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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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Does eating fast food Affect sexual ability?

Does eating fast food Affect sexual ability?

It can: Nasser, Eating fast food in large quantities can lead to obesity, Type II Diabetes, and high cholesterol, all of which can cause erectile dysfunction. This takes years to occur, and wouldn't be a problem in a 16 year old, but if you want to avoid problems down the line, skip the drive thru and eat whole, non processed foods. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How does fatty food affect your health?

How does fatty food affect your health?

Good fat from: things like olive oil, coconut oil, eggs,etc.is good for you. Bad fat such as that in packaged food called "transfat"is bad for you because it's really foreign to the body. Please avoid low fat diets. We need good fat for a feeling of satiety and to nourish our brain and nerves. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does a diet of junk food affect your body?

How does a diet of junk food affect your body?

Uh, BADLY!: Hi. I bet you knew the answer to that question! The epidemic of obesity & type 2 diabetes in our society is a function of unhealthy lifestyle. Average Americans eat fast food, processed food, white flour, too much sugar, and saturated fat, and don't get enough exercise. Terrible lifestyle. Obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, bad lipids...steep price to pay! ...Read more

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How long does eating foods like garlic, onions, curry, affect your body odor?

How long does eating foods like garlic, onions, curry, affect your body odor?

Sweat: It's the volatile sulfurous substances, including one called allicin, in garlic and onions that cause their odor to linger on for hours after we eat them. Mint and tumeric also contain volatile compounds that our bodies release through our sweat. These compounds are absorbed into our blood and our lungs after digestion, giving us not only bad body odor but bad breath as well. ...Read more

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Eating fast and large portions of food can affect me physically?

Eating fast: Yes, eating fast and large portions is not smart. Please have your primary doctor refer you to a Diabetologist. Your health should improve quite quickly. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a food that will reduce the impact on the digestive system of acidic foods like sauce?

Does anyone know a food that will reduce the impact on the digestive system of acidic foods like sauce?

Avoidance/veggies: If you are sensitive as I am avoidance is best. The balance is the important thing. Vegetables are alkaline and will help to balance out the acidity of carbs and sugars. Alkaline water is also very effective in neutralizing and soothing acidic foods and problems. ...Read more

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I heard that 30% of waste is excreted from your skin. So does eating bad with greasy food give you acne?

I heard that 30% of waste is excreted from your skin. So does eating bad with greasy food give you acne?

Let's talk...: The claim that 30% of waste is excreted through your skin is bunk. The one waste product that you lose through your skin is urea and this loss is significant only if you sweat; the stuff is also famously nontoxic. There's actually a consistency rare among scientific studies that diet doesn't affect acne -- i was surprised too. You're an adult and can read critically. Thanks for asking. ...Read more

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Can eating a spicy pepper whole speed your metabolism?

Can eating a spicy pepper whole speed your metabolism?

Cayenne pepper: Extract , capsaicin has shown in some clinical trials to increase the metabolism and cause some weight loss. Therefore it is used in some diets to increase the metabolism and assist with weight loss. ...Read more

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How does junk food affect the way you concentrate?

How does junk food affect the way you concentrate?

Brain chemistry: Junk foods contain more sugars, salts and other chemicals that make us crave them more. They have poor nutritional value. All of this will have an effect on how the brain functions. Choose healthier foods, more fruits and veggies, more water, and you will feel better. ...Read more

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Is there any effect on your body if you eat your food cold as compared to eating warm food?

Living Life: The only concern I have as a physician is that you are not eating uncooked meat or food that could spread disease. I do know that in india many of the major life threatening illnesses come from unclean water. So, in india, specifically, since this is where you live, uncooked food for me would also include unclean water. As long as everything is cooked or clean then I have no problem this. ...Read more

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How does food affect your heart rate?

How does food affect your heart rate?

Heart rate: A generic meal may be associated with a small heart rate increase as blood flow shifts volume to the gut. If substances causing additional effects stimulating or suppressing rate are present different changes could be seen. ...Read more

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Does eating certain foods actually raise my metabolism?

Does eating certain foods actually raise my metabolism?

Eat breakfast!: Missing breakfast is a common problem among young people and those who want to lose weight. In fact, eating a healthy breakfast will improve daytime performance, and actually assist in weight reduction, in part by revving up your metabolism with the breakfast meal. ...Read more

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Does eating burnt food increase your risk of cancer? Does overcooking food with oil in turn into hydrogenated fat?

Does eating burnt food increase your risk of cancer? Does overcooking food with oil in turn into hydrogenated fat?

Possibly: There is a fair amount of research on overcooking of meat and correlation with cancer, in particular colon cancer. You can search for such articles on www.pubmed.org but one example of a review article is: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/100/Supplement_1/386S.long Sorry I cannot answer your other question. ...Read more

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How much of a certain food must you eat until it affects your health?

How much of a certain food must you eat until it affects your health?

I'm sorry, but this: Question is too broad to answer. It really depends on which foods & what type of effects are being discussed. Really is best to eat a wide variety of healthy foods. ...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