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Jul 23, 2011 03:14 PM

If all foods were nutritionally equal would you change your diet?

In this magical world bacon is equal to pomegranates and so on .... would you change what you eat?

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  1. Yes, there would be a lot more ice cream in it.

    1. Good God, yes.

      More cheese, butter, bread, pastry, potato chips, peanut butter, Coca-cola, cream...

      Cheese and butter are probably tops.

      1. More bacon, more chocolate cake, more Roquefort would be at the top of the list. Oh, and more pastas in cream sauces.

        1. More like a permanent goodbye to kale, tofu, salmon, oats and broccoli.

          Makes me so mad everything that's good for you tastes crappy and everything that tastes good will eventually kill you. Genetic DNA engineers need to take notice!! Forget about increasing our I.Q.s or life spans, make it so that we can live on bacon, nachos, salt, deep-fried things and cake.

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          1. re: arktos

            I'm more with arktos' sentiments. I already eat everything I want to eat, but eat a lot of stuff that I'd rather not eat so often. It's not limited to vegetables. I like berries and have them just about every day, but if they weren't so beneficial I'd cut down to maybe 1-3 times a week. I love variety. If everything was nutritionally equal, then that would mean I get to have an entirely different diet day to day.

            1. re: arktos

              As a vegetarian who subsists mostly on veggies, I can tell you that they do start tasting better once you stop eating the other and focus on veggies. Then, when you try to eat something fattening and crappy, you feel sick and awful and vow to never eat crap again. Your taste buds and body get used to the veggies and that becomes the good stuff.

              1. re: sisterfunkhaus

                +1 Glad to hear this isn't just me. Some of my friends think I'm a weirdo because I have no desire to eat deep fried or super processed foods, but honestly they aren't as satisfying to me. My body craves veggies and fruits and if I eat the other foods now I feel awful.

              2. re: arktos

                "More like a permanent goodbye to kale, tofu, salmon, oats and broccoli."
                Go figure. That's all stuff I would eat even if it wasn't healthy. Though I've been known to dump a good bit of browned butter on my kale, to wrap my salmon in bacon or serve it with a nice rich cream sauce.

                1. re: cowboyardee

                  The only way I can eat kale is Brazillian style, with the hard centers of the leaves cut out, the leaves stacked on top of one another and then rolled into a cigar shaped cylinder. It's then cut chiffinade-style into 1/8" ribbons and sauted in plenty of bacon fat and some garlic. It's really quite good!! and much better than the aweful stuff you get from people who cook it as if it was spinach.

              3. Well, that could just as easily mean pomegranates equal to bacon - in this sphere, if things were equalized, it would more likely be that everything was nutritionally equivalent to, say, ghee.

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                1. re: Karl S

                  The point is every food gives you the same nutrients and calories ....nothing is more or less healthy than anything else.