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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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Is the 2014 study saying vegetarian diet is worse than an omnivorous one, still valid?

The 2014 study, reported here "suggests non-meat eaters are more at risk of physical and mental illnesses". I found a link (from a vegan site) pointing out some issues with the study, but I wanted to ...
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Is it a myth that some food can (burn) fat?

The body can burn fat by consuming it but is it a myth that certain type of food can burn fat by dissolving it? Tons of Google results talk about food that can help you to lose weight, improve ...
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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?

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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Is it good for health eating vegetable salad with breakfast?

First, by Vegetable salad, I mean a mixture of raw (uncooked) vegetables (like cucumber, tomato, onion, radish, carrot etc). It may be slightly different from salad described online. Now, I know ...
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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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Can I lose weight by starving myself

I read online that starving yourself is bad because the levels of leptin drop and so the body enters survival mode, lowering metabolism. I thought, what if you take leptin supplements, would it ...
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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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Spinal disc issues and protein intake

Is it possible that spinal disc issues and/or degenerative disc disease could be caused (or at least exacerbated) by low protein intake / protein deficiency, contributing to or causing low-back pain?
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Healthy Weight Loss Calculation

What is the maximum percentage of body weight someone can lose in a year without being unhealthy/dangerous, and how is this calculated/estimated. This will also assume the only method of weight loss ...
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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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Diet to cut weight; Micro-nutrition

Background I'm working on developing a diet to cut weight. I'm 32, male, 185lb, 6'2". I'm looking for the right balance between taste and how easy it is to buy/cook/remember. I'm aiming to do it 5 ...
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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?
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Eggs & heart health?

How does egg consumption impact atherosclerosis/cardiovascular disease risk? I'd especially welcome experimental studies.
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Diet influence on body blood circulation [closed]

What is the influence of diet on whole body blood circulatuon? Does eating food that is difficult to digest lessen theblood circulation?
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Where can I find information about the 16:8 diet?

It was recommended by my doctor that I lose weight, and he suggested I research the 16:8 diet, which is a fasting diet. I have found a ton of web sites on the internets, but most of them feel wonky ...
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Dietary Interactions that cause Constipation

I have been wondering, what are known dietary causes for constipation? Is there a reason that combining Rice and Meat in a meal would cause constipation? Is there some gut reaction that is causing ...
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Are some people more susceptible to dehydration than others?

Are some people more likely to become dehydrated than others? I get dehydrated once a week or every other week to the point where I get dizzy, have headaches, and tunnel vision. I know it's ...
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Are there any good studies on daily kcal intake?

It's a well known "fact" that an average men should consume about 2500kcal per day but having checked my intake this sounds ridiculously high (by about a factor of 2.25 in my case). Some studies with ...
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Is it mandatory to for a blood pressure patient to take medicines throughout the life span? [closed]

I have blood pressure and I want to get rid of medicines.I developed High BP about 4 years ago. Can I prefer to cure it from natural diet that includes natural diet from Spinach, Apple, Carrot and ...
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How much protein per 100g is considered “high protein”?

I've just opened my first ever USN "Pro Protein" premium multi-protein bar. Its a 68g bar with 20.1g protein in it. That's less than 1/3rd protein. Good news is it tastes pretty good... Anyway, the ...
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Total Amount vs. Percentage of Nutrients

Does ingesting (for example) 30 grams of sugar with one litre of water a day has the same effect on the dietary intake as ingesting 60 grams of sugar with two litres of water? How does the absorption ...