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Frozen Foods Vs Fresh Or Canned
Allergen varies: Different species of fish have different allergy proteins (tuna vs. salmon etc.). You may react to one species but not others. Within the same species, processing meat can denature (unravel) proteins so that they are no longer recognized by the immune system and no longer cause allergy. This can be done by heat (cooking) or by the chemicals used in processing. ...Read more
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
Yes: No doubt. (nutrients loss, chemicals involved in the process). ...Read more
Are canned and frozen vegetables just as good for you as fresh. And is there a more nutritious value between fresh and can ?
Depends: As long as frozen veggies have not been in your freezer for more than a couple months, they may be the most "nutritious" of the 3 because they are harvested and frozen almost immediately, whereas fresh veggies can take weeks to arrive at your market. But buying locally grown farmer's market fresh veggies is probably your best bet. Canned veggies rate last of the 3 in nutritional value. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dementia pt on pureed food but now can eat regular food. But can not eat fresh fruit unless pureed and thickened. why?
He ate whole canned fruit.
Difficulty w/ swallo: Somebody must have thought the person your concerned about has difficulty with chewing and or swallowing his food. Then he might get food into his lungs and get an aspiration pneumonia. So he is being fed like a child. I don't know if he has dentures yet but that would be another consideration in feeding issues. Reminds of the old riddle: what walks on 4 ft, then 2 ft, then 3 ft. ...Read more
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
LowerCarbonFootprint: One of the main benefits is that it takes less oil and gas to deliver locally grown produce compared to supermarkets and non local produce. Another benefit is you can know the source of your food, even check how they grow it! and lastly, local food supports your local economy! ...Read more
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