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Can salad give you constipation?

Can salad give you constipation?

Any source of: Fiber, ie fruits vegetables salads, whole grains when taken with inadequate fluids or excessive caffeine/alcohol can cause constipation or worsening of existing constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Is it possible for me to eat a salad with constipation?

Is it possible for me to eat a salad with constipation?

Salad is a a fiber: And fiber helps constipation, provided your are drinking enough fluids and minimizing caffeine and alcohol which dehydrate and worsen constipation. If you are severely constipated I would stay on a liquid diet only until the constipation is resolved using mild laxatives such as milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). ...Read more

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Started new diet been only eating salads, now I feel constipated and I just vomited.

Started new diet been only eating salads, now I feel constipated and I just vomited.

Dangerous diet: Eating only salads or any diet that fails to provide adequate required nutrients for a prolonged time will result in constipation, loss of muscle mass, hypovitaminosis and rebound rapid weight gain once that diet is stopped. See a Bariatrician for healthy weight loss with fun. ...Read more

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I am 53 yo male I have constipation often, I eat well fiber, salads, greens etc could allopurinol or lisinopril be causing this?

I am 53 yo male I have constipation often, I eat well fiber, salads, greens etc could allopurinol or lisinopril be causing this?

Possibly: All medications can affect bowel movements. If your constipation only started after the medications it is even more likely. You can try some over the counter stool softer or added fiber eg Metamucil. If it remains please see your gastroenterologist as constipation is often a complex and multi factorial problem. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Cn salad cause gas bloating and loose stools? Or norovirus, so had noro 2 days ago, no contact except hug? Also have chronic constipation.

Yes: Cruciferous vegetables e.G cauliflower, broccoli etc, as well as beans are a common cause of bloating ; gas. Norovirus usually results in fever, chills, intense nausea ; vomiting with profuse watery diarrhea. ...Read more

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Is ceaser salad dressing bad for you?

Is ceaser salad dressing bad for you?

No problem: Only if your allergic to some of the ingredients, or if you've had the salad standing outside of the refrigerator for a prolonged period of time. The mayo may spoil and give you stomach flu. ...Read more

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Will salads help me have bm at predictable time?

Will salads help me have bm at predictable time?

Fiber: Having a consistent diet with a high fiber amount will generally help with regulating bowel movement frequency. Eating meals on a regular time schedule may get the timing of your bowel movements to be fairly consistent day-to-day. ...Read more

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If I have stomachache, can I eat salad?

If I have stomachache, can I eat salad?

Stomache: Question is why do you have stomaches. Your diet would depend on what is the cause of the stomache, and there are many causes. See your doctor concerning an examination for the stomach pain and then get proper treatment and diet. ...Read more

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Could it be bad to be addicted to salad?

Could it be bad to be addicted to salad?

Only if: It prevents you from eating a balanced diet, with all the other vitamins, minerals and protein levels that you need to be healthy. ...Read more

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Can I eat salads if I have diverticulitis or diverticulosos?

Depends: Acute new onset of infected diverticulitis is treated with antibiotics and small light diet of liquids or soft foods. Diverticulosis is a chronic condition that is generally treated with high fiber foods. Fruits, vegetables & salads are good for diverticulosis. ...Read more

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I have slight vertigo and word salad?

I have slight vertigo and word salad?

Seek help: This may be transient ischemia involving part of brain, focal abnormal electrical activity...........Better diagnosed during activity. ...Read more

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Should I count a salad in my daily calories?

Should I count a salad in my daily calories?

But of course.: Salads are made from foods that contain calories. And you'd be surprised how many calories a seemingly salad can add to the diet - creamy dressing, bacon bits, chicken, beans, avocado. Salads are generally healthy, but can add a significant amount of calories to your day. ...Read more

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What is the nutritional value of a tossed salad?

Depends: Depends on what type of ingredients you put into the salad. ...Read more

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Can tuna and chicken salad be healthy for you to eat?

Sort of: Both tuna and chicken are good sources of protein and low in fat. However, adding large amounts of mayonnaise increases the fat and cholesterol. Mixing tuna or chicken with mustard and fresh, pickled, or cooked vegetables is a delicious and healthy meal. ...Read more

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Are fruits and salad okay to eat after a cardio workout?

Are fruits and salad okay to eat after a cardio workout?

Yes: Be sure to get adequate protein as well if you are working out regularly to maintain a healthy balance. ...Read more

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Should you eat salad before or after meal to fill you up?

Should you eat salad before or after meal to fill you up?

Before: The volume and bulk of a salad will give you the sense that you are full, while not giving you the calories. Lettuce, celery, cucumber, etc are all very low in calories -- but: no salad dressing! ...Read more

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What help me to lose weight without eating salad and fruit?

What help me to lose weight without eating salad and fruit?

Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. In addition to diet changes adding daily exercise, like walking, will aid in natural wieght loss. ...Read more

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Can you consider scrambled eggs and a salad a healthy dinner?

Can you consider scrambled eggs and a salad a healthy dinner?

Yes: Personally I agree. An egg contains all the nutrients required to make a chicken, the biology of life. ...Read more

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Can I eat salad & fruit on the master cleanse & still lose weight?

Can I eat salad & fruit on the master cleanse & still lose weight?

To Lose Weight: I understand your desire to lose weight.
The Master Cleanse has organic lemon juice, cayenne pepper, and maple syrup mixture that is rich in vitamins nutrients
It is ok to eat Salads and fruits, healthy meals.
Accept your weight at this time and set small goals at a time to lose weight.
Feel good about your ongoing accomplishments.
See a Nutritionist for caloric intake and Therapist for stress ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to lose weight by feeding on salad and water?

Is it possible for me to lose weight by feeding on salad and water?

That may not be: Balanced ; your metabolic rate may actually slow. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. Check: http://www. Prohealth. Com/weightloss/tools/exercise/calculator1_2.Cfm. ...Read more

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Does yoga and eating salads and soups for dinner help one lose weight?

Does yoga and eating salads and soups for dinner help one lose weight?

Only if few calories: Helpful weight loss diets have natural foods that take time to chew but contain few calories. Examples include carrots, celery, and iceberg lettuce (little/no salad dressing). When shopping for fruits, buy small ones no bigger than a tennis ball, because fruits have sugar. Some soups are good, others have lots of calories. A calorie is a calorie, but surely avoid sugar & simple starch calories. ...Read more

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I ate a few bites of 12 day expired potato egg salad. What will happen?

I ate a few bites of 12 day expired potato egg salad. What will happen?

Probably nothing: Nothing at all is likely to happen.
If someone who was ill contaminated teh salad, then it's possible after 12 days that it woudl give you either gastroenteritis or food poisoning., If it was processed and prepared, and simply old, the risk is small. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get bloated after consuming raw salads, green smoothies, etc?

Is it normal to get bloated after consuming raw salads, green smoothies, etc?

Bloating: Bloating can commonly occur in pregnancy and a lot of fiber (quantity of salad and green smoothies) and can sometimes make it worse.
It is good to eat a balanced diet to avoid constipation. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about a small piece of food entering my lungs (from a salad)?

Should I be concerned about a small piece of food entering my lungs (from a salad)?

Concern, yes: Your epiglottis should protect your airway when swallowing, so that food does not get into your trachea or bronchi (leading to lungs). If a piece of food accidentally does do that, your system is built to respond by intense coughing to get it out. If you think something like this happened and got stuck in your airway, you do need to see a doctor asap. If lodged there, it won't leave on its own. ...Read more

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So I'm curious if I ate nothing but salad and water for a week, would I lose weight quickly?

So I'm curious if I ate nothing but salad and water for a week, would I lose weight quickly?

Fast weight loss: Probably lose 2-3 pounds that would be mostly water weight, but it is not fat weight loss and it is not sustainable. ...Read more

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How can you cover up both the bad smell and taste of vinegar when it's used in salad dressings?

Vinegar: Vinegar is acetic acid, it naturally has a tart and acidic tast. Mixing well with oil and spices is the most common way to modify the tartness. ...Read more