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Accidentally ate some moldy beef jerky serious?

Accidentally ate some moldy beef jerky serious?

Only if you get sick: If you develop symptoms of GI distress or other changes go and see a doctor and be tested. ...Read more

Black Mold (Definition)

Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more


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Are peeach seeds poisonous, I ate a piece?

Are peeach seeds poisonous, I ate a piece?

No: Peach seed is not poisonous, but could produce a small abrasion of the esophagus due to the sharp edges. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as eating too much fruits? I could eat strawberries, apples, oranges, grapes, bananas all day!

Is there such a thing as eating too much fruits? I could eat strawberries, apples, oranges, grapes, bananas all day!

Moderation: Fruits do contain sugar, more in some friuts than others, and too much sugar is unhealthy and may promote inflammation in your body and problems with Insulin regulation in your body. Moderation is the goal and fruits are good for you when eaten in sensible amounts. People who eat only fruits often have health problems including deficiency of vit B12 and important fatty acids and minerals. ...Read more

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I am wanting to know if eating pizza and spaghetti with canned pasta sauce is healthier than curried hamburger with rice and yellow peppers,onions etc?

Neither, really.: If those are the two exemplary choices you're giving yourself for health, then I wish you the best of luck. You'd be wise to educate yourself on proper healthy eating by searching HealthTap feeds. ...Read more

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Really bloated after pizza and tortillas. Rarely after whole grain bread baked at healthfood store. Is cause gmo or white flour?

Really bloated after pizza and tortillas. Rarely after whole grain bread baked at healthfood store. Is cause gmo or white flour?

Grains: Many people eventually develop sensitivities to grains as they get older. If you think about it, grain is grass seed and we are not ruminants. Check out the paleo diet. In two weeks, you're a new person! ...Read more

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Honestly, is 4strawberries, 1handful blueberys, 8almonds, 1 egg cooked with veggies (peppers, tomato, mushrom, onion) plain ok for weight loss? I'm 18 m

Honestly, is 4strawberries, 1handful blueberys, 8almonds, 1 egg cooked with veggies (peppers, tomato, mushrom, onion) plain ok for weight loss? I'm 18 m

Honestly - this: Sounds very healthy. I am just concerned about whether you are getting in enough calories for breakfast for an active, 18 year old male. ...Read more

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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.

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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Is it good to eat chips at night after I ate fried food like french fries and ckicken burgar and cheese roll?

Is it good to eat chips at night after I ate fried food like french fries and ckicken burgar and cheese roll?

Yes: There is something wrong with this diet in general especially at night. This many carbs at night is likely addimg weight daily. Cut your carbs. ...Read more

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Can i eat food cooked with alcohol during pregnancy? I ate a shedded beef taco and didn't know they put cooking wine in before cooking.

Can i eat food cooked with alcohol during pregnancy? I ate a shedded beef taco and didn't know they put cooking wine in before cooking.

Cooking with alcohol: People sometimes cook with wine or other alcohol to flavor a dish. The actual alcohol usually cooks off through the heating process. So you should be fine with your pregnancy in eating such foods. Drinking alcohol would be very different, though. ...Read more

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Is eating potato chips everyday unhealthy?

Is eating potato chips everyday unhealthy?

Moderation: While daily potato chips daily won't poison you, they are not the healthiest snack choice, as they are high in fat, sodium and calories. Why not moderate your intake of potato chips with fruit and nuts as snack choices? ...Read more

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7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?

Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more

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Is eating organic jam as eating fresh fruits?

Is eating organic jam as eating fresh fruits?

No: Fresh is fresh. Organic may be the source , but jam is proceesed. Need to look at the label to check on additives and sugar content. ...Read more

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Hello, i ate a little bit of brocolli and a whole sweet potatoe, was that a healthy dinner? And are sweet potatoes healthy? I heard they werent

Hello, i ate a little bit of brocolli and a whole sweet potatoe, was that a healthy dinner? And are sweet potatoes healthy? I heard they werent

Partially: Both are healthy vegetables, but your diet should contain more than vegetables alone. Add beans, nuts, seeds, whole grains and fruits if you are vegan. Add wild fish like salmon if you are not. ...Read more

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Is plain chicken breast, asparagus, broccoli & cauliflower, mushrooms, and sweet potato a human healthy dinner?

Is plain chicken breast, asparagus, broccoli & cauliflower, mushrooms, and sweet potato a human healthy dinner?

Amount just as: Important. All of the foods you described are healthy but if you do not control the amount, even healthy foods will cause obesity and related problems. ...Read more

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I heard canned tomato sauce is healthier than fresh. Why is that?

I heard canned tomato sauce is healthier than fresh. Why is that?

Lycopene: Tomatoes and processed tomato products such as juice, ketchup, paste, sauce and soup all are good sources of lycopene and may account for over 85% of dietary lycopene in the north american diet. Lycopene from processed tomato products appears to be more bioavailable than from raw tomatoes. The lycopene content of tomatoes varies with the variety and increases with fruit ripening. ...Read more

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