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Eating Raw Okra
Not really: Raw rice contains the same amount of calories and nutrition as do the equivalent quantity of cooked rice. Raw rice lacks the flavor and texture and you should increase fluid intake to hydrate the rice if this is your preferred way to eat rice. I wonder why you would try it this way however? ...Read more
1 in a million: Twenty million americans consume raw shellfish like clams and oysters each year. Shellfish are filter feeders that pick up and concentrate bacteria, like vibrio, from the surrounding seawater. Bacteria concentrations, and the risk or infection, is higher in warmer months. Only cooking will destroy the bacteria. There are approximately 20 vibrio vulnificans infections each year, half are fatal. ...Read more
Check for anemia: Raw rice is harder to digest than cooked rice. If one chews and chews to grind the raw rice into a flour slurry, it should digest better. If one has no gurgly tummy symptoms, then the raw rice is not likely causing any problems. One might end up with TMJ pain due to all that chewing. One should also be checked for anemia, which can cause cravings to chew on things. There exist some raw rice myths. ...Read more
I have a habit of eating raw rice. Is dat becomes an affect to me in the future if I continue eating raw rice?
Simply CANNOT be DIGESTED and has no NUTRITIONAL value thus I must ask WHY???? are you eating it?? It's a bit like eating clay...or dirt......
Hope this helps!
BTW I would check this "habit" out with your PCP (Primary Care Provider).. ...Read more
How is the best way to get the most nutrition out of eating tomatoes? Do you get any nutrition from eating raw tomatoes?
Tomatoes: Sure, you can get good nutrition out of eating tomatoes. How you eat them depends on what nutrients you're most seeking. If you want more lycopene, cooked is better than raw. Lycopene is an antioxidant linked with lower risk of cancer and heart attacks. For more vitamin c, raw is better than cooked. Http://tinyurl. Com/nxvdn3 if you're going to cook tomatoes, I suggest not frying them. ...Read more
What are the benefits of eating a beet everyday? Is eating a raw beet healthier as compared to boiled in plain unsalted water?
It depends,,: Beets have unrefined, natural sugar, which may be healthier than artificial sweeteners and refined sugar in sweets. As to if it's better boiled vs. Raw, it depends on if the raw one has come into contact with anything that could contaminate it like bacteria and cause you sickness. Generally it's better to wash vegetables before they're eaten. ...Read more
What is better eating garlic row or cooked, hence during cooking I use a lot of garlic but if its raw I would use one clove only?
Raw or cook lightly: Garlic is one of the healthiest things we can eat but many of its benefits are reduced if overheated or cooked too long. Adding it towards the end of cooking and cooking only 5-10 minutes at lower temp. Will help you get the greatest benefits. For much more detail see on both the benefits & preparation see http://www. Whfoods. Com/genpage. Php? Tname=foodspice&dbid=60. ...Read more
I just cooked frozen pizza half way through eating dough seem very doughy now nervous didn't cook long enough we all are it is that ok to eat raw doe?
Has benefits: Ginger can help heartburn, menstrual cramps & migraine headaches. Ginger is excellent for upset stomach including nausea from motion sickness, menstruation, chemotherapy & morning sickness. It has an anti-inflammatory effect. It’s excellent for sxs of flu & the common cold. ...Read more
Not a good idea: Eating anything that is meant to be cooked raw increases chances of infection as if such agents were present they would not be killed without cooking. Rice absorbs fluid and if you eat too much raw rice you can get stomach discomfort as the rice expands in size when it is submitted to fluid contents of your intestinal area and fluid that you drink. Eating raw rice is a bad idea. ...Read more
Fruits and veggies: Start with fresh fruits and vegetables, a fresh apple, orange, banana, carrots and celery sticks are good starts. I personally like black beans, kidney beans and chickpeas from the can and I add them to my salads. Fresh mango is delicious as are grapes and blueberries. Go for it- you can do it. By the way, walnuts and almonds are real good for you cause of the omega 3 oils. ...Read more
No: No it is not. Undercooked or raw eggs or chicken are the major sources. ...Read more
Salmonella: Cook the eggs.Get a more detailed answer ›
No benefits: There are no benefits but there is a major risk of salmonella infection if you do consume raw eggs. ...Read more
Rice gains weight.: Rice are carbohydrates. If you eat them and don't burn them through physical activity, they are stored as fat. You gain weight. If you exercise and eat a well balanced diet, there should be no significant weight gain. Not cooking it, does not save you from gaining the weight, acids in the stomach break through the rice so the body can absorb it's calories and if fortified, nutrients. ...Read more