Questions tagged [nutrition]

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

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Are bread molds dangerous to ingest?

I will occasionally notice minor molds developing on bread I've left for a few days at room temperature. Often, there will be some mold noticeable on a few pieces, while other pieces are fine. I know ...
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Does Möller’s omega-3 fish oil help to improve brain possibility and reduce hight hertbeate? [closed]

Does Möller’s omega-3 fish oil help to improve brain possibility and reduce hight hert rate? Is this product from Moller only abuse of well developed brands?
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How to reduce fatigue after office? [closed]

I work 9-6 in a software company. There's not much physical movement in office. I experience fatigue on reaching home. What can I do on weekends and even weekdays so that I don't feel tired after ...
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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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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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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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Lack of eating for improving memory

I certainly have no plans of doing this -nor would I ever-, but I was reading Unbroken, the book, and there was a part where, after not being able to eat for so long, the characters in the prison camp ...
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How do artificial sweeteners affect weight loss?

One common suggestion when trying to lose weight is to switch from sugary sodas and juices to zero-calorie drinks, such as water and diet soda. Do the artificial sweeteners in diet products affect ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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How do I determine a target time frame for breastfeeding?

Overwhelming evidence suggests infants should be breastfed for at least 6 months, but how long should it continue? The American Academy of Pediatrics implies up to one year [1], but the World Health ...
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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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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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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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Is high fructose corn syrup bad for you?

There are a lot of conflicting messages on high fructose corn syrup. In popular media, it is frequently demonized as a hidden danger or silent killer that should be avoided at all costs. From 5 ...
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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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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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Why is the percentage of daily value for sugar omitted on US Nutrition Facts labels?

Why does the Sugars category not have a %DV column on US Nutrition Facts Labels? On Nutrition Facts labels in the US, almost every major category of nutrient has a daily value. Sugars, which appears ...
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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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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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Is food prepared in a microwave oven less healthy?

There are people who avoid preparing their food in microwave ovens for various health-related reasons. The claims most often stated are: Microwave radiation is harmful. Microwaving destroys vitamins ...
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Which is better; Olive oil or Clarified butter(Ghee)? [closed]

More specifically, if Person A consumed a certain amount of food cooked with olive oil every day, and if Person B consumed the same amount of food cooked with ghee/clarified butter every day, which ...
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Can fasting be used to reset the oral microbiome?

The mouth is known to harbor many different types of bacteria, including actinomyces, bacteroides, bifidobacterium, lactobacillus, peptostreptococcus, selenomomas, treponema, veilonella1, and fungi, ...
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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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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 are the most likely essential amino acids to be deficient in a vegan diet?

What are the most likely essential amino acids to be deficient in a vegan diet? Where to find them?
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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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Can vegan or vegetarian diets have a positive effect on people with diabetes?

Can a vegan or vegetarian diet help people treat their diabetes, or at least have a positive effect on them? Why?
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Why is natural sugar healthier than refined sugar?

The WHO recently published this recommendation regarding sugar consumption: Keeping intake of free sugars to less than 10% of total energy intake reduces the risk of overweight, obesity and tooth ...
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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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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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Insulin & break down of different nutrient groups

I have been a type 1 diabetic for over 30 years. According to what I learned during my life from doctors and dietitians, for my age/height/weight, I should take around 6 bread units of carbohydrates ...
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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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RDA of protein vs amino acids

As a 180 pound male I find the RDA for the essential amino acids total 17.5 grams. However, the RDA for protein is 64.8 grams. Where does this nearly 4x difference come from?
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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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What happens to a person who consumes spoiled food?

I'm asking specifically in the cases of meat and milk. Is the worst case simply an upset stomach?
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Is there scientific evidence that low-carb diets enhance athletic and mental performance?

Contrary to the recent past, when high carb - low fat diets were recommended, it appears that now the opposite type diet is often being recommended. Many doctors who have written books on the subject ...

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