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Is Eating Too Many Cucumbers Bad For You
Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes are a healthy food with lots of vitamin a, c calcium, potassium and fiber. The marshmallows, brown sugars and other sugars added to make them taste good are not healthy and add calories and can increase tooth decay. So eat the sweet potatoes and leave out the sugars. ...Read more
Could be bad!: Dental diseases such as "dental decay" and "periodontal" infections are caused by bacteria. These bacteria eat the sugar you consume in your diet. The metabolic waste from the bacteria eating the sugar is an acid. This acid can dissolve the enamel or irritate the "gums". If the bacteria are allowed to stay on the teeth they will cause decay or "gum" disease. Brushing/ floss removes the bacteria. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The Perfect Food: Actually, eggs are quite nutritious and an excellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals. The yolk tends to concentrate much of the cholesterol, approximately 280-310 mg depending on the egg size. One whole egg and several egg whites per day are perfectly fine. Eggs produced organically on free range farms avoid pesticides, animal by-products and hormones and in my opinion are healthier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: Too much food in general can lead to obesity and a host of problems from high blood pressure to diabetes to heart disease and arthritis. If that's not a problem, occasionally eating a lot of any one food is probably fine as long as you get a good variety of other foods most of the time. ...Read more
Eating eggs: Not sure of your definition of "too many eggs" but eggs are an amazingly good food and get a lot of "bad rap" about cholesterol. Eating 2-4 eggs per week is not harmful and can be good for you. Be sure to purchase free-range, organic eggs for the best overall health of your diet. ...Read more
Is there anything bad that can happen from eating cooked oysters for their iron? If so, how many oysters can you eat per week before it's unhealthy?
Oysters: I do not think there is a magic number on the amount you can eat. Raw oysters are probably more of an issues than cooked ones. Do not eat only for iron - eat for the developed taste and do not overeat. Also keep in mind the effects on your cholesterol which may be more of an issues in the long run. ...Read more
Several reasons: The processed chemicals/food stuffs in "junk" food is less than optimal for your body to be exposed to and could have harmful long term effects. But more so, "junk" food tends to be calorically dense but nutritionally "light" .. .so you get all the calories with limited micronutrient benefits. That's a recipe for gaining weight without gaining health! ...Read more
Too much of anything: ...Is bad. People who eat too much fruit, don't get the other necessary food groups - grains, vegetables, dairy - or vitamins like a and d and B12 that are mostly absent in oranges. ...Read more
It can be: Eating too much of anything can be a bad thing. As an extreme people have died from water poisoning from drinking too much water. If you eat so much salmon that you are excluding other important nutrients and foods in your diet than it may be too much. If you are healthy and fit and have a balanced diet it may be ok. Honestly ask someone you trust, if they think you are eating too much. ...Read more
SUGAR: A lot of sugar in those 2. You can drink them but stay within the daily carb range recommended by your doc or dietician. On an unrelated note, there are so many drugs that grapefruit juice interferes with, I have gotten in the habit of telling my patients that they should avoid it, especially if on multiple medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sweets: The simple answer is yes. Sweets are not really a healthy food, although in moderation they are ok to spice up life a little. Excess sugar tends to cause immediate damage to your teeth, raises your blood sugar, leads to more fat being deposited in your tissues, and predisposes you to get diabetes with all of its complications. It also raises your Insulin levels which makes your blood pressure wors. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are examples of some good/bad fats and carbs? Please list as much as possible because sometimes if i see something high in fat, ill think its bad
Good=plant/fish fat: Good carbs are whole grains. Bad carbs are refined carbs ("white" sugar, bread, rice, and the darth vader evil high fructose corn syrup). Good fat comes from fish and plants (olive oil, avocado, nuts for example). Bad fat are saturated trans fat (fake fat) and animal fat like beef. You can find out more info here http://www.Webmd.Com/diet/features/skinny-fat-good-fats-bad-fats?Page=2. ...Read more
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