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No: It is always best to use fresh food, or frozen. Canned foods are ok for emergencies, but should not be regularly used. Many cans contain bpa in the liner, and are not good for you. ...Read more
Wouldn't recommend : Why take a chance? The risks outweigh the benefits. ...Read more
Balanced food plan: Eggs ; tuna are protein-rich and nutritious but if that is all you eat it is not good for physical or emotional health. Make sure you get some protein, good fats, and carbs. Check out the brand of canned tuna also so that you are sure it is from a company that makes sure their products are mercury free. Stay close to your doc so he/she can support you. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Read labels.: Fresh frozen vegetables usually retain more nutrients, but it depends on the form. The package labels will tell you. All canned vegetables are not alike either. Even salsa can end up with no nutrients at all from over-processing. Read labels,if it has no vitamins, fiber, or protein, it is basically junk. Some canned fruits and some juices have no vitamins at all and are just overpriced candy! ...Read more
Cannes Beans: i would suggest that you eat fresh vegetables from your farmer's market if possible. In order to can food products, salt has to be added. Also the aluminum from the cans can get into the food products. ...Read more
Accidentally bought expired canned food and ate it. Didn't realize till later. Should i be worried?
I think I swallowed metal shavings that was in my canned corn.. What signs should I look out for if I did??
Nothing special: If you are really concerned eat some stewed okra. It will form a congeal around any foreign objects and make sure they slide through your gut easier. A pedi surgeon friend of mine told me about this decades ago.He hated chasing down screws that kids ate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the benefits of eating a beet everyday? Is eating a raw beet healthier as compared to boiled in plain unsalted water?
It depends,,: Beets have unrefined, natural sugar, which may be healthier than artificial sweeteners and refined sugar in sweets. As to if it's better boiled vs. Raw, it depends on if the raw one has come into contact with anything that could contaminate it like bacteria and cause you sickness. Generally it's better to wash vegetables before they're eaten. ...Read more
How much albacore canned tuna can a 18 year old male safely eat? I'm 5'9 160-170 pounds. And also, are mini bella mushrooms healthy?
Mercury toxic; NO!!!: Unfortunately tuna is fairly high in mercury. Experts advise eating canned albacore no more than 3 times a month, though it is ok to have "light" or skipjack tuna twice a week (but not both!). See http://www.Nrdc.Org/health/effects/mercury/tuna.Asp portabella mushrooms large and small are healthy but they should be cooked and organic ones are much better to avoid pesticide exposure. ...Read more
Variable per patient: Bowel frequency in america varies from 3 movements daily to 1 every three to four days. Much of this variablity is dependent on colonic transit. As measured by sitz marker study (a capsule that releases 24 plastic rings in the stomach that then are recorded by x-ray as they move forward in the gut), normal evacuation is defined as >80% rings defecated by 5 days after sitz marker ingestion. ...Read more
Not necessarily: While BPA is hazardous because of its hormone-disrupting estrogenic effects, the problem is that cans without BPA use alternatives like BPF, BPS, vinyl and polyester that may be as or more toxic than BPA and it is hard to learn what alternatives are being used! See http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408989/ and https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/bpa-free-cans-safe-or-toxic/ and http://tinyurl.com/lsefng7 ...Read more
Maybe, in a way: Beets are high in nitrates, like most fruits and veggies. Beet juice is even more potent in this. Also it's a great antioxidant, and the high boron content may benefit sex hormone balance. The body converts nitrates into nitric oxide, a compound that enhances blood flow throughout the body -- including sex organs -- and helps lower blood pressure. Viagra (sildenafil) works through a similar mechanism. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers