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Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Yes, there is: Even if fast food chains do not offer it specifically, there is plenty that you can find. Non-breaded meat; salads (no croutons); french fries; milk shakes, to mention a few. ...Read more

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Fast Food (Definition)

Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more


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What are some facts about the bodily impacts of healthy food and unhealthy food?

What are some facts about the bodily impacts of healthy food and unhealthy food?

Actually variable: In the short run, often caloric intake independent of food "quality" dominates. As many short term unhealthy diets(google 30 day twinkie diet), if calorically restricted can improve health metrics like blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. But in the long run unhealthy food can lead to inflammation, poor cholesterol panels, micronutrient deficiencies and many other life threatening issues ...Read more

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Nutrition: Why do people, in general, think that eating sugary tasting fruit is any better than eating candy? Sugar is sugar, right?

Nutrition: Why do people, in general, think that eating sugary tasting fruit is any better than eating candy? Sugar is sugar, right?

Fruit is much better: Sugar or sucrose in candy is a combination of glucose and fructose. It is rapidly digested and absorbed resulting in increased fat storage in fat and the liver, in part promoted by Insulin stimulation. Fruits have fructose in much lower amounts, as much as 5 times lower, with slower absorption and benefits from other nutrients such as vitamin C and fiber. ...Read more

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How do I overcome a phobia of anaphylaxis (foods)? Afraid to eat everything & losing lots of weight. What % of adults develop new food allergies?

How do I overcome a phobia of anaphylaxis (foods)? Afraid to eat everything & losing lots of weight. What % of adults develop new food allergies?

Counselor helpful: It is prudent for a person to be concerned about experiencing a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction. Being prepared with an action plan, self-injectable epinephrine, wearing a medical bracelet, and knowing early warning signs can be reassuring. However, once the concern has progressed to phobia with weight loss, it would be helpful to see a counselor or psychologist to deal with the feelings. ...Read more

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How come junk foods disgust me and healthy foods attract me?

How come junk foods disgust me and healthy foods attract me?

Good for you: You're fortunate to have good taste. Truth be told, the greasy / salty / sugary stuff is nasty. Who'd pass up a good orange for a sponge cake? Consider yourself fortunate to think for yourself and to have the sense not to let advertisers dictate your taste. ...Read more

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9mo baby is picky about foods. Loves purees, Cheerios, and cheese, but other types of food are hit or miss. She tries everything but rejects a lot. ?

9mo baby is picky about foods. Loves purees, Cheerios, and cheese, but other types of food are hit or miss. She tries everything but rejects a lot. ?

Keep offering an: array of options. Research shows that kids will eat a balanced diet if you make sure there is a mix of all the major food groups. Don't turn it into a battle, just keep having her try things. Some kids are more sensitive to some smells and tastes. If she is tasting I would not worry. ...Read more

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What are healthy single serving recipes (dessert, lunch, supper, snacks) ? Any links?

A wise young woman!: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/healthy_recipes_for_one_serving there are other sites too. You'll do well since you seem to want to do well. Also, don't be afraid of left-overs - they can even be better and can save work & time. You have a fine life ahead of you - enjoy it! ...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?

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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I love sweet foods, but trying loose weight makes this hard. Are there any sweet foods that are healthy too? Or arent full of calories?

I love sweet foods, but trying loose weight makes this hard. Are there any sweet foods that are healthy too? Or arent full of calories?

N O: Your "love" of sweet foods is because that sweet taste is addictive. Read my blog "oxygen the spark of life" on google and scroll back to a post called "sweet and dangerous" and you will begin to understand the reason for widespread obesity in america. ...Read more

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Started reading why we get fat by gary taubes. Seems unhealthy to eat so much protein. And knowledge about the books content or recommendations of another book about a healthy diet?

Started reading why we get fat by gary taubes. Seems unhealthy to eat so much protein. And knowledge about the books content or recommendations of another book about  a healthy diet?

No one best diet: There is no one best diet for everyone but i share your concern about the excessive protein that low-carb advocates advise. I've written an essay on the pros & cons of various diets including low-carb vs. Low-fat diets at http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ my favorite diet book is eat to live by joel fuhrman md. Also see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/are-you-a-nutritarian.Aspx. ...Read more

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Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Junk vs good food: Junk food is called junk food because it is rich in calories without supplying nutrition. Nutrition=protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Examples of junk: cookies & candy. Examples of good food: fruit, vegetables, lean meat, nuts, eggs. Impact of junk food: weight gain. Impact of good food: maintenance of normal weight, avoidance of diabetes, improved energy and fitness. Be well! ...Read more

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Are microwaves bad for food - do they degrade the food?

Are microwaves bad for food - do they degrade the food?

Controversial: I am not aware of a difinitive answe to that question. ...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?

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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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

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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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?

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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My wife is 4-5 weeks pregnant. - are there specific beauty/make up products that are bad for her - we are indian nationality and vegetarian - any specific food or spices we shld avoid?

My wife is 4-5 weeks pregnant. 
- are there specific beauty/make up products that are bad for her 
- we are indian nationality and vegetarian - any specific food or spices we shld avoid?

Avoid infections: Beauty products are safe. Alcoholic beverages or any foods containing alcohol should be strictly avoided. Other foods to avoid during early pregnancy include: unpastereurized milk and/ cheeses; imported soft cheeses, such as Brie, Gorgonzola, feta, and Roquefort; refrigerated, smoked seafood; and undercooked eggs. These foods can cause infections that can harm the baby. ...Read more

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What are some healthy choices when eating out at restaurants?

What are some healthy choices when eating out at restaurants?

A protein and fiber: A protein relatively void of saturated fat such as fish or lean meat, along with a high fiber vegetable is a fairly healthy combination for a meal. The protein slows gastric emptying making you feel full longer and the fibrous vegetable pushes the nutrients to the lower small intestine releasing other hormones that fills you up and decreases the absorption of bad fats. ...Read more

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Is food pyramid wrong w/ 11 servings of carbs? I eat more fruits&veggies, protein w/whole grains&beans, but not 11 srvs. Could less carbs be harmful?

Food pyramid: Carbs can be healthy: whole fruit, whole veg, whole grains are also carbs. These are complex carbs. Avoid processed, simple, and refined carbs. Beans are excellent. Nuts are excellent. Quinoa is excellent ...Read more

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My gas smells like rotten eggs. I stay away from foods that produce this odor. All foods give me this smell, so a food journal is worthless. Plz help?

Hydrogen sulphide: is a byproduct of bacterial breakdown of food i the colon and solving that issue can be problematic. Refer to this site for more information: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1727181/ Probiotics also are purported to be of benefit. ...Read more

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Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Yes, there is: Even if fast food chains do not offer it specifically, there is plenty that you can find. Non-breaded meat; salads (no croutons); french fries; milk shakes, to mention a few. ...Read more

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How bad is fast food?

How bad is fast food?

Extremely Bad: Fast food although convenient is extremely bad for you. Chicken nuggets, french fries, and donuts have about 4-5 grams of trans fatty acids each. This is what leads to obesity and clogged arteries. Although fast food chains do offer salads and smoothies of late, most americans still choose the higher fat meals unfortunately. ...Read more

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When i diet i can eat fast food?

Wouldnt recooment it: In general most fast food restaurants contain foods which are loaded with high concentrated calories. Even salads at fast food restaurants contain lots of calories typically from the dressing of fried toppings. The best way to lose weight is to avoid processed food and concentrate on a whole food approach. to sum it up eat lean meats, fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Is normal I eat fast food once every week?

Is normal I eat  fast food once every week?

Maybe: Eating fast food may be "normal," in that a lot of people do it. Still, it's not healthy for any of us to eat it. Too many trans fats and processed foods, even for a 16 year old. You can develop healthier eating, activity, and sleep patterns that will keep you well for the rest of your life! Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can athletes eat fast food without consequences?

Can athletes eat fast food without consequences?

Poor nutrition : The food one eats is the fuel your body needs to perform. As an athlete who wants to perform at a high level, it behooves you to put the best fuel possible in your body. Fast food is one of the worst fuels possible. Consider less processed foods and more natural whole foods. ...Read more

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What are the positives and negatives of fast food?

What are the positives and negatives of fast food?

Fat vs convenience: Positive- convenience, sometimes cheap negative- high in fat, cholesterol, and processed foods. Usually low in fiber and also may be high in processed sugars. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat fast food even if your exercising.

Is it ok to eat fast food even if your exercising.

No relationship: Exercising and eating healthy are two separate activities related to maintaining good health. One does not have an effect on the other except that the lack of either can contribute to the development of chronic diseases. It is a common misconception that one healthy activity can neutralize the ill effects of another unhealthy activity, eg. Eating well will not compensate for inadequate sleep. ...Read more

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Can you be healthy and still eat fast food occasionally?

Can you be healthy and still eat fast food occasionally?

Yes, with moderation: Moderation in all things including "fast food diets" makes us "healthy, wealthy, and wise". ...Read more

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Can working at a fast food workplace make me gain weight?

Only if...: You will not gain weight working there if you bring your own food and avoid the food they sell. ...Read more

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What is the fast food you can eat on lindora plateau days?

Lindora Clinics: I don't know where you live, but if you're involved in the lindora lean for life program you know that there's an online site where you can ask specific questions like that: http://www.Lindora.Com/program_online.Aspx there are also clinics in california, and you can find these at: http://www.Lindora.Com/program_clinics.Aspx you would need to become a patient or member for its 1-on-1 advice. ...Read more

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I'm curious will anything bad happen if i keep eating frozen/fast food?

I'm curious will anything bad happen if i keep eating frozen/fast food?

Definitely ...: Eating a balanced, healthy diet and regular exercise are the keys to a healthy, long life. Continued frozen/fast food consumption as the main part of your diet causes all sorts of negative impacts: worsening of your cholesterol, weight gain, increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, gallstone formation, weakened immune system ... the list goes on! ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the general healthiest fast food place to eat at?

Can you please discuss the general healthiest fast food place to eat at?

None: All of the major fast food chains are basically unhealthy unless you stick with salads or grilled chicken. ...Read more

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What happens if you cut out pop and fast food, will you lose a few pounds?

What happens if you cut out pop and fast food, will you lose a few pounds?

Probably : Hi. If you cut typical American trash food substances out of your diet FOR LIFE, yes, you probably would lose some weight. Certainly your health would benefit in the long run! Cut out fast food, soda, white flour, processed foods, saturated fat, and replace them with whole grains, nuts, legumes, fruits & veggies, healthy oils (canola & olive), lean meats, and nonfat dairy. To your health! ...Read more

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I went crazy and overate fast food last night, how can I flush it all out fast?

I went crazy and overate fast food last night, how can I flush it all out fast?

Take it easy: One dietary indiscretion is not a big deal. Just eat less food for a week or so and increase the amount of exercise. ...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