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 problem fat or grease?

I understand too much saturated fat can clog arteries However my question is not regarding that. I keep reading that greasy food is bad and can cause digestive issues because it is high in fat. ...
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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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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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Can beta carotene cause cancer by flooding cells with aldehyde metabolites?

Beta carotene is processed into aldehyde metabolites in cells Aldehydes can damage DNA .Can there be too much aldehyde for a cell to process so some aldehyde goes on to damage DNA
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Is there any evidence for the idea that eating too many nuts makes you allergic?

I occasionally come across the idea that eating too many of a particular nut or other food substance will give you an allergy to it later. An example might be: http://www.peanutallergy.com/boards/can-...
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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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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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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 100mg/dL and where possible raise HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) to 50mg/dL or ...
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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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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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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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Why does following a fiber-rich diet help reduce the odds of getting cancer?

Following a fiber-rich diet seems to help reduce the odds of getting cancer, according to some scientific studies. Why would fibers help preventing cancers? WebMD indicates an indirect effect: fiber-...
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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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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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What are signs that metabolism is slowing in dieting? [closed]

when you're on a diet and you hit a plateau, they say your metabolism may have slowed because you're in "starvation mode." My question is, when this happens do you get fatigued/sleep a lot/not have ...
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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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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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Is saturated fat beneficial after all?

After years of being told that saturated fats are bad, there are now reports in the press that, after all, they are good for you. What is the most reasonable view on this? According to this 2016 meta-...
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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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What is the effect of energy drinks on the heart?

I was watching a Youtube video of a man who supposedly drank 20 energy drinks in a row. It appears that his heart enlarged greatly. Is this something that energy drinks could actually do?
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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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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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Is Glue on Chocolate and other Wrappers Safe/ Edible?

Is the glue from the wrappers on chocolate bars (Yorkie for example) and other foods safe to eat and consume (sometimes it gets stuck on the product)? I tried researching but came up blank... I am ...
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Suffering from Gout problem need help? [closed]

I am 17 years old teenager, recently my joint at ankles got swollen, I thought its normal but next day I was unable to walk due pain in joint. So we wentt to Doctor using mine blood reports and in ...
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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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How do nuts fit into the ketogenic diet? [closed]

I just got done reading the book, Why We Get Fat, by Gary Taupes. I found it a fascinating read and I am going to give that eating philosophy a personal 4 month trial. I am planning my meals and ...
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How do diabetics manage their diet and meal planning? [closed]

I've been trying to understand how important diet is to managing diabetes and was wondering whether meal planning was a really important thing and what it involved. Do you have to spend a lot of time ...
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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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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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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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Eggs & heart health?

How does egg consumption impact atherosclerosis/cardiovascular disease risk? I'd especially welcome experimental studies.
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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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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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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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Is using vegetable oil bad for a ketogenic diet?

I have read on various sources that vegetble oil is improper for a ketogenic diet. But I do not understand why. If the fats are suppose to turn into ketones, which in turn are burned for energy ...
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Protein and Spirulina [closed]

I am working out, and I would like to make sure that I am taking in enough protein. I am a 21 year old male, and I do about an hour to an hour and a half of daily cardio type exercise. I currently ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Possible iron/protein defeciency in vegetarians

Is it possible for vegetarians who eat plenty of dairy food to have iron or protein deficiency? Are there other demonstrable health benefits from eating small amounts of shellfish? Or is there ...
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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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