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Can I eat blueberries if I have diverticulitis?

Can I eat blueberries if I have diverticulitis?

No: Once you develop acute diverticulitis you should stop eating blueberries and other foods which contain significant amounts of fiber. With these symptoms you need a a clear liquid diet which does not leave residue for your colon to digest. Please consult further with a gastroenterologist. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more

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Help, how much blueberries should I eat for a good amount of antioxidants?

Help, how much blueberries should I eat for a good amount of antioxidants?

You decide: Most of what you read about health on the internet is disinformation. Supplementing with oxidants as a key to health and longevity failed most of the major studies of the past 40 years; if blueberries are somehow magic, nobody's shown it. If you're interested in this area, get with a scientific physician with a holistic orientation who can help you sort through the huge amount of rubbish. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have too many antioxidants? I eat a lot of blueberries and am wondering if it can have a reverse affect?

Is it possible to have too many antioxidants? I eat a lot of blueberries and am wondering if it can have a reverse affect?

OD on blueberries!: I certainly have never seen anyone over-dosed on blueberries, but I suppose anything is possible. Blueberries are good for general health, but having too much of one thing may mean you are not eating something else that are also important, such as leafy veggies, diaries, other fruits, meats/eggs, nuts etc... If u are doing this already and no stomach upset, enjoy the berries. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get constapated and feel miserable every time I eat blueberries this has only been a problem in the past 7 years. Prior to that I had no problem.

I get constapated and feel miserable every time I eat blueberries this has only been a problem in the past 7 years. Prior to that I had no problem.

Blueberries: Check with your doctor to see if you have diverticulitis. Eating blueberries may make this worse. It may be the small seeds. It appears that you need to avoid them :- (. All the best. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to eat again after eating blueberries for proper digestion and absorption of the nutrients?

How long should you wait to eat again after eating blueberries for proper digestion and absorption of the nutrients?

Enjoy: Eat what and when you please. You'll get the goodness that's in the blueberries regardless. Truth is, I'm pleased you're eating berries at all -- a lot better than what most of my neighbors are probably munching right now! Life's difficult enough without people devising silly unscientific rules about nutrition. ...Read more

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My daily breakfast is two slices of whole wheat bread with crunchy peanut butter and fresh blueberries. Is it a good breakfast to eat daily?

My daily breakfast is two slices of whole wheat bread with crunchy peanut butter and fresh blueberries. Is it a good breakfast to eat daily?

Don't have the rest: Of your history to know for sure if it's good. As long as you're not allergic to blueberries, wheat, or peanuts (common allergies that can manifest subclinically). Also as long as it's not GMO wheat, peanuts. Usually the first meal of the day should be the largest (since you can burn it off during the day) and hold you well past lunch. I would increase the protein component. Sounds more like lunch. ...Read more

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My sugar is higher in the morning before I eat and after I execise! Why? I take max pills and insulin is next. Are bananas, blueberries and sugar free cream bad. I am at my witts end!

My sugar is higher in the morning before I eat and after I execise! Why? I take max pills and insulin is next. Are bananas, blueberries and sugar free cream bad. I am at my witts end!

I: I suggest you see I certified diabetes educator and dietitian. Those fruits that might cause a higher sugar after you eat them are not bad and are part of a healthy meal plan. Concentrate on your overall average sugar, your hemoglobin a1c and avoid low sugars. Try to get to a healthier weight if you are overweight. Some people need Insulin for good glucose control. See the link below. ...Read more

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After eating several blueberries I developed stomach cramps? I eat blueberries daily and this is the first time. Why?

After eating several blueberries I developed stomach cramps? I eat blueberries daily and this is the first time. Why?

I think: Maybe it was contaminated by microbes, especially if days from harvesting (Not fresh). Please avoid it and dispose the residuals. ...Read more

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Blueberries are good for what form of body?

Blueberries are good for what form of body?

No science here: On the internet, you can find a huge amount written about which "superfood" is right for which "body type." it's almost all made up out of whole cloth as entertainment or worse. If you are interested in this, get with a scientific physician with a focus on holistic / nutritional / complementary medicine to help you get evidence-based medicine in your service. ...Read more

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Do blueberries cause constipation?

Do blueberries cause constipation?

The opposite: Some find that blueberries are good for minimizing constipation. They are rich in fiber and can improve the colon. But you would have to eat a lot of blueberries to make a difference as there are other and better sources of fiber if that is the goal. ...Read more

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Would eating about blueberries turn your stool dark?

Would eating about blueberries turn your stool dark?

Maybe...but: Yes (as answered previously on healthtap), depending on amount of blueberries consumed, other ingestants, & transit time of your gut. However dark stools may also & more significantly indicate bleeding from some site in the GI tract, or ingested blood. Please don't ignore this possibility. A check of hemoccult or equivalent should be performed, & if positive a GI work-up should be undertaken soon. ...Read more

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Can eating blueberries cause gas?

Can eating blueberries cause gas?

It can: Watermelon contains a sugar called sorbitol. People who have a sorbitol intolerance may develop gas, loose stools ; GI upset when they eat watermelon. ...Read more

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Do blueberries help you poop?

Do blueberries help you poop?

All fruits,: Vegetables, salads and whole grains have fiber which will help with bowel regularity provided you are drinking 80-100 oz caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of eating blueberries?

What are the benefits of eating blueberries?

They're tasty: Blueberries contain a natural anti-oxidant. They can heip with circulation and mentation. Some say they also are anti-aging. ...Read more

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At what age can you introduce a baby to blueberries?

At what age can you introduce a baby to blueberries?

Few months old: You should introduce solid foods to your baby's food in three to five months of age. ...Read more

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Will blueberries turn fecal material black?

Will blueberries turn fecal material black?

I have seen: Blueberries turn stool red. (i raked blueberries part of one summer) if you have black, tarry, foul smelling stool please seek medical evaluation promptly. ...Read more

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I have high triglycerides are blueberries good for me?

I have high triglycerides are blueberries good for me?

Rich in antioxidants: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants which are good for you even with high triglycerides. ...Read more