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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Variety: eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes. Eat lean meats chicken and fish and low fat dairy products. Try to eat from a variety of foods at each meal, and try to decrease intake of high sugar and processed foods.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
No: Watermelon is mostly water and should not be binding
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Cartilage: the projection at the front of the neck formed by the thyroid cartilage of the larynx, often prominent in men.
A female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Cyanide: their pips (seeds) contain amygdalin, a cyanide and sugar compound that degrades into hydrogen cyanide (HCN) when metabolized. Its best not to eat the seeds since they get metabolized to hydrogen cyanide.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Yes: there is no gluten in watermelon, so watermelon is good for celiac patients.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Lycopene: watermelon is high in lycopene which has been shown to help prevent prostate cancer in men.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
No: There is no fat in a banana.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Fiber, potassium: bananas have fiber and are a good source of potassium. Potassium in the diet can help to lower blood pressure.
A member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Yes: The plastic from the popsicle wrapper will pass undigested and end up in her stool. It might be mixed up in the stool in such a way that you might not see it.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
Sulfur: rotten egg smell is usually from sulfur found in garlic, onions, cauliflower, and brussel sprouts and the yellow of the egg. Try to minimize these foods in your diet if the sulfur smell is an issue. good luck
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