Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. PART 47: KIMCHI

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. PART 47: KIMCHI

  WHY WE AVOID IT: This fermented cabbage dish is Korea’s national dish. If you don’t like the smell of cabbage, then you’ll certainly hate the smell of it fermented. It’s a rather strong smell that haters equate to burning rotting garbage. WHY WE SHOULD EAT IT: Kimchi tastes so great that Koreans eat 40 pounds of it per…


Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. PART 46: SHRIMP

  WHY WE AVOID IT: Shrimp is high in cholesterol, so it was added to the “foods to avoid” list to prevent high cholesterol levels and decrease the risk of heart disease. WHY WE SHOULD EAT IT: At the risk of sounding like a broken record, dietary cholesterol has little effect on blood cholesterol levels. Shrimp is actually low…


Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part PART 45: SARDINES

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 45: SARDINES

  WHY WE AVOID IT: They smell fishy and they come in a can. Chances are you turned your nose up at it and walked away. No way will you pop anything in your mouth that still has eyes. WHY WE SHOULD EAT IT: Bad move. Sardines are one of the most concentrated sources of DHA and EPA, both omega-3 fatty acids. That may not be…


Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part PART 44: EGG YOLK

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 44: EGG YOLK

  WHY WE AVOID IT: Eggs took the hardest hit when researchers blamed cholesterol as enemy of the state for heart disease. It’s true that egg yolks have the most cholesterol of any food, with about 212mg per yolk. More recently, a study from the University of Western Ontario claimed that egg yolks were almost as bad as…


part 43: FERMENTED FISH

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 43: FERMENTED FISH

  WHY WE AVOID IT: There’s a fine line between fermented fish and rotting fish: one is gaggingly putrid, and the other is retchingly foul. In Sweden, surströmming -- fermented herring -- is fermented in barrels for a few months, then put into cans for another year. Some airlines ban surströmming cans because they consider…


Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 42: COD LIVER OIL

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 42: COD LIVER OIL

  WHY WE AVOID IT: A spoonful of this stuff results in the classic comical face of disgust. It stinks of fish, gives you bad breath, causes upset stomachs and might make you gag and vomit. No one wants medicine that’s worse than the cure. Besides, there’s so much vitamin A in cod-liver oil that there’s a concern of potential…


FOODS with TRANS FATS

FOODS with TRANS FATS

Canada 🇨🇦 FINALLY bans artificial trans-fats! This comes almost 15 YEARS after the ban was proposed. "Partially hydrogenated oils" will now be added to the list of "Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Artificial trans fats are created by pumping hydrogen molecules into liquid vegetable oil…


Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 41: TRIPE

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 41: TRIPE

  WHY WE AVOID IT: Tripe is the stomach lining of sheep🐑, goats🐐, pig🐖 or deer🦌. In the case of beef🐂, it’s the first three portions of the cow’s stomach. The thought of eating another being’s stomach is enough to turn your stomach. WHY WE SHOULD EAT IT: Like other organ meats, tripe is…


beets

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 40: BEETS

  WHY WE AVOID IT: It’s an acquired taste. Some think they taste like dirt and get annoyed that they turn all the other food on their plate red. President Barack Obama admitted that he always avoided eating them, which explains why Lady Michelle excluded them from the White House vegetable garden. Most children grimace at…


COCONUT OIL

Foods you avoid BUT SHOULDN'T. Part 39: COCONUT OIL

  WHY WE AVOID IT: Coconut is one of the rare plant sources of saturated fat. Primarily found in animals, saturated fats were found to increase bad LDL cholesterol, the leading risk factor for heart disease. If you believed the doctors who told you to stay away from red meat and butter, then you probably stayed away from…