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Is chinese food bad to eat for asthma?

Is chinese food bad to eat for asthma?

Not all: Some chinese restaurants use msg in their food, which bothers some asthmatics - but not all asthmatics are bothered and many restaurants don't use it anymore. Ask if they use it, and avoid it if they do and won't keep it out of your food. China has 1.2 billion people - not all the food there bothers asthmatics. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Is chinese food fattening? Is it also bad to eat?

Is chinese food fattening? Is it also bad to eat?

Chinese food: it depends on what dish you are eating some contain high carbs and sugars. a lot of Chinese food contains soy sauce or MSG which has a lot of sodium which can increase your blood pressure. Not to waffle but it really depends on the dish and the restaurant ...Read more

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Hi drs., i m in my 14 week of preg. I am craving for chinese food. Can i eat right now?

Yes: Yes, definitely. Pregnancy is a time when different cravings can come into play. In a way, it can be fun to see how your body is changing, right? I love chocolate, but i couldn't stand it in pregnancy, isn't that strange? So long as you avoid raw seafood, and watch the salt, you should be fine. May want to avoid msg if possible too. Enjoy! ...Read more

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Is it considered unhealthy to eat chinese food when you have a cold or cold symptoms?

Is it considered unhealthy to eat chinese food when you have a cold or cold symptoms?

Food & Colds: There is no reason to avoid any food unless you notice a reaction (some people are sensitive to msg & some nasal congestion may accompany that, but you would notice it whenever you had that food). ...Read more

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Is it bad for me to eat chinese food after teeth extracted?

Is it bad for me to eat chinese food after teeth extracted?

How long after? : Follow your dentist's written instructions after extraction. Avoid activities that create suction (smoking or sucking from a straw). Don't swish vigorously. Avoid alcohol ; hot beverages. A soft or liquid diet would be good. ...Read more

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Everytime I eat hot peppers; jalapenos, small peppers in chinese food, etc., I start hiccuping. Is this allergy?

Everytime I eat hot peppers; jalapenos, small peppers in chinese food, etc., I start hiccuping.  Is this allergy?

Intolerance : Reactions to foods like sneezing after eating Chinese hot mustard or indigestion after peppers are more properly called intolerance than allergy. Food "allergies" are more severe, sometimes life threatening reactions involving hives, swelling, wheezing and shock. Whatever term used, your issue with peppers is best treated by avoiding them or eating them in private where people won't notice hiccups ...Read more

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How much iron does cooked broccoli, chicken &rice have in it? It's Chinese food that we sometimes get &I'm trying to eat more foods with iron in them

How much iron does cooked broccoli, chicken &rice have in it? It's Chinese food that we sometimes get &I'm trying to eat more foods with iron in them

Limited.: Not much in the rice and broccoli. Chicken breast is 0.9 mg/serving, dark meat 1.1. Check out https://huhs.harvard.edu/assets/File/OurServices/Service_Nutrition_Iron.pdf or Google iron content in foods for more complete information. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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