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Are synthetic vitamins from drugstores far less healthy and useful than those from natural products?

Is it correct that vitamin supplements that are sold in drugstores in form of pills/tablets are not so useful for health than those that we get from natural food, vegetables and fruits?
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What is the proper time to eat Vitamin B2 and B6?

I am usually told to take particular medicines before dinner or after dinner. Does this apply to Vitamin B2 and B6? More detailly, Should I eat them in 30 minutes near dinner (after longer time, ...
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How can a person make his/her immune system stronger and prevent flu?

If someone is getting flu frequently, how can he/she make his/her immune system become stronger? And what should he/she eat for daily meals?
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Does free sugar intake before meals cause more adverse effects than after them?

The WHO gives sugar intake recommendations in terms of percentage of energy intake. That, combined with some popular wisdom makes the think that it isn't the same if I eat, say a chocolate bar, before ...
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Effects of eating rice at dinner time

I have heard the claim that eating rice during dinner is not good for ones health. Is this true? What is the impact of eating rice in night?
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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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Eating ice-cream for breakfast may improve mental performance & alertness? Legit?

First, before I get slammed by everyone for this seemingly "outrageous" question -- I have to say, I am highly doubtful and leery of this claim, which is why I'm asking. Actually, I am fairly certain ...
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How long after finishing meal will vitamins be well absorbed?

How long after finishing a meal will taking vitamin supplements work well (the vitamins will be absorbed in a sufficient amount) if the recommendation states that it should be taken with food?
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Why are we being advised to eat large breakfasts and small and early suppers?

The common advice is that people should eat large breakfasts (that are supposed to support energy for the whole day), medium-sized dinners and lunches, and to reduce supper to only a snack and eat it ...
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Is it recommended to drink water during meals?

I have heard people say that it's not recommended to drink water in between meals. Ideally, water should be consumed about 1/2 hour before or 1/2 hour after meals. Is this true? Should we consume ...
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Are afternoon naps healthy?

I live in a hostel and I observe that in weekends, some of my friends are very desperate for an outing or a day trip. But there are some exceptional ones who like to sleep after their lunch, and it ...
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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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Is there any risk from eating meals before/after HGH shots?

I'm undergoing HGH therapy, and I see a lot of conflicting information on the internet another whether or not it's truly bad to eat meals after/before the shots -- supposedly, it can increase the risk ...
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What is the reason behind doctors giving some medicines after/before the meal?

How they give medicine like you have to take in early morning without taking any food?
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Saccharomyces boulardii with antibiotics. When to take?

On Saccharomyces boulardii leaflet it's written that it has to be taken on an empty stomach (at least 15 minutes before eating) but if it's to be taken with antibiotics then you should take them ...
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Green Tea After Dinner [closed]

Where Im from (West Pakistan), there is an old tradition of serving Green Tea after dinner, which is meant to burn the oil & help with digestion. From what I have read, we should drink liquids ...
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What is the right time to eat fruits?

There's no doubt that eating fruit is important to our overall health and well-being. But is there exist general guidelines/directions which should be followed while consuming fruits? For example: A ...
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When to take acidophilus pills?

How and when should acidophilus pills be taken? For example does it matter what time of day they should be taken or if they should be taken on an empty or full stomach?
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How long should you wait after lunch if you want to take a bath, and why?

Is it true that one shouldn't take a bath after lunch? If so, does it depend on how heavy the lunch is? whether one is taking a bath or a shower or bathing in a river? how warm or cold the water ...
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Can cold drinks be taken with or after meals?

I see many people drinking cold drinks (icy cold) during or after meals. A Google search gives links saying that drinking cold drinks or water during or after meals is harmful [1]. However, there is ...
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Is drinking water during or after a meal better?

Is it better to drink water during or after a meal? Clearly, there are different opinions about this topic. In this Mayo Clinic article, it is mentioned that drinking water immediately after or ...