Questions tagged [nutrition]

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

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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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Does yogurt contain any B vitamins?

Recently, vitamin B information has been removed from yogurt labels. I am not sure if it is (any longer) considered a reasonable source for B vitamins. B vitamins thiamine (B1) riboflavin (B2) ...
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Honey. Is it really alkaline forming?

Honey may be acidic, but, like lemons, it is alkaline-forming in the body. Once in the stomach, it can actually alkalinize your system. In general, your diet should be made up of about 70 percent ...
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Effect on Alertness of Nutrients

My question in its simplest sense is: would a person avoiding complex carbohydrates, but having adequate essential nutrients, be more likely to lack alertness during the day? Are carbohydrates ...
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Does A Rapid Drop In Blood Sugar Correspond With A Rapid Drop Of Insulin?

I've done some research on the internet about blood sugar and insulin. It's mentioned that drinking something like a cup of soda (basically sugar water) can cause a rapid spike of blood sugar and ...
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Total Amount vs. Percentage of Nutrients

Does ingesting (for example) 30 grams of sugar with one litre of water a day has the same effect on the dietary intake as ingesting 60 grams of sugar with two litres of water? How does the absorption ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Is there a formulaic or other way of determining the relative/normative value of the daily nutrition requirements?

Take this list of suggested daily intake for example. Now assume you cannot for economic reasons achieve 100% on all of these items. Say you're sitting at 50% for carbs, 50% for vitamin A, and 50% ...
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Do green powders maintain nutritional values?

I really love to drink green smoothies. I usually put in a generous amount of fresh parsley or fresh spinach leaves and I like it very much. I saw that you can buy some green powders in order to mix ...
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Water intake for people who fast

Moslems fast in some countries for more than 19 hours. Moslem fasting means no eating or drinking at all from sunrise till sun set. Is there any evidence that not drinking water for this long period ...
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Nutrient loss upon throwing away water used to boil a food product

If I boil a food product, say, chickpeas or corn in water- can I potentially lose any nutrients besides carbohydrates by throwing away the water as opposed to not throwing away the water? In what ...
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Microwaving veggies/fish and nutrients

I usually just put a bowl of frozen veggies in the microwave for dinner, without adding any water. When it's done, there's a considerable amount water in the bowl. Some of that comes from small pieces ...
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Formula for true Glycaemic index (GI) with varibles (mixing foods, cooking and portion size)

Nowadays its considered good advice to inform people whom are tempting to lose weight to avoid high Glycaemic index (GI) foods as these cause the Insulin hormone to be produced at greater amounts and ...
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Link between phenylalanine and Hyperaldosteronism?

I've obviously googled, but I was curious if anyone with actual medical knowledge has seen any studies linking elevated dietary sources of phenylalanine and Hyperaldosteronism.
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soylent, ensure, boost and FODMAP

Sometimes I eat soylent, ensure or boost, but now I decided follows the low FODMAP diet. Do above products belong to low or high FODMAP? According to this discussion soylent is okay, but I'm not ...
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Homemade shampoo make my scalp too dry?

I've tried to make DIY shampoo but it dries my scalp too much(not dandruff). My combo: 1 tsp almond oil 1 tsp virgin coconut oil 1 tsp raw honey 1 tsp vegetable glycerine a few drops of vitamin E 10 ...
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Are there any health concerns to regular consumption of liquified bone and marrow smoothie?

I blend up the cooked bone in my steaks into a savory smoothie. I like to think it's a superfood meal. I am, however, not a licensed/doctoral nutritionist, so I'm not sure about the health benefits or ...
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How to prevent lack of potassium from physical activity?

My question is based on my (quite) recent experience. I have ridden on my bicycle since September of 2012. This activity leads to decreasing of volume of kalium (potassium). Hard to say how much. ...
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Food diary as diagnostic aid

If I was interested in cataloguing eating habits for the purpose of shedding light on what seems to be a bowel disorder or dysfunction caused primarily, but not exclusively, by ingested food (or the ...
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Does reducing the amount of carb intake increase the anti-inflammatory effect of turmeric curcumin?

I read the following claim from a company selling turmeric curcumin pills (also containing Ginger, Boswellia & BioPerine), to optimize the anti-inflammatory effect of the pills: TIP - Cut down ...
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Is uric acid processed/removed differently than other acids?

It is my understanding that uric acid is a byproduct of the body breaking down certain proteins, and if the body can not get rid of this acid fast enough it can lead to gout and other complications. ...
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Cholesterol: How can you lower LDL and maintain OR raise HDL?

Everywhere I look online (e.g. Cleveland Clinic), it says about keeping LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) to less than 100mg/dL and where possible raise HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) to 50mg/dL or ...
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Is it possible for humans to absorb nutients from the soil similar to trees?

Recently heard about a practice where the pores of skin are expanded by steam or pierced with small holes. The body or portion of is then submersed or lathered in a nutrient solution for absorption ...
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Can humans enhance their production of endocannabinoids by nutrition?

The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid ...
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Hair loss without having genetics (father and mother) of hair loss

What causes hair loss when we seem to have no genetics propensity for it? My father has no sign of hair loss. How to treat this — foods, routines, medicines, etc. Please provide a detailed answer.
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What could the following statement mean? 'No one seems to die of old age anymore.'

This statement is from the book, 'What your doctor doesn't know about nutritional medicine may be killing you', by Dr. Ray Strand. He seems to me to be saying that people nowadays are 'dying of ...
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Can excessive Vitamin D cause insomnia or damage sleep patterns?

It seems its well known that low vitamin D can cause sleeping issues, one link: https://examine.com/nutrition/can-supplemental-vitamind-improve-sleep/ Therefore, I became curious and was wondering ...
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Seeing a nutritionist on Wednesday. Is there anything else I should ask about?

I'm seeing a nutritionist on Wednesday, and these are the list of questions I intend to ask. Would like to get advice of anyone in my position (vegetarian, blood results okay but on the borderline - ...
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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 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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