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View Poll Results: What do you prefer in your food/beverage?

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  • Health

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Thread: Health or Taste?

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    MH Senpai 伝説メンバー / Densetsu / Legendary Member M3J's Avatar
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    Health or Taste?

    We all eat and drink, right? If you don't, and you're reading this now, then you'll probably die in a few hours/days/something if you don't have a way of getting nutrition in your body.


    Anyway, whenever we eat or drink, we tend to go after either taste or health. What do you look for in a food or drink?

    I go for taste, most of the time. I feel like life's not worth living if I don't enjoy the food, though I do try to go for health as well.


    What's good to eat or drink that has both health and taste? Some of 'em are obvious, but yeah.

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    My mind is getting fat from this thread. This is definitely a total debate.

    I think I'd go with taste because...

    dear God, I can't explain.

    ... because I will definitely buy for more if the taste is fine?

    I'll just go with taste. Sorry, I can't explain well my point of view.

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    It's all about finding the right compromise ultimately.
    I'm holding back on sweets and softdrinks, there is enough tasty food without such.
    Yet I don't really care about how "healthy" something is, after all it's all about the overall composition. Since I'm not doing bodybuilding or stuff, I don't count stuff like proteins (I'm certain that I got enough though), and since I don't have obvious deficits I don't care for vitamins, which are easily overrated. To my knowledge it's been proven that vitamins are worthless once a person has enough to avoid deficiency symptoms. Even the so famous vitamin C is not beneficial to the immune system as long as there is no deficiency. "Normal" food is sufficient to avoid such symptoms usually.

    So, eventually I'm almost only caring for 1) taste 2) amount. When I have to choose what to eat for lunch, I just eat what I want, but possibly cut down for the rest of the day when I think it's been a lot of calories.

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    Its all about balance. You can enhance healthy food like vegetable by adding a little sauce, or sugar
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    Re: Health or Taste?

    I'm doing diet now, that's for sure. xD The first week is tough, but I gotta enjoy this one.

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    Well, my diet goes along Roflkopt3r's line: 1) taste 2) amount. I have a well balanced diet, but if I need fibers I'd rather get it from Kellogs-derived product, preferably with lots of sugar and strawberry or banana, instead of some green salad. I actually avoid green salads (lettuce-ew), but I do eat my vegetables (tomatoe salad is my favourite, but cucumber is a close second). But see, I eat those healthy things because they are tasty, so, yay! No healthy-tasteless-food for me.

    Hey, a healthier diet than I am having now will only add around 20 years in my life! 20 years after, say, the 80 I will be living. Don't know what I'd want to do after my eighties...

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    It's rather easy question. I prefer taste to healthy food.
    I normally don't mind about diets. If I feel that I need I can just eat a bit less ammounts of chips, pizza, burgers and sweets.

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    When considering pure enjoyment, I prefer taste far and away over health. Eating healthy can make you feel good, but for me it doesn't compare at all to that feeling of indulging in something decadent and delicious. The feeling you have afterward may be a different story, of course, but in the moment it's awesome. <3

    And as others have said, it's all about balance. Choosing healthy options most of the time is preferable, but you still need to allow yourself to enjoy the taste of your favorite, less-healthy foods as well -- just not all the time. Not only will your weight benefit from taking this approach, but eating 'bad' things less often will make them feel like a special treat.

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    I don't think both things have to be separated though. There are plenty of foods which are delicious and healthy. The important thing is how exactly you cook stuff. I never eat fried stuff and for the most part avoid fast food as much as possible. Obviously if you think the only delicious stuff is either fast food or fried then you have trouble lol. I steam cook stuff a lot (I could not stand the cafeteria food). It takes a while but it takes virtually no effort on my part and it tastes good.

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by kkck View Post
    I don't think both things have to be separated though. There are plenty of foods which are delicious and healthy. The important thing is how exactly you cook stuff. I never eat fried stuff and for the most part avoid fast food as much as possible. Obviously if you think the only delicious stuff is either fast food or fried then you have trouble lol. I steam cook stuff a lot (I could not stand the cafeteria food). It takes a while but it takes virtually no effort on my part and it tastes good.

    Ahhh... fried stuff... taaaaassssttyyy!
    Sorry, couldn't read further. Started drooling when reading "fried".
    So much for me and healthiness.

    Well, I'm trying to avoid the most obvious kcal though, like in soft drinks.

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    I really don't find fried food all that fantastic lol. I guess I am simply not very use to eating it though, I always feel kinda sick afterwards.

    The one thing that always made me laugh was the very invention of diet drinks. It's just so marginal it really hardly matters if you drink a diet or a regular drink. If you want to lose weight you ultimately should not drink either. I always want to laugh when I see the usual girl asking for a large drink but then makes it a diet. It's just sad lol.

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    Quote Originally Posted by kkck View Post
    I always want to laugh when I see the usual girl asking for a large drink but then makes it a diet. It's just sad lol.
    or ask for a small cup, but compensate asking for two hamburgers.

    I don't really try to avoid fast food. I just don't feel like spending so much money on them (McDonalds, Burger King and the likes here in Brazil are quite expensive for just one hamburger). I actually usually ask for no drink nor fries, just so I can ask for two hamburgers if I have enough.

    Not having money is a good way to stay in a diet...

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    I think that healthy and tasty food that can be made at home. Fast food, even though it tastes great, is guaranteed to cause all sorts of health problems. I've noticed that sugar, salt, and fat all play a role in obesity in America. All of which can be limited when you make your own meal, but you can't do that at McDonald's.

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    It's hard to find a balance. T_T but I've gone for weeks and months without horrible food like Taco Bell. I still prefer taste as I drink soda a lot if I can. Food, it is little bit more balanced.

    Oh, and it's been said that diet drinks are worse for health than regular. Women, gtfo diet drinks. D:

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    Re: Health or Taste?

    That's why I only drink water, beer and wine :-)
    Last edited by k-dom; April 17, 2011 at 12:58 PM.

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