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Glass Vs Crystal
Soda vs flavored powered water (like crystal light) ? Is there a big difference in changing my diet from soda (such as coke) to powered water?
Tomato Juice/health: Tomato juice is healthier than tomato juice mixed with beer. Beer has alcohol which can cause a loss of inhibitions and drunkeness or loss of control especially while driving. While tomato juice is given to help with a hangover from alcohol, it does not help when combined with alcohol. Also beer is not healthy because it has a lot more calories. ...Read more
No: First of all, neither of these is "necessary" so that you feel that you must have one or the other. Alcohol is not needed for a healthy life. Red wine does have a chemical resveratrol which may be heart-healthy, and one glass per day for women is ok, but resveratrol is also found in organic red grape juice and is just as good. Exercise and healthy diet is even better. ...Read more
Very different: Eyeglass lenses can either magnify, minify (make images smaller) or correct astigmatism. Magnifying glasses are used in readers and prescription lenses for farsighted and presbyopic people, while minifying lenses are used for those with nearsightedness. Also, there can be magnification or minification with astigmatism correction at the same time. Glasses are built specifically for your vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An impossible ?: This is comparing apples to oranges. Large amounts of either can be harmful, but in different ways. Energy drinks contain harmless things, like amino acids and vitamins (worthless pretty much, but harmless). Some contain sugar. All contain caffeine, which in large doses or in sensitive individuals cause problems. Too much weed is most damaging for younger people, can impair learning and lower IQ ...Read more
One small Glass: If thats what makes you happy, one small glass of wine will be fine with your main meal of the day. I said "one small 4 oz. Glass". But also discuss with your oncologist, since certain kinds of chemo may interact, and check your liver functions. ...Read more
If not addicted: If the person does not have medical constraints or is not alcohol dependent or abusive, moderate drinking is equivalent to have one drink or one beer daily for prevention or lower risk of developing heart disease, possibly reduce both risk of abrain stroke and possibly diabetes. ...Read more
Be wary: Most fruit juices are just sugary beverages, providing extra calories — all from refined carbohydrates — without sating appetite. And this is true whether you drink apple or orange juice or one of the fancy new juices like acai berry or pomegranate juice. The added calories can contribute to weight gain and increased risk of both diabetes and heart disease. ...Read more
Does having one glass of decaf coffee/decaf tee hydrates body to the same extent as one cup of pure water does?
Yes: if it is non-caffeinated it would be the same. ...Read more
Endodontic fiber posts: glass vs quartz. Can you explain composition and manufacturing differences?
Does drinking water with an added flavor enhancer w/ caffeine, like mio energy, defeat the purpose of drinking water?
Yes: But i would be cautious about drinking that much on a daily basis for other reasons, especially if you are a woman. Your liver takes a hit every time you drink, and also alcohol is a high calorie source with no nutritional value. I would drink no more than one glass of wine daily if you are a woman, two if you are a man, to get the cardiovascular benefit of red wine but avoid the risks. ...Read more
See below: Differences between glass & plastic lenses: weight (glass much heavier); durability (plastic scratches more easily); price (glass generally more, depending on prescription, coatings, etc.). ...Read more