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Doctor insights on: Is Beef Liver A Nutritionally Healthy Food

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Is jasmine rice a healthy food to consume?

Is jasmine rice a healthy food to consume?

Not by itself : It is worth remembering that white rice as a staple in eastern countries caused the ancient nutrient deficient disease called beriberi. Rice without the cusp that surrounds the grain is just starch and is metabolized as glucose. Glucose requires vitamin b to feed the energy mechanisms of cells. Taking starch without the necessary vitamins is like gas in a car cylinder with inadequate spark plug. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Liver (Definition)

This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

Is eating canned fish healthy or unhealthy ?

I would say it is: unhealthy due to the amount of salt/brine that is used as well as any spice/preservatives for packaging purposes. You would have to convince me very well to eat canned tuna instead of fresh tuna, though I understand they are used for different purposes in cooking. Any extra salt is detrimental to our blood vessels and promotes hypertension, stroke, and heart attacks. ...Read more

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Is eating raw foods a variation of fruitarianism?

Is eating raw foods a variation of fruitarianism?

Gobbledegook: Raw foods include both fruit and vegetables and there is no doubt at all that it is beneficial. ...Read more

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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

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Is it healthy to eat chicken organs from a whole chicken? Liver, heart, pancreas, etc

Is it healthy to eat chicken organs from a whole chicken? Liver, heart, pancreas, etc

Depends: should be no harm as long as they are cooked. salmonella can contaminate these organs too. ...Read more

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Is it healthier to eat a vegetarian diet or a diet with meat?

Is it healthier to eat a vegetarian diet or a diet with meat?

For a healthy diet,: Check out www.Drmcdougall.Com and www.Nutritionfacts.Org. Both doctors cite lots of research evidence for a low-fat, plant-based diet for good health. I'm convinced that a plant-based diet is a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Is it true that vegetarian diet is healthier than a diet consisting of red meats chicken and fish that also includes fruit and vegetables?

Is it true that vegetarian diet is healthier than a diet consisting of red meats chicken and fish that also includes fruit and vegetables?

Moderation is key: As with most things, too much of a good thing may not be good. Too much red meat can cause problems with weight management and cardiovascular health. Fish is a good source of healthy, cholesterol reducing omega's. Balance is key and a strict vegetarian diet will sometimes require people to increase their need for other supplements. There are good organic sources for meat, fruits and veggies. ...Read more

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Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully. ...Read more

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Is eating raw eggs with milk in breakfast healthy?

Is eating raw eggs with milk in breakfast  healthy?

No: Eating raw eggs is not very safe. Bacteria such as salmonella from the chicken can be transmitted to the person eating raw eggs. ...Read more

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Any benefits of eating a nutri grain bar? Is it even really healthy ?

Any benefits of eating a nutri grain bar? Is it even really healthy ?

Ok, but not great.: Nutrigrain bars have sugar and carbs. They would be better if they had less sugar in them. So, they are ok once in a while, but not truly considered healthy food because of the sugar and the fact that it has been processed and put into a plastic wrapper. ...Read more

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What is a healthy food pyramid?

What is a healthy food pyramid?

Balanced meals: You can look at the recommnended food plate or the old food pyramid...Basically though eating a variety of foods and a variety of colors is helpful. According to one nutritionist i know, she recommends eating at every meal one carb and 2 proteins or 2 carbs and one protein. We should all have leafy greens, fruits (anything that grows from a flower) and protein- which can come from many sources. ...Read more

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Which is healthier to eat pork or beef?

Which is healthier to eat pork or beef?

Neither: Both are red meats with high fat and cholesterol (despite the lies by the U.S. Pork industry that it's a "white" meat starting in the mid 1980s [i remember the advertising campaign]). If you must eat meats, eat fish and limited poultry. ...Read more

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Is meat like steak and chicken, beef good for health?

Is meat like steak and chicken, beef good for health?

Controversial: A large body of research shows not eating meat (being vegetarian)is "associated with lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, less obesity ;...Less heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer ; mortality."-quoting from http://bit.Ly/1cysymm but it's not clear if this is due to not eating meat, eating more veggies or the fact that vegetarians have other healthy habits. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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Could somebody be healthy by raw food diet?

Could somebody be healthy by raw food diet?

We can only guess: A detailed analysis of exactly what it would include could help estimate the possibilities of remaining sane while through a raw diet. I would suggest taking the list of foods, amounts, frequency to your dr to discuss it first. Be careful, realistic and rational. Sometimes are best intentions are counterproductive ! ...Read more

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Is it considered unhealthy to eat a 500 calorie meal for lunch?

Is it considered unhealthy to eat a 500 calorie meal for lunch?

500 cal lunch.: Two points to make here. (1) a 500 calorie lunch is fine in the context of the nutritional recommendation that one eats 5-6 small meals daily to optimize digestion and calorie utilization - as such all meals can be rather small. (2) your lunch should be comprised of good stuff - lean proteins, complex carbohydrates and fiber - not 500 calories of junk, of course. ...Read more

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Is eating meat occasionally actually healthier than being a strict vegetarian? Please advise!

Is eating meat occasionally actually healthier than being a strict vegetarian? Please advise!

Your preference: Strict vegetarians need to supplement for B12, iron, and several other basic nutrients. The big studies show no differences in longevity or any category of disease when you control for other factors. Vegetarians can claim the moral high ground. I'd encourage you to make your own food choices without criticizing others or allow them to criticize yours. ...Read more

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Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Is a 1500 calorie diet healthy and sustainable if vegetables, fruit, lean protein and in processed carbohydrates are consumed?

Weight and Activity: Yes that diet can certainly be sustained if it provides for the caloric expenditure of the individual on a daily basis. The mix of foods you choose is also very good. By "processed" i assume you mean complex carbohydrates. If you happen to be 350lbs and 6ft 4in then you are going to be rather hungry for quite some time. ...Read more

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Is eating bread (in addition to other healthy choices) fattening?

Is eating bread (in addition to other healthy choices) fattening?

Yes: Eating bread made with white flour with refined sugar added would be considered highly fattening. Avoid whenever possible. Choose sprouted bread instead like ezekiel bread found in most supermarket freezers. Eat fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, whole grains, and wild salmon. ...Read more

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How does healthy food compare to McDonalds in regards to nutritional content?

In most cases: McDonald's food is inferior in quality in regards to micronutrient content just based on the some of the ingredients that are used that wouldn't be consider quite "healthy", like something as simple as their burger buns. Presently McDonald's doesn't offer any wholegrain options. An exact comparison is obviously difficult to make without having something specific to compare to. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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