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    The truth is this, one fresh sweet potato has more available nutrition than an entire bag of maca, spirulina, goji powder, raw cacao or moringa, or whatever.

    All those nutrition figures are based off someone eating 100 grams of the powder, which of course is impossible. Also, removing the water content makes them inedible in any realistic way.

    The only so called health foods I know of are grass fed beef and organs, grass fed dairy, wild fruits, and maybe vitamin d/k2/retinol supplementation.


    The big health problem in our world is not sugar, it is the consumption of sunflower oil, margarine, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, etc and feeding animals grains, instead of grass and outdoor grazing.

    This is only my opinion. Do you agree or not ?
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    The bigger issue really is that the world cannot be sustained on grass feed animals. It is overpopulated plain and simple.I don't agree that those are the only health foods either. There is nothing wrong with eating a an a lot more types of food than what you've mentioned.
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    (Original post by Et Tu, Brute?)
    The bigger issue really is that the world cannot be sustained on grass feed animals. It is overpopulated plain and simple.I don't agree that those are the only health foods either. There is nothing wrong with eating a an a lot more types of food than what you've mentioned.
    We can't sustain the world on rice and potatoes either.

    That's a separate issue.

    In fact, all that grain we give to cows could be given to the third world so they become even more overpopulated.
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    (Original post by democracyforum)
    The truth is this, one fresh sweet potato has more available nutrition than an entire bag of maca, spirulina, goji powder, raw cacao or moringa, or whatever.

    ^ would love to see your sources of information for this

    All those nutrition figures are based off someone eating 100 grams of the powder, which of course is impossible. Also, removing the water content makes them inedible in any realistic way.

    ^ Yes, because 100g is a quantifiable statistic used so the nutritional value of different foods can be compared. Many superfoods for example spirulina are very concentrated, and eating large amounts is discouraged. 100g in one sitting would actually be dangerous, due to the presence heavy metal ions etc.

    Removing their water content actually makes them easier to use, and also means you can consume less to receive the same nutritional benefit. Using maca powder as an example. Its very easy to combine into your diet, in smoothies, hot drinks, ice cream, soups.

    The only so called health foods I know of are grass fed beef and organs, grass fed dairy, wild fruits, and maybe vitamin d/k2/retinol supplementation.

    Grass fed beef, and organs? probably better than the common alternative. The WHO only recently published a study on the correlation between consumption of red meat and colorectal cancer
    Grass fed dairy? Kale, a super food, has more nutritional benefit than milk including calcium and vitamin D for an equal amount.
    Wild... fruits? Such as?
    If you are eating a healthy balanced diet you shouldn't need supplements.

    The big health problem in our world is not sugar, it is the consumption of sunflower oil, margarine, cottonseed oil, soybean oil, etc and feeding animals grains, instead of grass and outdoor grazing.

    Research has been turned away from fats, and onto sugars, which are now believed to be the cause behind rising diabetes and obesity levels. Hence the sugar tax.
    I disagree with you. The biggest problem in our world is our farming practices. Growing crops rather than breeding cattle on the same area of land not only is more productive, but also produces less carbon dioxide, and methane, gases which contribute to global warming.

    This is only my opinion. Do you agree or not ?





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    Most 'superfoods' are bs and well when there are gullible humans who don't think about it these companies are going to dress these products up like a virtuous saving grace because it makes them money.
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    Agreed.

    Their real problem is they have no real world use, you can eat a bowl of potatoes, not a teaspoon of a superfood powder.

    Total hoax.

    Their real world nutritional value is not the same as the marketing bs.
 
 
 
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