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Are BPA-free canned food safe to eat?

Are BPA-free canned food safe to eat?

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

Dr. Randy Baker
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Vegetarian Diet (Definition)

It is a diet where the person does not eat meat (red meat, poultry, fish, etc.). It may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter, such as ...Read more


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I m tryin to lose some xtra calories! i daily eat freash vegies cooked in chilli and soy sauce! are these sauce fattening?

I m tryin to lose some xtra calories! i daily eat freash vegies cooked in chilli and soy sauce! are these sauce fattening?

Not directly, but...: The calories are extremely low - so in that way they're not fattening. Also veggies are not fattening. Even a bit of healthy oil (olive, canola) for cooking is fine. Other herbs & spices won't add calories either. But.... The sodium in soy sauce may cause water retention, etc so don't over-do that ingredient. Use a low sodium type or substitute / supplement with lemon or lime juice. Good for you! ...Read more

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Are frozen foods, veggies n instant noodles also unhealthy n include in fast foods?

Are frozen foods, veggies n instant noodles also unhealthy n include in fast foods?

Not always: There are many healthy frozen foods or frozen veggies. It all depends on the ingredients and additives in the food (one must read the labels). It is hard to find healthy instant noodles, but some are better than others (look for low fat / low sodium / no msg). ...Read more

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Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food. But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened. why? He ate whole canned fruit.

Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food.  But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened.  why? 
He ate whole canned fruit.

Difficulty w/ swallo: Somebody must have thought the person your concerned about has difficulty with chewing and or swallowing his food. Then he might get food into his lungs and get an aspiration pneumonia. So he is being fed like a child. I don't know if he has dentures yet but that would be another consideration in feeding issues. Reminds of the old riddle: what walks on 4 ft, then 2 ft, then 3 ft. ...Read more

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Are veggies chips healthy to eat ?

Are veggies chips healthy to eat ?

Depends: If veggie chips are baked and low sodium then they would be healthier than standard fried and salted potato chips. If the veggie chips are heavily salted and deep fat fried then they would be about the same as potato chips, not that healthy. ...Read more

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Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?

Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?

Processed food - meh: Doubtful if fresh cut. Processed food is all about additives and salt. Both potatoes and sweets have nutrients. Balanced diet is key. Don't make a habit of all brown meals. ...Read more

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What are the foods too eat on diet like nuts eggs fish turkey chicken vegetables?

What are the foods too eat  on diet like nuts eggs fish turkey chicken  vegetables?

Please clarify : I'm not sure what you are asking. Are you asking about a weight loss diet? There are many types of diets, including many weight loss diets. I recommend dr. Fuhrman's nutritarian diet for both overall health and weight loss, but there other good diets too. See http://bit.Ly/1dhw9ht. ...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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Is cooked food added calories when compare raw one?

Is cooked food added calories when compare raw one?

A Hot Subject: Yes,maybe.Harvard scientists found t the body uses more energy in digesting raw food than it does cooked food; that more of the energy available from raw food is lost to bacteria in our gut than is the case with cooked food, and that the body expends energy fighting off pathogens that are more prolific in raw food than in cooked.Who'd-a thunk?Also,strictly speaking hot food contains more calories. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to eat junk foods (eg. fried foods, potato chips, candy) occasionally or avoid them altogether?

Is it healthier to eat junk foods (eg. fried foods, potato chips, candy) occasionally or avoid them altogether?

Agree w' : Dr Fairchild. Many of the junk foods however contain ingredients that are addictive (corn syrup). For some people, when they eat a little they can't stop or they will eat more the next day and the cravings will continue. If once you take a little, you have trouble stopping or find that within a few days you are taking a little more, try to stay clear you may be addicted to something in the junk. ...Read more

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I often will vomit after eating meats that are cooked in their own juices, can't eat gravy or anything high in grease, garlic or fat. Why?

I often will vomit after eating meats that are cooked in their own juices, can't eat gravy or anything high in grease, garlic or fat. Why?

May be stomach or : Gallbladder. If stomach is inflamed/ulcerated, fats can stimulate more acid causing more irritation. Fats can also exacerbate reflux. More likely is gallbladder problem: gb stores bile & secretes it to help digest fats; fats cause it to contract. May have gallstones or reduced gb function or gb inflammation. See pcp for evaluation, tests, options for treatment. In meantime, avoid fatty triggers. ...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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Is there sodium in fried food? How about homemade fried food without salt? (Fry food in oil without any seasoning?) If so, how much sodium?

Is there sodium in fried food? How about homemade fried food without salt? (Fry food in oil without any seasoning?) If so, how much sodium?

All life is based on: water with added salts, including humans. Typical sodium concentration in water outside human cells: 140 mEq/L, inside cells: 5 mEq/L. Sodium has long been both over-promoted by medical disease industry http://goo.gl/Blh6rW as harmful & added to various foods, cheap, to "enhance" flavor for taste appeal & sales. While ? Na can aggravate edema; is rarely the primary cause of ?ed water retention. ...Read more

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Iam gluten free gaining weight why if i avoid all bread items i eat chicken beans beef along side salad no dressing rice or corn cereal fruits?

Iam gluten free gaining weight why if i avoid all bread items i eat chicken beans beef along side salad no dressing rice or corn cereal fruits?

Gaining weight: That's great that you are not consuming a lot of carbs and are watching your diet. You also need to look at the overall quantity (and calories) of what you are eating as well. Are you exercising too? Without physical activity (cardio), it is hard to lose weight. You have to burn more calories than you are consuming. You might be doing this already and have another reason for weight gain. ...Read more

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Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

None: No supplement can replace fresh veggies or fruits. The foods contains hundreds of beneficial minerals, vitamins, enzymes, as well as fiber that no supplement can match. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to eat spoonfuls of peanut butter?

Is it unhealthy to eat spoonfuls of peanut butter?

Yes: While eating peanut butter in moderation is good for you eating spoonfuls is not. Three spoonfuls of peanut butter has over 300 calories and is very high in fat. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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