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Can You Eat Too Much Popcorn
Doubtful... but...: It depends on what your mean by how many. 3 or 4 ...Probabbly no effect but 15 or 20... I don't know....Check with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Yes: All things in moderation. Fruit is a vital part of our diet and should be consumed daily at the rate of several servings per day. It is possible to eat so much fruit that we are not hungry for other vital foods, such as vegetables, carbs, and protein. Also, excess sugars will be converted to fat. Finally, too much fruit/sugar can lead to diarrhea and affect absorption of other nutrients. ...Read more
Nothing but --------: Eating too much protein will not make you gain more weight and muscle mass according to the experts, but has been used in low carb diets to loose weight, but long term they may do more harm than good, the harm may be subtle and not easily noticed too much protein puts stress on your kidneys cause problems with kidneys, cause constipation and ketosis ie accumulation of ketones in blood and dehydration. ...Read more
Yes: It's pretty hard to get too much fiber from food alone unless you're living on only bread or eat too much of a few very fibrous, undigestable foods. Usually, too much fiber occurs from overuse of fiber supplements - pill or powder form. You may get diarrhea since fiber draws in more water into the colon. ...Read more
Depends: Fruit are high in sugar, but also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Eating too much of anything generally means not getting enough of something else that the body needs. If you have diabetes, then too much can raise blood sugars. Try replacing a serving or two of fruit with vegetables. Freshly picked, organic vegetables can be as sweet as fruit with even more health benefits. ...Read more
No: No one has ever developed diabetes simply from eating too much sugar. Diabetes is more common as you get older, more common if you have a positive family history and is 70-90% related to being overweight. Yes, you can gain weight from eating too much sugar, but it's really total calories, as a gram of sugar has only 4 calories and it's 3,500 calories to gain a pound. ...Read more
Diarrhea: If the fiber intake leads to diarrhea, that can lead to dehydration if you dont keep up with the fluid losses. Most fiber, does not lead to diarrhea and or dehydration. Insoluble fiber is more likely to increase the transit of stool, where as soluble fiber as in oatmeal is more likely to sop up water and decrease the transit of stool. ...Read more
Yes: Glucose (sugar) is regulated by Insulin which lowers glucose. When there is too much glucose in your system your body will try to lower it quickly with Insulin which can then also cause low glucose which your brain also does not like. Best is to aim for moderation, add fiber to your diet, avoid processed foods, soda, etc and get regular exercise as this also helps with insulin/glucose metabolism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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