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Vegan Mustard Oil Dressing
What oil to use to cook foods that are cooked on high heat? (coconut oil vs canola oil etc. Etc.). Cook a lot of indian/ pakistani foods.
Depends: Ghee (choose organic) has one of the highest smoke points. Virgin coconut has a relatively low smoke point, and for higher heat cooking, one may want to use expeller pressed coconut oil. More info: http://drfairchild.Blogspot.Com/2012/12/cooking-oils.Html. ...Read more
I eat daily lot good healthy food: raw almond, seed, Walnut, Pecan Pistachio, Brazil nut, & olive oil.This adds up to 15+grams sat fat. Any Concerns?
NO unless...: While it's long been recommended that people minimize saturated fat, recent research suggests there's no benefit to limiting saturated fat (especially when it comes from the healthy foods you are eating) unless you have Familial Hypercholesterolemia or ApoE4. See http://authoritynutrition.com/saturated-fat-good-or-bad/ for a very well-written discussion of saturated fat and the current science. ...Read more
Is eating 100g parsnip, carrots, sweetcorn, asparagus, broccoli, banana, multi-vitamin and fish oil supplement a day enough to live a healthy life?
Many components to: health. Eat healthfully w at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit /day (organic is best). Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Watch portion sizes. No tobacco, illicit drugs & low to no alcohol use. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep /night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Maintain good hygiene. Daily ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Person with gallstones, can she eat grapefruit, tea, pumpkin seed, walnut, almond, Brazilian nuts, cashew, avocado, olive oil, grapeseed oil?
Cholesterol 5.1 Eat oily fish chicken veg fruit brown rice eggs yogurts cottage chese wholemeal bread olive oil pulses Do I avoid eggs?Walk daily 55yr
REALLY UNHEALTHY!!!: This is recipe for disaster. Potatoes are in the environmental working group's dirty dozen foods-they're high in pesticides if not organic & are readily converted to sugar so raise blood sugar, causing weight gain & increased risk of diabetes. Generic "vegetable oil" is almost certainly corn, soy or canola which are all gmo if not organic & very toxic, fried potatoes have carcinogenic acrylamides. ...Read more
Is handmade cosmetic (often has olive oil, coconut oil, shea butter, vitamin e, ...) safe and good for our skin? I'm going to use a handmade soap.
Are there advantages to sunflower oil over olive oil? Wouldn't be cooking with them, just pouring over pasta. Sunflower less saturated fat i noticed
Food Questions: Medicine has no opinion on this. We do not endorse one product over another, especially when they are nearly the exact same thing chemically. ...Read more
Honestly, is 4strawberries, 1handful blueberys, 8almonds, 1 egg cooked with veggies (peppers, tomato, mushrom, onion) plain ok for weight loss? I'm 18 m
Honestly - this: Sounds very healthy. I am just concerned about whether you are getting in enough calories for breakfast for an active, 18 year old male. ...Read more
Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?
Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more
Avoid mustard oil: Sesame oil is healthy and fine for cooking. However mustard oil should be avoided. Although it is widely used in asian cooking because of it's pungent taste it is not allowed to be imported into the United States because of concerns that it may have bad effects on the heart (cardiac toxicity). Mustard oil contains erucic acid which is the component felt to be cardio-toxic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its in the Low GI: This means you concentrate on low glycemic index foods.Foods w a GI less than 55.This allows you to stay in a ketogenic state.U don't sacrifice an entire days food choices so that every item is below 55.U look at an overall meal or a days meal plan and see if the average GI of all items taken as a whole is below 55.Make smart choices and above all else exercise & drink 64 oz's of h2o/day. ...Read more
Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?
Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more
Are foods like walnuts advacados ginger cinnamon kale and oatmeal truly fat burning foods are is this just a clever marketing strategy ?
Is it ok to eat a lot of spices with foods cooked too like marjoram, thyme , rosemary, savory, sage, oregano, basil , etc etc? Healthy or not?
Spices & herbs=good: As long as you like the taste, herbs & spices can make your foods taste better w/some suggestions of better health if consumed regularly. This is particularly true of spices like curcumin (http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/curcumin/an01741). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
(how) can coconut oil replace butter and cooking oil for a better health if you also use olive oil, meat and fish? What are proper amounts?
Mediterranean diet: There are a lot of claims with regard to coconut oil, most of the unsubstantiated. The healthiest diet so far, proven to reduce heart disease in many patients, is the mediterranean diet. It relies on liberal use of extra virgin olive oil, vinegar ( low glycemic index, promotes full stomach sensation), fruits, grains, and moderate wine consumption. Canola oil can also be used, in small amounts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer