The Next Nutrition Craze

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    Mar 08, 2010 6:18 PM GMT
    What do you think the latest food craze is going to be? Right now we're on all-organic, no-processed foods, but we've had fads before and we'll have fads in the future.

    What do you think we'll all be doing in five years?
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    Mar 08, 2010 7:26 PM GMT
    Soylent Green!

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    Mar 08, 2010 7:35 PM GMT
    I think that organic, non-processed foods will continue. I think the enormous emphasis on anti-oxidants will lessen, not cus they will be considered less important, but because other phytonutrients will be recognized for their importance in good nutrition and health. So there will be a greater understanding and discernment in eating the spectrum of colorful fruits and veggies.

    Vitamin D will rise in importance as it is recognized as being important in guiding cells in their growth and differentiation, in addition to building good bones.

    Nutrition will become more main stream in the medical fields. When I had my cancer treatments in '06-'07, nothing was said about nutrition. But when I went in for my blood test at teh end of last year, there was a display table up concerning nutrition.
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    Mar 08, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    Inhaling gogurt.
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    Mar 08, 2010 7:36 PM GMT
    Soylent Green aside, I think we'll all be popping more and more pills.
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    Mar 08, 2010 8:10 PM GMT
    yalemarine saidSoylent Green!


    I hear that's made out of something...peas? Pepper? Parsnips? It'll come to me.

    I think that "processed foods" will make a comeback, when science figures out ways to synthesize the chemicals that our bodies need ("chemical" being used in the scientific sense, not in the stigmatized pop-culture sense) in a way that is efficient, healthy, and environmentally sound. (We've already got some of that going on.) It's going to take a while to deprogram people who instinctively grab something because it says "organic," because the nightly news said that anything else is poisonous.

    Dairy products are the only things I'm really behind when it comes to organic food. Even then, it takes a lot of research into the company to make sure that no animals (or farmers, we actually still have those) are being harmed. I've heard that Horizon, a fairly popular organic company, is pretty terrible behind the scenes, but I've yet to look into it. I have ethical beef* when it comes to organic vegetables...there are still chemicals used in farming, just "natural" chemicals as opposed to synthesized chemicals, but many of the "natural" chemicals can increase the amount of heavy metals in soil, which in turn can seep into the groundwater as well as end up in the food, increasing the amount of heavy metals in our bodies. This affects the local ecosystem as well as our bodies, if the metals accumulate at a rate faster than we can excrete them (which isn't terribly fast).

    One of my best friend's fathers is a dairy farmer, and I actually lived with him for two months last year. He definitely wasn't organic, but the cows on the farm didn't seem...to the untrained eye, it was a perfectly safe operation. (By the way, milk straight out of the cow is kind of gross. It's like drinking butter.) He's very knowledgeable when it comes to organic farming, but he can't afford to switch over; while his farm is very large and is technically very high valued, he has a tiny profit margin and is completely ruled by the whims of the market.



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    Mar 08, 2010 8:18 PM GMT
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    yalemarine saidSoylent Green!


    I hear that's made out of something...peas? Pepper? Parsnips? It'll come to me.

    * Pun!

    I thought it was a cleaing product. Srsly, isnt it a cleaning solution?
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    Mar 10, 2010 12:50 PM GMT
    caslon you mention vit.D.
    There is starting to be some concerns regarding it because as in everything , too much can be like not enough.
    A friend of mine, a dermatologist, has started looking into it quite seriously as she suspects it to be the culprit of some problems she's seeing in patients.
    But i suppose people can react to just about anything .

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    Mar 10, 2010 1:36 PM GMT
    sexyactionnick said
    yalemarine saidSoylent Green!


    I hear that's made out of something...peas? Pepper? Parsnips? It'll come to me.


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    Apr 02, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
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    Apr 02, 2010 3:57 PM GMT
    sexyactionnick saidWhat do you think the latest food craze is going to be? Right now we're on all-organic, no-processed foods, but we've had fads before and we'll have fads in the future.

    What do you think we'll all be doing in five years?



    It's funny that "organic non processed foods" is a fad. It is the diet humans have evolved to eat from the beginning of time, up until the last 60 years or so.
    I think creating "fads" in general when it comes to food is a huge problem.
    Nutrition doesn't have a lot of variables, and when you convince the public otherwise, you fuck with peoples health. It's shameful, really.

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    Apr 02, 2010 4:07 PM GMT
    probably a meal in a can, not everyone is a health crazed gay guy
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    Apr 02, 2010 4:39 PM GMT
    The Paleo-Diet is popular with a lot of the CrossFitters here. My bf bought the book, and he wants us to give it a try. There was little blurb about it in this month's Men's Health too.
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    Apr 02, 2010 4:45 PM GMT
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