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What are some facts about the bodily impacts of healthy food and unhealthy food?

What are some facts about the bodily impacts of healthy food and unhealthy food?

Actually variable: In the short run, often caloric intake independent of food "quality" dominates. As many short term unhealthy diets(google 30 day twinkie diet), if calorically restricted can improve health metrics like blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. But in the long run unhealthy food can lead to inflammation, poor cholesterol panels, micronutrient deficiencies and many other life threatening issues ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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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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Healthy eating: what are the best online resources to learn about healthy foods and products?

Healthy eating: what are the best online resources to learn about healthy foods and products?

Alkaline foods: Learn about epigenomes you can turn them on by eating foods that supply methyl groups - here is to learn more - http://learn.Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/epigenetics/. ...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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What will nutrition facts labels tell you about the nutrients in a food?

What will nutrition facts labels tell you about the nutrients in a food?

Pro, carb, fat: The tell you the amount of protein, saturated fat, carbohydrates, simple sugars, fiber, and the ingredients that make up the contents of the food, including calcium, and certain vitamins. Its not comprehensive or all inclusive by any means. ...Read more

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Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

None: No supplement can replace fresh veggies or fruits. The foods contains hundreds of beneficial minerals, vitamins, enzymes, as well as fiber that no supplement can match. ...Read more

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What are some credible methods, (books, tests, websites) for discovering food sensitivities and allergies?

What are some credible methods, (books, tests, websites) for discovering food sensitivities and allergies?

Immunocap : This is a blood test that is objective, usually offered in panels that cover common food or respiratory allergens. ...Read more

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What are the health implications of eating gmo foods?

What are the health implications of eating gmo foods?

Probably REALLY BAD : The reason i hedge a bit is that there have been absolutely no studies done showing gmo foods are safe (or harmful) for humans. However, many animal studies have found disturbing evidence of significant harm to health & there is no reason to think humans would not suffer the same adverse consequences!see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ for a detailed discussion & useful links. ...Read more

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Can you offer good tips on avoiding junk food and eating healthier?

Can you offer good tips on avoiding junk food and eating healthier?

Your choice: You can make the switch to a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products any time you wish to. Curtail intake of saturated fats; no tobacco and no more than one drink a day. Exercise 30 minutes/day. It may help to join a support group for reinforcement. ...Read more

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Started reading why we get fat by gary taubes. Seems unhealthy to eat so much protein. And knowledge about the books content or recommendations of another book about a healthy diet?

Started reading why we get fat by gary taubes. Seems unhealthy to eat so much protein. And knowledge about the books content or recommendations of another book about  a healthy diet?

No one best diet: There is no one best diet for everyone but i share your concern about the excessive protein that low-carb advocates advise. I've written an essay on the pros & cons of various diets including low-carb vs. Low-fat diets at http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ my favorite diet book is eat to live by joel fuhrman md. Also see http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/are-you-a-nutritarian.Aspx. ...Read more

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What are you opinions on going entirely vegan with no meats, fish, cheese. Healthy?


What are you opinions on going entirely vegan with no meats, fish, cheese. Healthy?

Not necessarily: a purely vegan diet lacks first-class protein. This gap can be filled with legumes, nuts and seeds. If religion is not the underlying reason, I recommend eggs. ...Read more

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How do the prices of healthy food compare to unhealthy food?

How do the prices of healthy food compare to unhealthy food?

Cost of food.: One of our big societal nutritional problems is that fast food (unhealthy) is generally less expensive than healthy foods. A healthy society would need inexpensive healthy options. ...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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Is a vegan diet really the healthiest route? So many "experts" with conflicting view points... And my family dr. Believes no one should eat wheat.

Is a vegan diet really the healthiest route?  So many "experts" with conflicting view points... And my family dr. Believes no one should eat wheat.

Investigate for you: I think that it is 'one' of the healthiest routes . It is the best for me, maybe not for you. Many people cannot eat wheat, but most can . Experts will always disagree. You have to investigate to see which 'expert' you agree with. Give whatever approach you take time to work . It may take several months ...Read more

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Do you think meat and dairy cause cancer and advertisements are a lie about milk n meat being healthy. Is veganism the idle diet for humans?

Do you think meat and dairy cause cancer and advertisements are a lie about milk n meat being healthy. Is veganism the idle diet for humans?

It's complicated: There is strong evidence that meat and dairy can increase cancer risk but not all meat and dairy is created equal. Grass-fed beef without hormones or antibiotics can be healthy in moderation, as is organic chicken,wild salmon,raw cheese from grass-fed cows, organic pastured eggs etc. A vegan diet will have nutrient deficiencies without supplements.See http://tinyurl.com/nq4sx63 for much more info. ...Read more

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Paleolithic humans ate animals' brains and interior organs, so it's healthy for us modern day humans to eat them too, right?

Paleolithic humans ate animals' brains and interior organs, so it's healthy for us modern day humans to eat them too, right?

Approach w common: Sense . A diet rich in fats in cholesterol takes it's toll. The basic tenant of the paleolithic diet is that it reflects the life of paleolithic (stone age) forager- hunters. The assertion is that man's body has not acclimatized to diets that are heavily impacted by industrialization ; crop cultivation. Diet incorporates meats, fish, fruits, nuts ; vegetables w attempts to avoid processed ; junk. ...Read more

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My girlfriend eats lots of table salt on all food. What are the dangers to health?

My girlfriend eats lots of table salt on all food. What are the dangers to health?

Hypertension: Adding lots of salt will make high blood pressure worse if it's present. The health risks to folks who are not hypertensive (if any) is not clear. If the two of you are in a relationship, it's not worth making an issue of her personal preference. ...Read more

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How harmful are plastic food and drink containers for our health?

How harmful are plastic food and drink containers for our health?

Complex question: Some plastics contain bisphenol-a, an industrial chemical found to be an endocrine disruptor. This substance is often used to coat food cans, including infant formula. It may also be found in bottle caps and water lines. Your best bet is to seek out bpa-free containers, which may still be plastic -- and not use plastic to heat food in microwaves. http://tinyurl.com/nybzkmd. ...Read more

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What are some healthy fish recipes that can feed a whole family?

What are some healthy fish recipes that can feed a whole family?

Baked whole fish: Baked whole fish is very healthful and can go a long way. You can search whole baked fish recipes on the web. ...Read more