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Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Calories burned, is it all voodoo? HR monitor, Elliptical, and online calculators differ by up to 50%. Is one more accurate? I'm 250 lbs, FFM 180 lbs

Calories burned, is it all voodoo? HR monitor, Elliptical, and online calculators differ by up to 50%. Is one more accurate? I'm 250 lbs, FFM 180 lbs

Beware the machines: While exercise machines attempt to alert users of calories burned and wattage acheived, the reality is unless in a sport medicine clinic, you probably are not getting accurate results. I am a strong proponent of regular exercise, and then increasing intensity and duration as tolerated. However, it is what you put in your body that is going to make the biggest difference to your fitness goals. ...Read more

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What should my calorie intake be to lose weight? My first Doctor said 1200 but calculators say 2100. 310lbs 5'3" female 22 years old. Thank you!

What should my calorie intake be to lose weight? My first Doctor said 1200 but calculators say 2100. 310lbs 5'3" female 22 years old. Thank you!

It depends: Do you want to sustain your weight or lose weight? It may be best to consider weight loss since a 5'3" frame will have diffculty sustaining that weight over time without joint damage. Your calorie recommendations are extremes on a spectrum. I would suggest starting at 2500 carefullly counted for 2 months are drop by 100 every 2 months until you get to 1500. Return to 1800 when at goal weight. ...Read more

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I want to increase my muscle mass. I understand I must increase my calorie intake, but by how much? Is there a calculator/ formula? I'm 5'6 weigh 158.

Wrong approach: Increase your protein intake, not your calorie intake. Increasing calories just makes your fatter, not stronger. The key is strength and resistence training on a regular basis. If you do not do that, you will not gain muscle mass. ...Read more

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Can I trust chinese food and beverages in us stores/?

Can I trust chinese food and beverages in us stores/?

What do you mean by: Trust? Chinese food as sold in the us is not like the food consumed in china. ...Read more

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Is takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Is takeout chinese food without msg low salt?

Not necessarily: Msg is a flavor enhancer which intensifies the flavors of food. Salt is a food additive for flavor as well as preservation and is a different chemical compound-nacl. ...Read more

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Can you get cancer from eating too much chinese food?

Can you get cancer from eating too much chinese food?

NO: No chinese food itself is not carcinogenic. If some some chemical carcnogens are added then yes. Lacking strict restriction like our fda, carcinogen benzoapyrene was accedentally contaminated in camellia oil used in chinese cooking and dehp in tae. In any food nitrates (to nitrousamine), hydrogenated oils, sodium glucomate, acrylamids liberated by deep frying of starch are all carciinogens. ...Read more

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Is eating chinese food everyday bad for you?

Can be healthy: Chinese food is often very healthy – with lots of rice, fish & vegetables (which are often steamed). But keep in mind that food choices are important. Steamed rice is lower in fat than fried rice. Some sauces are high in sodium (like soy sauce) or sugar (duck or plum sauce). Foods that are stir-fried, broiled, steamed or roasted often have less fat calories than fried foods. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Chinese food triggering someone's cashew allergy?

Chinese food triggering someone's cashew allergy?

Possible: Some chinese dishes contain cashews. The other possibility is that there was cashew "contamination" in your dish. ...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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Could I have a taipei frozen chinese food with shellfish allergies?

Depends: Make sure you read the label closely and see if they list anything referring to shellfish on the ingredients label. The FDA requires that foods sold in the U.S. have the 8 most common food allergens listed clearly on the ingredient list so shellfish should be listed if it is included in the dish. ...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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Had my first chinese food about 30 minutes ago. Now my nose is runny, my chest hurts and my head feels like it's gonna explode. Is this normal?

Had my first chinese food about 30 minutes ago. Now my nose is runny, my chest hurts and my head feels like it's gonna explode. Is this normal?

No: This is not a normal reaction to eating anything. You may be having an allergic reaction to something in the food. To be safe, get checked out right away. ...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

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I had my gallbladder removed 1/9/15. Yesterday I had pizza, Chinese food, coffee and donuts. I woke up last night at 11 with mild pain I still have it?

I had my gallbladder removed 1/9/15. Yesterday I had pizza, Chinese food, coffee and donuts. I woke up last night at 11 with mild pain I still have it?

The Gall of it All: High fat consumption after gallbladder surgery shouldn't be a major issue, however bile excreted directly into the intestine on a regular basis, now that the gallbladder is missing, is sometimes the cause of bloating, cramping and diarrhea in some. There is an adjustment period to this change in overall function but if it persists despite your dietary intake seek evaluation with your surgeon ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have an allergic reaction to chinese food?

Is it possible for me to have an allergic reaction to chinese food?

Yes: Their are multiple food ingredients in chinese food that can trigger an allergic reaction. These include nuts, peanuts, shellfish, fish and less likely rice, pasta, and vegetable. Food preservatives are less likely to trigger a reaction. An allergist can assist in determining the exact cause of the reaction after eating. ...Read more

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I'm having sick after eating chinese food - is this chinese restaurant syndrome, what to do?

Chinese Food: Often contains Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) which is classified by the FDA as a flavor enhancer that is “generally recognized as safe”. Per Mayo Clinic- research hasn't shown a definite link btwn MSG & “MSG Symptom Complex” which may include: headache, flushing, sweating, facial pressure, numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck, etc, palpitations, chest pain, nausea or weakness. ...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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Feeling funny after eating chinese food for the first time. Could my stomach be trying to get used to it?

Feeling funny after eating chinese food for the first time. Could my stomach be trying to get used to it?

No: You may be allergic to one of the ingredients in chinese food or suffer from an adverse reaction to msg - called the chinese restaurant syndrome- which can presented in high quantities especially in soup. ...Read more

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I ate chinese food, im young but feel dizzy, heart beat is high, is this treatable, should I worry?

MSG: You likely had the FDA approved poison, MSG, added to your food to intensify the taste and now having the typical reaction. Yes, it is temporary and will not cause permanent issues, but next time request no added MSG. ...Read more

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My gf ate bad chinese food and has been throwing up for the past 30-45 minutes. Probably food poisoning. She is now resting w/ some pain. What can I do?

My gf ate bad chinese food and has been throwing up for the past 30-45 minutes. Probably food poisoning. She is now resting w/ some pain. What can I do?

UR probably right...: About the food poisoning, which should run its course if your girlfriend is otherwise a young healthy woman. However, if she can't keep down liquids, has unremitting vomiting, has fever, symptoms evolve and worsen, or she sees blood with vomitus or diarrhea she will need medical attention soon. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more