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Doctor insights on: Calories In A Vegan Blueberry Muffin

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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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Are Mung bean noodles a healthy source of carbohydrates?

Are Mung bean noodles a healthy source of carbohydrates?

Yes for Carbohydrate: They’re different from more traditional egg noodles or pasta because they’re made from mung bean starch. That they contain bean starch is a good clue that they are excellent sources of carbohydrates. The downside to glass noodles is that they’re not rich in nutrients. If you prepare 54 grams of dehydrated noodles, you’ll get about 6 percent of the daily value of iron, selenium and niacin ...Read more

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Is baked turkey breast, with a small mix of black beans, bell pepper, onion, tomatoe, low sodium hot sauce a healthy dinner? Trying 2 lose weight

Is baked turkey breast, with a small mix of black beans, bell pepper, onion, tomatoe, low sodium hot sauce a healthy dinner? Trying 2 lose weight

Sounds good!: Sounds like a healthy meal. Just remember to limit portion sizes, because too much of even a healthy dish is too much. ...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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Can a diet high in soy protein smoothies help one lose weight?

Can a diet high in soy protein smoothies help one lose weight?

Not by itself: Some food plans may include protein shakes or smoothies as meal replacements, but you can't rely exclusively on these for nutrition. If you're adding the smoothies onto a diet that already contains the amount of calories and nutrients you need, you will not lose weight. It may help to review your overall food plan with a nutritionist to see how the soy smoothies fit into it. Exercise too! ...Read more

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Is monk fruit extract (monk fruit in the raw) a healthy sweetener to add to my coffee?

Is monk fruit extract (monk fruit in the raw) a healthy sweetener to add to my coffee?

Probably Acceptable: Monk Fruit In The Raw® is a zero-calorie sweetener made from monk fruit, a vine-ripened fruit native to Asia. The monk fruit extract, which is about 300 times sweeter than cane sugar, is blended with dextrose, a bulking agent, so that it can be conveniently measured, poured and used as a substitute for sugar or other caloric sweeteners. *Each packet contains less than 3 calories per serving, ...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 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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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

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How many calories in a glass of mango milk shake?

How many calories in a glass of mango milk shake?

Depends: Depends on many things such as the amount of mango, milk, cream, sugar, or water used. ...Read more

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Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Yes: Absolutely! consider the consequences of your actions before you strap on the feed bag. While it’s okay to indulge at times, you can’t easily out-exercise a big mac. ...Read more

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Should i be eating muffins on a low calorie diet?

Should i be eating muffins on a low calorie diet?

Muffins HiCarb,↓Loss: What are your goals? Calories are units of heat to warm h20 as measured in a calorimeter, not by eating & routinely guessed for ?$, per usual practices. Study: wikipedia.Org/calorimeter, nusi.Org, lustig, taubes, attia, enig, dietdoctor, videos: big fat lies, mcgovern's report, sugar the bitter truth, science for smart people, big fat fiasco, why we get fat & my answers on healthtap. ...Read more

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Is amall amount of pork rind ok on the medabolic diet / lo carb diet?

Is amall amount of pork rind ok on the medabolic diet / lo carb diet?

Doubtful: Read the (lack of) nutritional content of pork rinds....Basically "food porn" in most instances. ...Read more

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How much weight can a 16yr old lose in a week by just eating green beans, fresh beans and guavas?

How much weight can a 16yr old lose in a week by just eating green beans, fresh beans and guavas?

How many beans?: Beans are very nutritious. Whether a person gains weight, loses weight, or remains quite healthy, will depend on how many beans we are talking about. ...Read more

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Is roasted & salted pumpkin seeds a healthy snack?Will the roasting process(unsure but dry roasted maybe) reduce the nutritional benefit of the seeds?

Is roasted & salted pumpkin seeds a healthy snack?Will the roasting process(unsure but dry roasted maybe) reduce the nutritional benefit of the seeds?

Pumpkin seeds: pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack. Salted makes them less so. We all tend to get too much salt which makes us retain water and can raise our Blood pressure among other things. ...Read more