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I ate red dragon fruit last night and when I went pee today, it was pink. Is this because of the fruit? How does that work?
Recently I've red-ish urine.But I dont feel any pain while peeing,also I consume red dragon fruit for diet.should I be concern?Tks.
Dragon Fruit: Dragon fruit (pitahaya or pitaya) which is native to south ; central america is a healthy food to eat during pregnancy. A 100 gram serving contains 1 mg of fiber, 1 mg of iron as well as magnesium, potassium ; calcium. It also contains vit c ; b vitamins. It is a rich source of lycopene (helps to lower blood pressure ; helps to prevent cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does eating dragon fruit (pink flesh type) cause red stools? How do I tell whether its red dye or blood?
Check stool/food: Check when the stool are colored and relate the color with the food ingested, keep a diary. Other option see a doc with check stool for blood. ...Read more
Hi doctor, is it good if i drink protein milk mixed with fruit (red dragon fruit)? Will it lose the benefit of the protein milk?Thanks.
I am 49 healthy woman and I am contemplating going on a raw fruit and vegetable diet is there anything I need to make sure I include to stay healthy?
Raw food thoughts...: Raw fruits and raw vegetables have many benefits, but there are some drawbacks, which is why all human cultures eat cooked food. Raw plants have tough Cellulose fiber, so require more chewing to break into the cells so we can get the nutrients. Undigested fiber is fermentation food for our gut bacteria, leading to gas. Without cooking, one eats live bacteria, fungi, and parasites that are on food. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you eat raw frozen and raw fresh vegetables as long as you rinse them first? I don't see the issue since we don't cook our raw fruit.
OK for most BUT...: Many people eat only raw vegetables (and raw food) for health benefits, but many nutrients in vegetables are better absorbed when cooked (esp. if boiled or steamed) while others are degraded by cooking. Cruciferous veggies have chemicals that suppress thyroid function if eaten in excess that are deactivated by cooking. See http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/raw-veggies-are-healthier/ ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No solid facts on it: Haven't seen good research linking certain foods to the tastes/smells of bodily parts or bodily secretions. Basic ideas can be followed, such as cleanliness (bathing removes bodily oils, which come from sebaceous glands, which have bacteria and can carry oils/flavors from spicy/odorful foods). However, overwashing damages skin cells, and can make aromas worse. Avoid std's. Keep vaginal ph normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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