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Are Banana Peppers Good For You
Extreme sudden craving for jalapeño, banana & black pepper, not possible for me to be pregnant, is there a underlying health issue here?
Possibly: Strong cravings for specific foods can be the result of a variety of reasons: fluctuating hormone levels, blood sugar levels, low serotonin levels in the brain, emotional reasons, or the release of endorphins (natural "feel-good" hormones that the body may release). Start with your doctor to research what may be causing your symptoms. ...Read more
Is a half banana, a salmon and avacodo/tomatoe/onion/spinach leave/parsley/pepper sandwich on whole wheat with water to drink a human healthy lunch?
Sounds ok: The sandwich sounds ok, especially if it has no sauce/spread, or just a small amount. Healthiness of a sandwich can also depend on how big a sandwich it is, and on how safe the ingredients are (cooked foods are safer because cooking decreases food bacteria). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Food alllergy? Hi I have eaten oat biscuit and black pepper and a banana, I am now itchy hair head eye eyebrow?
Maybe: Food allergic reactions have been described with oats as well as other grains. Banana allergy can be associated with latex allergy. Black pepper allergy is fairly uncommon, but spice allergy is likely more common than previously thought as many persons who had reactions just stop eating it and it may not be reported. An allergist can help confirm or rule out the above foods as the trigger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats going on? I have always been able to eat raw potatoes... Until this year, same with bell peppers, bananas and raw vegetables. They make my mouth and throat itch now and just the other day i ate a piece of bell pepper and my throat swelled up. What's
I : I can't tell you. However, i might be concerned about possibly having developed a food allergy. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin which can cause inflammation of mucus membranes. However, you said you ate a bell pepper. If you ever again develop swelling of your throat, that is a real medical emergency because it can cause your throat to close down which would prevent breathing. I recommend that you see an allergist to help determine what is going on, and int he meat time, i would avoid eating anything which makes your mouth or throat itch or swell. I would have asked if the foods were sprayed with the same pesticide, but you included bananas too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Pepper slightly increases your metabolism but you'd have to eat a whole lot to have any noticeable weight loss. It is far better than using salt though. The key is portion control and proper dietary choices though. Pepper is just a condiment. ...Read more
Black Pepper: Black pepper contains vitamins c; k, iron, potassium ; fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools ; gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant ; anti-inflammatory effects ; promotes bioavailability for other nutrients. It has been used for vitiligo tx. One study suggested that black pepper can lead to potassium decreases ;. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it ok if i simmer veggies together themselves in a pan with pepper? It's a good way to get a lot of veggies in and it makes them taste better
This is way out of bounds for this medical site. Doctors are really here giving their free time to assist those who are afraid or confused about their medical conditions. You would never go to the doctor for the sole purpose of telling them you eat lots of veggies.
And, if we want to bring in science veggies and other carbohydrates are now known to be dangerous in high quantities. ...Read more
Probably not: Best to pitch it. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Cayenne pepper, no: U have HX of Hyperthyroidism, imply hypertension ? Problem here is cayenne preparations have large amt of sodium. Thus pepper not bad, xtra sodium can be, depending on overall sodium intake. There R `studies' support benefit in digestion & Cholesterol&Cancer of Capsicum (in cayenne pepper) by groups interested in natural substances. Not large mainline studies, they R to sell meds, pepper too cheap ...Read more
I crave black pepper I have a pepper grinder that is set to give big chuncks of black pepper. I crave it as soon as i get up untill i go to bed. I leave a napkin out and grind pepper all day. I eat a lot of pepper. I can't stop. I know it can't be good fo
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Food cravings can trigger unhealthy eating binges, reports sciencenews.Com. Eating binges can also lead to a sense of guilt or embarrassment. If a nutrient deficiency causes a craving, it may indicate a serious health condition. Consult a physician to determine if a nutrient deficiency may be the underlying cause of an intense black pepper craving. Black pepper can also increase serotonin and may boost the effects of some anti-depressant drugs, so consult your physician regarding any potential medication interactions before satisfying your craving with a black-pepper encrusted eating binge. ...Read more
I doubt that: this has been tested. I would not rely on protecting your safety since it is not clear if it would be effective. ...Read more
Not so good?: Cayenne pepper and other spicy foods like chili pepper and hot sauce change the flavor of breast milk in some mothers, although not all nursing moms will experience this change to their milk. This can sometimes cause refusal to eat, or GI upset in the infant. For other infants, it doesn't seem to matter. ...Read more
Avoid fights: Don't think your are much safer with capsaison spray. Better to avoid dangerous situations. ...Read more
I lupus and not on immune suppressant. Can i take a capsule form of cayenne pepper .. Would it be good for me?
No: Cayenne pepper has no significant nutritional or health value and no benefit in lupus. ...Read more
Is it okay to have a cayenne pepper for a person wid hypertension isnt it spicy and salty are not good for hypertension?Coz some say its good 4 heart
Food Myths: Yes. Of course. There would be no health concerns for this food. ...Read more
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