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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Can we survive on liquid diet?

What if I am getting all my nutrition from fluids that includes vegetable and fruit juices, milk etc. Will it effect my body, metabolism, or digestive system in any way?
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Do the antimicrobial properties of honey counteract the probiotic properties of yogurt?

The question is summed up in the title. In the quest for impeccable gut flora, this concern popped up. EDIT: Some additional information regarding the antibacterial properties of honey and the ...
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Is there any downside in consuming mint leaves frequently?

This summer I have picked up a lot of mint in my garden. I have cleaned it and let it dry. Now I have the habits to eat those dry leaves and making infusion very frequently (daily). I know there is ...
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Are diet soft drinks really a healthy alternative? [duplicate]

I am wondering about this because I drank a diet coke the other day, it had no fat, no sugar, no calories... Is it actually healthy to drink?
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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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How can I increase my height? [duplicate]

I am 19 years old, around 1.62 meters tall and a weight of 55 kilograms, and I want to increase my height. Is it possible to do it at my age? If so, can I have a specific diet or use growth hormones?
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What are the health effects of having a fluctuating caloric intake? [closed]

This question is inspired by the paleo-diet. Not about the effectiveness of the pale-diet. When reading about the paleo-diet the conversation revolves around what pre-agricultural revolution people ...
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How little food can I sleep on? [closed]

I've found that eating light dinners wakes me up early. However, I'm struggling to strike a balance between sleeping on a empty stomach and eating no more then I need. I've tried and failed to sleep ...
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Wrong region for accumulation of fat

I am a female in my mid 20. I am 5 ft(sadly, very short about which I do feel insecure all the time) with a weight of 48 kg approx. Now as you can imagine, I am very thin. Infact my collar bones are ...
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What are the effects of hyperglycemia

My father is a type 2 diabetic. He has always had a bad diet, but even since his diabetes came on about 20 years ago he has only really cared about preventing hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) instead of ...
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Can you take both whey protein and mass gainer at the same time? [closed]

I heard from one of my friend once that told me that when I'm consuming whey protein, I shouldn't also consume mass gainer. Can consuming these two together be harmful? If so, how long should I wait ...
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What is “FMD” or Fasting-mimicking diet?

Can someone provide a concrete example of what this diet is?
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How To Get Rid Of Bloated Stomach? [closed]

I am a 27 year old male(75 kg 1.78 tall) and I do weight training for 7 years already. I do always have problem about eating. The main problem is bloating and sometimes I even feel that I have an ...
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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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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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Is lemon juice bad for heart failure?

Drinking a lot of grapefruit juice is not recommended for patients with heart failure. Does the same apply to lemon juice? and whatever the answer, why? My source for the assertion about grapefruit ...
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Is eating one meal a day healthier for the body? [duplicate]

I'm not going to try doing this, as I eat 6 meals a day, about 4000 Kcal in total. But since dinner for me is about 2000 Kcal and that's about what normal people eat during the whole day, it should be ...
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Is eating all natural food and avoiding any kind of proccess food / fertilized (fruit/veg) helps cure cancer?

Good day, my mother was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer last year and have her right breast removed ( 1 month after discovery ), after the operation the doctor suggest her to undergo a ...
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Should I choose low fat milk or full fat milk?

I am a healthy man with normal weight so I'm not concerned with weight loss. For me milk is an important part of my diet. I've read recent studies saying that low fat products are not always good. I ...
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What causes late-night hunger in the body? [closed]

Despite eating dinner and making sure to eat a lot, people sometimes still get hungry at night and get "night-munchies" or require a midnight snack. What attributes to this hunger?
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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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Effects of exercise while on a fast

Is exercise while fasting mutually exclusive? Fasting as in: one to three days on just water, and five days a month on a reduced calorie diet (fasting-mimicking diet) NOT a one meal, eight hour ...
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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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Eating fast food every single day

Is it theoretically possible to eat fast food from McDonald's or various other fast food restaurants every single day and still maintain or even lose weight. What I am saying is, if you eat fast food ...
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How to increase my bodyweight? [closed]

I am 19 years old, am 6 feet and 1 inch (1.85 meters) tall, and I weigh 130 pounds (59 kilograms). How can I increase my body weight? Are there any tablets that will do the job? Possibly the ones ...
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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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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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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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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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Do artificial sweeteners cause insulin spikes?

Which artificial sweeteners can cause insulin spikes?
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Does BMR adjust and decrease in response to calorie restriction diets?

Is it possible for your Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) to adjust in response to dieting for long periods of time? If this does happen how much can it go down? I have heard that BMR ranges from 1000 - 2500 ...
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Does low sugar/fat intake cause short term memory loss?

When on a strict diet (low carb or low fat), I heard that sometimes people find it hard to recollect things, even things they were thinking about a few minutes ago. One instance, you might be going ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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 evidence is there for and against Alternate Day Fasting?

I am looking into alternate day fasting (and it's variants such as the 5:2 diet and so forth) the internet is full of opinions and anecdotes and such but I would like to get my hands on some actual ...
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I haven't been truly hungry in a few years [closed]

I am starting to get a little concerned about something. I haven't felt truly hungry in a few years. I just eat because after a day or two of not eating I feel like the nutrients are necessary for ...
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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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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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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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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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Eating healthy and sporting, gaining weight

Hello this is my first post here. I'm trying to lose weight and I'm eating healthy and do sports for at least five days a week (Running and Cycling). I gained 100 grams in two days, what am I doing ...
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What is the health danger of frying past a smoking point?

What are the health risks of cooking/frying with healthy oils past their smoke point? I've heard that the oil is decomposed and toxin are formed. How does that affect our health when we eat fried ...
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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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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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Are there health benefits associated with avoidance of gluten?

Some people have celiac disease and are instructed to avoid eating gluten, a protein found in certain grains. However, food manufacturers market gluten-free products to the general public as if gluten ...