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    caffeine, alcohol and candy should not be on a super foods list. Period.

    Acai is being heavily marketed and tofu has an estrogen problem.

    So many better veggies, nuts, beans and fruits to put on a list such as this. So I call shenanigans.

    •  Can not find a suitable reply to this (4+ / 0-)

      asinine comment.

    •  Well as a man (7+ / 0-)

      tofu won't bother me then. And it's a low fat, high protein, mineral rich food. It's also a staple of the Japanese diet and women in Japan live longer than anyone else on the planet, so obviously there must be something flawed with your "tofu has an estrogen problem" as it has obviously not been decreasing the lifespans of the tens of millions of Japanese women in their 70s and above who are healthy, aging, and have eaten it their entire lives.

      This diary isn't complete, but it is a good set up. Your calling shenanigans is even more ridiculous because the diarist qualified on Acai that most of what you buy is worthless, and that while it is a valuable nutrient, one of the most potent in the world, you need to buy it really fresh.

      There is nothing wrong with Caffeine and alcohol. The people that consume 7 cups of coffee a day and two cans of coke are getting to much caffeine, but drinking the equivalent of 2-3 cups of coffee, caffeine-wise, is a proven stimulant to mental activity. Red Wine has a low overall alcohol content, and the diarist was specific about moderation here as well, one glass of a low alcohol content substance a day is not going to lead to any adverse affects. Revesteral has been the subject of numerous recent studies that show it does has an anti-aging affect and that red wine, in moderation, has an anti-inflammatory affect for elderly people with joint problems.

      You must not have read this at all, or you're just a rude idiot, or a troll. Candy? I mean WTF? The diarist was specific in suggesting 75% dark chocolate as the actually beneficial substance, a low sugar brand as well, and also keyed in on only eating moderate amounts of it a day, 100 grams. This is sort of the underlying facet of French Cuisine and it is how they have tended to be healthier than Americans, and that is, eat a small amount of high quality foods. In America it's about eating a lot of low quality cheap foods.

      Dark Chocolate does have a lot of health benefits, to dismiss it as candy is stupid and asinine.

      Though Spinach should have been on this list as a cheap, un-exotic, and easily attainable diet stable high in vitamins and antioxidants as well as fiber.

      "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread". -Alexnader Pope

      by ArkDem14 on Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 04:04:35 PM PDT

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      •  Your points are well taken, however (0+ / 0-)

        I cannot argue about tofu other than there is an argument made against soy products. If I was going to make a super foods list that controversy would immediately disqualify it. Also your argument suggests the Japanese are healthy due to and not in spite of eating tofu. Which neither of us knows for sure.

        Inviting people to eat chocolate is just not a good idea. I LOVE chocolate but I know the added fat and sugar is bad for me. I eat it anyway. It just does not deserve the super foods status when it is so easily abused.

        The same with alcohol.

        •  A small amount of added fat and sugar (2+ / 0-)
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          Ahianne, Independant Man

          though is not bad for you, that's the whole point about this being in the context of having a balanced diet, those things are inherently bad for you in any amount, they are bad for you in large amounts.

          And she wasn't suggesting everybody become drunks, she was suggesting the tested health benefits of a small amount of red wine with your meals.

          I'm going to wait to see more about whether soy's "problems" can be proven.

          "For fools rush in where angels fear to tread". -Alexnader Pope

          by ArkDem14 on Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 04:15:15 PM PDT

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      •  Caffeine preceding exercise (1+ / 0-)
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        Patric Juillet

        also stimulates improved performance. That may seem like a no-brainer to some, but others argued it dehydrated you too much to be a benefit.

        We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further. ~Richard Dawkins

        by Therapy on Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 04:15:10 PM PDT

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