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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Protein is 4 kilocalories per gram. Does this value account for the thermic effect of food? [closed]

I have read that protein is actually 5 kcal/gram, and with the thermic effect of food, it becomes 4 kcal/gram. But I have also read that protein is 4 kcal/gram, and with the thermic effect of food, it ...
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Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? [closed]

Everyone has heard the saying that "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" and thus "you should never skip breakfast". Is there any evidance of this? Are there any ...
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Why are cooked carrots not recommended during constipation?

There's an unfounded claim that eating cooked carrots worsens constipation, while the constipation is currently ongoing, and that, thus, it is not recommended to eat them at that time. I cannot find ...
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Relation betwwen blood type and diet

Is there any scientific evidence for the relation between the blood type (0, A, B, AB) and digestion? Any correlation with natural food preference or recommended diet? One can read about such "...
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Understanding google's nutrition chart

When I googled "Chikpea", it shows following chart on right: It says: *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your ...
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Daily dose of recommended water

Here (https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/how-much-water-should-you-drink) it says to drink four-to-six cup of water. I find it weird that they don't mention how big the cup should be? How ...
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How much do certain probiotics reduce cavity causing bacteria?

In the paper titled Effect of Short-term Consumption of Amul Probiotic Yogurt Containing Lactobacillus acidophilus La5 and Bifidobacterium Lactis Bb12 on Salivary Streptococcus mutans Count in High ...
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Can foods one is not allergic to exacarbate atopic dermatitis?

Several physicians (incl. two profesors in allergology, regarded among highest authorities in allergology in my country) told me and insisted that people with atopic dermatitis must avoid certain ...
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Controlled experiments on neonatal/infant salt intake/supplementation?

I am trying to do a literature review on double-blind controlled experiments on neonatal/infant salt intake/supplementation. Many such experiments would be unethical to do on humans so I was thinking ...
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Cholesterol: What is the upper limit for VLDL and how do you lower the levels?

Linked to Cholesterol: How can you lower LDL and maintain OR raise HDL? Everywhere I look online (e.g. Cleveland Clinic), it says about keeping LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) to less than 100 mg/dL ...
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Does a high-carbohydrate and sugar diet induce or worsen myopia in kids?

I have found this article: https://www.bmj.com/rapid-response/2011/10/29/myopia-possible-link-increased-refined-carbohydrate-intake-and-hyperinsuli which by no means is a hard evidence by itself but ...
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Is it possible to gain weight from only glucose?

Assuming a diet of only glucose, is it possible to gain weight? I know that fructose can be converted by the liver to triglycerides and be stored as fat. However, my understanding is that glucose can ...
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Do carrots cure cancer?

**Do carrots cure cancer? ** There’s a lot of unsubstantiated information online about carrots and cancer. There are even a few books. What does science actually say about how carrots affect cancer ...
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Is it risky to eat at most 12 ounces of canned sardines weekly for about two months?

According to this page https://www.livestrong.com/article/550938-health-risks-of-eating-sardines/ In the 'Concern About Sardines' Mercury Content' section The FDA recommends a weekly intake of two to ...
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GERD - path to cure and prevent gerd from ever coming back

I am trying to wrap my head around the massive amount of information how is GERD caused and treated. GERD is caused by the lower sphincter of your esophagus relaxing abnormal or weakens, stomach acid ...
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What is the relationship between cancer and sugar? [closed]

I was watching "The Magic Pill" documentary series on Netflix. And, a woman indicated that she completely cured a fairly aggressive breast cancer by eliminating just about all sugars and most ...
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Is it really unhealthy to eat meat and drink milk mainly? [closed]

Some Westerners used to eat meat and drink milk mainly. But experts warn us about the importance of vegetables in our diet. I've learned on the Internet that milk and meat are staples in Mongolian ...
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Why do the "dietary supplement" pill bottles always have this bizarre disclaimer on them?

On every bottle of "dietary supplement" pills I've ever had, it says somewhere something along the lines of: "Dietary supplement pills are not a substitute for a varied and healthy diet." Huh? Isn't ...
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Formula behind FODMAP recommendations / quantitative list of actual FODMAP contents?

A google search for FODMAP foods reveals many lists (for instance 1, 2, 3, ...) that merely state which foods are high or low FODMAP, in some cases also with a medium FODMAP category, or amount ...
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Preventing NSAID-associated GI bleeding

Are there ~simple means to reduce risk of GI (gastro-intestinal) bleeding associated with NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)(ie aspirin) - besides the common-sense answers?: Take with ...
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Is it ok to drink green tea when having mononucleosis? [closed]

The coffee and alcohol are not recommended for people who have mononucleosis. But what about tea. More concretely, how about green tea? Are there any recommendations about that?
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Glucagen-like Peptide 1 (GLP-1): Is there food containing it or increases it's production?

Insulin therapy affects the GLP-1 level of patients. Is there some "natural" appearance of GLP-1 in food, or food which stimulates GLP-1 production? (Background: In Diabetes Typ 2 medication with ...
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About diet for fatty liver, fruits, Fructose [closed]

If one checks the media, there are lots of things who advertise the usage of fruits and etc for cleaning the liver. However, as I searched more, some say the fructose inside many fructose can be a ...
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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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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 these,...
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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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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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