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Is red dragon fruit safe to eat during pregnancy?

Is red dragon fruit safe to eat during pregnancy?

Dragon Fruit: Dragon fruit (pitahaya or pitaya) which is native to south ; central america is a healthy food to eat during pregnancy. A 100 gram serving contains 1 mg of fiber, 1 mg of iron as well as magnesium, potassium ; calcium. It also contains vit c ; b vitamins. It is a rich source of lycopene (helps to lower blood pressure ; helps to prevent cancer. ...Read more

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Does gentle pasteurized juices remove allergenic properties of fruits?

Does gentle pasteurized juices remove allergenic properties of fruits?

No: Processed juices will still contain allergens. If you are allergic to a fruit then you should also avoid the juice. ...Read more

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Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?

Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 7 month baby to eat 200gr of fresh fruit porridge (banana, apple, medlar, cherry, cherry plum, peach) between meals?

Is it normal for 7 month baby to eat 200gr of fresh fruit porridge (banana, apple, medlar, cherry, cherry plum, peach) between meals?

Childhood Obesity: Nope. Not at all. That is 800 calories. You are the parent. You are responsible for the health of your child. This is obscene and to me child abuse to allow your child to become grossly obese. If they are not obese they soon will be at that rate. 800 calories in a 7 month old between regular meals? That is extremely unhealthy. ...Read more

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Are passion fruit seeds okay during pregancy?

Are passion fruit seeds okay during pregancy?

Some recommend : Avoiding passion flower during pregnancy because some substances it contains may cause uterine contractions (per medline plus) http://www.Nlm.Nhid.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/871.Html. ...Read more

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What distinguishes eating fruit from having fruit juice?

What distinguishes eating fruit from having fruit juice?

Big difference: Eating fruits gives you a lot of fiber which is healthful for your bowel functions. Juices have too much sugar and will make you eat more as high sugar leads to increased hunger due to high Insulin levels which follow after consuming sugary drinks. ...Read more

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How much vit c is in lge glass of fresh beetroot, lemon, apple, parsley, carrot juice?

How much vit c is in lge glass of fresh beetroot, lemon, apple, parsley, carrot juice?

Hard to know: This is hard to determine without the concentration of each component and the exact amount of the components in the mixture. ...Read more

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Is passion fruit good during pregnancy?

Passion Flower: Passion flower is not recommended during pregnancy because some substances it contains may cause uterine contractions (per medline plus) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/871.Html. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat organic sprouted wheat berry and sprouted flaxseed bread during pregnancy?

Is it ok to eat organic sprouted wheat berry and sprouted flaxseed bread during pregnancy?

OK if no gluten-sens: This is ok unless you are among the 1% of people with celiac disease or the 10-20% who have non-celiac gluten sensitivity. See http://abt.Cm/1dopk3o some nutritionists advise everyone limit intake of grains, even whole grains, as too much starch is not healthy for anyone, but i feel sprouted bread is a healthy choice for most people in moderation. See http://bit.Ly/gagviu for further discussion. ...Read more

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Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Are sprouted grains safe to eat during pregnancy?

Controversial: There have been so many cases of sprouts contaminated by e. Coli or other pathologic bacteria, it's difficult to advise. If you know the producer of the sprouts is fastidious about their handling & preparation, they should be ok but if there is any doubt, don't risk them. ...Read more

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Which is healthier? boiled egg or fried egg?

Which is healthier? boiled egg or fried egg?

No joking here: There is no such medical list or answer to your question. If you include the calories from the oil or other product the egg was 'fried' in they you could maybe have a conversation. But, an egg is an egg is an egg is an egg. The calories are the same. ...Read more

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Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup

Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more

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Is monk fruit extract (monk fruit in the raw) a healthy sweetener to add to my coffee?

Is monk fruit extract (monk fruit in the raw) a healthy sweetener to add to my coffee?

Probably Acceptable: Monk Fruit In The Raw® is a zero-calorie sweetener made from monk fruit, a vine-ripened fruit native to Asia. The monk fruit extract, which is about 300 times sweeter than cane sugar, is blended with dextrose, a bulking agent, so that it can be conveniently measured, poured and used as a substitute for sugar or other caloric sweeteners. *Each packet contains less than 3 calories per serving, ...Read more

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Drank homemade fruit drink w kale, pineapple , strawberry, banana & tbsp of flax seed now having fast heart beat and sensitivity to light?

Drank homemade fruit drink w kale, pineapple , strawberry, banana & tbsp of flax seed now having fast heart beat and sensitivity to light?

not related: It's hard to imagine how that could be related. If your hr is >120 at rest, proceed immediately to an er to get an ekg. Sensitivity to light can be due to many causes including eye issues. Do you have a headache? (suggesting migraine?). ...Read more