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Tyranexx

@ThanosReXXX Thanks! I'll have to look up that documentary.

My findings generally agree; natural sweeteners, sugars, fats, etc. aren't bad in moderation. The main culprit seems to be all the processed stuff that gets created and added for cost-saving purposes. Trans fats obtained from processed sugars and some oils are high on my avoidance list (though I still indulge in something fried or syrupy once in a while), but I'm happy to have natural saturated fats like real butter in moderation. That stuff was demonized for awhile. Eggs were hated for some time too, but not only are they actually VERY good to have in your diet, I love them besides.

Edit: I've heard/read that some foreigners think American food is too sweet. There's a reason for that; besides over use of sugars in general, a lot of the processed sweeteners are VERY sweet. It's something that one DOES notice after curbing their own sugar intake a little.

As mentioned before, I also don't think eating carbs is a sin, it just depends on where said carbs come from. Things like gluten-free are unnecessary unless someone has Celiac's IMO. As for organic or free range food, it's pretty much just another marketing label. Some of the stuff I buy is labeled organic, but that has more to do with the ingredients in it vs. non-organic; there aren't as many options here as there'd be in a more urban area in terms of healthier/less processed food, so we don't have anything like Trader Joe's. XD

Everything in moderation with more fruits and veggies thrown in for me. I also eat less red meat than I used to in favor of other things, but I ultimately can't do without any of that either besides maybe pork. I love all the food groups, my favorite ones just happen to contain the stuff that you shouldn't eat too much of.

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bimmy-lee

@Tyranexx - Yeah, we’re pretty stubborn animals, aren’t we? I’d imagine a grain farmer who can work hard from sun up to sun down doesn’t want to hear he has a health problem, especially one he can’t see. The symptoms come on over years, it’s subtle but compounds over time. He’s probably accustomed to the way he feels and doesn’t see it as a problem. Health conversations are awkward and can easily backfire. I had to get pretty low before admitting it was a problem. I used to look forward to grinding my coffee beans in the morning so I could take a 30 second nap. Things like that. I only agreed to try it so that I could say I tried. I only stuck with it because I decided I should be alive and awake for my family. Hope something gets through to him. Keep chipping away at him. Even if someone gets irritated with the conversation, they’re probably still flattered that someone cares enough to have the conversation.

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Tyranexx

@bimmy-lee Thanks, we'll keep at it. Getting him to do anything for his health, barring any immediate and obvious issues like a fractured arm a couple years back, is extremely difficult. His condition affects everyone, my mom the most. She deals with mild insomnia already (mostly age related IIRC) and is on OTC meds for that, but his raising the roof with his snoring definitely doesn't help matters.

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Morpheel

OK that's weird.

So I unearthed my copy of Mario and Luigi 2, and whenever I put my 2DS in sleep mode it... Keeps playing the music but slower...?

Yeah I don’t know either.

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SheldonRandoms

Remember with Super Mario 64 DS, Mario would say ".....BBBYYEEE BYYYYEEEEE!!!" really loud, could never escape Mario's wrath, it was basically the Mario from the Youtube Poops only in my pocket.

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Aren't LUCARIO's paws adorable? (MOAR adorable than all of the Eevee'z)

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ReaderRagfish

Maybe I'm remembering it wrong but when you closed your DS in Mario VS Donkey Kong, Mario would say something like "Hey, you get back here you big monkey!"

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

SheldonRandoms

NSMB had the same minigames, so it must be casino Luigi's fault.

NL's #1 kangaroo fan of SpongeBob Squarepants and Ristar!

Aren't LUCARIO's paws adorable? (MOAR adorable than all of the Eevee'z)

Rev up those fryers! MY LEG!

Also created Sheldon & Mr. Randoms on flipnote hatena btw

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NatsuNeko

i'm gonna add u if that ok my is 5172-6620-7878 username Natsu'neko @Anti-Matter

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HobbitGamer

I’m afraid to ask, but I have to; Why all the cockroach songs?

@Heavyarms55 It’s the E3 jitters, we think 😂 fuggidaboudit yo

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ThanosReXXX

@Tyranexx All true, but we already agreed on moderation. An interesting fact is also that people living in the so-called blue zones are generally getting much older than we do, on average, and (although in moderation) they all eat and drink to their heart's content, including a lot of foods considered to be too fat by modern society, so one could seriously start wondering about the how and why...

Personally, I stick to somewhat of a similar regimen as you do: fresh vegetables and fruit, I make my meals with all fresh ingredients as well, I never eat white bread (only spelt bread), eat quite a lot of chicken filet, have a non-meat/meat-free day at least one day a week, but usually two. Besides that, I also rarely eat red meat, also to make sure that I still consider a good steak or roast beef as an actual treat instead of as a regular part of my diet, and the only other red meat that I consume, is lean ground beef, which I use when making pasta dishes or my chili con carne.

Other than that, it's also quite smart to have at least one day in the week, on which you eat any kind of fish that's rich in fat and fish oils, such as salmon or tuna. I often buy a big piece of salmon, and just bake it like a piece of meat, in olive oil, only slightly seasoned with pepper, garlic and a pinch of salt.

I don't know if that's available in the States, but over here, we also have quite a large variety of smoked fish. In the summer, when it's sometimes too hot to hang over a stove and cook, I simply put smoked mackerel on a sandwich, with a bit of mayonnaise underneath, instead of butter.

As for processed foods and their sugar content: it's also added as a preservative, which is what makes it so hard to turn things around and come up with a solution, because practically the entire world is now used to this, and removing the sugar from all these foods will make it taste considerably different, and for quite a lot of people probably not palatable anymore.

Organic and/or biological foods don't really have any superior value over non-organic and/or industrially harvested foods. Over here, we recently had a test to see if nutritional values were higher or lower in vegetables from all these various sources. Surprisingly, there were no differences, so the only benefit is basically supporting smaller farmers, who don't leave such a big imprint on the Earth, but other than that, there's no gain for personal health. In fact, there's only a disadvantage, due to prices for these type of foods often being higher than for those harvested in far larger quantities by industrial means.

Anyway, be sure to give me a heads up when you've watched that sugar documentary. I'd be interested to hear what you think about it, and if you were able to glean some new info from it, because you already seem to be quite informed about the topic.

It's on YouTube, by the way. I've already found it by searching for "The Truth About Sugar BBC"...

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HobbitGamer

@Link-Hero I just imagined a Sinatra album cover with a cockroach dressed up like Ol' Blue Eyes. It makes those titles even better!

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Morpheel

It's that time again, time for random Mexican trivia with Morpheel.

In México, limes and lemons have their names switched. So if you want a lime for your tacos, ask for a lemon instead.

Yeah I don’t know either.

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bimmy-lee

I could really go for a slice of lime meringue or key lemon pie right about now.

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BacklogBlues

Earthlock physical now live at Super rare games and only $9 more than digital.

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NEStalgia

@Tyranexx I think I exist on processed foods alone. Trouble is I don't really have a functioning kitchen at all, so any kind of food prep is a life consuming activity. I actually love cooking but it's so impractical to do it unless I could just not work and do nothing but cook at home. Plus around here actual food has become absurdly expensive while processed food, also becoming expensive is still cheaper. Any time I try to make something the bill is like double just getting quick stuff. Still I can't stand excessively sweet things. I'm a 90% dark cocoa kind of fan.

@ThanosReXXX in the State's maritime food really depends on where you live. if you're in a coastal state it's available. If you're landlocked anything fishy is going to be kind of gamey, or "sushi grade" (a.k.a. frozen...) and either way obscenely expensive to the point commoners wouldn't be buying it, or at least not decent stuff. While not fish, lobster is the fun exception, in that it's the poster child of exotic fine cuisine for the wealthy. Except in Maine where they're actually harvested and people have so much lobster everywhere it's practically free and everyone eats it all the time. Sure there's fresh water fish, but unless your a recreational fisherman it's not really a commercial industry, so you'll pay a high premium for local fresh water fish. One thing is for sure: You don't want to cook fish when you don't have a kitchen stove that vents outside! It takes weeks to get that stink out of the house Not sure if EU has them but we have those stupid recirculating hoods that's just a charcoal and aluminum smoke filter that blows the air back into the room. Lots of people have exterior vents but plenty don't. (If you have gas it's required to vent outside, if you have electric, most builders cheap out.) So meat and fish aren't things you want to cook indoors other than baking a ham or roast or something!

@Morpheel Why....just why would you randomly flip lemon and lime to mean the opposite? Do you also call dogs cats, and cats dogs?

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