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Doctor insights on: Eating Stale Food

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Is it unhealthy to eat stale food?

Is it unhealthy to eat stale food?

Mostly not: Most food gets stale from drying and fat oxidation. Some get stale from outright spoilage growing mold and bacterial contamination. The dry, fat oxdidated food might taste unpleasant but is not harmful. But the spoiled food should be discarded as it might contain toxins or bacterial that could be harmful. ...Read more

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Why should we not take stale food?

Why should we not take stale food?

Chance of infection: The longer food sits the more likely to have bacterial growth. The vitamin and enzyme content also tends to decrease. In addition fats in food get rancid over time and can end up being toxic. Choosing fresher foods is preferable (except for foods that are intentionally aged). ...Read more

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Which food groups should I be eating?

Which food groups should I be eating?

My plate: Please consult the fda/cdc website on food pyramid and my plate to get started. ...Read more

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Is eating spicy food good for skin?

No effect: Spicy food will not make the skin better or worse. However, the spicy food can make you skin smell of the spices. ...Read more

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Can eating junk food worsen anxiety?

Can eating junk food worsen anxiety?

Some junk foods can: Worsen anxiety. You should avoid processed sugar and caffeine. Studies have shown that these foods can trigger panic attacks, so it may increase anxiety. ...Read more

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Is eating cold food bad in sinusitis?

Is eating cold food bad in sinusitis?

Should be ok: As long as the temperature of your food or drink does not cause pain or discomfort, eating cold foods should not interfere with sinusitis symptoms or treatment. ...Read more

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When should babies stop eating baby food?

When should babies stop eating baby food?

No fixed age: You can transition the child, after six months of age, to regular food as the child tolerates it. Eating baby food will not adversely affect the child's health. ...Read more

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When should babies start eating baby food?

When should babies start eating baby food?

4-6 months: Most babies will do fine with breast fe eding or bottle feeding alone for six months. But some seem hungrier and you can introduce solids as early as 4-5 months. ...Read more

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Could eating sour food give you adrenaline?

Not connected: Sour food will not promote secretion of adrenaline. it may promote gastric acid excess. ...Read more

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Does eating spicy foods make you lose weight?

Does eating spicy foods make you lose weight?

No: They do not. They marginally increase your metabolism. But eating spicy foods is no way to lose weight. ...Read more

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How to stop eating junk food and lose weight?

Have you a mind: Of your own? There are no short cuts and you must look to the renewed vigor and health that you will bring to yourself. ...Read more

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Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

Can body odor be caused by eating spicy foods?

See below: Pepper spices generally don't but several other "spices" do. Turmeric is one major one. Cumin can too. But if you practice good hygiene and use deodorant, you should be ok. That shouldn't stop you from consuming them though. Turmeric, for example, is excellent for health. It's been shown even in western research to fight cancer and infections. ...Read more

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Could eating bad foods help boost immune system?

Could eating bad foods help boost immune system?

No: I don't know what you exactly mean by bad foods. However, eating properly is important for proper health, nutrition and the immune system. ...Read more

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Can eating junk food/fast foods give you anxiety?

Can eating junk food/fast foods give you anxiety?

Anxiety: Not directly. But if you have indirect feelings regarding body image, obesity, or over all health, can cause some feelings of anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract aids from eating food?

Is it possible to contract aids from eating food?

No: We all eat food. See this site for information on HIV transmission.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/resources/qa/transmission. Htm. ...Read more

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How to know when do babies start eating baby food?

How to know when do babies start eating baby food?

Baby food: Babies generally will start eating between 4 and six months of age who are meeting appropriate developmental milestones. Here's a great resource: http://www. Healthychildren. Org/english/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/pages/switching-to-solid-foods. Aspx. ...Read more

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Can eating certain foods stimulate the male libido?

Can eating certain foods stimulate the male libido?

Not likely: Libido is complex interplay of general health, hormone status, mental state, personality make-up etc. A well balanced diet, exercise and general fitness may improve one's sex life. ...Read more