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Ate Toxic Fruit
Fact or Myth? Most nutritious part of fruit is often the peel, like in oranges and bananas. (are organic peels harmful or toxic or nutritious?)
Fact: Many fruit peels are rich in vitamins and nutrients, with organic peels the least toxic since they lack dyes, waxes, and harmful pesticides used in improving the color and appearance of commercially processed fruits ...Read more
Can accidentally eating apple seeds (in a fruit salad)harm a baby? I've heard apple seeds are toxic, can eating a few may be bad for the fetus?
Sure: Sure you could! Kwashiorkor is a disease of poor countries, we just don't have is among kids here in the US. BUT theoretically if you ate only fruit indefinitely, you would get it eventually. ...Read more
I ate about a big beet and 2 hours later the toilet was red? I have only really been eating veg and fruit? It seemed to pass quickly? Normal?
Probably Normal: If it was a one time event to have the red color in the toilet, and it was soon after eating the beet, it could certainly be from the natural coloring in the beet. It is worth mentioning at your next regular check up but for a single time, it is unlikely to be anything but the coloring from the beet. Also, bright red is generally a sign of hemorrhoids that a more serious problem. ...Read more
Am I able to take my insilin after had to drink some real soda and I ate fruit I n the can (regular?
Ate fruit a few hours ago and I feel like its stuck in my chest. What's going on? Should I puke? How do I get it down?
Can you swallow?: If you can swallow and drink liquids then you should be ok. Just keep drinking a lot of liquids. If the fruit got stuck then slid down, it could have bruised your esophagus, giving you the feeling it's still stuck. If you cannot swallow liquids then you need to go to the emergency room to get the blockage removed. ...Read more
Hi. I just found out I am pregnant. I ate expired (1 week) fruit yogurt today but only 2 spoonfuls. Should I be concerned?
May not be a proble: This may not be a problem. Often the expiration dates are set but there is a safety zone outside them which you are probably safe. You can discuss this wiht your obstetrician. ...Read more
Hi, I put 8 brazil nuts in a green smoothie, should I be worried about selenium toxicity? I don't take any selenium suppl and I never ate the nuts b4
If someone touched raw meet infected with toxoplasmosis and then touched a piece of fruit and ate it, would there be a chance this person got infected?
Yes: There is a chance to get the infection. ...Read more
Why is bad to eat maracuya (passion fruit)seeds during pregnancy, I ate a bit what will happen now?
I noticed the oranges I bought are from Africa. Is there a risk of Ebola from fruit sent from Africa. I already ate one.
No: Ebola comes through bodily fluids. Enjoy your oranges. ...Read more
Today: I ate 100-130 gr of granola with dried fruit for breakfast and lunch. This evening I will eat 200 gr of spinach. It's ok for my diet?
No protein?: Nope. This is dangerous and unwise. A diet that is 100% sugars is not a diet. It is a disaster for your organs, your brain, your immune system and your life. A healthy diet is a protein rich, low carbohydrate and low fat diet. You cannot survive without some fats and proteins in your diet. ...Read more
Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food. But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened. Why? He ate whole canned fruit.
Difficulty w/ swallo: Somebody must have thought the person your concerned about has difficulty with chewing and or swallowing his food. Then he might get food into his lungs and get an aspiration pneumonia. So he is being fed like a child. I don't know if he has dentures yet but that would be another consideration in feeding issues. Reminds of the old riddle: what walks on 4 ft, then 2 ft, then 3 ft. ...Read more
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I ate red dragon fruit last night and when I went pee today, it was pink. Is this because of the fruit? How does that work?
I ate some fruit snack now I can feel like it did not go down when I swallow I can feel it and it hurts what can this be and what can I take for it.
Esophageal Pain: It sounds like the food irritated your esophagus on the way down and got "stuck." ordinarily, these symptoms should completely disappear shortly, especially if you drink some liquids. If not, it may be a sign that you have a partial obstruction or a "pouch, " known as a diverticulim, in the esophagus, which should be investigated by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Can fruit change the color of discharge? I ate a bunch of blueberries today & I've noticed a small amnt of purple red discharge. Is it from the fruit?
Most likely: The foods we eat will certainly have a definitive relationship on the color of our stool. Fruits, especially ones like blueberries can alter the color of the stool. Let time pass and things should change to normal. If concerned about any bleeding, have your dr. Check the stool for blood with a simple fecal occult blood test (fobt). ...Read more
Ur question: Is cute & refreshing thank you! A not so big apple should not be too difficult to digest. You may be already sound asleep at the time I answer you. It is recommended to wait a couple of hours after eating before going to bed. However, a small piece of banana is known to have a nice sedative effect and can be eaten at bedtime or during the night if u wake up, it helps to quickly fall back asleep! ...Read more
Ate orange-like fruit in peruvian jungle. Chapped and dry lips and surrounding skin for over 7 days.?
Contact Dermatitis: What you are describing sounds like a contact dermatitis (likely allergic contact dermatitis more so than irritant contact dermatitis). This can happen with some foods. Interestingly, there area certain foods that cross react with a latex allergy. These foods include Avocado, Banana, Chestnuts, Kiwi. Sometime the skin of a mango can cause this problem as well. If persists, seek medical help. ...Read more