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Junk food is a somewhat generic term that basically includes calories from food that has no real nutritional value, or is so loaded with artificial flavors, added sugars/fats that it overwhelms the nutritional value that was there. Many of the items on your list could be considered junk food, depending on how they are eaten, how much and how often. For ...


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To make it simple: There are two types of fat: unsaturated ("good fat") and saturated and trans fat ("bad fat"). Current dietary guidelines (American Heart Association, WHO) suggest that saturated fats should be limited to <10% (5-6% for those who would benefit from lowering of LDL cholesterol), and trans fats to <1% of energy or as low as possible. ...


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There is a myth that drinking Diet Coke while chewing Mentos causes your stomach to explode, though this has been disproved by MythBusters and Snopes. Both sources say that the reason for the explosion between Diet Coke and Mentos is because of the outside of the Mentos reacting with the Diet Coke. If the Mentos are still in your mouth, the Diet Coke will ...


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It can be trusted as safe as much as the regulations that it comes under can be trusted to make it safe and producers following said regulations. Materials and articles that come into contact with food must comply with the rules laid down by European Regulation 1935/2004. The regulation requires that adhesives used in food packaging must not: - affect ...


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I haven't found any studies that would directly link retching and the consumption of tea. However, this would be a rather narrow research, so the lack of it is no surprise. Your doctor told you that your acidity problems may be caused by tea and that this might be causing your gags, and they are correct. It has been proven that consumption of tea is ...


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Your milk and chicken both have bacteria in them. If you leave them at room temperature, those bacteria will grow rapidly. Some may produce toxins that will not be inactivated by cooking. The greater the dosage of these bacteria, the more likely they are to make you sick. Keeping stored food cold (below 40°F / 5°C) is an important part of basic food ...


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Fruits (both fresh and dried) should not contain bugs. Their presence indicates that the fruit hasn't been preserved well, or that their producer has made some other mistake. They may be unsafe to eat. If you're in any doubt, dispose of it. Also, let's talk in some more detail about figs, because I also love figs, and because they have a special ...


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No, products that comply with FDA guidelines are not tested before being offered to the public for sale. It is impossible - literally* - to test every batch of ice cream, spinach, frozen hamburger, etc. that is shipped out to supermarkets for sale. The FDA relies on the good intentions of the manufacturer to follow its guidelines and results of evaluations. ...


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Rock salt is no different from sea salt or table salt, chemically speaking, as all of them consist of nearly-pure sodium chloride (NaCl) The UK Consensus Action on Salt and Health organisation has released a study that showed that NaCl content of various types of standard and "gourmet" salts were not significantly different. It also detailed a few ...


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One method of food sterilisation involves vacuum-sealing. This is why there was negative pressure in the can1 and why the lid got sucked in as soon as it was able to move. Bacteria creating positive pressure is due to digestion and excretion of gasses, which have a lower density and thus result in higher pressure. I am unaware of any bacteria or other germs ...


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FDA guidelines for GenMod Foods FDA regulates the safety of food for humans and animals, including foods produced from genetically engineered (GE) plants. Foods from GE plants must meet the same food safety requirements as foods derived from traditionally bred plants. Read more at Consumer Info About Food From Genetically Engineered Plants. In the USA at ...


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You could probably leave a baked potato sitting at room temperature for days and it would still be safe to eat as long as it wasn't contained in a sealed container. But notice I said "probably." That's not the stance of food safety experts, and I would never serve other people something I'd left sitting at room temperature for so long. Note that if you ...


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There are foods that won't increase your pollen allergy symptoms, but instead cause them. This is a condition called Oral Allergy Syndrome, also known as Pollen-Food Allergy Syndrome.1 This is caused by a reaction to foods that contain similar ingredients or proteins to the type of pollen they are allergic to. So while this allergy is a bit different than ...


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In general, the answer seems to be no, it does not contain a meaningful quantity. Refer first to this answer in Seasoned Advice. Although not peer reviewed, this article appears to be a credible source and it's the only documented direct test for mercury in sea salts that I've seen. Refer to Table 3 (Hg is mercury).


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Jaundice isn't caused directly by viruses. It's caused by a buildup of bilirubin in the blood. Clasped in the hemoglobin molecules in your blood cells is a pigment called porphyrin, which is not water soluble and can be toxic. The liver assists in breaking down those pigments into dozens of more water soluble parts that make up bilirubin so they can be ...


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You actually need to ask this question? If rats are falling on your food in the restaurant then they're running amuck in the kitchen eating and crapping on your food. So the answer is: Find the manager Demand a refund Leave Report it to the health department


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There is a very bold distinction in terminology to observe between impotence – or erectile dysfunction –, and fertility or changes to the testis and spermatozoa. The study in question does not say anything about impotence but reported a The results clearly demonstrate that aqueous extracts from dried calyx of H. sabdariffa, either cold or boiled, alter ...


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Extremely unlikely. This is simply unpleasant but not dangerous. The gas is mostly carbon dioxide released by bacteria in the milk fermenting the lactose sugar. Other products of the fermentation cause the foul smell. Drinking the milk is another matter, as there will usually be bacterial overgrowth and a build up of lactic acid which will cause ...


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That is myth. According to the World Health Organization: There are no dietary restrictions during the course of vaccination.


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Prepared food is typically good for 3-4 days in the refrigerator food safety guidelines Frozen is is even longer. It would be cooled (not frozen) in a normal refrigerator. Healthy depends on the food. Home prepared food can be healthier than prepared food (especially fast food) that can have a lot of fat and salt.


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What you have on your basil is a strain of Fusarium oxysporum, obviously a strain pathogenic to plants. Apparently, other strains of F. oxysporum can cause onychomycosis (nail infections) and keratomycosis (corneal infections). And if you have a very low neutrophils count, it can cause aggressive infections throughout the entire body and bloodstream. ...


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One could argue that the vast majority of foods we eat contain some ingredient that is in some sense "genetically modified". There is not, as yet, a widely accepted legal definition of GMO. See the LA Times article "GMO food labels are meaningless" for more on this topic. All bananas you eat are genetically modified. Bananas do not grow in nature without ...


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This really isn't any different from asking if it is safe to share food with another person after watching them eat from the same bowl. If you have a weak immune system, as with anything else, it is probably better to not share saliva with pets or humans. Depending on your comfort zone, there shouldn't be any issues though if you wanted to continue eating. ...


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The tea preparation used in the study was described: Cold Hibiscus extract was prepared by soaking 15 g of Hibiscus calyces in 500 ml of cold distilled water at 4°C for a whole day. The boiled extract was prepared by macerating 15 g of H. sabdariffa calyces with 500 ml boiling distilled water for 15 min and allowed to cool to room temperature. Both ...


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The FDA's guidance on raw flour comes after an E. coli outbreak was traced to raw flour. Other outbreaks have been noticed since, in the US and Canada. The UK has the same guidance to not eat raw flour. I did not find evidence of a similar outbreak in Europe, but flour in Germany tested positive for Shiga-producing E. coli as well. Given that these ...


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Is it okay to eat fish every day? Overall, there are few big risk to your health compared to eating beef or some unhealthy meat everyday. Omega 3 fatty acids could be good for heart health. It lowers triglycerides and total cholesterol. Some large fish such as tuna, shark and mackerel may have mercury in them Patients at greatest risk of developing ...


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Assuming they're just plain glass (not leaded glass or painted) they should be fine as long as you remove all the wax and wash them thoroughly first. Plain glass is always food safe. In fact, it's so widely accepted as food safe that I can't find good sources saying so. Just make sure the washing is thorough using hot water and a strong detergent since ...


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You can find directions for pasteurizing goat milk many places online, and that should render it safe from pathogens. However, it will do nothing to protect you from heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxins that goat might be ingesting. Considering that it's eating from garbage piles, I would consider it very likely the milk contains at least some toxins. ...


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I would assume because it is a symptom, not virus, bacteria, condition, etc, and a symptom is not the same as a disease.


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Fruit juice is acidic, and acid makes milk curdle. This is the end result. It's harmless. It's pretty much just juice-flavored cottage cheese.


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