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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

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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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?

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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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

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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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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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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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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