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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Detriments to Soylent fad?

There has been a bit of a soylent fad in my friend group recently. I'm interested in it as an occasional replacement meal. I have noticed that I'm a little more energetic when I do, suggesting I need ...
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What's wrong with fish canned in oil?

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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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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Do artificial sweeteners cause insulin spikes?

Which artificial sweeteners can cause insulin spikes?
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What are the weight loss benefits of splitting meals into smaller meals throughout the day every couple of hours? [duplicate]

Are there any weight loss benefits for splitting meals into smaller meals, other than getting less hungry because of more frequent consumption? Apparently metabolism increases, but this is deemed a ...
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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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Are nitrites/nitrates in processed meat unhealthy?

A friend of mine has avoided eating any conventional processed meat products for almost a decade because he heard about a risk of cancer and/or prostate problems associated with consumption of ...
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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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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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How accurate is the saying that fat loss occurs first in the place it was put on last, and vice versa? [closed]

I've heard that you lose fat in the areas it was last gained. Similarly, the last place you'll lose it is the area you first put on the weight. What is the reason behind this mechanism? Is it a myth?
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What are the health risks of consuming 6-8 liters (1.5-2 gallons) of water daily?

Are there any health risks of consuming large quantities of water at a time or throughout the day?
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What would the blood work look like for someone on a very high protein diet? [closed]

What will blood test results look like for someone on a very high protein diet consuming 1-2g of protein per pound of bodyweight? Is it healthy to maintain such a diet?
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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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Can typhoid occur multiple times?

Are there any chances of a person being reinfected with typhoid at regular intervals again if they don't follow proper medication and diet, even though they are cured or survived the first infection? ...
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What are the health benefits of consuming oligonol?

Oligonol are polyphenols found in lychee fruit. Image credits: Loving Themes I've heard that it has antioxidant properties which can fight the virus infections and it's used as a natural remedy for ...
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How long does it take to start losing belly fat [closed]

I jog about 30 minutes 5 days each week and was wondering how long it will take to start losing belly fat, like timewise. Is there a specific formula or something that i can use for jogging? Thanks
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Does intake of processed sugar lower the immune system?

Growing up, my parents were very strict about sugar intake, because they had heard "somewhere" that eating refined sugar lowered your immune system function for 12-24 hours. At the time, this seemed ...
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How can one measure if vitamins are really helping a patient to delay hair loss?

(Inspired by an answer to a different question on a related topic.) I'm guessing there would have to be a period to measure the current rate of hair loss before making changes on current diet and ...
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Is it safe to stop consuming sugars? [duplicate]

I've heard that consuming sugars can induce many different health problems. I wouldn't really mind excluding them from my diet, but would it be safe? Or do we have a minimum sugar requirement?

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