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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How should ovo-lacto vegetarians compensate the lack of meat in their diets?

An ovo-lacto vegetarian includes both eggs and dairy products in his diet, but meat is completely excluded. In a regular non-vegetarian diet, meat is very important and provides many benefits if ...
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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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Which are the effects of removing sugars from a balanced diet for an otherwise healthy person

What effects would removing sugars from a balanced diet have on an otherwise healthy person have? I've heard that both refined and natural sugars can have a negative impact in the body. Is it safe to ...
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Collagen: An interesting food supplement or an unnecessary one?

It's becoming quite usual that people older than ¿30-40? years old complement their diet with collagen for bones and specially articulations-related issues. I know some of them which use it as a ...
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Is eating too much cholesterol bad?

I've been researching cholesterol a bit (my grandma is telling me off) and I've found some sites saying that eating cholesterol is not bad since you're body makes 75% of the cholesterol found in your ...
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Why is White flour not healthy?

All of the bread made in my bread-making course uses White flour. They come out nice & white, crusty & chewy. Tastes great too! But a lot of my friends say that bread or other food items made ...
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Are organic foods healthier than conventional foods?

There is a popular perception, and many marketing claims, that organic produce (and food in general) is healthier than food grown with conventional methods. Most commonly, the reasons given are: less ...
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Why is natural sugar healthier than refined sugar?

The WHO recently published this recommendation regarding sugar consumption: Keeping intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake reduces the risk of overweight, obesity and tooth ...
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How much cinnamon is too much?

Cinnamon is touted to have many health benefits - helping fight fungi, helping lower blood sugar, helping with lipid management, helping fight Alzheimer's - but it also has a limit. Ignoring whether ...
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Ketosis over extended period

Is it unhealthy to be in ketosis for more than 6 months on a low carb diet? I would like to be in ketosis for a year if healthy.
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Are water only fasts healthy? Can they cause headaches or other medical problems?

I have been using the below fasting protocol that I'd like to use for intermittent fasting - Fast duration - Sunday night (10-11pm) to Tuesday morning (4:30am) Consumed during fast - Only water (2-...
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Does it become harder to lose weight as you age?

In general, the average person will experience worsening metabolism with age. What makes it harder to lose weight for someone who is 40 versus say 20 assuming that the only difference is their age?
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Why omega-3/6 ratio is important?

I'm 27 years old model and being under 8% body fat matters for me. I heard consumption of the right omega-3/6 ratio is important for this. I'm wondering whats the ideal ratio for my goal and why it is ...
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Does 3500 calories really equal a pound?

If you are attempting to lose weight via dieting and/or exercise, you will see this number EVERYWHERE on the internet. If you create a deficit of 3500 calories you will lose one pound, as simple as ...
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Can consuming food that was cooked with olive oil have a negative impact on health?

Olive oil is often presented as a healthy alternative to other oils for cooking. The problem is, depending who you ask, it sometimes is presented as something to avoid, toxic, dangerous. For example, ...
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What is proper time for drinking water with meal? [duplicate]

I've gone through many articles on Google. One says it's good to drink water after meal as it aids digestion while others say never drink water after a meal because it will dilute the acids (i.e. HCl)...
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Can one candy bar per day be part of a healthy diet?

Are there any ill effects from eating one normally size candy bar per day over a long period of time, as part of an otherwise well-balanced diet for an active adult? For example, a Twix bar with: ...
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Where is the correct list of FODMAP products?

Reading about FODMAP, I found some contradictions. For example according to this article you should avoid grapefruits, but here it's written you can eat them. What is the truth?
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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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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 ...