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Can gas be a sign of food poisoning in pregnancy? Ate pancakes breakfast, avocado and chicken at lunch, and plantains with stew for dinner clif bar

Can gas be a sign of food poisoning in pregnancy? Ate pancakes breakfast, avocado and chicken at lunch, and plantains with stew for dinner clif bar

Sure, but...: Feeling full of "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause (like pregnancy), infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more

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Can i eat food cooked with alcohol during pregnancy? I ate a shedded beef taco and didn't know they put cooking wine in before cooking.

Cooking with alcohol: People sometimes cook with wine or other alcohol to flavor a dish. The actual alcohol usually cooks off through the heating process. So you should be fine with your pregnancy in eating such foods. Drinking alcohol would be very different, though. ...Read more

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Why should I avoid ready-to-eat food from salad bars, sandwich bars, smorgasbords and delicatessens?

Why should I avoid ready-to-eat food from salad bars, sandwich bars, smorgasbords and delicatessens?

Food-borne illnesses: E coli and other food borne illnesses are more peeve leant on public food buffets. Food workers who do not wash, foods that my not be as cold or hot as they should be... Just to name a few... ...Read more

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Accidentally ate raw pork, how can I avoid food poisoning?

Accidentally ate raw pork, how can I avoid food poisoning?

Not much: If you do not develop symptoms within 6-8 hours, you are generally safe. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat chips at night after I ate fried food like french fries and ckicken burgar and cheese roll?

Is it good to eat chips at night after I ate fried food like french fries and ckicken burgar and cheese roll?

Yes: There is something wrong with this diet in general especially at night. This many carbs at night is likely addimg weight daily. Cut your carbs. ...Read more

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India for a business trip, how to avoid food poisoning? my colleagues got sick from chain hotels and famous restaurants. what to eat?cooked veggie?

Food poisoning: OK..first..make sure your hepatitis A vaccine has taken and you have antibodies. Second, wash your hands religiously. If possible drink bottled water. With drinks....no ice..because they are usually from tap water. Lastly...stay away from public waterways, rivers and lakes. Just have a good time and be cautious, you'll be fine! ...Read more

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Wife nauseous w/ food aversions. Crave lean meat, salty food, and choc. No chkn,pork,fish. Headache/Nausea leaves w/ right food. PregTest=No,whats up?

Wife nauseous w/ food aversions. Crave lean meat, salty food, and choc. No chkn,pork,fish. Headache/Nausea leaves w/ right food. PregTest=No,whats up?

Get her seen: Whenever headache and nausea do not have an obvious cause, it is first necessary to rule disease of the brain in or out. Don't focus on food choices; this is probably not the key. A competent physician needs to work this up. ...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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Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?

Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?

No: It is not balanced throughout the day. Not enough protein in the morning. A source of carbohydrates would also help. Lunch is mostly complex carbohydrates. Again you need a source of protein, try a yogurt. Dinner is reasonable. ...Read more

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How to avoid contracting food poisioning from Restaurants and Takeaways ?

How to avoid contracting food poisioning from Restaurants and Takeaways ?

Wrong forum: There is no answer to this question other than not to eat in such places. Perhaps you can contact your public health officials where you live for a list of questionable places in your community. ...Read more

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Are raw vegetables from restaurants like subway safe to eat or full of pesticides?

Are raw vegetables from restaurants like subway safe to eat or full of pesticides?

Usually : Yes usually safe. They wash their veggies before serving them. ...Read more

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How many tacos can diabetic eat made with whole wheat shells and turkey meat?

How many tacos can diabetic eat made with whole wheat shells and turkey meat?

How hungry are they?: This depends on how hungry the diabetic is and how large the tacos are. As to how many he or she should eat, that once again depends on the size. Such tacos should be relatively low-glycemic so are relatively healthy but one should not overeat. As for the best diet for a diabetic consider trying dr. Cousens' approach: http://bit.Ly/14ozp4j ; http://bit.Ly/1dlmd23. ...Read more

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I am wanting to know if eating pizza and spaghetti with canned pasta sauce is healthier than curried hamburger with rice and yellow peppers,onions etc?

I am wanting to know if eating pizza and spaghetti with canned pasta sauce is healthier than curried hamburger with rice and yellow peppers,onions etc?

Neither, really.: If those are the two exemplary choices you're giving yourself for health, then I wish you the best of luck. You'd be wise to educate yourself on proper healthy eating by searching HealthTap feeds. ...Read more

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Going out for a meal 28 week pregnant am going to a Turkish restaurant can I eat chicken in creamy mushroom sauce wheat rice and salad ?

Going out for a meal 28 week pregnant am going to a Turkish restaurant can I eat chicken in creamy mushroom sauce wheat rice and salad  ?

Yes: that sound really delicious,go for it in Turkish restaurent usually have a very nice selection of soups their salad supposed to be like greek salad they have the best bread and olives and whit cheese somtime as appetizer bon appetite ...Read more

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Can seafood gumbo give you food poisoning?

Can seafood gumbo give you food poisoning?

Potentially: Ciguatera in tropical fish that have eaten toxic plankton, Shellfish fed on toxic algae, Scromboid in poorly refrigerated dark meat fish. Inadequately cooked seafood may be contaminated. ...Read more

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What makes mcdonalds food so unhealthy? What's the difference between their burgers, and the average burger you cook at home, or other restaurants?

Fat and salt: Fast foods, mcdonalds and others are often high in saturated fats and salt, both of which are not healthy. The same may be true of burgers cooked at home and in restaurants, depending on the quality of meat and cooking process. ...Read more

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Is prepackage food healthy or restaurant or home meals ?

Is prepackage food healthy or restaurant or home meals ?

Home meals healthy: Meals prepared properly at home are probably the most healthy you can regulate how much salt, fats and other ingredients go into your meals. You also choose the ways they are prepared and the proportion sides you want. So it would be best if possible to prepare your own meals at home. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take little kids to ethnic restaurants with spicey foods?

Is it ok to take little kids to ethnic restaurants with spicey foods?

Yes: Yes, why not? Educate them. Introduce them to new cultures and foods. If spiciness is a concern, ask the waiter to make it mild for the kids. I'm not sure what you're really asking. ...Read more

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Are restaurants cause of more food poisoning or homes?

Are restaurants cause of more food poisoning or homes?

Homes: The number of homes versus restaurants and the lack of knowledge of how to correctly prepare and store food would greatly outweight the number of food poisoning in homes. ...Read more

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What can consumers do when they eat in restaurants to prevent food borne illnesses?

Wash, eat well-done: Some can't be prevented: food handler doesn't wash after bathroom, if restaurant doesn't follow health rules. Nyc has health grades (a, b, c, "grade pending", closed), posted on the window, near the door; not a bad idea. Assuming the place is clean, eating undercooked food is the best way to increase risk. Rare steak ok-outside cooked, rare inside is sterile. Rare burger can't tell where it was. ...Read more

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Can people usually ask for the nutrition facts when they go to fast food restaurants when they ask for the menus?

Can people usually ask for the nutrition facts when they go to fast food restaurants when they ask for the menus?

Not so much: When going to "fast food" restaurants, people are often in too much of a hurry to ask about nutrition facts before buying and gobbling. More and more such restaurants are posting this information, though -- so you can look it up online before going. In some cases it's right on each item on the menu when you get there. ...Read more

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Can I eat at fast food restaurants if I have diabetes?

Can I eat at fast food restaurants if I have diabetes?

Yes: Ask them for a brochure that lists the nutritional data of their selections. ...Read more

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Is it usual to have a lot of flatulence from food at mexican restaurant nearby?

Is it usual to have a lot of flatulence from food at mexican restaurant nearby?

Flatuence: Certain foods are more likely to result in gas than others. Typically the crucerferious vegetables. Cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts and certain beans are most noteworthy. ...Read more

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How do they clean out ice freezers at fast food restaurants?

How do they clean out ice freezers at fast food restaurants?

Not enough: Interesting question. While it might be state specific, health departments don't test ice for bacteria and fungus, and they only do a visual inspection. The requirement to pass is the ice machines must be maintained enough to be clean at sight and touch. Freezing does not necessarily kill organisms, and dangerous bacteria and fungi have been found in ice from restaurants. Bagged ice may be safer. ...Read more

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What does a dirty bathroom indicate about a restaurant's food?

What does a dirty bathroom indicate about a restaurant's food?

Not encouraging.: Restaurant inspection practices vary widely from state to state. In new york and in los angeles, restaurants receive letter grades based on inspections. Though health grades are imperfect, assessments show a trend toward cleaner restaurants with fewer incidents of food-borne illness. These grades are specific to food storage and handling and do not include the condition of the bathrooms. ...Read more

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What foods are high in iron that you can commonly find in typical family restaurants, besides meat?

What foods are high in iron that you can commonly find in typical family restaurants, besides meat?

See below: Egg yolks dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards) dried fruit (prunes, raisins) iron-enriched cereals and grains (check the labels) mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops) turkey or chicken giblets beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans liver artichokes. ...Read more

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That tv chef said that in the kitchens of good restaurants they do bad stuff with food. Is that true? Do I really need to worry if I eat out?

That tv chef said that in the kitchens of good restaurants they do bad stuff with food. Is that true? Do I really need to worry if I eat out?

Stay at home.: The fine restaurants or chains that i frequent prepare quality food. The are inspected regularly. You can have a phobia about anything, but going to a "good" restaurant should not be one of them, ie. Compared to driving to the eatery. ...Read more

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I'm 17, feel sick all the time, nervous about eating food in restaurant or colege but can eat food at home,what is this? I'm also scared of going sick

See a psychologist : You seem to have some anxiety and need to be evaluated. I would start with seeing a psychologist. There are treatment options but clarification of the diagnosis is needed first in order to develop a plan of care. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Phobia of eating other people's germs with my food keeps me from parties and restaurants. Am I crazy or smart?

Cautious vs Phobia: The key to whether an avoidance behavior like yours is a disorder is whether it compromises your life in significant ways or prevents normal life functioning (in work, relationships, school, etc). If the phobia of eating other people's germs has affected friendships and your life in general, it may be a good idea to seek an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to avoid contracting food poisioning from Restaurants and Takeaways ?

Wrong forum: There is no answer to this question other than not to eat in such places. Perhaps you can contact your public health officials where you live for a list of questionable places in your community. ...Read more

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Do even expensive restaurants hire immigrant helpers? Id so, is there greater risk of food poisoning?

Back office employee: Most restaurants including expensive ones hire minority and immigrant employees as they generally are good workers and will work for less money. Food poisoning is a constant worry in any restaurant and most have strict internal rules to prevent this. These rules are more likely to be followed in an expensive restaurant so enjoy your experience there. ...Read more

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My boyfriend's daughter is a small, short 9 yr old. She eat restaurant food and something sweet at least 5 days a week. Is this an okay diet?

My boyfriend's daughter is a small, short 9 yr old. She eat restaurant food and something sweet at least 5 days a week. Is this an okay diet?

So much for the: case that a hi-fat diet leads to growth. (This was introduced to explain why the average height in Japan is increasingly proportionate to the introduction of junk food.) You can eat healthy foods at restaurants, you just have to work at it a little harder, unless the restaurant specializes in healthy food. Sweets have to be balanced with protein for absorption, but probably aren't great. ...Read more

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I am a cashier at a fast food restaurant & I get these cramps that hurt really but they aren't unbearable but almost. I can't leave the front 2 calm?

I am a cashier at a fast food restaurant & I get these cramps that hurt really but they aren't unbearable but almost. I can't leave the front 2  calm?

Intestinal?: You did not mention if these are intestinal or from your period. If there are intestinal these may be related to stress or something you have eaten. There is some meds out there that can be used for control of the cramps. See your doctor and discuss with the doc how it presents and how it should be treated. Best wishes. ...Read more