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I heard that japanese diet is the healthiest. Is this true?

I heard that japanese diet is the healthiest. Is this true?

No: People from okinawa are the longest living people in the world. Their diet is not the typical japanese diet. ...Read more

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I drink Isagenix shakes for breakfast, not to lose weight but as an easy/quick meal. I heard that this product is bad for the liver. Is this true?

I drink Isagenix shakes for breakfast, not to lose weight but as an easy/quick meal. I heard that this product is bad for the liver. Is this true?

Check website: The Isagenix website indicates there are numerous products targeted for multiple indications. HealthTap doctors cannot endorse or refute the commercial claims made, nor did you specify the product that concerns you. Prudence would suggest stopping or replacing any supplement that raises your expectation that it causes more harm than good. ...Read more

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I heard that gluten is bad for you in general, is this true?

I heard that gluten is bad for you in general, is this true?

No: Only if you have the inherited inability to digest gluten. Otherwise it is harmless and way over-hyped as problematic. ...Read more

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I heard that it is good to eat small, frequent meals. Is this true?

I heard that it is good to eat small, frequent meals. Is this true?

Yes: It keeps your metabolism up, your blood sugars more stable, and you digest food better with decreased energy deposition (i.e., fat). The problem is most people lose track of how much they eat, how often they eat, and what they eat. Also, many people eat the same size portions 4-5x day as they would 3x/day. If you are cognizant of these facts, you should be ok and won't fatigued or stuffed. ...Read more

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The myth says that we shouldnt drink milk after eating fish is this true what is the scientific reason for that ?

The myth says that we shouldnt drink milk after eating fish is this true what is the scientific reason for that ?

News to me!: There is no possible reason, given the safety of today's food supply (assuming you are not eating uncooked foods or fish/milk from a questionable supplier) that justify this exclusion. Many fish are in fact cooked & presented in wonderful cream sauces or soups! as long as you have no intolerance to either dairy or fish groups, please enjoy them both in moderation--whether separately or together. ...Read more

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I just heard that eating rice and oatmeal is bad for you because of the arsenic containment. Is this correct about oatmeal?

I just heard that eating rice and oatmeal is bad for you because of the arsenic containment. Is this correct about oatmeal?

No: That is wrong. In the U.S., an arsenic level would be very low, if any. However, you can reduce this risk by buying organic oatmeal (steel-cut for example) and bulk rice or different asian rices (india, china, korea). Don't buy the junk american rice like uncle ben's. ...Read more

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Hello, is it good eating cheese and drink tea with it, i just heard that it's will destroying the nutritional value of the both, is it right? Thanks.

Hello, is it good eating cheese and drink tea with it, i just heard that it's will destroying the nutritional value of the both, is it right? Thanks.

It depends: You might be referring to milk possibly inactivating the flavonoids (catechins) or antioxidant effects of tea. Some studies show this, even though in many parts of the world it's common to have milk with tea. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/09/27/161895873/health-benefits-of-tea-milking-it-or-not the same might be true with eating cheese. You still get some, if not as much, benefit. ...Read more

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There's a myth in mexico that says that the best way to get rid of hangover is to eat something very spicy and greasy, like chilaquiles. Is that true?

Capsaicin: The chemical that causes the heat in hot peppers is capsaicin. It triggers the release of endogenous (body's own) opioids--morphine like chemicals. That's why eating very hot food can become addictive (i speak from much perspiration and pleasant experience). This can somewhat reduce the subjective effects of a hangover--but not by much, not the dangers the best treatment is moderation. ...Read more

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Heard that watermelon is good for your penis, is this true?

Heard that watermelon is good for your penis, is this true?

Watermelon is an: Awesome fruit but unaware of any particular impact on the penis. ...Read more

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I heard that eating fish with dairy like milk is not good Is this true؟. And cause of leprosy?

I heard that eating fish with dairy like milk is not good Is this true؟.    And cause of leprosy?

Leprosy: If the fish does not have high mercury count & comes from a clean water source it is likely fine. If the milk is pasteurized & has been properly kept - it should be fine. The two can be ingested together. This is not a cause of leprosy. 95% of people are immune to Leprosy. Leprosy is caused by prolonged, direct contact (most likely nasal droplets) w someone who is infected. ...Read more

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Is it recommendable to eat a ceasar's salad when you have the flu? I've heard that letucce is not that recommebdable. Thanks!

Is it recommendable to eat a ceasar's salad when you have the flu? I've heard that letucce is not that recommebdable. Thanks!

Food Myths: This scenario you are describing is way out of any medical norm that to answer it is nearly impossible. There is no medical rule about lettuce and specifically 'caesar's salad" when you are ill. Any such recommendations either way are myths and not true. ...Read more

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Is wine actually good for you or is it just the grape that is?

Is wine actually good for you or is it just the grape that is?

Complicated: It's unclear that all red wines are actually healthy and its generally recommended not to drink wine if you don't already. Resveratrol has not been proven in human studies to have any real benefits despite the hoopla and hyperbole. So if you drink as a woman, limit your drinks to less than 5 oz.Day and and as man to less than 10 oz/day. If you don't, don't start. Grapes are healthier than alcohol. ...Read more

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I often here people say, that the white part inside of a sweet pepper is not edible, is this true, and if not, can you explain, thanks?

I often here people say, that the white part inside of a sweet pepper is not edible, is this true, and if not, can you explain, thanks?

Urban myth: You can readily eat the pulpy white ribs of peppers along with the seeds. It's usually mentioned to remove these related to bitter tastes. ...Read more

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My dietician said carrot juice isn't good for you because it has a lot of naturally occurring sugar in it as opposed to a normal carrot? Is it bad???

My dietician said carrot juice isn't good for you because it has a lot of naturally occurring sugar in it as opposed to a normal carrot?  Is it bad???

Stop giving carrots: a bad rap! Yes carrots have a high glycemic index compared to some vegetables. Choosing a handful of baby carrots for a snack is healthier than a eating a twinkie. Go read the about the amount of nutrition in one carrot. Out of the ground is better than juiced! Go ask Bugs Bunny! ...Read more