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Healthy or Hype?

Rmis32 May 16, 2011 05:54 PM

They're calling them "function foods", foods you should eat for claimed health benefits; Activia yogurt for your digestive system, oatmeal to lower cholesterol. Have you benefited from foods like this? Or is it all marketing?

"Foods With Benefits, or So They Say"
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/15/bus...

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    eatswjoy RE: Rmis32 May 18, 2011 08:38 PM

    Good article. Some of this I've heard on the news in the past and I was not surprised.

    Every day there is something new that is the latest miracle for health, fitness or body sculpting and the general public just has to have it. Then, in a while, everyone finds out that no, it really doesn't do what they advertised.

    Have I benefited from the latest specially made foods? No. Is it all marketing? Probably not as some claims have been proven to be true, fiber in whole grains for instance which was mentioned in the article.

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      chowser RE: eatswjoy May 19, 2011 09:02 AM

      I liked the article, too.

      "Every day there is something new that is the latest miracle for health, fitness or body sculpting and the general public just has to have it."

      Exactly--people want a quick and easy fix and they think eating these foods are it. It's just not that easy.

    2. linguafood RE: Rmis32 May 19, 2011 02:56 AM

      No surprise there.

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