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

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Carrots of other colors besides orange [closed]

Are carrots other than orange good for the eyes? Do they contain any vitamin A? I'm mostly just curious about potential foodstuffs that are good for the body & I'm starting with carrots because I ...
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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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How to decide which kind of rice to prefer?

I have the word-of-mouth idea that brown, or at least parboilt rice is nutritionally better for you than white rice. But then I read Is there any downside in eating whole-grain rice instead of white ...
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What is the difference between soda water and water?

Assuming both water and soda water come from the same tap water source, and the soda water does not have any additives or flavoring. (aka not pop) What effect would soda water have on the human body ...
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What foods can increase penis length and girth? [closed]

Are there any foods that can naturally increase the length and girth of my penis? Some food I can think about are: Milk Steak Eggs Basil Broccoli I'm not looking for like 5 extra inches, just ...
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Is it a good idea to consume Soylent meal replacements (specifically containing potassium supplements)?

The reason I am asking this is actually related to daily recommended potassium intake, which is stated to be around 4.700 mg daily. However, even if I concentrate all my meals on potassium intake, it'...
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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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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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Is there disadvantages in staying idle with hunger?

I usually take lunch at 2 PM and take dinner at 9 PM without any snacks or coffee in between. I will take a glass of green tea and two liters of water in between lunch and dinner. I feel hungry around ...
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Which foods increase the brain activity? [closed]

Are there any foods which can increase the brain activity, and can make you instantly more "clever"?
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Is sugar in beverages worse than sugar in solid food (i.e. candy, chocolate) with respect to diabetes type 2

Most studies which find a link between sugar intake and risk of type 2 diabetes focus on sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) intake, presumably because SSB's allow for a high sugar intake without feeling ...
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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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Why is nutritionally complete food always powdered, and are there non powdered versions?

There have been a large number of startups that offer nutritionally complete food, like Soylent and Huel. All of them, as far as I know, offer it mainly in powdered form. You have to mix it with water,...
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Can carbonated water produce addiction in humans?

Recently I have been quite heavily drinking beer, and noticed a strange effect: apparently an addiction developed but not to alcohol but to CO2. Basically, now I cannot satisfy my thristyness with ...
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Does eating too much cocoa have harmful side effects?

My question concerns the consumption of pure, unsweetened cocoa. The cocoa to be consumed could either be boiled or mixed with tap water. Its consistency could range from buttery to creamy to soda-...
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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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Where can I find information about foods fatty acids?

Question I want to be able to search for foods by specific fatty acids. My specific use case is finding foods with short- and medium-chain fatty acids but not long-chain fatty acids. Are there any ...
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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 do I get bloated stomach when in office but not at home? [closed]

I work in a software company. When in office, I tend to eat moderately. I make sure I have a short stroll every hour in office. At the end of the day, I end up getting bloated stomach. But when I'm ...
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Gaining weight by eating mustard seeds

I want to increase my body weight and reduce my skin problems. At night, I put mustard seeds in a glass of water, and in the morning I crush them in a mixer grinder with that water and drink that. Is ...
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What to eat when you are a skinny fat?

I am 29 years old, I used to be fat, I was weighed more than 95 kg (I am 183 cm), And one day I decided to lose weight. I started to reduce food portions, no soda, no sugar on coffee and I lost 28 kg ...
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Can I use take pills to prevent micronutrient deficiencies and not worry about my diet too much?

There are several nutrients which I'm not getting enough of from food, in some cases hardly any, due to dietary restrictions. I can get the nutrients I need if I carefully structure my diet, but I don'...
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Why does the calories from fat to total calories ratio not match the grams of fat to grams per serving ratio?

Having had some recent education on the macronutrients in food, I have learned that it is important to understand where the calories in your food come from, whether from protein, carbohydrates, or fat....
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Good “study” foods? Which foods imporve cognitive abilities, memory, concentration & overall mental performance?

Just gearing up for a major academic exam -- was curious -- what foods are recommended as "study" foods? What foods should I eat while studying and for consuming on the day before/day-of the exam? By ...
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Amaranth + Yogurt advisable in ayurveda?

According to ayurveda, is it a right combination to have amaranth and yogurt together? Also with maybe some fruit thrown in? EDIT: i.e. does the combination have any negative/harmful effect on the ...
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Unit of the daily recommended amount of calories

Average calories required for a man are 2000 to 2200. Is the unit calories, or kilo-calories (sometimes also called Calories)?
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What type of liver is richest in Vitamin D?

My test reports show that my Vitamin D - 25H (Hydroxyvitamin D) is 6.16 ng/ml whereas the normal range is 30 - 100 ng/ml. So, I read a few articles (e.g. medicinenet, patient.info) on the internet ...
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Picking healthy ingredients for sandwich in Subway

I eat at Subway pretty frequently. I would like to choose the heathiest ingredients to put inside my sandwich. What are these ingredients? Assume that I am a normal person with no illness like ...
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Nutrition Facts and Fatty acides

Iam living in France, and I am having a difficulty understanding the label of nutrition facts. The following are two labels of two different products: My problem is that I am unable to determine ...
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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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Is Arcalion 200mg by Servier good for ADHD [closed]

I'm curious why is it not wide spread and well-known I'm hesitant to begin a one month course. any suggestions ?
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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 recommended dosage of 5000 mcg Vitamin B-12

I brought these vitamin B12 capsules from Costco The supplements panel says its okay to take one tablet daily but I am worried since 1 tablet has a whooping 83333% or as much as 833 times the daily ...
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Is the yolk of the egg should not be eaten for bodybuilding?

My friend have suggested that a boiled egg is great rather than fried omelet but yolk should not be consumed as it makes fat.
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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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Why is it important to eat healthy food in a low-stress environment?

Why is it important to eat healthy food in a low-stress environment? I came across this question a while ago and it's been at the back of my mind even since. I've googled this question many times but ...
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Are there negative consequences of eating large amounts of fiber (if you feel fine with it)?

I have started to change my diets two years ago, and are now eating large amounts of fiber every day - 'large amounts' meaning far above the recommended 30 g, typically 100 - 150 g per day. I have ...
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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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Is a taste test a reliable way to determine mineral deficiencies?

I stumbled across a rather odd class of products online, dubbed "trace mineral taste test kits". I won't link to them because it'll probably trigger all the spam filter bots, but a typical ...
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Which fruits loses less vitamins during a juice preparing?

Some time I go to shopping and drink a juice, but I would like to know which one loses less vitamins during the preparation. Because I want to ask the juice that I can take more vitamins (it's ...
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We add Sodium with salt but not Potassium

I know that the blood needs both Potassium and Sodium. However, we use only added Sodium with our food (when we salt it). The medical saline is also water + sodium chloride and contains no potassium. ...
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Pasta VS Potatoe - Which is worse, and/or better for you

My business partner and I are avid fans of choosing good foods. I choose pasta as my carb source, he chooses potatoes. The questions are: Is one of these 2 worse for your health then the other? Is ...
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Is there a name for an irrational fear of food additives, food colouring, preservatives, etc?

I am looking for the official name for people who worry constantly about what is in their food. Consequently, who constantly change their diet because of perceived possible future health issues. The ...
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anyone give me a list of Healthy Foods to Crank Up my Sex Drive?

I find difficulties when I sleep with my wife to do the sex I heard that there are food to become good in sex please help me :(
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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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on what metabolism depends

Some people have fast metabolism (high basal metabolic rate), but some slow one. Usually it's high for men and decreasing with age. And fast metabolism is considered as good one, because it keeps ...
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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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Is eating refregerated home cooked food daily bad for health?

I cook food on Sunday in bulk quantity, enough to last me lunch and dinner till Wednesday (sometimes Thursday if I had to skip for outside food in between). I separate everyday meals in rubber maid ...
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What will be the missing elements in this diet

I recently adopted following diet. Green juice (Kale + Swiss Chard + Spinach + Blue Berry + Banana + Ginger) -Daily Green juice (Bok choy + Collard green + Arugula + Cabbage + Broccoli + Garlic + ...
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Is it OK to mix liquid and powdered vitamins + supplements together?

Each week, I'm going to create liquid mixes of: liquid B12 liquid fish oil liquid aloe vera extract powdered Rhodiola Rosea powdered L-Tyrosine Will these chemicals interfere with each other, or ...

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