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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
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.
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.
Not advisable.: When patients that come to me asking about certain diets, i turn the questioning around and ask them, "could you safely participate in this diet for your entire life?" should you eat a lichi diet for the rest of your life? If it's not safe for the rest of your life, what makes it safe for 2 weeks or 2 months. The best diet is one you can apply to your eating habits life long. ...Read more
Could be: Any food can cause an allergy in a person. If you have symptoms every time you eat it, then you might be allergic or intolerant of the substance. If your symptoms go away when you don't eat it, that tells you that the particular food (quince in your case) is the culprit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one answer: There is no set guideline, but if you roughly consume about 25% of your calories as fruit (and by that I mean the actual fruit, not fruit juice), that is a pretty good in ballpark estimate of how much to eat daily. So figure out how many calories is ideal for you and eat about 1/4 of that as fruit. ...Read more
Depends: Fruit are high in sugar, but also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Eating too much of anything generally means not getting enough of something else that the body needs. If you have diabetes, then too much can raise blood sugars. Try replacing a serving or two of fruit with vegetables. Freshly picked, organic vegetables can be as sweet as fruit with even more health benefits. ...Read more
Strawberries, peach: From livestrong.Com: perhaps the greatest risk of toxin exposure from fruit comes from pesticide use. The risk stems from the direct application, as well as indirect contamination through water. The fruits most likely to be contaminated include apples, strawberries and peaches according to the environmental working group. Buying organic may cut the toxin amount in these fruits.Proper washing helps. ...Read more
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