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Is grassfed beef really better for you?

Is grassfed beef really better for you?

Yes: Just as "you are what you eat" cows are what they eat.Their natural diet is grass. Corn is an unnatural food for them & these days most cows are fed toxic pesticide-laden gmo corn.Corn-fed beef has many unhealthy fats & pesticide residues. Grassfed beef is lower in fat & has a much higher amount of healthy fats like omega 3 fats & cla.I consider grassfed beef to be healthy ®ular beef unhealthy! ...Read more

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Need some advice. Is buffalo meat truly healthier to eat, or is it the same but just leaner than beef?

Need some advice. Is buffalo meat truly healthier to eat, or is it the same but just leaner than beef?

Might be: Buffalo meat is much less likely 2 come from an animal that has been raised on grain feed laced with antibiotics and hormones, both of which r routinely used in U.S. Commercial meat industry because producers get more meat per pound of feed when they add these substances. If u r of the opinion that ingesting gratuitous antibiotics and hormones may be unhealthy..... Then buffalo is the way 2 go! ...Read more

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Can you please explain why almond butter is better than peanut butter, and why is it meant to be very healthy?

Can you please explain why almond butter is better than peanut butter, and why is it meant to be very healthy?

Almonds vs peanuts: Raw almonds contain monosaturated fat which can help positively impact cholesterol levels. It is a good source of calcium , potassium, magnesium, phosphorus & fiber. The american heart association encourages eating 4 servings of nuts / week. A 1 ounce serving of peanuts has 166 calories & almonds have 169 calories. Peanuts have 6.7 g of protein & almonds have 5.9 g per serving. Peanuts contain. ...Read more

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I'm planning on having a meatloaf for dinner made with extra lean beef. Is that good for you? And does it have any fat? If so is it good fats?

See below: Just like the name says, extra lean means less fat, not no fat. Beef does not have any good fat - it's all unhealthy fat but extra lean decreases this fat. ...Read more

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So if whole-grain whole-wheat bread is good for you but can I have on it that's decent for you. Butter is out of the question right. Peanut butter is high in fat. So what is good?

So if whole-grain whole-wheat bread is good for you but can I have on it that's decent for you. Butter is out of the question right. Peanut butter is high in fat. So what is good?

Butter is not a: problem, it's the synthetic (fake) "butters" that are not healthy. Organic/natural peanut butter is best. It's made from ground peanuts and oil, no chemicals or sugar. An alternative is almond butter. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is brown rice good for weight loss? Or is it better if you eat no rice at all?

Is brown rice good for weight loss? Or is it better if you eat no rice at all?

Good food: Brown rice has 150 cal per cooked cup with no fat and 1 gram of fiber. White rice has 240 cal per cooked cup with 0.1 g of fat and 0.6 g of fiber. Brown rice is a good food to mix with cooked vegetables, is filling, and is eaten world-wide (how many obese asians do you see?). ...Read more

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Is kosher food popular, and is it better for you? And are you only to prepare it on stanless counter

Is kosher food popular, and is it better for you? And are you only to prepare it on stanless counter

Faith-based: Kosher food is selected, prepared and eaten in accordance with the hebrew scriptures as interpreted by a long line of commentators over centuries. It is about being part of, or emulating, a faith / identity group and the health benefits would be limited to being part of a health-conscious community. ...Read more

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Is it good to eat lamb chops for your teeth?

Is it good to eat lamb chops for your teeth?

Enjoy your lamb: There is not problem to eat lamb chops for your teeth, just few precautions to take: brush your teeth after and floss, since some piece of meat can stay between teeth; do not bite the bone (this could scratch the enamel). ...Read more

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I like grassfed beef. Is it a lot healthier than regular and worth the high price?

I like grassfed beef. Is it a lot healthier than regular and worth the high price?

Yes and yes: Just as "you are what you eat" cows are what they eat.Their natural diet is grass. Corn is an unnatural food for them & these days most cows are fed toxic pesticide-laden gmo corn.Corn-fed beef has many unhealthy fats & pesticide residues. Grassfed beef is lower in fat & has a much higher amount of healthy fats like omega 3 fats & cla.I consider grassfed beef to be healthy ®ular beef unhealthy! ...Read more

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Is coconut oil safe for someone with a peanut allergy thank you very much for your time?

Is coconut oil safe for someone with a peanut allergy thank you very much for your time?

Yes: Oil usually contains very little protein and thus even peanut-allergic people may tolerate peanut oil in most but not all instances. As for coconut, it is totally different from peanuts-- so don't worry be happy ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to cook meat for chili ahead of time?

Is it possible for you to cook meat for chili ahead of time?

Yes: but this platform is (last time I checked) not a cooking club...is there a medical question here?? Dr Z ...Read more

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I usually stock up with chobani for breakfast. I figure it is still having some sugar which is not good. Any healthier options please?

I usually stock up with chobani for breakfast. I figure it is still having some sugar which is not good. Any healthier options please?

Eggs have no sugar: Eggs have no sugar and are a healthy choice. Try to get cage free organic as these will be higher in omega 3 fats (healthy as opposed to omega 6 which are not healthy) ...Read more

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Is canned tuna good for you or it usually is full of conservants, sodium, mercury, heavy metals and so forth? Is it safe to eat everyday?

Is canned tuna good for you or it usually is full of conservants, sodium, mercury, heavy metals and so forth? Is it safe to eat everyday?

Mercury toxic; NO!!!: There are good things in tuna but it tends to be high in mercury. Experts advise eating canned albacore no more than 3 times a month, though it is ok to have "light" or skipjack tuna twice a week (but not both!). See http://www.Nrdc.Org/health/effects/mercury/tuna.Asp. ...Read more

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Is eating uncooked pasta bad for your belly? If so how?

Is eating uncooked pasta bad for your belly? If so how?

Uncooked pasta: The short answer is no, as long as you do not have celiac disease or gluten allergy. Otherwise eat away its only uncooked flour. Why would you want to eat uncooked pasta anyway? ...Read more

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Is it true that raw foods are better for us than cooked?

Is it true that raw foods are better for us than cooked?

Raw verses cooked.: Washed raw fruit and vegetables contain more nutrients than those cooked. Certain types of foods must be cooked for safety however. ...Read more

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Is it bad for you to always eat macadamia and cashew nuts?

Is it bad for you to always eat macadamia and cashew nuts?

Calorie intake: There is some nutritional benefit to the types of fat in nuts including macadamia and cashews. However, those fats are highly caloric and if you have a weight issue, you should adjust other caloric intake if you cannot resist these admittedly delicious nuts. ...Read more

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Can I make my own organic chicken or organic pork sausages to get around commercial processed meats? if so how bad is that? I eat very little meat.

May not matter: The less meat you eat, probably the less important whether processed or not, organic or not, and so on. With "very little" meat eaten, it sounds like too much hassle to consider processing your own meats and not likely to affect your health in any way. Especially at your age (and mine)! ...Read more

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Is tilapia bad for you?

Food Question: Nope. Not in any way. That is as long as it is fresh and cooked properly. Medicine would have nothing else to add to this type of question. ...Read more

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Is coconut oil good for you? if so how is it when its all saturated fat?

Is coconut oil good for you? if so how is it when its all saturated fat?

It's a death oil: Hi. No, coconut oil is terrible for you. It IS a death oil! It's a fad right now, but butter is better for you than coconut oil (and butter isn't good for you). When we want to give animals atherosclerosis in the lab (I did my PhD in lipoprotein metabolism, so am into this stuff), we feed them coconut oil, not cholesterol. It's a fad that pisses me off, because it will cause many premature deaths ...Read more

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