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Is Eating Cheese Bad For Sarcoidosis
How bad is cream cheese for health. Are cheeses in general bad too for people with high cholesterol?
Fats solid @ rm temp: as a general rule are bad for you as they are saturated (with hydrogen bonds) and so solid, not liquid at room temp. Saturated fats raise LDL (the "bad cholesterol"), which when oxidized causes plaque accumulation. Cream cheese, butter, and cheeses in general are solids at room temp, high in saturated fat and hence atherosclerotic. ...Read more
Not necessarily : While there are some foods known to increase gerd symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation by lowering the pressure in the valve at the bottom of the esophagus, this is variable among people. Therefore, if the yogurt doesn't make your symptoms worse, go ahead and have it - moderation of course. ...Read more
Interesting question: Now a days many animals are given antibiotics and hormones. This can find it's way into the person who consumes those animals. In addition, there are differing amounts of fats and cholesterols in meats. Meats can also be an important part of a healthy diet. People who don't eat meat usually need to learn to find important nutrients through other foods. As with all things in life - consumption of ...Read more
Can be healthy: Chinese food is often very healthy – with lots of rice, fish & vegetables (which are often steamed). But keep in mind that food choices are important. Steamed rice is lower in fat than fried rice. Some sauces are high in sodium (like soy sauce) or sugar (duck or plum sauce). Foods that are stir-fried, broiled, steamed or roasted often have less fat calories than fried foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Within limits, yes: You would not eat anything in isolation -- but along with healthy veggies, lean proteins, some fruits, complex carbs, and healthy other fats, eating some cheese would be okay. If you're overweight, consider amounts so that you don't overdo it. Walking for at least 15 minutes after meals can help your blood sugar levels too. ...Read more
Is eating raw garlic good for me!? And is there a difference in nutrient intake is I swallow it whole or chew it ?
Probably ok: True acute diverticulitis is an infection requiring antibiotics for treatment. During acute diverticulitis one may be directed to eat lighter, smaller, softer, low fiber foods. As the infection resolves, eventually a high fiber diet would then be recommended to help prevent recurrences. Corn bread by itself, in moderation, should have no affect on diverticulitis. Drink plenty water too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure: It should be fine, but limit the amount of salt and butter that you use. ...Read more
In moderation: As with all things in life... do everything in moderation. Beef is fine, but that depends on how much beef one eats over time. For example, 4 ounces of beef every day is fine. But, 40 ounces of beef every day is an abnormally huge amount. Life is about balance. Balance is what matters. ...Read more
No: Not connected. Carbonated drinks, Hot & spicy food, excess belly fat, heavy meal.....are some of the factors. ...Read more
Is brown rice healthy for consumption for a type 2 diabetic? I like brown rice veggie sushi, is it a healthy choice for me? Thanks.
Better than white: Rice -whether it is white or brown is a carbohydrate and should be eaten in a limited amount when you have dm. Brown rice is a better choice because it is higher in fiiber and tends to have better effect on blood sugars. I usually encourage my pts w dm to stay < 30-45grms/meal in women and < 45-60 in men- rice i feel is a carb that encourage getting rid of and focusing on increased veggies. ...Read more
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