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Understanding google's nutrition chart

The chart says that 100 grams of chickpeas have 364 calories, and 6 grams of total fat. It also tells you that the 6 grams of total fat is 9% of the "daily recommended value" for fat: this ...
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How can we digest protein, fats and carbs at the same time?

Acidic environment in the stomach (ph ~2) is necessary for the activity of the enzyme pepsin, which partly digests proteins to peptides (NCBI). "Alkaline environment," which is not really alkaline ...
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Should we all eat more Protein?

It depends on the diet and the person. However, protein myths abound because people look at extreme ends of the scale, and assume that outlier needs are suitable for the masses. If you are looking for ...
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I am confused about this hot sauce nutrition label

Per 100 gram: Sugars = 20 g x 4 kcal = 80 kcal Fiber = 2 g x 2 kcal = 4 kcal Protein = 1 g x 4 kcal = 4 kcal In total: 88 Kcal (368 kJ) and not 10kJ as stated. Carbohydrate total is also wrong. It ...
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Does boiling milk really make the nutrients in it less useful to the body when ingesting it?

In short: Cooking milk has probably only a minor effect on its nutritional value. MICRONUTRIENTS: According to USDA Table of Nutrient Retention Factors (p. 5), in milk heated for 10 minutes, the ...
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Can (mal)nutrition cause muscle twitches?

Muscle twitches (fasciculations) caused by malnutrition are usually (not always) associated with muscle cramps. Malnutrition-related causes of twitches include severely insufficient nutrient intake (...
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How efficient is the human metabolism at converting macronutrients to fat

In short, 1,000 excessive calories from food does not translate into 1,000 calories of body fat. The conversion rate is highest for fats and lowest for proteins and may greatly depend on genetics. 1) ...
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Energy value from food: is it the maximum avail?

Simplified from CALCULATION OF THE ENERGY CONTENT OF FOODS - ENERGY CONVERSION FACTORS (FAO.org) Food energy can be: Combustible or ingested energy = theoretical maximum energy content of a food ...
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Is there scientific evidence that low-carb diets enhance athletic and mental performance?

The question is a quite broad since you don't state whether you mean a ketogenic diet, levels of protein and fats, or what you mean by "athletic and mental performance" so I will answer quite ...
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Can (mal)nutrition cause muscle twitches?

Apparently twitching can indeed be caused by low sugar (hypoglycemia), but this is more in line with having diabetes than being malnourished. See "Symptoms of moderate low blood sugar" in https://www....
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Energy value from food: is it the maximum avail?

The definition of a Calorie (Note the big C, a food calorie is actually a kilocalorie, or 1000 small calories) is simply the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 ...
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Should we all eat more Protein?

Short answer yes, unless you have got any condition stopping you from doing so. Now the long answer: Protein is the building block of the body. If we consider the human body as a huge network of ...
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