it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidCopafeel View Post
    I'm kind of new at this whole health business. I've asked different people about what healthy is, including vegans, and I always get a different answer. I figured you guys would know a thing or two about being healthy. So what are some of the best things to eat? And how much of each? Just to get a general idea of the landscape, you know.
    in the end, minimally processed foods, picking foods that have high nutritional content. I don't mean high calories per ounce, I'm talking about high vitamin values. Basically every meal should contain a protein source, green leafy or cruciferous vegetables, and a complex carb source. If your protein source is particularly lean, then you should add some healthy fats. Otherwise just add some nuts between meals as a snack
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    This kinda adds on to Easy's post above but i read somewhere you should always try to add some fats when u are going to eat carbs to help slow down the absorbtion and help with a more steady BG level. It makes sense
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    i thin best possible single meal would be
    8oz grilled salmon
    1/2 cup raw asparagus
    1/2 cup boiled spinach
    1 cup cooked quinoa
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    i thin best possible single meal would be
    8oz grilled salmon
    1/2 cup raw asparagus
    1/2 cup boiled spinach
    1 cup cooked quinoa
    Sounds good, but I can never eat my asparagus raw...gotta saute some garlicw/olive oil then add the A. till its bright green no more, and finish with some sesame seeds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktail View Post
    Sounds good, but I can never eat my asparagus raw...gotta saute some garlicw/olive oil then add the A. till its bright green no more, and finish with some sesame seeds.
    Mmmmmmmmmm. I`m havinf asparagus for dinner. I`ll try this tonight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diego008 View Post
    There is no best protein - many are very good for different
    reasons! In my opinion, it is futile and possibly detrimental to stick to only one brand for the following reasons:

    a) I always recommend that you cycle your supplements so that your body does not
    get used to them thereby decreasing their effect,

    b) for variety sakes alone, it breaks the
    monotony and allows you to try different brands,

    c) to take advantage of
    the unique qualities offered by various brands, and

    d) it is a good idea to switch the powders you use on a frequent basis to not develop
    any food intolerances or even worse allergies (I have an article coming out on this
    subject in the near future.) A blend that combines various protein sources (i.e.
    casein, egg, whey, and even beef if you can find it) is your best bet. I highly
    recommend the following: MD+ Myosin Protein Complex, Beverly International
    Muscle Provider, Biotest Low-Carb GROW!, and Dorian Yates Approved ProPeptide.
    Wow, you have no idea what you are talking about. Cycling protein? I am not even going to comment on that. You don't develop food allergies from eating too much of something.
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    i agree man. i love all of these f*ckers. everybody is helpful around here.
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    some high quality read meat(steak especialy) cooked rare. Now thats anbolic, super biovable protein. Cooking red meats too much degrades the protein.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diego008 View Post
    There is no best protein - many are very good for different
    reasons! In my opinion, it is futile and possibly detrimental to stick to only one brand for the following reasons:

    a) I always recommend that you cycle your supplements so that your body does not
    get used to them thereby decreasing their effect,

    b) for variety sakes alone, it breaks the
    monotony and allows you to try different brands,

    c) to take advantage of
    the unique qualities offered by various brands, and

    d) it is a good idea to switch the powders you use on a frequent basis to not develop
    any food intolerances or even worse allergies (I have an article coming out on this
    subject in the near future.) A blend that combines various protein sources (i.e.
    casein, egg, whey, and even beef if you can find it) is your best bet. I highly
    recommend the following: MD+ Myosin Protein Complex, Beverly International
    Muscle Provider, Biotest Low-Carb GROW!, and Dorian Yates Approved ProPeptide.
    Why is every post u have so far saying something about natural protein being good for just about everything? u trollin bro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacktail View Post
    Sounds good, but I can never eat my asparagus raw...gotta saute some garlicw/olive oil then add the A. till its bright green no more, and finish with some sesame seeds.
    i usually grill it if i'm cooking it, or steam it, then olive oil + balsamic vinegar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    i usually grill it if i'm cooking it, or steam it, then olive oil + balsamic vinegar.
    I soak everything in Olive Oil or Macadamia Nut Oil before cooking it....amazing!
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    Olive oil is great, get extra virgin cold pressed in a non clear bottle.

    Everything I could think of has already been listed, but specifically blueberries are suppose to be really good, not surprising as its hard to find anything edible and organic which has the color blue in it.

    Dark chocolate is something worth mentioning too, chocolate protein would be a good substitute though as long as you get the cocoa without all the sugar.
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    Be aware of the caloric count in the protein bars you are considering, some of which will have up to 500 calories. This is way too many if you are interested in losing weight. Find a low carb protein bar that offers 200 calories or fewer, but still provides up to 15 grams of protein.

    The ingredients of a protein bar are vital. Some of them will have an excess amount of artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Small amounts of these ingredients will cause your body no harm, but because they are so prevalent in many of our foods, it is best to avoid them whenever possible.
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    always EVOO! Ive stopped eating protein bars, unless I completely have to eat something..
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    Fish, chicken, turkey, beef, eggs, olive oil, broccoli, brown rice, and cottage cheese.
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    also grapeseed oil , its easier to cook with
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    Hey Easy, how lean or protein is what you call "particularly lean" And what are the best healthy fats? Oh yeah, what nuts do you recommend? I'm full of questions, but that's because this place is full of answers.
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    basically chicken/turkey breast, most any fish or the following cuts of beef

    Eye of round roast
    Top round steak
    Mock tender steak
    Bottom round roast
    Top sirloin steak

    The best healthy fats would be any of the fats from nuts (walnut has some extra bonuses), flax seeds/oil, olive oil (not as much when it is used for cooking as that oxidizes it), coconut oil, fish oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    basically chicken/turkey breast, most any fish or the following cuts of beef

    Eye of round roast
    Top round steak
    Mock tender steak
    Bottom round roast
    Top sirloin steak

    The best healthy fats would be any of the fats from nuts (walnut has some extra bonuses), flax seeds/oil, olive oil (not as much when it is used for cooking as that oxidizes it), coconut oil, fish oil.

    I'm probably leaving one or two out
    Agreed on the steak, you forgot grapeseed oil, in the oils section.
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    yeah, its healthy for use in cooking, i'm a little less sure of its use raw for nutrition
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsHectic View Post
    Olive oil is great, get extra virgin cold pressed in a non clear bottle.

    Everything I could think of has already been listed, but specifically blueberries are suppose to be really good, not surprising as its hard to find anything edible and organic which has the color blue in it.

    Dark chocolate is something worth mentioning too, chocolate protein would be a good substitute though as long as you get the cocoa without all the sugar.
    Yes, berries are awesome especially blackberries and blue berries, but also strawberry and raspberries.

    All green foods especially Brocoli, brocoli is the king of nutrition.

    Ketchup has lycopene, you can get lowcarb.

    One of the best cutting diets i would do would include a lot of fibrous vegetable, high fiber black berries, and red meat.

    If you eat grass fed beed and organic berries, it almost like you lived a million years ago, a diet of foraging and hunting. No dam Corn, corn is in everything now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyEJL View Post
    yeah, its healthy for use in cooking, i'm a little less sure of its use raw for nutrition
    It sounds great on paper, think of the antioxidant effects that the pil form grapeseed extracts have, you kill two bird in one stone, antioxidant effects, plus healthy mono saturated fats.
  

  
 

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