Questions tagged [diet]

Questions about the effects and improvement of structured eating plans. Questions should usually also be tagged [nutrition]. Questions that are not about eating plans but are instead about nutrition more generally should be tagged only [nutrition].

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Choice of foods and proportions for vegans

Relating to the average patient's meal, which foods and how would the portion size be modified in order to meet Dietary Guidelines. EDIT: In other words, what to think about when designing vegan ...
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If and why is McDonald's food considered extremely unhealthy?

From my childhood I remember vehement opposition to fast food in general and in particular to McDonald's. While I believe the notion that McDonald's is extremely unhealthy is obviously widespread, I ...
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Is any dietary fat excreted unmetabolised?

Dietary fat contains lots of calories, just like carbohydrates. But the metabolic response differs. For example, for ingested fat, the body has a much lower insulin response. Is all the fat you ...
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Is ketosis gradual or “discrete”? [closed]

The max amount of carbs on a ketogenic diet is typically around 20-30 grams. If I eat low-carb but still not within this amount, will my body and brain be able to use fat / ketones as fuel despite ...
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Does the special kind of diet really matter, when making a radical change?

Ok, so this might not be the most medically sound question, since I am a mathematician by training, but please bear with me. The question originates from an observation I made from being confronted ...
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What would a map of all possible diets look like?

As I understand it, a diet can be broadly described in term of macronutrient ratios—i.e., the proportions of energy received from carbohydrate, protein and fat sources. In that case, presumably the ...
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Is consuming fruits and veggies particularly high in fructose unhealthy?

I've done quite some research on this matter, but still cannot reach a confident conclusion. The idea is a diet consisting of whole foods is generally a healthy one, and a diet high in sodium, sugar,...
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How much does what you eat impact medication absorption? [closed]

Some medications advise being taken with food, generally either to prevent stomach irritation as is the case with NSAIDs, or to improve absorption, as is the case with numerous other medications. How ...
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How to explain the theory of the influence of purine and alcohol on the incidence of risk for gout in light of contradictory evidence?

A common thought is that dietary restrictions are recommended for people susceptible to gout. These restrictions often focus on fructose, purines and alcohol: if a food or beverage is 'high' in ...
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Tomato - from a dietary perspective, is it a fruit or vegitable

We have started to watch what we eat trying to follow a healthy balanced diet I enjoy tomatoes and have heard many times that they are classified as a fruit, but also a vegetable. Considering the ...
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Why does the USDA not examine aliments for weighted mean nutrient reduction potential and weighted mean fat viscocity and divulge such information?

So I get that antioxidants are really important to combat free radicals, aging, stress, e.t.c. This information is quantified by the reduction potential. Would the value of the information be less ...
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Is Jicama root safe to eat every day?

Is 4-6oz of Jicama root safe to eat every day? According to the following website, Jicama root contains a fat-soluble organic toxin that is linked to the development of Parkinson's disease. It then ...
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Type II Diabetes (T2D) Remission with Age?

Several medical providers have told an elderly relative that his T2D was probably not reversed through his (isocaloric) low-carb diet, rather that T2D generally goes away on its own in the elderly. ...
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Any scientific evidence of “Breastfeeding Elimination Diet ”?

Any scientific evidence of "Breastfeeding Elimination Diet " and the similar forms of diets recommended in mass media to deal with baby's "green poop" problem? All official recommendations does not ...
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Why is some alcohol consumption healthier than no alcohol consumption?

All the time I see content online that says moderate alcohol consumption is good for you. Some even say it is better than no alcohol consumption. Other times there is conflicting information that says ...
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Does eating fish help high blood pressure?

The common advice for people who have been diagnosed with heart problems like hypertension is "eat more fish, especially salmon." I've done a great deal of Googling and what I can't seem to figure out ...
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Empirically, do people who exercise less/more actually eat less/more, (and if so, to what degree)?

I am looking for the answer to what I think is a very basic question that people must have looked at: empirically, to what degree does food intake actually correlate with exercise, (especially in the ...
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How much garlic is too much to keep you healthy? [closed]

This is as much for curiosities sake As for my health as I LOVE garlicky foods, but how much garlic is too much for your heart/health?
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Is it possible for obesity to occur as a result of medical conditions and not just over-eating?

I am not obese myself as I've always been interested in sports since childhood, and put effort into living a healthy and active lifestyle. However, obesity is clearly a growing issue worldwide (no pun ...
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Calories composition and weight loss

My question comes after having read this article. Let's take a Person A and suppose the needed amount of calories for A is 2500 Kcal. Now suppose A wants to limit the amount of daily calories to 2000 ...
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How to deal with conflicting health advice?

With all the information on health how can I know who is accurate? Healthline ( 7 ) claims that saturated fat is not bad for you while Harvard ( 6 ) claims it is a bad fat.
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Do Job's tears help with Crohn Disease?

While my diagnosis is not yet finished and I'll have my final examination at the end of the month, Crohn's Disease looks like the most likely explanation to my condition at the moment, so I decided ...
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What happens when you eat carbs everyday? [closed]

I once heard that to gain weight, one has to eat a lot of carbohydrates. What I mean by a lot is, by eating carbs in the morning, afternoon and evening plus as an additional midnight snack. So, I ...
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Is replacing one meal a day with nuts bad for health in long term? [closed]

I realised that replacing one meal a day (namely lunch) with a bag of mixed nuts (~200g) would be great for me for several reasons: no cooking required reasonably cheap can eat while on-the-go nuts ...
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Reheated pasta GI difference

I've read a couple of things claiming that allowing your pasta to cool and then reheating it significantly changes its glycemic index resulting in a much lower blood sugar spike after eating. This ...
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Are raw eggs dangerous?

I have two raw eggs every morning with / for breakfast. I have chickens and only eat raw eggs from our chickens, never store-bought. I have been told that raw eggs can be dangerous, including the ...
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Is having 3 whole eggs at breakfast harmful?

Last couple of day I have been having 3 whole eggs scrambled with around 2 tea spoon soybean oil in breakfast. Some friends of mine told me having 3 whole eggs is harmful for my health. I understand ...
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A healthy gluten- and lactose-free diets for a teenager [closed]

Can you provide me some examples of healthy gluten and lactose-free diet for a teenager?
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Vitamin supplements with a balanced diet

It is always said that with a balanced diet, all important vitamins and trace elements are supplied. It is also said that the body only uses the vitamins inside the fruit when its needed. But what ...
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How do humans meet the brain’s glucose demand of 420kcal (105g sugar) per day on a healthy diet?

How do humans meet the brain’s glucose demand of 420kcal (105g sugar) per day on a healthy diet? Wouldn't the protein demand in case of gluconeogenesis be tremendous? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/...
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Sugar and nitric oxide [closed]

studies show that sugar has a negative impact on our bodies ability to produce nitric oxide. I’ve been having difficulty trying to find out how much sugar consumption is required before it begins to ...
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Can we live only on chocolate?

This question is out of curiosity. I have a new colleague. I haven't seen him going out for lunch or eating anything else but chocolate. He eats only chocolate bars whole day, about 3 big bars every ...
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Is orange juice still healthy for me, if it's been opened and hasn't been refrigerated for an entire day?

I'm trying to take in more Vitamin C lately, and I buy a quart of cold orange juice in the morning to start my day. It's usually sealed up - I'm guessing to keep it protected from oxygen. But once I ...
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Long-term health consequences of consistently repeated food comas?

A food coma is usually when a person eats too much and they get very tired due to a high influx of insulin in their blood that tries to balance out the massive rush of glucose from food. There was ...
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How to plan a high protein vegetarian diet without whey protein? [closed]

I have two questions. 1) How can I make a high protein vegetarian diet without whey protein? Because of not using Whey protein I need to use lots of grains, nuts, and legumes. But the problem is that ...
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Olive oil - healthy as a substitute, or in its own right?

There are many articles about extra virgin olive oil being healthy - for example here. This implies, at least, that replacing other fats in the diet (such as butter or other vegetable oils) with olive ...
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In comparing the healthiness of shredded wheat and bran flakes, what are some pro/con considerations for each?

LiveStrong says that bran flakes are nutritionally comparable in health to shredded wheat. However, bran flakes contain sugar, while shredded wheat does not. I don't work in the area of life ...
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Foods that inhibit BACE1 protein

It is said that BACE1 causes mental illness such as alzheimers. What foods or drugs will inhibit the production of BACE1?
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Is there evidence that humans should fast intermittently daily for 16 hours because it is healthy in general?

There is a big fasting boom on the internet, but it is hard to sift through the claims of fitness and health bloggers and the real evidence. I have spent hours reading studies on fasting - it is ...
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How low can you go on a low salt diet?

I'm sensitive to salt and am considering doing a salt-free diet. Is it ok if I remove salt and seasonings from my diet and cooking altogether? Will the sodium content of natural foods like oats, milk, ...
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What is the bioavailability of collagen?

I am asking with respect to collagen ingested from your grocery store that comes in dried packets or containers. Is the collagen completely destroyed and denatured in the stomach with the acidic PH? ...
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Are there serious downsides to nutritional supplements?

Assuming one does not overdose, or take the wrong supplements, are there significant long term downsides to taking vitamin/nutritional supplements? I am talking here about supplements such as Vitamin ...
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Is fibre an essential nutrient?

Inuits' diet consists almost entirely of meat. As per my understanding, meat does not provide us with fibre and fibre is obtained from plant products only. Do the Inuits suffer from any malnutrition ...
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Do beets dye your blood purple?

I was warned recently that eating beets can cause reddish-purple urine, which got me thinking. Blood is filtered by the kidneys to produce urine, high school biology. So if a meal of beets can dye ...
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Honey. Is it really alkaline forming?

Honey may be acidic, but, like lemons, it is alkaline-forming in the body. Once in the stomach, it can actually alkalinize your system. In general, your diet should be made up of about 70 percent ...
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Seeing a nutritionist on Wednesday. Is there anything else I should ask about?

I'm seeing a nutritionist on Wednesday, and these are the list of questions I intend to ask. Would like to get advice of anyone in my position (vegetarian, blood results okay but on the borderline - ...
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Does eating whole raw eggs lead to biotin deficiency?

I've been looking into this and can't seem to find it anywhere. I know that the raw egg whites can lead to a biotin deficiency, but I'm wondering if eating the yolk as well negates this. Please note ...
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How do you measure the amount of calories with unlabeled foods?

How can you measure the number of calories you consume if whatever you’re eating doesn’t have a label or if you get it from a restaurant? I’ve never really counted but I’d like to start and I’m not ...
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Infant dieting habits in natural setting

Is there research which shows that infants intuitively stabilize towards a nutritionally balanced diet, if they are given a wide range of foods to choose from by themselves? I ask because I recall ...
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What are some healthy food to eat in between meals when a person gets hungry?

For some reason, I get hungry pretty fast. This leads to unhealthy behaviour of eating snacks to keep the hunger away. What are some healthy food to eat in between meals to ward off hunger?