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02-27-2012, 10:13 AM
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There are definitely foods that skew towards the unnatural. Hydrogenated oils for one. They might lead to disease over time. Throwing off the omega 3:6 ratio is also an issue.

But mostly it's nutrient density. It's definitely easier to eat 300 calories of jellybeans than it is to eat 300 calories of broccoli.

Luckily, nature sorted all that out. Most natural foods eaten in reasonable quantities have enough fiber and protein to fill you up before you overeat. It still comes down to calories, but you likely won't have to weigh and count if you just eat those natural foods. Especially if you're a male who's active enough to play hockey.

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