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By Mike Gold 

Off Kilter | Why would we eat this stuff?


Last updated 1/8/2020 at 1:03pm

If we didn’t eat, we’d die. In fact, liquids (water, actually) are far more important than food. Without water, we’d probably not make it more than a few days. Food we can do without for several weeks, although – other than losing weight – I wouldn’t recommend it. So, even though we have to eat, I find it amazing what some of us actually do eat.

Here is my “hit list:"

First, beets: Yeah, we’ve all been told they are good for us. When I was a child, my mother would occasionally cook beets. Getting either my father or me to actually eat them was another matter. Both dad and I...

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