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Is all natural peanut butter (just peanuts) bad for you? I eat about a quarter of a jar a day in my diet. With sprouted grain bread and fruits.

Is all natural peanut butter (just peanuts) bad for you? I eat about a quarter of a jar a day in my diet. With sprouted grain bread and fruits.

Depends: If the amount of peanut butter you eat is part of an overall balance in your diet, then it is a good source of proper oils and protein. Be mindful that some peanut butters are adulterated with oils from other sources so read the labels carefully. The addition of sprouted grain bread and fruits can help achieve balance and is a good dietary practice. ...Read more

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Trying to lose weight ; I had strawberries half a banana in Special K cereal then supper I had a celery, tuna in a can, strawberries, grapes is thatok?

Trying to lose weight ; I had strawberries half a banana in Special K cereal then supper I had a celery, tuna in a can, strawberries, grapes is thatok?

Carbs most readily: stored as fat; e.g. the cereal & fruits are high carb; most readily converted by liver into triglycerides & stored as fat. To ? body fat, you need to burn it, i.e. go into ketosis, a state of burning fat, not storing fat. Google & study HFLC, http://goo.gl/JH8XBX, http://goo.gl/RPGWXs, http://goo.gl/EPBeYt, http://goo.gl/DKvdSI, http://goo.gl/mpd4Y6, http://goo.gl/gGXn9f, http://goo.gl/e2lDwm, etc ...Read more

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If eating healthy shouldn't you still adhere to portions? Is eating a whole cantaloupe and a whole honeydew melon in one sitting for a meal excessive?

If eating healthy shouldn't you still adhere to portions? Is eating a whole cantaloupe and a whole honeydew melon in one sitting for a meal excessive?

Med. melon 186 cal: If you adhere to a 2000 cal per day plan, one medium melon as a meal is not excessive. Be mindful, your body may like the water and sweetness of the melon and want more at your next meal. Consider the melon as your early morning option then plan a large midday meal followed by a short walk and engaging afternoon tasks. Finish with salad, soup and fruit shared with family/friends at evening. ...Read more

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Is a half banana, a salmon and avacodo/tomatoe/onion/spinach leave/parsley/pepper sandwich on whole wheat with water to drink a human healthy lunch?

Is a half banana, a salmon and avacodo/tomatoe/onion/spinach leave/parsley/pepper sandwich on whole wheat with water to drink a human healthy lunch?

Sounds ok: The sandwich sounds ok, especially if it has no sauce/spread, or just a small amount. Healthiness of a sandwich can also depend on how big a sandwich it is, and on how safe the ingredients are (cooked foods are safer because cooking decreases food bacteria). ...Read more

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My wife eats one meal a day that includes one bag of spinach, a bowl of fat free sugar free pudding and grapes. Is this healthy? She's not dieting.

My wife eats one meal a day that includes one bag of spinach, a bowl of fat free sugar free pudding and grapes. Is this healthy?  She's not dieting.

Hi fiber & hi carbs: If her daily diet has as little variation as you describe, then no she is not eating a balanced healthy diet. While she is getting a considerable amount of fiber, she is eating little protein or fat. Please explore with her the reasons for her self-imposed dietary restriction/ choices then suggest she may benefit from nutritionist counseling to best achieve her longterm dietary requirements. ...Read more

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I eat more or less 900 calories. but at mornings i eat a piece of fruit. lunch, a cup of rice and veggies and at dinners, a half cup of rice and veg. ?

I eat more or less 900 calories. but at mornings i eat a piece of fruit. lunch, a cup of rice and veggies and at dinners, a half cup of rice and veg. ?

And your question?: I see you listing what you eat followed by a qestion mark, but I don't understand what your question is, and I doubt anyone else here does either. Please clarify what you are asking. ...Read more

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Is brown rice pasta healthy on wheat belly diet? I eat it in small portions, will it be okay on the wheat belly diet?

Is brown rice pasta healthy on wheat belly diet? I eat it in small portions, will it be okay on the wheat belly diet?

Consider this...: Wheat Belly diet comes from cardiologist William Davis, MD. If you lose weight on the Wheat Belly diet, it will likely be from making healthy food choices and not because you shunned gluten. Ref. http://www.webmd.com/diet/a-z/wheat-belly-diet-review ...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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Is just 1 fiber one bar a day healthy? I like the peanut butter one that has 9 grams of fiber.i eat that with banana and green apple

Is just 1 fiber one bar a day healthy? I like the peanut butter one that has 9 grams of fiber.i eat that with banana and green apple

Neither good nor bad: A Fiber One bar is by itself neutral. It is not good enough to be called "healthy" (it is a highly processed food material), yet it is not bad enough to call "unhealthy". Therefore, whether a Fiber One bar is healthy or not will depend on what the person eats during the course of the entire day. Healthiness of one item is relative in this case, and must be compared to the other items of the day. ...Read more

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How many cups of pasta noodles and rice should a 15 year old adolescent eat in a meal?

How many cups of pasta noodles and rice should a 15 year old adolescent eat in a meal?

Adolescent males: Eat a lot. A growing male can need as much as 5000-6000 calories a day if he is active, doing sports. It is important to be sure you eat carbs, fats and proteins. The pasta and rice amounts are not quite as important as long as it is not just noodles and rice without veggies, fruits, proteins. An overweight person may need to cut back on the carbs..... ...Read more

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Is jasmine rice a healthy food to consume?

Is jasmine rice a healthy food to consume?

Not by itself : It is worth remembering that white rice as a staple in eastern countries caused the ancient nutrient deficient disease called beriberi. Rice without the cusp that surrounds the grain is just starch and is metabolized as glucose. Glucose requires vitamin b to feed the energy mechanisms of cells. Taking starch without the necessary vitamins is like gas in a car cylinder with inadequate spark plug. ...Read more

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Is frozen food low in sodium and calories bad?

Is frozen food low in sodium and calories bad?

Frozen food: It seems that frozen dinners purchased at a market may have ingredients that are not healthy; however, frozen fruit is fine; frozen veg are fine; frozen meats are fine; Low salt packaging seems decent. ...Read more

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I eat 1,000 calories a day I eat about 2 1/2 cups of papaya and quinoa with salmon and an apple will I gain weight from that much fruit?

I eat 1,000 calories a day I eat about 2 1/2 cups of papaya and quinoa with salmon and an apple will I gain weight from that much fruit?

Only 1 way to tell:: weight with reliable (cannot change the reading by standing on it in a variety of different ways) scale every day & record in your wt. log, Calories are the wrong issue; measured by heating water in a calorimeter. Study: https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6656003, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6637761, https://www.healthtap.com/#user_questions/6643301, etc, on HealthTap. ...Read more

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How many cups of rice should I take in the breakfast, lunch, and dinner to maintain a balanced diet?

How many cups of rice should I take in the breakfast, lunch, and dinner to maintain a balanced diet?

Try, see, and decide: How much a person eats highly varies. But, on average, start out with 3/4 cup each meal or 2.5 cups for 3 meals, see if that's enough, and then adjust accordingly. Regarding balance diet, consume a variety of grains, veg, fruits, nuts, eggs, fishes, ... Etc. As wide as possible, but in their fresh condition and in a rotating way. Detailing? To: http://formefirst.Com/enewsletter03.Html best wish. ...Read more

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Sample feeding schedule or menu for a 7mo who eats fruits and veggies? She eats a jar of fruit in the AM & a jar of veggies PM w/25 oz of formula/day

Sample feeding schedule or menu for a 7mo who eats fruits and veggies? She eats a jar of fruit in the AM & a jar of veggies PM w/25 oz of formula/day

It doesn't matter: Aside from not feeding anything at night, it doesn't matter what the feeding schedule is. At 6-9 months, a baby gets most of his nutrition from breast milk or formula (don't need to count the total ounces). Solid foods are for fun, for experience, and for the variety. 2-4 oz food at 3 times a day works fine. Using a high chair, and feeding at the dining table at meal times, helps form good habits. ...Read more

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For a whole year, i would eat bread with hfcs in it.Would the hfcs in sliced bread be significiant enough to cause weight gain?Not bread or hfcs ingen.

For a whole year, i would eat bread with hfcs in it.Would the hfcs in sliced bread be significiant enough to cause weight gain?Not bread or hfcs ingen.

OBESITY: Yes. Of course. Such high concentrations of nutritionally unnecessary forms of sugars can add to one's risk for weight gain and diabetes. High concentrations of fructose corn syrup is very bad for humans' health. The message for all humans is that being obese is about sugar not about fats in the diet in 99 cases out of 100. Fat free foods are often chock full of very bad sugars. ...Read more

Food Pyramid (Definition)

Also known as the diet pyramid, the food pyramid is a pyramid-shaped plan which represents the number of servings to be eaten daily from each food group (vegetables, fruits, grains, oils, dairy, and meat). In 2011, the food pyramid was replaced by MyPlate, which is a more accurate depiction ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more