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Blueberry Better Eat Raw Or Cooked
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
I just finished my 5 month claravis/ isotreitnion treatment yesturday n wonder if its ok to eat strawberries, blackberries, rasberries, blueberries?
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
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
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.
Can you eat too many vegetables while pregnant? I blend 4 cups of veggies daily with almond milk, a banana and a half cup of blueberries. Is this safe
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
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
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
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
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
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
Few months old: You should introduce solid foods to your baby's food in three to five months of age. ...Read more
Was eating blueberries that were in date, realised one had a little mould on it, what if I ate a few with mould on? Most of them look ok.
With a normal: Immune system it should not be an issue. ...Read more
Rich in antioxidants: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants which are good for you even with high triglycerides. ...Read more
Veggies & fruits: Gogi berries, pomegranates, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, prunes, raisins, raspberries, plums, cherries, red grapes, oranges, kale, alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts, spinach, red bell peppers, onions, beets, broccoli flowers, & eggplant are all rich in antioxidants. ...Read more
See below: A diet rich in antioxidants is thought to have a beneficial effect in reducing cardiovascular disease. Interestingly antioxidant supplements in pill form appear to be of little use. Blueberries are a great source of natural antioxidants. Citrus fruits, green vegetables, vegetable oils (olive), and orange fruits & veggies are also great. Look up the mediterranean diet, . ...Read more
Common: Eating a lot of blueberries will make the stool look dark purple. Not dangerous but can be unsettling to see. ...Read more
Ask your surgeon.: Surgeons are usually very particular in this regard, so there's just no general recommendation that would be valid. Your best bet would be to get that advice from the surgeon who completed your operation. ...Read more
Unlikely: If you are allergic to blueberries, you could get hives from eating them. But, most people with food allergies have other symptoms in addition to hives, like vomiting, wheezing, or even anaphylaxis. Also, allergy to blueberries is quite rare. If the hives happen for a long period, it is likely that they are not related to anything you are exposed to (food, soaps, etc.). See an allergist for info. ...Read more