Questions tagged [nutrition]

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

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Does High Fructose Corn Syrup show up in the sugar value on Nutrition Facts?

I noticed some sodas have a sugar value of say 35g. Then under sweeteners they list Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup. Is the HFCS part of that 35g or is that 35g of actual sugar and then an ...
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What are the health differences between pollen and honey?

I am wondering if there are any health differences between eating pollen and honey. Or does the body treat both substances equally? To put it bluntly, is one healthier than the other?
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Is the macro-nutrient difference between white and brown rice really that significant?

I've often heard/read that brown rice is a better choice over white rice, because it contains the germ and the bran and so has higher levels of fibre, protein, fatty acids and so on... Unfortunately ...
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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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Why is Quark Naturally Fat Free

Why is Quark "Naturally Fat Free"? http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/grahams-quark-naturally-fat-free-250g/p/66581 Low-fat or fat-free products often have the stigma that they have been "made so" ...
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Which is better in general: fresh vegetables or frozen vegetables

Where I live, we have fresh vegetables in abundance at groceries. We also have frozen vegetables at the same stores. I have read several articles (I don't have the links right now) which tell that ...
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When boiling/steaming spinach or kale, are the omega 3 oils boiled out?

As the question states, when boiling/steaming kale, do the omega 3 oils get boiled out? I imagine the answer is yes similar to how oil gets boiled out from chicken or meat in a soup.
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Stevia Sweetener

The sweetener stevia is supposedly healthy. That being said, I have some stevia drops in my refrigerator that are flavored. Is my assumption correct that if this flavoring is artificial, that the ...
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How can bee pollen be organic?

Bee pollen is frequently referred to as a health supplement and sold as "organic" in organic supermarkets and stores. I am wondering how pollen can be claimed to be organic and to what extent organic ...
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One meal a day - meal planning

I've recently come across the one meal a day (OMAD) diet where you essentially fast until a set time and then consume your days calories in a single meal. I know there are already questions related to ...
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Does the time of day of sugar consumption matter?

If a person consumed 4-5 pieces of fruit each morning before working out in the afternoon, would they see different results (weight gain or anything else) than eating those same 4-5 pieces of fruit in ...
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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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Eating egg shells: advantages v.s. disadvantages?

I am an engineer and a scientist, but not in the field of medicine or health. Partial answers/comments are welcome. Some of my family members start eating egg shells for the sake of obtaining ...
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Can the cysteine from onions assimilated by the body?

I read somewhere that cysteine is present in onions. But my teacher told me that the cysteine in onions is denatured by the harsh stomach acids. Is this true? If not , are onions viable source of ...
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What is the food with highest calorie per unit price that you can buy and eat regularly?

What is the food with the highest calorie per unit price that you can buy and eat regularly? The food cannot give you any undesirable health effect due to the sole reason that you eat it regularly.
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Ketosis over extended period

Is it unhealthy to be in ketosis for more than 6 months on a low carb diet? I would like to be in ketosis for a year if healthy.
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Digesting liquid food vs solid food equivalent

I am curious to find out what happens during the digestion of solid food or liquid food compared with each other. For example, what takes longer to digest and what takes longer before feeling hungry ...
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Is kombucha low FODMAP?

I would like to know whether the kombucha drink (500 ml) is low FODMAP, and if not, why it isn't.
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Is liquorice low FODMAP?

Is pure liquorice juice extracted from the root, solidified, with nothing added, usually sold in sticks or small pieces, non chewable, a low FODMAP ingredient ?
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I'm OK with chilis and any kind of oil. But I can't take any chili oil. Why?

I started eating Asian food rather frequently about 3 years ago. I like hot and spicy dishes. I have no problem eating for example a Vietnamese Pho with lots of chilis in it. Also, I love to prepare ...
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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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Reliable sites that list the purine content of most foods for gout diet?

I've looked at dozens of websites, more than half associated with universities, and I still can't figure out which foods are high in purine and which are not. What I do is try to compare the purine ...
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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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Bad Brain fog 15 min after eating but sugar test is negative [closed]

The problem started when I was about 18. anything I eat makes the following symptoms happens 15 min after: Brain Fog Sleepiness and Tirdness Very thirsty Rapid heart rate and palpitation very ...
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Gluten in beer or not?

I've been trying to reduce my intake of gluten and have found that my bowels are much more stable and regular. Does beer have gluten in it? I haven't found beer to be a problem for me.
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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 i feel cold [closed]

I would like to ask you if you know the reasons somebody feels Cold .I have underthyroid problem.Is there connection between the cold and the underthyroid?My age is 25 and i am woman
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Do you really get better at digesting beans?

When you eat beans you tend to have stinky flatulence because of the long carbohydrates combined with protein. But I heard that the more beans you eat, the more your digestive track will accommodate ...
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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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Does regular intake of (packaged) butter increase the risk of cancer?

I've heard some rumours from my peers that eating packaged butter on a daily basis could increase the risk of cancer. This goes from the presumption that packaged dairy products contain a certain ...
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What is alkaline food's actual impact on internal ph regulation?

Dozens of sites throughout the internet nowadays, seemingly concerning nutrition, essentially try to convey the same message: alkaline food helps to regulate your internal pH. Having read some ...
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Can one candy bar per day be part of a healthy diet?

Are there any ill effects from eating one normally size candy bar per day over a long period of time, as part of an otherwise well-balanced diet for an active adult? For example, a Twix bar with: ...
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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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A nutritionally complete diet that respects W.H.O. standards?

I'm looking for a way to build a diet that accounts for every substance intake need of an healthy adult male human, according to World Health Organization technical reports like this one, and tables ...
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Am I overweight? Bad self image…?

Alright, I'm a fourteen-year-old male freshmen in high-school. I weigh 120 pounds, and I am around 5'5 - 5'6. Am I overweight? I am on the cross-country team, so I run thirty-five miles a week (...
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How dangerous is it to eat the worms inside fruits?

because I have diabetes, I try to have more dried fruits instead of cookies, and one of my recent favorites is dried figs. I buy them from Costco. Today I came across this page on Amazon on the same ...
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From a scientific point of view, is it possible to be a vegetarian and keep joints in a healthy state?

I'm a vegetarian (not vegan, due to the fact that I eat dairy products and eggs). But for last two years, I have felt some discomfort and pain in my joints. I haven't been diagnosed yet (I'm going ...
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What are the benefits of a fad diet?

I have researched and found that fad diets are harmful and are only short-term but it cant just 100% negative. I mean what if I am 200 kg and cant enter an event because of the weight limit of 100kg....
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What are the food that can be eaten without much calories intake? (to combat hand-to-mouth pattern)

I like iceberg lettuce for eating and absorbing a lot of water... What are the other foods I can eat endlessly without any calories intake?
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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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Does a sugar-free diet really lead to more healthy state?

I have a friend who is trying to get rid of everything with a high sugar content. He doesn't add sugar to tea, coffee, milk. Things like Coke (and all similar drinks), cakes, candies (sweets), cookies,...
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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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Ginger or garlic and common cold?

Is there any reason to believe ginger or garlic help curing or preventing common cold? I've heard this multiple times suggested as a home remedy. What does the science say?
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Is eating straight sugar ok, as long as I eat it with fiber?

According to a quick Google search, a mango has 46 grams of sugar (primarily fructose). Now from what I understand, eating fruit isn't an issue, primarily because of the fiber that slows the sugar ...
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Is eating dirt good?

A while back, I my parents knew a family who had a son. His parents believed in some weird thing that if you eat dirt, your immunity will increase and you will be less prone to sickness. However in my ...
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How can a marathon eater maintain their health?

Longtime lurker, first-time poster. My best friend (who is a big user of this site) was reading this post from another forum: https://startups.stackexchange.com/questions/11189/starting-a-completely-...
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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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How much sugar is in my UHT Milk?

Many forms of UHT milk contain sugar, however, the packaging I have does not give a specific gram content. But they do give a percentage of sugar in the ingredients section. Can I calculate the amount ...
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Is chicken treated with sodium triphosphate classified as processed meat?

I've recently seen the data that suggests processed meat is carcinogenic, but I don't know if what I'm buying is the same thing: http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/shop/gb/groceries/cooked-chicken---turkey/...
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Omega 3/6/9 versus Omega 3 supplements

Are there any benefits to taking an Omega 3/6/9 supplement versus just taking an Omega 3 supplement? According to Wikipedia, in a "typical Western diet" the ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 fatty acids is ...

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