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 intake of all nutrients proportional to caloric needs?

On most nutrition labels in the US there is a statement which says something along the lines of "Based on a 2,000 calorie diet". Does this mean that someone who consumes a 3,000 calorie diet would ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What is the bioavailability of collagen?

I am asking with respect to collagen ingested from your grocery store that comes in dried packets or containers. Is the collagen completely destroyed and denatured in the stomach with the acidic PH? ...
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Does aspartame cause the body to absorb more sugar?

I was told that one problem with many sugar substitutes is that the body thinks they are sugar, and the processes that it uses to absorb sugar from the blood stream are therefore triggered. This means ...
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A nutritionally complete diet that respects W.H.O. standards?

I'm looking for a way to build a diet that accounts for every substance intake need of an healthy adult male human, according to World Health Organization technical reports like this one, and tables ...
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Does excercise increase body mass?

I am a somewhat skinny 16 year old. I am 48KG and 167cm tall. I try and eat as much as I can to gain body mass and not have stick man arms etc. I still am not getting much body mass. If I go to the ...
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Could refugees live off of oil and multivitamins (and maybe some protein)?

Thinking about refugees and the incredible problem of how to feed them, it occurred to me that vegetable oils are extremely calorie-dense, inexpensive and while relatively unpalatable, theoretically ...
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Does Higher Eating Frequency Increase Metabolism?

Note: I asked this question on the Skeptics exchange and was redirected here. Also note, I was informed that it may have been a duplicate on the Skeptics forum, but I was subsequently linked to a post ...
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Vegetable smoothies: are they good for you?

I have been recently making vegetable smoothies using carrots and spinach. But is this healthy for me as I know having fruit smoothies contain broken down sugars and are bad for you. So is it good for ...
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Is it healthy to eat meat of an animal that died of an old age?

Given: If an animal dies from disease or poisoning - eating that meat is not OK. If, however, an animal dies of old age - is eating that meat OK? Not going into a topic of animal exploitation, ...
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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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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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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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What are the dangers of eating spoiled meat? [closed]

Most people seem to naturally understand that spoiled food is "gross." But what are the actual dangers of eating it? Does it taste bad, or does it have serious potential to make one sick? Clearly, ...
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Does this diet make any sense? [closed]

This is my first question on Health, but I've used Stackoverflow for many years. Thanks for reading! I am not a nutritionist, I don't study the field. I am just wondering about a diet I recently ...
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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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Gluten in beer or not?

I've been trying to reduce my intake of gluten and have found that my bowels are much more stable and regular. Does beer have gluten in it? I haven't found beer to be a problem for me.
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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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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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Why alcoholic beverages packaging do not contain information about nutritional values and calories? [closed]

Majority of the food sold in the UK contain nutritional values, how much of a daily intake, how many calories, all that stuff. Alcohol, on the other hand, doesn't contain such information. Given that ...
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What does the highest level science have to say about vegetarianism/veganism? [closed]

In her 2010 book GAPS Gut and Psychology Syndrome, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride offers a very strong criticism of the health impacts of vegetarianism (and to an even greater degree, veganism, ...
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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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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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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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Any scientific evidence of “Breastfeeding Elimination Diet ”?

Any scientific evidence of "Breastfeeding Elimination Diet " and the similar forms of diets recommended in mass media to deal with baby's "green poop" problem? All official recommendations does not ...
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Does eating whole raw eggs lead to biotin deficiency?

I've been looking into this and can't seem to find it anywhere. I know that the raw egg whites can lead to a biotin deficiency, but I'm wondering if eating the yolk as well negates this. Please note ...
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Not reaching a calorie goal/putting weight on [closed]

I am a UK postman. I wear a Fitbit which tells me I walk around 30,000+ steps a day, sometimes more. However, I don't seem to be losing weight. I log my food and its seems I am always 2000+ calories ...
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Which foods are good for fat-burning?

Sometimes, I find difficult in lose weight. Besides doing exercises, are there any foods that help fat-burning process faster?
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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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Foods that are salty but not fatty

So, I'm a big snacker. Especially salty snacks. In my experience, this always equates to fatty snacks (cheese, crisps, fried nuts, etc.) I have to wonder, are there alternatives that provide a ...
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Does the time of day of sugar consumption matter?

If a person consumed 4-5 pieces of fruit each morning before working out in the afternoon, would they see different results (weight gain or anything else) than eating those same 4-5 pieces of fruit in ...
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Can a temporary change in carbohydrate intake change weight?

I've been on a low carb diet for months now, and I have noticed various weight differences from day to day when I wake up. However, the last couple of times I decided to eat a lot of carbs, I gained ...
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I am 15 and 163 cm tall - will I grow taller? [duplicate]

I am a 15 year old Indian. I currently stand at 163 cms but I weigh 75 kg, which is overweight I know. But is there any way I'll grow more? If yes, how much? My dad's height is 172 cm and my mom is ...
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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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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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Is kimchi low FODMAP?

I would like to know whether kimchi, the fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings, also known as kimchee or gimchi, can generally be considered low FODMAP. This ...