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Is eating spicy hot (pungent) food (hot chilli & peppers etc.) healthy or harmful?

Obviously some spicy foods are better for you than others, but I am assuming you want an answer about spicy foods in general. One of the biggest benefits of eating spicy foods, especially chili ...
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Is eating spicy hot (pungent) food (hot chilli & peppers etc.) healthy or harmful?

Red chilies contain large amounts of vitamin C and small amounts of carotene (provitamin A). Yellow and especially green chilies (which are essentially unripe fruit) contain a considerably lower ...
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Is eating spicy hot (pungent) food (hot chilli & peppers etc.) healthy or harmful?

The chilli pepper is usually referred to plants from the genus Capsicum and the substances that give chili peppers their intensity when ingested or applied topically are capsaicin and several related (...
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How to stop panic?

In general, anxiety can be handled with medications or with "talking therapy", of which there are many types. So far you have seen two doctors. One offered medication. You were concerned about ...
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does eating beans cold modifies their nutritional profile?

Heating and cooling starchy foods (potatoes, pasta, barley, rice, beans...) can convert a small amount of starch into resistant starch, which cannot be digested in the small intestine but can be ...
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How exactly is whole-wheat flour healthier than white flour?

The bran (fiber) from whole-wheat flour slows down the movement of food from the stomach into the small intestine (gastric emptying), which results in slower glucose absorption. So, the glucose from ...
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Eating burned food

cancer.gov Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are chemicals formed when muscle meat, including beef, pork, fish, or poultry, is cooked using high-temperature ...
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Is eating spicy hot (pungent) food (hot chilli & peppers etc.) healthy or harmful?

There is one exception that has not been mentioned. There is a condition called Cholinergic Urticaria, which is hives due to excess heat and sweat. It is in the category of physical allergies, and ...
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Are aluminum kettles dangerous?

We don't know how risky aluminum is. (Source.) In Germany, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) wondered about kettles too. They wrote an article named "FAQs about aluminium in food and ...
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Diet/guidelines for fatty liver condition

In essence, the recommendation is to eat a low fat diet with the goal of losing weight. In addition, avoid alcohol use, as you should with any liver issue. There's really no magic to most dieting ...
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When boiling/steaming spinach or kale, are the omega 3 oils boiled out?

The omega-3 fatty acids will not be boiled out. The omega-3 fatty acid content of kale and spinach is mainly made up of ALA (alpha-linolenic acid). This can be seen on nutritional profiles for these ...
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Is canola oil good or bad as compared to other cooking oils?

Fat rodents are slightly dumber than lean mice? The Effect of canola oil consumption on memory, synapse and neuropathology in the triple transgenic mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease (2017) is an ...
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What type of liver is richest in Vitamin D?

The older the animal, the greater the amount of vitamin D stored in the liver. While liver is a somewhat good source of vitamin D, it's also very high in vitamin A. A person eating liver more often ...
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Gym and Eat less calories

You mention "health and longevity"... Unless you're suffering from obesity-related health issues, eating less calories will not help you with "health and longevity". Eating balanced and nutritious ...
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Which oil is healthiest for frying?

There are 2 main issues: smoke point and content For frying, it is obviously better to avoid oils with a low smoke point. Heating oils beyond their smoke point causes them to break down and oxidise. ...
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How to stop panic?

If a doctor mentioned eating a healthier diet in relation to your problems then that suggests that your diet is pretty bad. We can't judge if that's the case, but if you are not eating well, e.g. lack ...
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Stevia Sweetener

About Stevia : I don't know for sure what this product is so I will assume it is just Stevia rebaudiana extract. There has been a huge controversy over the safety of the product, but serious studies (...
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Is it safe and beneficial to eat poached and cut fish bones?

As the doctor in the other answer has clarified, without any study, it's not possible to reliably evaluate the safety of eating bones of large fish. Bones of large fish are not considered edible for ...
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