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I try to eat Salmon once/twice a week for the omegas. I eat tuna fish (sandwich or on a salad ) about once a week. Shld I worry about Mercury poison?

I try to eat Salmon once/twice a week for the omegas. I eat tuna fish (sandwich or on a salad ) about once a week. Shld I worry about Mercury poison?

Probably not: It is not feasible to provide a definitive answer without analyzing your food. You may consult this site for information on this topic. http://www.fda.gov/Food/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/ucm110591.htm ...Read more

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Could I have nothing but salad and fish to loose weight?

Could I have nothing but salad and fish to loose weight?

Need variety.: You can lose weight eating any foods, technically speaking, as long as you watch your caloric intake closely. That being said, while salad and fish are healthy food choices, it would be better for your overall health to include a larger variety of healthy foods in your meal planning. ...Read more

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Do you think it is very probable that having fried fish and potatoes cause hemorrhoids if eaten with no salad?

Do you think it is very probable that having fried fish and potatoes cause hemorrhoids if eaten with no salad?

Hemorrhoids.: A longstanding habit of eating low-fiber meals and therefore straining at stools will contribute to production of hemorrhoids. What you listed is one example of this type of eating habit. ...Read more

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Constant gas preventing regular bowel movements and causing distension. sensitive to many foods. Eating mainly fruit, salads, fish, chicken and eggs?

Constant gas preventing regular bowel movements and causing distension. sensitive to many foods. Eating mainly fruit, salads, fish, chicken and eggs?

Gas - bowels: You should bring this to the attention of your doctor. Almost certainly she/he will take a medical history, examine you, and order labs. Relax a bit - things will get better soon! ...Read more

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43wf. For the last 6 wks have fluffy stool .6 on Bristol chart .bright red blood on stool and toilet paper.the only change is diet. No bread rice potatoes etc.shakes with soy milk nuts berries and whey protein ,salads with fish ,chicken . Worried !

43wf. For the last 6 wks have fluffy stool
.6 on Bristol chart .bright red blood on stool and toilet paper.the only change is diet. No bread rice potatoes etc.shakes with soy milk nuts berries and whey protein ,salads with fish ,chicken . Worried !

Blood stool: 43wf. For the last 6 wks have fluffy stool .6 on Bristol chart .bright red blood on stool and toilet paper.the only change is diet. No bread rice potatoes etc.shakes with soy milk nuts berries and whey protein ,salads with fish ,chicken . Worried ! ANS: first you need to have it tested for blood. Eating beets can do this in some. Need to have your health care team take a look at you butt/colon ...Read more

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Can tuna and chicken salad be healthy for you to eat?

Can tuna and chicken salad be healthy for you to eat?

Sort of: Both tuna and chicken are good sources of protein and low in fat. However, adding large amounts of mayonnaise increases the fat and cholesterol. Mixing tuna or chicken with mustard and fresh, pickled, or cooked vegetables is a delicious and healthy meal. ...Read more

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So much sushi from a menu comes with uncooked fish. The taste may be interesting but is eating raw tuna, etc., always healthy?

So much sushi from a menu comes with uncooked fish. The taste may be interesting but is eating raw tuna, etc., always healthy?

Depends: There are certain fish which are more risky depending on your gender and age because of mercury; others because they are poisonous unless properly handled (fugu, or pufferfish). In general, eating raw food is riskier than properly cooked. That being said, if the sushi is properly prepared, your risk of illness is generally low. ...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

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I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and i'm still burping it up tonight. Is that normal with food poisoning or stomach flu? What should I do?

I ate a little bit of tuna salad last night and i'm still burping it up tonight. Is that normal with food poisoning or stomach flu? What should I do?

No burping does not: No burping is not a sign of food poisoning.Burping is caused by excess air in your stomach, you can try over the counter semithicone which may help with burping and if associated with esophageal reflux you can take Omeprazole or Prevacid (lansoprazole) to neutralize the acid. ...Read more

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Are salads actually healthy for you? What is their generic caloric content?

Are salads actually healthy for you? What is their generic caloric content?

Calories: Would need to know the actual contents of the salad to estimate the caloric content. Take care. ...Read more

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Is tuna fish bad for kids?

Is tuna fish bad for kids?

Tuna High mercury: Tuna has high level of mercury, and may not be the right for children. ...Read more

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Is old balsamic vinegar healthy to have in salads?

Generally yes: I know that when i go shopping for balsamic vinegar the ones that have been aged for 5 years cost more, and the ones aged for 10 years even more, suggesting that, like a fine wine, the flavor gets better with age. So as long as it has not gone rancid (which you should be able to tell by its tasting bad), old balsamic vinegar is perfectly fine to have. ...Read more

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Can you consider scrambled eggs and a salad a healthy dinner?

Can you consider scrambled eggs and a salad a healthy dinner?

Yes: Personally i agree. An egg contains all the nutrients required to make a chicken, the biology of life. ...Read more

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Where is white meat and dark meat located on tuna fish and why ?

Where is white meat and dark meat located on tuna fish and why ?

Seriously? : I'm sure any good fisherman can tell you but i'm not sure you'll find the answer on healthtap! (well, some of the docs may also be fishermen?). ...Read more

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Mercury as i know is found in tuna more than any other fish. Is that truth?

One of them: Tuna is one of them.Predator fish can develop very high levels of mercury. Fish with very high potential mercury levels include: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye & ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. ...Read more