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Questions tagged [vegetable]

Any part of a plant that is consumed as food as part of a meal. Can be eaten either raw or cooked and play an important role in human nutrition, being mostly low in fat and carbohydrates, but high in vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber.

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Is consuming fruits and veggies particularly high in fructose unhealthy?

I've done quite some research on this matter, but still cannot reach a confident conclusion. The idea is a diet consisting of whole foods is generally a healthy one, and a diet high in sodium, sugar,...
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Tomato - from a dietary perspective, is it a fruit or vegitable

We have started to watch what we eat trying to follow a healthy balanced diet I enjoy tomatoes and have heard many times that they are classified as a fruit, but also a vegetable. Considering the ...
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Boiling vegetables for an hour and retention of their nutrients

I boil broccoli, eggplants, courgette/zucchini and okra for an hour on high heat before eating them, because I prefer them totally soft so that I don't have to chew them (for personal reasons, ...
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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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Can you achieve nutritional requirements by consuming only organ meat?

I eat for the utility, not pleasure, as my career requires me to be as mentally sharp as possible at all times. Currently, I eat a keto-like diet which includes fish and veggies. I don't eat nuts as I ...
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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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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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Does consuming raw onion make you thirsty?

Whenever I consume onion without cooking, I feel so thirsty. So I am drinking more water than normally. I am lean and my BMI level is below 18.5 . Is this the problem of my health or is there any ...
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How to read U.S. Dietary Guidelines Tables?

The U.S. Government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for nutrition. I am unclear on how to interpret the tables for Healthy Eating Patterns. Can you clarify how I read the data? Looking at Table A3-1....
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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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What fruits and vegetables will help lower triglycerides?

A physician stated that eating a couple apples every day could actually increase triglyceride levels. Is this correct? If so, how do you determine which fruits and vegetables will help lower ...
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Eating vegetables rich in nitrogen, with fish, increases cancer risk?

This question is motivated by this Skeptics SE answer which refers to this article synopsised as: Eating vegetables rich in nitrogen in the same meal with fish increases risks for liver cancer, ...
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Which kind of healthy vitamins and enzymes decrease during freezing? [closed]

I heard that a lot of useful vitamins, minerals and enzymes are not saved and decrease after different periods in the freezer. Is it true? How does the temperature of freezing and duration of saving ...
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What are some good natural fruits or vegetables to eat after a marathon and why?

I've heard that watermelon can decrease soreness, but I don't know if that's proven. I'd love to hear about other produce that help the body recover.