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Are Pancakes Fattening
Ingredients&toppings: Pancakes themselves are just simple sugars (even "whole wheat" pancakes are not complex carbohydrates truthfully) with liquid sugar (syrup) and fat (butter) added. So pancakes are a bad nutritional choice made worse. And we can't rescue any health value by adding things like blueberries or cranberries. If you make them with psyllium husk added, you can at least get some fiber in there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Very starchy indeed. So starchy you could probably mash a few up and spray 'em on your shirt collars. Well, maybe not quite but YES, starchy & definitely a vegetable. Unlike tomatoes which are FRUITS..used AS vegetables. Think about it...tomatoes in vegetable salads NOT in FRUIT salads! Hmmm and BTW, is the plural of potato, potatos or potatoes? Is the plural of tomato, tomatos, or tomatoes? ...Read more
Are corn chips just as fattening as potato chips? The ingredients i see are corn, corn oil, and salt.
About the same but..: Neither corn or potato chips are very healthy. What makes a food fattening is the amount of starches ; unhealthy fats. Both potatoes ; corn are starchy. Corn ; other vegetable oils become toxic when heated to high temperatures. If corn chips aren't organic they prob. Have gmo corn which is esp. Harmful. Potatoes have high pesticides if not organic. See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e consider baked chips. ...Read more
Excess is stored: Hi. Excess sugar is stored, either as a sugar polymer (glycogen) in liver and muscle, or converted to fat (triglyceride) and stored. So excess sugar (and ALL sugar is natural) can be "fattening". Sugar is an excellent energy source , and in limited consumption, is OK. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, yes &: Not nearly as healthy as you would think. There are other grains that are healthier, like rye for example , and others that are a lot better than whole wheat. If your choices were whole wheat or white i'd pick the whole wheat, but just about only then. ...Read more
Are processed chicken slices as unhealthy as processed ham slices, in terms of causing cancer or other diseases?
Eat fresh Foods: Processed foods contain many harmful elements, so you should avoid them entirely. Chicken in general is a healthier source of Proteins and much better to consume than ham, which is full of animal(saturated) fats...so it is not good for human consumption. You can get good healthy proteins from eating Eggs, Soy/Tofu, low fat dairy and plant nuts(like almonds and walnuts) ...Read more
Are these healthy suppers? Farmers mkt veggies + chicken + potato or corn; beef stirfry; pork + sweet potato; vegetarian + whole wheat. Yogurt. Fruit.
Eat and do this:: High fiber, low fat, very low saturated fat, very low sugar (simple carbs), no juice, no soda, no gatorade. Limit sweets a lot. Eat regular meals spaced evenly through the day - do not eat most of your calories at dinner. Get 22-30 min of exercise (a brisk walk) every day. Avoid packaged foods, avoid eating out, eat fresh food that you prepare from scratch most of the time. You can do it. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Read the nutritional: ...information. I suggest ALL my patients read nutritional info on the package. It will tell to important things like calories, fat, fiber, protein, etc. Anything with calories can be fattening, if you eat enough of it! But there are a lot of worse things out there for you to eat than pumpkin seeds! To your good health! ...Read more
Depends: noodles and bread are processed and contents will vary significantly depending on the producer, state, country and continent it is produced. Rice is natural hence better than usual processed food if taking in small quantity ...Read more
Big picture: Whole societies have lived primarily on sweet potatoes. Don't let anybody give you a hard time if you like them. You do need to get with a sensible physician if you're chronically constipated as you indicate you are. If fiber in the diet and plenty of water don't get things going, checks for hypothyroidism, porphyria and even mild hirschsprung's are appropriate. ...Read more
Please clarify : I'm not sure what you are asking. Are you asking about a weight loss diet? There are many types of diets, including many weight loss diets. I recommend dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet for both overall health and weight loss, but there other good diets too. See http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...Read more
Can homemade baked desserts made with fruits and berries be ok to eat? They're not unhealthy and fattening are they?
Moderation is key: They should be okay as a treat but i would not eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner! starting with quality ingredients is always a good start although many baked goods contain a little bit too much fat and sugar. However, provided the rest of the day is not excessive too it should be fine! talk with your primary care doctor about meal planning that is appropriate for your medical history! ...Read more