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

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Olive oil - healthy as a substitute, or in its own right?

There are many articles about extra virgin olive oil being healthy - for example here. This implies, at least, that replacing other fats in the diet (such as butter or other vegetable oils) with olive ...
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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 all sugars detrimental to health when consumed in the quantity of common processed foods?

Are fructose, glucose, and high fructose corn syrhop all damaging to health if consumed in portions common to processed foods? I hope for some clarification on what types of sugars are not found in ...
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Keto diet and mouth odor

Background Information My boyfriend recently started the ketogenic diet about 3 weeks ago and I have started noticing that his breath has been getting stronger and stronger. It smells like a cross ...
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Nutritional difference between uncooked and cooked sesame oil?

I like adding uncooked sesame oil in some of my salad dressings, but am now worried of the potential negative health implications of consuming uncooked sesame oil, as I've only ever seen it used by ...
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Why do cosmetic surgeons recommend eating pineapple?

(I am not asking for advice on actually eating pineapple in this question. I am curious how this meme or trope has arisen.) I have had a number of surgeries in my time (I'm at the "use other side ...
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Studies on the effect of combinations of dietary phenols, caloric fasting, and fiber on those with IBS

I'm interested in how gut bacteria ecosystems are affected when no protein and no digestible carbohydrates are consumed in combination with dietary phenols, and indigestible carbohydrates like fiber. ...
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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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Are canned/bottled foods acidified?

Two popular books ("Dropping Acid" by Dr. Jamie Koufman and "The Acid Watcher Diet" by Dr. Jonathan Aviv) claim that Title 21 of the FDA regulations require that all low-acid foods be acidified to ...
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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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Does soaked oats lower glycemic index (GI) and does it chemically/biologically count as cooked?

what's the best way to prepare or cook oats for the benefits? does soaking oats have any benefits such as lowering GI? does cooking oats have more benefits? how long do you need to microwave oats to ...
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How to calculate nutrition fact?

I'm not sure i'm posting on the right place and I don't really know what it is called. I just wondering. How the cuurent food company calculated the nutrition information of they food? In my opinion: ...
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What is the cheapest possible diet that will not cause severe irreversible damage to your health?

Suppose you are locked in a room in New York for three years. You have supply of free drinkable water, utensils for cooking food and access to delivery of groceries from average-priced store. If you ...
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What can reduce physical symptoms of mental exhaustion, when you cannot remove the root cause?

If a person decides to work a mentally demanding job, giving their all to it, and makes themselves exhausted every day, what can they do to prevent/alleviate the feelings of exhaustion which plague ...
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Will food allergy rashes eventually stop appearing?

I've recently noticed that after eating certain food, I develop a minor allergic reaction in form of a small red rash or two, anywhere on my body. The allergic reaction is in my opinion very minor, ...
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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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Is it healthy to eat the stomachs and waste organs of molluscs?

In the interest of brevity, I'll denote 'molluscs' to mean the phylum that includes the different classes for clams, mussels, scallops, etc.. Ought humans to avoid consuming the stomachs and other ...
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Effects of eating healthy food for a limited amount of time

if we for example went on a healthy life style for a limited amount of time like 3 months. Then, we reverted back to our less healthier life style that we initially had. Will the reverted for (less ...
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How do you estimate glucose and sucrose levels of a food product?

Is it possible to estimate approximately what the percentage of glucose and the percentage of sucrose is in a food product, simply by looking at the ingredients and nutritional information?
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May subclinical Acatalasemia cause premature gray hair in an otherwise healthy human and if so, how is it normally treated?

It was written in the current version of the Wikipedia article Catalase: Low levels of catalase may play a role in the graying process of human hair. Hydrogen peroxide is naturally produced by the ...
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What are DRVs and RDIs in "daily values" (DVs) for nutrition labeling?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) set "Daily Values" (DVs) for labeling foods that are comprised of Daily Reference Values (DRVs) and the Reference Daily Intakes (RDIs). From here:...
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What does the prevalence of low potassium (hypokalemia) in 21% of hospital patients really tell us and how is it being addressed?

According to the National Institute of Health, more than 1 in 5 hospital patients has hypokalemia (low potassium) and often this is the result of a side effect of heart related medications (ibid.): .....
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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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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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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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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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Effect of Long Pressure Cooking on Essential Nutrients

My dietary staple is currently a soup made from meat, bone, and assorted vegetables pressure cooked for two hours at 15 psi (at the boiling point of about 250° F). I consume it in its entirety, ...
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What is the effect on insulin sensitivity after sudden breaking of a low carb diet?

What is the effect on the amount of insulin secreted after ingestion of a high carb diet after being on a low carb diet for some time.Will the amount of insulin secreted be too high or too low and why?...
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Does it matter for metabolism at what time of day we eat?

In many popular media that discuss fat loss and dieting, a common idea is that eating at the "wrong" time of the day, say a meal at dinner time, is supposedly better from a weight loss perspective ...
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Can age affect how carbohydrates affects your energy level?

I've read that eating a lot of products containing carbohydrates can make you feel tired. However, when I was younger (pre-20) I never noticed this effect. Currently 25 and noticed being tires quite ...
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What should a vegetarian student cook in a foreign country

I have been facing this problem for quite a while. What should a vegetarian student cook and eat to avoid any significant Vitamin deficiency and to stay healthy. Please keep in mind that such a ...
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Is it safe to eat uncooked (raw) oats

I eat 150 grams of raw oats every morning together with other things, and I have just heard that oats should always be cooked (boiled). (I do a lot of exercise) I heard that in the long run, raw oats ...
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What are "sunset additives"?

In relation to stories such as this one, with the (probably sensationalized?) headline of "Nigerians boycott Coca-Cola drinks after court rules them 'poisonous'": Consumers of Sprite and Fanta have ...
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What nutrients can support an immune system to counteract intense workouts?

I have observed repeatedly that if I push myself in an aerobic workout, then not just my muscles, but my immune system also takes a beating. My chance of catching a cold is then much higher. I've made ...
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Why do non-sugary cereals contain twice the iron of sugary cereals?

I've noticed a pattern that sugary and non-sugary cereals are typically enriched with the same levels of every vitamin EXCEPT iron, which is typically twice as high in the non-sugary cereals. Here ...
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Do we know of any vitamin or mineral deficiencies that cause an increase in appetite?

I know that people who lack Zinc tend to have less appetite. In contrast: have any vitamin or mineral deficiencies that cause an increase in appetite been found in the seemingly-objective scientific ...
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Is it legal for my school to not have nutrition facts?

At my Connecticut school, at went up to the lunch lady and asked her for the nutrition facts. They did not have them. I found a few of the nutrition facts online on the school website, but many ...
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Are fat drippings accounted for in the nutritional labels of meat?

When I roast my chicken quarters, a ton of drippings come out. The nutritional content is roughly 220 calories per 4 oz. If I don't eat those drippings, does that mean that I am actually eating less ...
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What are the health impacts of soy lecithin?

I accidentally bought organic soy lecithin granules thinking it was soy granules. I did some research and found that the recommended intake is two spoons a day for an adult. I could not find any ...
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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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Butter vs Lard vs Palm oil

Palm oil is demonized a lot. I know that it contains a lot of polyunsaturated fats. The same thing is known about any animal fats including those in butter, cheese or lard. But these products are ...
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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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Low protein intake role in thyroid disorders

What is the role of low protein intake in the development of thyroid disorders? Can solely lack of protein in diet be a cause of thyroid disorders?
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Is fish skin good for you?

It is well documented that eating fish, especially oily fish, is generally very good for us. We know that fish flesh is very high in lean protein and various vitamins and minerals, as well as omega 3. ...
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Do preservatives spoil?

I once heard that a problem with common food preservatives in the US is that they tend to spoil once exposed to oxygen and left at room temperature, leading to the instruction "refrigerate after ...
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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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Having the Stomach Flu and Eating Pasta With Cheese?

I've heard eating dairy is one of the worst possible things to do when one has the stomach flu, but is it a quantity or substance issue? If someone ate a lot of pasta with a lot of shredded parmesan ...
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BCAA with B6 vs BCAA without B6

Is there a big difference between branched chain amino acid (BCAA) supplements with vitamin B6 and without it and their benefits in post workout use for amateur bodybuilders with regular diet? Thanks!...
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Is there a measure of satiety?

I know that fibre is apparently meant to make you feel more 'full' but some foods have no fibre and you can still feel full after eating those. So are there any measures for how full different foods ...
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How does the brain react to intermittent fasting during the whole cycle?

In the 16/8 intermittent fasting, you eat for 8 hrs then fast for 16hrs. I am curious about how the brain reacts to these changes as the cycle progresses through the day. When will cognitive ...
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