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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The difference between farmed and non-farmed sardines

I found the following post on a food-related forum (here): Farmed fish do have omega 3 in them. They have a chunk of omega 6 too so while they do have omega 3, they're not ideal for normalizing ...
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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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What are the long term effects of dieting and maintaining a caloric deficit?

Are there any negative health risks for dieters assuming that you take a multivitamin, and other required supplements daily? The caloric deficit would end once the goal weight is achieved, which is ...
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Keto diet and mouth odor

Background Information My boyfriend recently started the ketogenic diet about 3 weeks ago and I have started noticing that his breath has been getting stronger and stronger. It smells like a cross ...
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What to eat to maintain regular thyroid activity?

My friend has hypothyroidism and I have had hyperthyroidism in the past. What foods can people eat or avoid to assist in regulating our thyroids? I remember something about Iodine, perhaps? Please ...
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Bread and acid reflux

I have been told that bread can cause acid reflux? What in the bread would cause this and is that found in other foods that are not usually associated with gerd?
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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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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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Why don't people who get gastric bypass surgery starve to death?

After a gastric bypass surgery you can only eat tiny meals, the severe calorie restriction causes rapid weight loss. What I don't understand is why the bodyweight will then eventually stabilize as the ...
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Different protein ratios in similar calorie diets

Consider the following scenarios: Scenario 1: 3000 kcal daily intake 250g protein Scenario 2: 3000 kcal daily intake 100g protein Question: Does the protein ratio affect how much fat can be ...
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Omega-3 from farmed sardines

I found the following post on a food-related forum (here): Farmed fish do have omega 3 in them. They have a chunk of omega 6 too so while they do have omega 3, they're not ideal for normalizing ...
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What are some good natural fruits or vegetables to eat after a marathon and why?

I've heard that watermelon can decrease soreness, but I don't know if that's proven. I'd love to hear about other produce that help the body recover.
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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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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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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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Is there a health difference between equally lean red meat vs poultry?

I am aware that in general, poultry is preferable to red meat for a healthy diet. What I am not clear about is whether the reason for this is because red meat is much fattier and caloric than poultry ...
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What type of diet is effective at eliminating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth?

What type of diet is effective at eliminating small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and how long does one need to be on it?
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Are eggs good or bad for iron incorporation?

Apart from the fact that egg yolk contains very good and plenty of iron, I read on several websites that egg white hinders the digestion of iron. However, I could not find any deeper reasoning about ...
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Why is such a low carb intake mandated for keto-adaptation?

I see a lot of articles that suggest 10-50g carbs / day to get into ketosis. Why so low? I need at least 2500+ calories / day. Even if I consumed half of my calories from carbs and glycolysis ...
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Which one has lower fats? Skim milk Vs. Cottage cheese

I've MS and I would like to ask about which is better to eat Skim milk or cottage cheese? I especially ask about cottage cheese that is made for generations by our grandmothers at the back of the ...
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Is eating fast food on regular basis really bad/harmful for health?

I am talking about fast food from such popular chains as KFC, McDonald's, Burger King and similar. Assortment of the chains typically include the following: hamburgers/whoppers, cheeseburgers, ...
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Adverse Effects of Liquid Diet

If I eat liquid food for 19/21 meals each week, will there be any adverse side effects? Assume that the liquid meals have the exact same nutritional content as a regular solid meal.
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Can I eat smaller amounts of food every 30 minutes?

I usually take a long time to eat a whole meal, and it feels quite agonizing after a while. Doctors usually recommend eating every 3 hours or so. I wonder if it's healthy if I eat a smaller amount ...
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Are there any studies revealing if the typical American diet is deficient in vitamins and minerals?

Have there been any studies revealing if the typical American diet is deficient in vitamins and minerals? In other words, if you primarily... Eat fruits, vegetables, and grains from pesticide-laden ...
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Juices that dialysis patients can drink

What type of juice a patient, who is undergoing hemodialysis, is permitted to drink?
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What is the current view on snacking

Obviously performance athletes need to take on the calories, but is there any justification for snacking other than a missed meal? If there is a need for a regular snack, doesn't this just indicate ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Improving skin color and shining through diet

From the research on web I found that drinking carrot and beetroot juice is very good for skin health (i.e. improving skin colour, shining etc.) However, both juices are used to loose weight, while I ...
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Amaranth + Yogurt advisable in ayurveda?

According to ayurveda, is it a right combination to have amaranth and yogurt together? Also with maybe some fruit thrown in? EDIT: i.e. does the combination have any negative/harmful effect on the ...
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Is it unhealthy to eat the oil in the food?

I likes to eat the oil which is in the food. But, I have listened we should not eat that oil. I want to ask that is this oil unhealthy and creates problem in the body ?
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How much of what Dr. Rhonda Patrick's advice is accepted science vs speculation about potential goodness?

Dr. Rhonda Patrick is a PhD who has conducted research into how to slow down ageing using nutrition - i came across her on a JRE podcast : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxM_CLsvieE&t=6580s She ...
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Dietary management for diarrhea

I have seen general practitioners / physicians recommending to diarrhea patients: no dietary restriction at all avoid "irritating food" such as spicy stuff avoid diary products Why the different ...
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Is kombucha low FODMAP?

I would like to know whether the kombucha drink (500 ml) is low FODMAP, and if not, why it isn't.
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Is liquorice low FODMAP?

Is pure liquorice juice extracted from the root, solidified, with nothing added, usually sold in sticks or small pieces, non chewable, a low FODMAP ingredient ?
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What are the benefits of a fad diet?

I have researched and found that fad diets are harmful and are only short-term but it cant just 100% negative. I mean what if I am 200 kg and cant enter an event because of the weight limit of 100kg....
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Is it true that carbonic acid should be avoided when one is histamin intolerant?

I've read a few contradictionos things about carbonic acid. Some statements say its a histamin liberator (thus produces histamin), while others say the exact opposite. Now I would like to know if ...
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soylent, ensure, boost and FODMAP

Sometimes I eat soylent, ensure or boost, but now I decided follows the low FODMAP diet. Do above products belong to low or high FODMAP? According to this discussion soylent is okay, but I'm not ...
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Does pain lower resistance to addiction?

For a little background, I'm known by everyone in my circle of family/friends for being the most healthy. I eat far less than most people do and it's usually fresh vegetables and things like chicken ...
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Does vision really improve by wearing spectacles?

I had a discussion with friends that. One of them who had an eye power of -0.75 has improved and now has an eye power of -0.50 . This happens because he is always wearing spectacles and has a good ...
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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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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 ...