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Any long term side effects from food poisoning at a fast food restaurant?

Any long term side effects from food poisoning at a fast food restaurant?

Yes: I lost a friend due to hep-c from someone's ''dirty'' handling in such a situation. The list is long and ranges from inconvenient vomiting & diarrhea to -hate to say it, but i lived it- the bacteria, viruses & parasites that get passed causing illnesses and even killing you. I know the chances are small, but be careful, not paranoid. ...Read more

Fast Food (Definition)

Fast food is food that is prepared quickly through a standardized method and is provided at cheap restaurants. Examples of fast food include pizza, burgers, and French fries. Fast food is often loaded with excess sodium, fat, and calories, and increases the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. ...Read more


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Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Junk vs good food: Junk food is called junk food because it is rich in calories without supplying nutrition. Nutrition=protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Examples of junk: cookies & candy. Examples of good food: fruit, vegetables, lean meat, nuts, eggs. Impact of junk food: weight gain. Impact of good food: maintenance of normal weight, avoidance of diabetes, improved energy and fitness. Be well! ...Read more

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How do the prices of fast food and healthy food compare?

How do the prices of fast food and healthy food compare?

In this country: quality health food can be significantly more costly than fast foods. ...Read more

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What are some of the statistics of eating fast food compared to healthy food?

What are some of the statistics of eating fast food compared to healthy food?

Too High: About 1 in 4 people eat fast food every day (https://www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-american-eating-habits). American children now get about one quarter of their total vegetable servings in the form of potato chips and French fries. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/americans-are-obsessed-with-fast-food-the-dark-side-of-the-all-american-meal/ ...Read more

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What're the negative effects of eating spicy foods?

What're the negative effects of eating spicy foods?

Not many!: Everyone has their own tolerance and taste for spices. However, spices like cardamon and cinimmon are among the most potent anoxidants known. Peppers, including red cayenne, found alone or hot sauces, actually beef up your stomachs defense of ulcers and gastritis, buy making your gut synthesize more gastroprotective prostaglandins. I have a cast iron gut: maybe since i love spicy and hot foods. ...Read more

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How many calories are in fast food compared to healthy food?

How many calories are in fast food compared to healthy food?

Quite variable: as it obviously is very dependent on what and how much your eating. In general, "fast food" is more calorically dense without being as nutritionally dense as heathy food options. But many heathy foods like nuts and various oils also are quite calorically dense too. ...Read more

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How are junk food and healthy food different?

How are junk food and healthy food different?

Food: Hi. The names say it ALL. Junk food has all the wrong stuff and none of the right stuff (i.e., "junk"), and healthy food has good stuff and little or no bad stuff (i.e., "healthy"). See how easy that was?! ...Read more

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Are restaurants cause of more food poisoning or homes?

Are restaurants cause of more food poisoning or homes?

Homes: The number of homes versus restaurants and the lack of knowledge of how to correctly prepare and store food would greatly outweight the number of food poisoning in homes. ...Read more

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Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Do any fast food chains sell gluten-free food?

Yes, there is: Even if fast food chains do not offer it specifically, there is plenty that you can find. Non-breaded meat; salads (no croutons); french fries; milk shakes, to mention a few. ...Read more

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What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?

What's the difference of overeating sugary/fatty foods and overeating healthy foods with same amoutn of calories?

Metabolism: Not all calories are created equal. The body metabolizes high sugar foods, including alcohol, very quickly into fat if these calories are not needed to sustain physical exercise. Most of us do not burn the amount of calories we eat. Unless we are in control of our eating. Do replace your junk food with healthy foods with the same # of calories. See for yourself. I bet you will lose some lbs. ...Read more

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Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Are pickles on the Atkins diet list of unlimited foods to eat?

Check web-site: I don't have info on the atkins diet, since i don't find it of any use. Check w/a registered dietitian and get support from weight watchers or other quality programs. Eat less and exercise more. It's the only way. ...Read more

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What foods confer lower rates of food poisoning?

What foods confer lower rates of food poisoning?

Food Poisoning: Fresh fruits and vegetables that have been washed thoroughly. ...Read more

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Is eating food from fast food such as macdonalds, kfc , etc. Cause pimples ?

Is eating food from fast food such as macdonalds, kfc , etc. Cause pimples ?

Acne and food: Acne is usually caused from increased oil or sebum production under hormonal influences. Greasy foods are not typically linked to acne flares. A well balanced diet with exercise is always a good idea. See a dermatologist for acne treatment. ...Read more

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What are the causes of more weight gain - healthy foods or junk food and why?

What are the causes of more weight gain - healthy foods or junk food and why?

Junk food generally: Junk food is usually higher in sugar and fat content therefore has more calories.Also relatively low in fiber and less filling.Consequently more eaten. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of eating spicy foods?

What are the benefits of eating spicy foods?

Non-medical benefit: A non-medical benefit of spicy foods is "greater happiness" if one loves the taste of spicy foods. A health benefit of spicy foods is that it can improve "bland" healthy foods to make them palatable so that a person will eat more of the "bland" healthy foods. However, if one drinks liquids to wash down spicy foods, he should be sure the liquids aren't filled with sugar or fat calories. ...Read more

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Are raw vegetables from restaurants like subway safe to eat or full of pesticides?

Are raw vegetables from restaurants like subway safe to eat or full of pesticides?

Usually : Yes usually safe. They wash their veggies before serving them. ...Read more

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What're the harmful side effects of msg in food?

What're the harmful side effects of msg in food?

None known: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is found in foods, in large part because glutamic acid, being an amino acid. No study has linked it with any cancer and normally being used as a taste enhancer in almost many food items worldwide. ...Read more

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Eating fast and large portions of food can affect me physically?

Eating fast and large portions of food can affect me physically?

Eating fast: Yes, eating fast and large portions is not smart. Please have your primary doctor refer you to a Diabetologist. Your health should improve quite quickly. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more