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Does Freezer Burn Affect Nutrient Levels In Foods
Freezer burn: Yes. Freezer burn affects the quality of the meat frozen and usually ruins the taste and destroys some nutrients. It may still be safe to eat, but it will taste bad. ...Read more
Does eating high fat but low carb foods make you lose weight but higher cholesterol levels or is ingested fats also stored as fat in our bodies?
Fat has calories: Fatty foods are packed with calories, twice the number of carbs or proteins for the same amount of food. So high fat is not going to help you lose weight just because you are avoiding starches and sugars (carbs). Your total calorie intake needs to go down and/or your exercise up to lose weight. Start reading labels with portion size and calorie content as well as the breakdown carb/protein/fats. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.
Blood sugar: Forget the calcium. If you have high blood sugar levels you need to stop drinking the chocolate milk. If you don't have diabetes relax and enjoy. Please go online and look up the many articles about food stuffs. My preferred item on the web is "NuVal" - you will learn a lot. ...Read more
Do frozen veggies have same nutrition as raw veggies? And can microwaving food damage the food's nutritional components or does it maintain them?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is all sugar bad? E.g. Sugar in fresh fruit, or sugar in raw honey. Liver load in mind not so much weight loss. How much a day including from fruit ?
Low-glycemic fruitOK: Good question. Some fruit has much more sugar than others. Small fruits where you eat the peel have many health benefits (berries, cherries, grapes, apples) & don't increase blood sugar much, but tropical fruits/melons should be limited. Honey in moderation also has health benefits-as a sweetener better than sugar but don't eat for health! See http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/264667.php ...Read more
Does ingesting lactose when you're lactose sensitive affect how body absorbs macro & micro nutrients from the foods you eat after?
Read that heat can destroy some micro-nutrients.Does that mean my preferred dry roasting of nuts reduces its nutrients as compared to eating raw nuts?
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It isn't the way!: Whey protein is like all protein, which when metabolized can acidify the urine and less so the blood. All protein can do this, to some extent. However, the ability to use free fatty acids is enhanced in a slighly acidic fluid. This is not a health issue, unless you are in renal failure or have renal tubular acidosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Blood ph is maintained in a narrow range, and if it out of normal range, absorbing food will not be your first concern. ...Read more
Should not decrease: If a person is eating plenty of foods and drinks, but dropped the number of calories (for example, by getting rid of the sugar and excess carbs in the foods and drinks), her body should make milk just fine. Her body has plenty of stored calories for use in milk-making... Which is why breast-feeding helps a woman lose weight if she eats fewer calories than needed each day. ...Read more
Does warming food in microwave destroy the vitamins or minerals? secondly does it causes any other harmful impact ie; cause cancer?thanks
It's fine: Minerals -- not at all. They can only be destroyed in a nuclear reactor. Vitamins -- maybe a little, notably vitamin C, but you probably get plenty. Causing cancer? That's internet scare hoax stuff. Taking proper care of your food is key to avoid food-borne illness. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bake it instead: Grilled or baked fish is way less fattening than fried fish. The frying itself more than triples the calories, and they are the worst kind of calories, oxidized fat. It will not be a good food to eat if you are concerned about body composition. ...Read more
Rarely improves!: You don't destroy mineral, but if you cook with water you will lose them. Feat (prolonged) will destroy some vitamin content, and you will also lose some in water. Best to steam o microwave foods. Grilling is fine to a point as is baking! ...Read more
Does heating or cooking anything , reduces protein content and calorie., if i boil lentils then it protein valve decreases?
Refined food: Any cooking baking, boiling or refining of food destroys some of the natural benefit of food. ...Read more
Does caffeine inhibits protein absorption in the stomach?does it affect protein synthesis? to what extent?
No evidence of this.: Caffeine should not affect protein absorption much. Since caffeine can cause things to move faster through the digestive tract, theoretically the time available to digest and absorb nutrients is decreased. However, the body overall is very good as digesting and absorbing protein, so this change in speed should not affect much. ...Read more
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