Originally Posted by BBSLM
You're confusing processed foods with foods that aren't 'organic.' The argument from the organic food cultist fuckwits is that organic foods are inherently more healthful than non-organic food, despite most if not all data finding no difference between the two. If youre concerned with pesticides, wash your apples before you eat them. Processed foods are a different issue. Most of the nutritional value is stripped away during processing (think brown rice vs rice chex cereal). The cereal isn't necessarily 'bad' for you, but it lacks things such as fiber, b vitamins, magnesium, etc that are present in the brown rice. Even when the cereal is enriched (nutrients added back) the nutrients arent necessarily as beneficial as they would have been coming from the brown rice to begin with.
i agree with everything you posted, but if you look at the values brown rice is not that much healthier than white rice in the big picture. 3.5g fiber vs 1, 50 GI vs 84. Brown rice is certainly a healthier option than white rice especially in terms of micronutrients, but that's because white rice is such shit. just take a look at the GI data http://www.the-gi-diet.org/lowgifoods/
Originally Posted by Pilot
The way I've understood it is that it's not the pesticides that are being sprayed on the foods, so much as the seeds are being genetically modified to have these pesticides and such inside of them. Making the actual product that you eat inherently toxic in some way. example, bugs that eat any part of a corn plant; stalk, leaves, corn husk, and the corn itself will die. Do you want to eat something that has killed another life form that has done the exact same thing you're doing?
things that kill bugs dont necessarily kill (or harm) humans. there are a lot of discrepancies between how nutrients get incorporated in pests and humans and the definition of a pesticide is that they exploit these pathways. that's why they're harmful to pests and not humans
Originally Posted by shibbel
I'll stick with the real doctors, and intellectuals, versus some woman that looks like shit, blogging from her couch.
nigga please. ad hominem (and true scotsman) fallacy at its finest. plenty of quack doctors around and plenty of nutrition science undergrads that know their shit. doctors arent particularly well trained in nutrition. the training is more focused on nutritional absorption, physiology, and nutritional deficiencies (and how to tell the difference between those and diseases). just because they're a doctor doesn't mean every word they speak is gold instead of resorting to this bullshit read the fucking discussion before you press reply