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Is eating lots of frozen food healthy if they are mostly vegetables?

Is eating lots of frozen food healthy if they are mostly vegetables?

Veggies are good: However, there tends to be a lot of sodium in frozen foods although less than in canned form. A well balanced diet is best that has whole grains, protein and some carbohydrates in complex form. ...Read more

Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


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Should frozen food be cooked before it is given to a 5 year old to eat?

Should frozen food be cooked before it is given to a 5 year old to eat?

Confusing question: Some foods (ice cream, popsicles) are designed to eat directly from the frozen state. Some (soup) would never be offered frozen but might be ok cold. Many foods are designed to be consumed at room temperature & never cooked. Please be more specific when asking a question. Questions are not linked on the site, so please start over. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Yes: It's not uncommon. It's probably less likely then fresh foods to cause food poisoning, but frozen food can absolutely cause food poisoning. http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20100618/frozen-meals-linked-to-salmonella-outbreak freezing won't kill all bacteria. It will slow growth of bacteria, but if the food is already infected for example before it's frozen you'll get sick. ...Read more

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How bad is frozen food for a diet?

How bad is frozen food for a diet?

Not so bad: If you mean like frozen vegetables-good idea, always in the house, don't wilt, go bad; plenty enough nutrition; much better than not eating it. If you mean like frozen entrees, less good; most are over salted, over fat, or not so tasty. Better to make your own in big enough portions and then freeze the extra for another meal or 2. ...Read more

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Is frozen food not healthy to eat?

Is frozen food not healthy to eat?

Usually not healthy.: Prepared, packaged, frozen and other 'ready to eat' or 'heat and eat' food are usually not healthy. To be healthy, eat high fiber, low fat, very low saturated fat, very low sugar (simple carbs), no juice, no soda, no gatorade. Limit sweets a lot. Eat regular meals spaced evenly through the day - do not eat most of your calories at dinner. Get 22-30 min of exercise (a brisk walk) every day. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest frozen food?

What is the healthiest frozen food?

Read labels: I may be missing your question, but i think if you read the labels on your prepared frozen foods you'll find a considerable amount of both salt and calories (often from fat) in those products. Added salt and empty calories are not part of a healthy diet--which should otherwise include moderation, small portion sizes, lean meats, whole grains, and (preferrably) fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Is frozen food as healthy as fresh?

Is frozen food as healthy as fresh?

No, but close: Just froze a bunch of my cherries, and am looking forward to their taste and nutrition. Fresh food is higher in nutritional value, but if you freeze food while it's fresh, the values will be very close on most nutrients! ...Read more

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Help please! is frozen food healthy?

Compared to ?: Compared to non frozen equivalent, it is less healthy, however more practical in some people's view. ...Read more

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It is ok to heat food in those plastic frozen food containers?

It is ok to heat food in those plastic frozen food containers?

Microwave: Don't heat plastic containers in the oven as they can melt ruining the food and creating a fire risk. Most containers are microwave safe, but check the label. ...Read more

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Is frozen food low in sodium and calories bad?

Frozen food: It seems that frozen dinners purchased at a market may have ingredients that are not healthy; however, frozen fruit is fine; frozen veg are fine; frozen meats are fine; Low salt packaging seems decent. ...Read more

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Why do my teeth hurt when i eat frozen food?

Why do my teeth hurt when i eat frozen food?

Nerves : The nerves inside your teeth are traumatized by the sudden temperature change. It's nature's way of telling you to take it easy. ...Read more

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Why do people put frozen food bags on your feet and around your ankles during exercise?

Why do people put frozen food bags on your feet and around your ankles during exercise?

Really?: I've never seen people put frozen food bags on during exercise. Frozen peas are sometimes used to ice an area. They are nice to use because the bags mold well to an affected area. There is nothing magical about frozen peas however, they are just a form of ice. ...Read more

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I deliver frozen food to stores being in and out of my truck. Could my activity be the cause of chilblains on my toes?

I deliver frozen food to stores being in and out of my truck. Could my activity be the cause of chilblains on my toes?

Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Does fungi growth stops if food is frozen? Or the continue to grow slowly ?

Varies: Freezing definitely slows activity of bacteria and fungi, but may quickly activate when thawed. Food known to have fungi present raw should likely not be frozen or eaten. ...Read more

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Which nutrients in food are the most important for physical growth?

Which nutrients in food are the most important for physical growth?

Protein: Above all, increase protein in your diet to support physical growth. That is to say, avoid fats and carbohydrates in the foods you choose. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the problems for eating under the targets of food groups and nutrients?

Can you please tell me the problems for eating under the targets of food groups and nutrients?

Unclear question: If you mean eating less than the recommended amount, there is no problem with that as long as you maintain a healthy weight. Eating less may be better for you. ...Read more

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How does digestion get the nutrients out of food?

How does digestion get the nutrients out of food?

Complex: Digestion is a complex process, but the simple view of it is that the upper digestive tract mostly mashes the food up, which allows the intestines to remove the nutrients mostly by the use of enzymes. As I said, it's much more complex than that, but that's the basics. Hope that helps. ...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