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Are Corn Nuts Good For You
Are these sweets good for you? Sweet potato? Dark chocolate? If sweet potatoes are good for you, are they still good even if they are made in pies?
Yes in moderation: Yes they are good for you in moderation and have no harmful effect unless used in excess. ...Read more
Nutrition: Organic foods are very good for you. I often counsel my patients to not just assume that if something is labeled organic, it is true and necessary. The key is to buy chicken, eggs and milk without preservatives, antibiotics and chemicals especially if you are female. In addition, certain foods tend to be more important to get organic - apples and tomatoes...If possible get grass fed beef as well. ...Read more
See details: Tofu is not a meat, it is bean curd. Chicken is poultry. That said, I am not sure there are truly healthy meats but some are less unhealthy such as pork loin or buffalo. ...Read more
Yes but watch salt: Yes, pistachio nuts are very nutritious & a healthy snack. See http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/pistachio-nuts-healthy-eat-3794.Html but be cautious re: the salt that is usually added. You can liberally eat unsalted pistachios & have salted ones in moderation.Raw pistachios or those roasted at lower temperatures may be healthiest-see http://santabarbarapistachios.Com/santabarbarapistachios-faq.Aspx. ...Read more
Grapes are healthy : Grapes are a good source of fiber and antioxidants which are healthy foods for diabetics. Grapes do contain sugars (carbohydrates) . Limiting the serving size to about 1 cup is a good 30 to 40 gram healthy carb snack. Beware of grape juice as they are concentrated with the sugar from the grapes and can be a much higher carbohydrate load. ...Read more
Other grains: If you have celaiac disease, go to the internet and find out what other grains have gliadin in them. ...Read more
No good diet product: The word good and diet product should never go together. Diet products don't generally work and they are definitely unhealthy for your body. I've written a good summary of the elements of a healthy diet. You can cut and paste this link to read my summary. www.mdprevent.blogspot.com. ...Read more
Unknown but...: I do not know much about these drought-resistant super seeds but as best as i can tell, these were developed using "advanced hybrid technology" and are not technically "genetically modified." if this is true then they are probably safe. I question the safety of all gmo foods; while more research needs to be done, animal studies suggest they are quite hazardous- see http://bit.Ly/19xax7e for more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe because: they can make some foods taste delicious. ...Read more
Are potato chips and french fries still considered vegetables? Are they bad for you even if they are cooked in "vegetable" oil?
Sort of, REALLY BAD: Technically french fries/chips are vegetables but are also junk food.When people are advised to eat veggies these aren't what's meant & don't count as credit towards servings.French fries/chips are very fattening, usually contain hazardous trans fats & have high levels of carcinogenic acrylamides. Baked potatoes have acrylamides too but less fat.See http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/439966. ...Read more
Very good!: Avocados are among the healthiest of foods! it is one of the best sources of vitamin k ; a great source of plant sterols, carotenoids ; other antioxidants ; omega 3 fatty acids. Avocados reduce inflammation, likely help prevent heart disease, improve blood sugar regulation ; bone health and probably prevent certain forms of cancer. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=5. ...Read more
Are foods cooked in soybean oil bad for men? I heard soy products are not good for men. Same for soybean oil? Thank you.
Too much is no good: Soy products have been dietary staples in asia for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Soy can contain compounds that affect thyroid function, and can be mildly estrogenic. Excessive intake, especially of processed soy products, e.g. Texturized soy protein, as opposed to natural sources like edamames, tofu, tempeh, could conceivably be a problem; mostly not. Soy oil doesn't have those chemicls. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause a thickening of the skin. Causes may include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repetitive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment may be conservative or surgical. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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