Lucky charms healthier than eggs and beef

  • Lucky charms healthier than eggs and beef

    Posted by AlphaElement on May 15, 2023 at 6:42 am

    If you wonder why Diabetes and heart disease is epidemic in the USA check out this Tufts Institute study that ranks junk food higher than real food.

    AlphaElement replied 9 months, 1 week ago 5 Members · 10 Replies
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  • Muscle4Muscle2009

    May 15, 2023 at 11:39 pm

    Garbage in, garbage out folks! Use your common sense. Read labels, THINK before you stick that dead cow in your face. Love yourself and your body more than a quick rush from a Mountain Dew or garbage from mickey d’s. This is NOT rocket science stuff people!! It’s the simplicity of most things in Life that we miss or choose not to see…

  • mwolverine

    May 17, 2023 at 1:19 am


    On social media, I have seen graphics showing certain breakfast cereals scoring higher than eggs, cheese, or meat. Did Tufts create these graphics?

    No. Food Compass works very well, on average, across thousands of food and beverage products. But, when this number and diversity of products are scored, there are always some exceptions. These graphs were created by others to show these exceptions, rather than to show the overall performance of Food Compass and the many other foods for which Food Compass works well. But, as objective scientists, we accept constructive criticism and are using this to further improve Food Compass. We are working on an updated version now – see our versions page for more information.

    But just to be on the safe side, I had Chocolate Lucky Charms for breakfast. 🙂
    (Just had to try them, usually stay away from Lucky Charms due to the artificial colors.)

    • metta

      May 17, 2023 at 1:42 am

      It is not just the artificial colors that are bad in it. It is the excess sugar and it is ultra processed food.

      For every 10% of a diet that is ultra processed food, it increases the risk of early death by 14%

      • mwolverine

        May 17, 2023 at 9:48 pm

        True about ultra-processed foods, but I’m more skeptical about sugar depending on one’s activity level.

        My box of Lucky Charms Smores (and I only bought this once for “fun”, it’s not a staple of my diet) has 12g of sugar in a 37g serving. That’s 1/3rd sugar. That’s ingested with a cup of milk.

        Meanwhile a serving (138g) of Ben & Jerry Cookie Dough Ice Cream has 28g of sugar – and who only eats 1/3rd of the carton? If you eat half the carton, it’s 42g of sugar, 3.5x than in the cereal. It’s also 380-570 calories vs 215-290 (with half or a full cup of whole milk).

        Especially with children, it’s not like if you take away the Lucky Charms they’ll eat scrambled eggs and veggies. They may instead end up with a bowl (or two) of ice cream.

  • AlphaElement

    May 17, 2023 at 4:29 am

    But this is the “science “ that has been Deified by our culture. .

    • AlphaElement

      May 18, 2023 at 7:44 pm

      Somehow my daughter has her kids eating adult food. Stuff that I would never eat as a kid. Raw Pasteur Ed goat milk, grass fed beef, eggs etc

  • AlphaElement

    May 17, 2023 at 4:39 am

    The obesity rate, metabolic disorders , heart disease and diseases that were practically unknown a century ago show “ if works very well “ to kill people early. My friends died in their Forties and fifties. But my grandmother lived to be 93 . For decades foods were ranked as good if they had low fat which was is now a debunked bad science myth. I didn’t score a 6 pack until in my 50’s I went on a high animal fat diet and lost my abdominal fat.

  • mwolverine

    May 17, 2023 at 9:57 pm

    Again, there is no “Tufts Institute study” that says any of this.

    There is a study which is critical of a Tufts Institute INDEX which obviously had some errors in it and has since been revamped.
    That’s how science works. When you come up with errors, you modify the model to fit the data.

    Most diets are fads, not science.

  • uphill_addict

    May 18, 2023 at 12:47 pm

    Yikes…my heart hurt seeing chicken breast so far down on the list. They also leave out a lot of common fruits/vegetables that many would benefit from including in their diet. Hopefully this sort of content is not what folks are using to eat healthy!

  • AlphaElement

    May 18, 2023 at 7:41 pm

    No this kind of science got American fat and sick.

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