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Doctor insights on: Calories In 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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800 calorie diet, found out I'm anaemic, the iron pills are making me constipated and I don't want to eat meat because I'm vegan, what should I do?

800 calorie diet, found out I'm anaemic, the iron pills are making me constipated and I don't want to eat meat because I'm vegan, what should I do?

Injectible iron: You're a grown-up now with some serious health problems including Graves's disease. It is extremely difficult for a vegan to enough iron & several other nutrients, and I would urge you to reconsider your involvement with this diet or at least to find a vegan-friendly physician to guide you. It seems to be costing you your health. Your physician can inject iron but it's unpleasant. Be wise. ...Read more

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Does blueberries helps in weight loss?

Does blueberries helps in weight loss?

Maybe indirectly: Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and veges including berries while maintaining a daily exercise regimen helps in losing weight. Blue berries by themselves have no weight reduction powers. .. Though they are a good source of antioxidants and certain vitamins. ...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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Are blueberries the best fruit to lower cholesterol or is there one better?

Are blueberries the best fruit to lower cholesterol or is there one better?

Many are good: Almost all fruits are good at reducing your cholesterol: melon, watermelon, oranges, apples (and they keep the doctor away), grapes, bananas, mango, papaya, strawberries, blueberries, but not coconut. ...Read more

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I've had diahoerrea for 4 days now it's watery and yellow but have noticed small black balls in it almost like small blueberries. What can this be,?

I've had diahoerrea for 4 days now it's watery and yellow but have noticed small black balls in it almost like small blueberries. What can this be,?

Gallstones: One possibility is that you are expelling gallstones from your gallbladder, which then enter the gut and are visible now that you have diarrhea as opposed to solid stool. It is possible that your stool is yellow because you have suffered a recent blockage at the exit of your gallbladder into your gut. Would see a doctor if you start to feel ill. ...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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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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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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Can eating blueberries every day cause hives?

Can eating blueberries every day cause hives?

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

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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

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Besides blueberries which foods are high in antioxidants?

Besides blueberries which foods are high in antioxidants?

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

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Love blueberries but what are the benefits of antioxidants?

Love blueberries but what are the benefits of antioxidants?

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

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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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Do blueberries cause green stool?

Do blueberries cause green stool?

Sometimes: Yes, they do, if eaten in large enough quantity. Purple and blue dye also often cause green stool. ...Read more