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Doctor insights on: Frozen Foods Vs Fresh Or Canned

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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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Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?

Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?

Fresh but celebrate!: I believe in fresh fruits&veggies/shopping in the periphery of the store. However, if you have a family recipe or something that you use once per year and it's canned pie mix, go for it! Generally speaking - fresh/single ingredients are better than mixtures/processed foods since you know more about what you're mixing with the single ingredients. We can definitely discuss more about sugars, etc. ...Read more

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Are frozen veggies such as frozen peas, carrots, brussel sprouts..Etc, any bad for health?

Are frozen veggies such as frozen peas, carrots, brussel sprouts..Etc, any bad for health?

Frozen veggies are: Not bad for you, they are good for you. The best is fresh, next is frozen, and last is canned. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Are egg whites cooked in a frying pan without butter or anything else healthy?

Are egg whites cooked in a frying pan without butter or anything else healthy?

Eggs are good: Yes, and don't feel like you need to skip the yolk, these are nutritious, too. Eggs got a bad RAP in the 1970s and 80s regarding their cholesterol content, but we now understand more about what was oversimplification of the total cholesterol content. Not all cholesterol is 'bad'! ...Read more

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How many calories in a fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil wrap? Is it better than eating a beef or pork wrap?

How many calories in a fresh mozzarella, tomato, and basil wrap?  Is it better than eating a beef or pork wrap?

Varies: Number of calories would depend on the size of the wrap, and quantity and quality of the ingredients. Likely would have lower fat and less calories than the meat alternatives, but this also depends on quantity and quality of the meat. ...Read more

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What is more healthy, frozen meals or the deli meats?

What is more healthy, frozen meals or the deli meats?

Neither.: Prepared foods are usually very high in salt and low in fiber, so neither is very healthy. You could get a "healthy" brand of frozen entree and then add a large portion of veggies (without added fat or salt) to add fiber, crunch, color and health! ...Read more

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Is eating organic jam as eating fresh fruits?

Is eating organic jam as eating fresh fruits?

No: Fresh is fresh. Organic may be the source , but jam is proceesed. Need to look at the label to check on additives and sugar content. ...Read more

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Can you eat frozen yogurt or frozen sherbet while pregnant ?

Can you eat frozen yogurt or frozen sherbet while pregnant ?

Should be safe...: Both of these are safe. One very low risk concern that some have (though most don't) is that the machine used to dispense the frozen yogurt, for example, could be a source of listeria if it is not properly cleaned and maintained. Otherwise, both of these treats should be ok. ...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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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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Can i eat frozen salmon from costco raw (as sashimi)?

Can i eat frozen salmon from costco raw (as sashimi)?

Not advised: Sushi grade fish in general is taken very seriously in terms of processing. Frozen fish that is not marketed as sushi grade may be less well handled and processed. Ask the fish person. ...Read more

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Are french fries counted as a vegetable or starch?

Are french fries counted as a vegetable or starch?

Depends: Potatoes are a root crop, usually termed a vegetable by most. It is high in starch as some other vegetables are. Of course when prepared, it is also high in fat since that is the usual preparation. Whatever the category, be careful of your calorie count with french fries. ...Read more

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I love my vegetables and i was wondering are frozen vegetables from the freezer aisle in supermarkets nutritionally as good as fresh veg?

Yes: Frozen vegetables in the supermarket are picked ripe and are then frozen and have good nutrients. All vegetable lose nutrients when you cook them though, so fresh raw vegetables and fruits are the best. ...Read more

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It is good if I eat every day a vegetable salad with some cheese and baked ham or canned tuna/sardines?

It is good if I eat every day a vegetable salad with some cheese and baked ham or canned tuna/sardines?

Nitrates: The cured meats can add a significant amount of nitrates to your diet which has been linked to some cancers, so you may want to vary the protein portion with ex. baked chicken, egg, or cottage cheese instead of regular cheese (low in fat, high in protein). ...Read more