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Fermented Black Beans
I am pregnant, is it safe to use facial products with galactomyces? It's a type of fermented yeast used to ferment alcohol.
Ask your ob-gyn: Please ask your ob-gyn before using any medications. ...Read more
Equivelent: Nutritionally equivalent.Get a more detailed answer ›
I ate black beans yest and when I wipe my anus I saw what looked like to be a particle or skin of the bean is that possible?
I have gout and trying to eat more plant based diet. Question: do black beans and soy products have a neg impact on gout?
No & no: The easy answer is that there's no evidence that soy is bad for gout. Check out http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21859653. Data behind beans varies due to different kinds of beans. Check out http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/kind-beans-good-low-purine-diet-10856.html & http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=2. Regardless, worse beans are still better than animal products. ...Read more
Is eating a lot of kidney, black and pintos beans bad for you? I make vegetarian chili and it lasts for 2 days, so I eat only that till it's gone.
Beans and chili: 25 F ASKS: Is eating a lot of kidney, black and pintos beans bad for you? I make vegetarian chili and it lasts for 2 days, so I eat only that till it's gone. ANS: no but if you add a lot of salt or use canned beans with salt the salt my be at an unhealthy level. What is unhealthy? more that 2,400 mg sodium per day unless you have family history of HTN then <1,500 mg. Read you labels and see. ...Read more
R black beans low in sugar and safe for diabetics to consume? What r other beans that diabetics can eat?
Beans are good: Beans, in general are a good food choice for people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes. They are rich in fiber, and provide both starch and Amino Acids (protein building blocks). Portion control is key to staying within a carb allowance or matching Insulin to carbs. 1/2 cup of cooked black beans contain 13 gm of digestible carbs + 8 gm fiber, 8 gm protein, and 114 calories. ...Read more
Could you tell me what black, coffee bean sized bits in poo could mean. And also white stringy stuff as well? Thank you.
Constipation: Small sized stool round in shape means it has been sitting in the colon for a long time and all the water is absorbed and has formed pebbles. Diarrhea caused by stool softner is probably water flowing around impacted stool. Have to cleanse the bowel. Avoid white flour, meat and use more green vegetables and fruits. Drink a lot of water. Treat constipation aggressively. See the dr. If not better. ...Read more
Something wrong with eating 1/2 cup sodium free beans (black, kidney, garbanzo, pinto) a day? I'm 18 5'9 male 166 lbs high bodyfat , tryin 2 lose lbs.
Saw black bean-like thing in stool. Did not have beans , only red beans , since maybe 3 days ago , why did I see something like this now?
It may surprise you: and others to learn that the time it takes for food to pass from being eaten to being eliminated is about 50 hours (over 2 days!). The average time just in the large intestine is 40 hours, longer for women. So I suspect you saw one of your red beans, but transformed by passage through the bowel, now appearing black. Stay well:) ...Read more
Molybdenum found in black beans is said to help break down sulfites in e.g. Wine. So shall I eat the beans before/after/or during the meal?
Sulfite free: wine-available at most health food stores.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are black spots on green beans? Is it mould? Are green beans a source of aflatoxin or is that just peanuts?
Likely over-ripe pod: Black spots on a pod of green beans is likely an indication of over-ripeness and drying, not aflatoxin. More grains than peanut can harbor aflatoxin mold. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Found something resembling a black bean in my vagina, also had a light brown discharge for 2 days. What's wrong with me?
Probably old blood: Unless you have inserted something into the vagina the only thing that would naturally come out that looked like a bean would be a small old blood clot. Brown discharge is usually old blood too. You can monitor this and see if it resolves and then see an obgyn if it does not. ...Read more