Does a slice of carrot cake count as one portion of your daily fruit and veg?

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    May 18, 2008 5:37 PM GMT
    I'm being extra good so I've had an extra big slice. Just to get the full benefit of all that fibre and vitamins.
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    May 18, 2008 5:52 PM GMT
    no
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    May 18, 2008 6:12 PM GMT
    But it's got carrots in it. Next you'll be telling me that the grapes used in wine have no nutritional value. sheeesh.
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    May 18, 2008 6:14 PM GMT
    I consider cake to be outside the parameter of any diet or nutrition plan. Meaning you can and should eat it as you like.

    Just add 2 miles to your cardio for the week for every slice you eat. As well as extra fluids to dilute the extra sugars.

    See...all things can be rationalized.
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    May 18, 2008 6:18 PM GMT
    OF course it is.

    Fruit cake is also important for your daily intake of raisins and cherries and fibrous.
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    May 18, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    Red wine does have health benefits. As for the carrot cake, well it is just a carrot wrapped in sugar and fat. It is probably a better choice of cake given the carrots and that sometimes there are walnut and pineapple pieces in there. But calling that health food is like deducting that fried chicken is health food because of the lean white meat.
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    May 18, 2008 6:21 PM GMT
    Well, I looked at the box it came in (no, i didn't bake it, I ain't Mrs Beaton) and it's also got orange peel in it so there must also be loads of vitamin C.
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    May 18, 2008 6:22 PM GMT
    Did it have cream cheese icing?
    There's your protein, calcium and Vitamin D!
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    May 18, 2008 6:29 PM GMT
    LOL, Carrot cake...for any who do not see the humor in this Carrot cake is definitely not a serving a vegetables.
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    May 18, 2008 6:30 PM GMT
    It had loads of icing in it.

    I'm treating myself after finding out that my sexy sexy straight Australian personal trainer is straight and a right knob to boot.
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    May 18, 2008 8:04 PM GMT
    Surfwarrior saidFruit cake is also important for your daily intake of raisins and cherries and fibrous.


    Ugh, fruitcake has those gummy hunks of god-knows-what in it, in colors not found in nature.

    AS IF.
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    May 18, 2008 8:08 PM GMT
    jprichva said[quote][cite]Surfwarrior said[/cite]Fruit cake is also important for your daily intake of raisins and cherries and fibrous.


    Ugh, fruitcake has those gummy hunks of god-knows-what in it, in colors not found in nature.

    AS IF.[/quote]

    pft thats your american fruitcake.

    Good Irish fruitcake is a whole hedgerow of fruits with a few lbs of lead in it.

    Granted just lifting the thing will give you a godd bicep workout, but you'll not be hungry for a while.


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    May 18, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidWell, I looked at the box it came in (no, i didn't bake it, I ain't Mrs Beaton) and it's also got orange peel in it so there must also be loads of vitamin C.


    Store bought?? probably has loads of hydrogenated oils in it too, even better!! and i bet some unnameable chemicals
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    May 18, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    redheadguy saidI'm being extra good so I've had an extra big slice. Just to get the full benefit of all that fibre and vitamins.




    LOL. So I'm not the only one with such dilemmas.
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    May 19, 2008 1:48 AM GMT
    Completely counts. Ditto on the icing giving you calcium, protein, and vitamin D!

    It's as healthy as the scoop of ice cream i just had.

    Ya gotta treat yourself. The occasional indulgence keeps me from ransacking the "naughty foods" shelf in the pantry.
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    May 19, 2008 2:23 AM GMT
    This reminds me of a story my mom told me recently. Apparently when I was little I would eat peanut butter and honey sandwiches, but I wouldn't eat peanut butter with jam because the jam "was fruit."

    Thankfully, with my newfound reading skills that come with age, I now know that there is more water, corn syrup, fructose and probably gelatin than fruit in most jams icon_biggrin.gif

    **Note: carrot cake is healthier if the cream cheese icing is dyed orange and is shaped like a carrot. A doctor somewhere endorses this statement.**
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    May 20, 2008 6:03 AM GMT
    Only in utopia