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Questions tagged [nutrition]

Questions relating to the intake, safety, effects of nutrients, and their biochemical interactions with our body.

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Are juices healthy without using additional sweeteners and flavors as eating whole fruits and vegetables [duplicate]

Are juices healthy without adding additional sweeteners and flavors as eating whole fruits and vegetables... fruits and vegetables are good for health so which way is best for using fruits and ...
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Energy value from food: is it the maximum avail?

Long story short, is the energy value listed on the foods nutritional label a fixed value? Food labels indicate macro-nutrients (carbs, proteins and fats). These values, in combination with the 4-4-9 ...
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Should ideal dietary fibre quantities relate to the amount of food one consumes?

Typically advice seems (for the non-medical professional) to state recommended dietary fibre in absolute mass. I wonder if it is more accurate to state recommended dietary fibre in terms of the ...
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Are there negative health implications from eating only cold food?

Can eating only food that has been re hydrated (cold soaked), and packaged food such as bars and other snacks have a negative effect on ones health that heating would help negate? My gut tells me that ...
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Empirically, do people who exercise less/more actually eat less/more, (and if so, to what degree)?

I am looking for the answer to what I think is a very basic question that people must have looked at: empirically, to what degree does food intake actually correlate with exercise, (especially in the ...
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What diet can be appropriate for a person with obesity, diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease? [closed]

At my place of work as a student trainee, my attention was called to a patient who has suffered badly from secondary diseases. He has a Body Mass Index of 42, obese. He also suffers from Type 1 ...
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Caffeine clearance range/distribution and what determines it

A Sci. Am. article mentioned that Some people's bodies clear caffeine within a few hours, but lunchtime coffee may still be in the system of other people even late at night. Although they have ...
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Do soft drinks cause cancer?

Is it true that by drinking soft drinks alone, you increase your chances of developing cancer because from what I know, many soft drinks boast 0 calorie drinks and do not contain any known carcinogens....
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How much garlic is too much to keep you healthy?

This is as much for curiosities sake As for my health as I LOVE garlicky foods, but how much garlic is too much for your heart/health?
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How to deal with conflicting health advice?

With all the information on health how can I know who is accurate? Healthline ( 7 ) claims that saturated fat is not bad for you while Harvard ( 6 ) claims it is a bad fat.
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How accurate is bomb calorimeter for measuring nutritional calories of food?

Burning food seems not be accurate for estimating calories in fiber or alochol, but I'm wondering how well it works for other carbs/proteins/fats. Any pointers to literature are appreciated.
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Can one meet 100% of recommended daily intake without consuming too many calories?

I'm a person who doesn't need much energy (maybe even 1500 calories is too much), this means that every calorie I consume is very precious.I've noticed that it's incredibly difficult to meet 100% of ...
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Is it good for health eating vegetable salad with breakfast?

First, by Vegetable salad, I mean a mixture of raw (uncooked) vegetables (like cucumber, tomato, onion, radish, carrot etc). It may be slightly different from salad described online. Now, I know ...
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Do Job's tears help with Crohn Disease?

While my diagnosis is not yet finished and I'll have my final examination at the end of the month, Crohn's Disease looks like the most likely explanation to my condition at the moment, so I decided ...
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What happens when you eat carbs everyday? [closed]

I once heard that to gain weight, one has to eat a lot of carbohydrates. What I mean by a lot is, by eating carbs in the morning, afternoon and evening plus as an additional midnight snack. So, I ...
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Is replacing one meal a day with nuts bad for health in long term? [closed]

I realised that replacing one meal a day (namely lunch) with a bag of mixed nuts (~200g) would be great for me for several reasons: no cooking required reasonably cheap can eat while on-the-go nuts ...
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Dietary fibre and carbohydrates

When dieticians speak of carbohydrates, do they include dietary fibre? Also, what are carbohydrates? Saccharides and polysaccharides?
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Checking nutrition balance

I've just started to explore nutrition. I assume that: a1) A human body needs some minerals and vitamins, which can be delivered either in food or as supplements a2) There's recommended daily ...
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How does breastfeeding protect the mother's bones?

Every time that I look up breastfeeding benefits for the mom I get these main 3 along with others: Decreased chance of breast cancer Decreased chance of ovarian cancer Decreased chance of ...
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Is it ineffective to drink cold water to cool down when you are warm?

I have heard many times that drinking cold water when you are warm is not an effective way to cool down. The most common supposed reason that I have heard is that the body needs to spend a ...
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Which of these vegetables are less bloating?

Which should we prefer to feel less bloated: kale, cabbage, spinach, brussels sprout, celery, or avocado? Is there a bloating scale for them ?
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What ingredients in this list are causing my hands to get warm? (improve circulation to my fingers) [closed]

EDIT: scroll down towards the bottom towards the bottom for my answer. Its thoracic outlet syndrome. If I do certain stretches it goes away. Its an issue related to my bad posture and nerves getting ...
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Are raw eggs dangerous?

I have two raw eggs every morning with / for breakfast. I have chickens and only eat raw eggs from our chickens, never store-bought. I have been told that raw eggs can be dangerous, including the ...
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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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Drinking fruit juice by blender is a risk for diabetes?

I eat fruit juice blended by blender every night. I use a blender to blend Watermelon, Lychee, Melon etc. Is the sugar from the fruit a risk for diabetes?
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Ancel Keys and the 7 country study theories and/or evidence prior to 1961

Is there any theory or evidence of saturated fat being bad for us prior to 1961 before Ancel Keys publish in Time Magazine "The 7 Country Study"? I am just curious if there is anything out there that ...
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Should I meet nutritional recommendations (for e.g., RDAs) daily?

For example, the recommended daily protein intake is 0.8g per kilogram of body weight. So, let's say that I take more than required on a given day and less than required on an another day -- is that ...
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Intermittent Fasting: Why is exactly *zero* calories special?

Is there something special about exactly 0 calories vs 1 calorie? When researching Intermittent Fasting, the "magic" seems to come from the body's response to insulin dropping and its response to ...
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Vitamin supplements with a balanced diet

It is always said that with a balanced diet, all important vitamins and trace elements are supplied. It is also said that the body only uses the vitamins inside the fruit when its needed. But what ...
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I am confused about this hot sauce nutrition label

So I know calorie rounding is a thing. Although I don't know how it really works. Something like if it's under 5 calories you can put it as zero, correct? Regardless why is it, in the per 100 grams ...
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What is the percentage of energy sources used in a km race?

There are three sources of energy during a run.Phosphagen,glycolysis and aerobic metabolism.I read the composition of energy sources in a 100m sprint,400m sprints and a 5k race.Like the sprint is ...
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Human cells thermal efficiency

From https://www.amazon.com/Seeleys-Anatomy-Physiology-Cinnamon-VanPutte/dp/0077736222 p.951 textbook, our cells can use up to 43% of total energy released by catabolism. so If we eat 100g of ...
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Is it unhealthy to eat too much proteins?

I've heard body builders take a lot of proteins so that they can build their muscles. Since taking too much certain nutrition can generally cause health problem (e.g. carbo-hydrates, salts, etc...), ...
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What is the difference between free sugars and non-free sugars, both chemically and medically?

Background On this WHO entry I read that free sugars must be limited in our diet. The limit is around 5% of the carbohydrates intake. Firstly, I'm quite confused with the difference between free ...
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Does boiling milk really make the nutrients in it less useful to the body when ingesting it?

Does “denaturing” nutrients in milk by boiling it make them less useful, or actually more useful, as they undergo “denaturation” anyway during digestion? I've read online that boiling milk "denatures" ...
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What is a hydration multiplier?

I found this ad on the web https://liquid-iv.com/products/liquid-iv-lemon-lime and am wondering if there is any validity. Sounds like BS. How can you multiply hydration?
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Is this nutritional information wrong?

I am attaching the pictures of the ingredients and nutritional information of a chicken wrap. I am very surprised by the value of the carbohydrates, since it is much higher (around 50) for other wraps ...
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Ginkgo Biloba - Are all commercially available concentrates 50:1?

While researching dosage and what is available in stores, I've noticed two types, ones that are labeled 50:1 concentrate and ones that are not. Does anyone know if most commercially available brands ...
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What are the benefits of peanut butter, boiled peanut and toasted peanut?

I want to know about benefits of peanut butter, boiled peanut and toasted peanut, I have read an article, some people say peanut has cholesterol and some people say it is good for cholesterol, can ...
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Brown vs White rice [duplicate]

Background Looking at this wikipedia article about rice, I was suprised (I'm quite ignorant) that difference between brown and white rice is process-based. White rice is brown rice without bran, and ...
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Maximum recommended daily intake of full fat milk for 12 year old?

What is the maximum recommended daily amount of full fat milk for a 12 year old boy, assuming an average weight for 12 year olds at 40kg (88lb). Is 1.5 english pints per day too much?
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Gym and Eat less calories [closed]

I have some thoughts that are contradicting each other. Gym <=> Good for health and longevity. Eat less calories <=> Good for health and longevity. Gym or eating less calories - what is ...
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Optimum / limit daily dose of Vitamin C?

The National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements states that the recommended daily amount of Vitamin C for an adult male is 90 mg. The highest recommended dose is 120 mg for ...
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What diet should I eat to perform optimally, maximizing my alertness? [closed]

While studying I have noticed that some diets contribute to wide swings of alertness and tiredness while other diets result in a steady slight brain fog for an extended period. Given the desire to ...
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Is it actually advantageous to ration food?

I posted this question on the Outdoors SE site. There were some good points regarding morale and such, but I'm curious about this question from a purely biological/nutritive perspective. Copying from ...
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Are apricot seeds safe to consume as food?

Are apricot seeds safe to consume as food? I've heard thay containe a substrance that may convert into cyanide. https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/09/11/melbourne-man-has-cyanide-poisoning-after-...
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Is “instant oatmeal” as healthy as regular oatmeal?

"Instant oatmeal" is a popular product; it typically is fully cooked in 1-3 minutes. A friend was telling me that it's not nearly as healthy as cooking regular oatmeal (which typically takes at least ...
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Individual variation in food energy bio-availability

I'm sure that this question has been asked before, but I've been unable to find the correct wording to give useful search results. Nutritional information assumes the following energy values: 4kcal/...
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How do humans meet the brain’s glucose demand of 420kcal (105g sugar) per day on a healthy diet?

How do humans meet the brain’s glucose demand of 420kcal (105g sugar) per day on a healthy diet? Wouldn't the protein demand in case of gluconeogenesis be tremendous? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/...
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Sugar and nitric oxide [closed]

studies show that sugar has a negative impact on our bodies ability to produce nitric oxide. I’ve been having difficulty trying to find out how much sugar consumption is required before it begins to ...