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Is it possible to eat only vitamins and junk food?

Is it possible to eat only vitamins and junk food?

Minerals and Protein: Everybody needs complete protein, including the 10 essential Amino Acids in the proper ratios and 15 minerals including calcium, potassium and iron, along with the 13 vitamins every day. Fast food can supply these if wisely chosen, but "junk food" as soda, candy, sweet and salty snacks generally cannot. Check the labels! ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to eat stale food?

Is it unhealthy to eat stale food?

Mostly not: Most food gets stale from drying and fat oxidation. Some get stale from outright spoilage growing mold and bacterial contamination. The dry, fat oxdidated food might taste unpleasant but is not harmful. But the spoiled food should be discarded as it might contain toxins or bacterial that could be harmful. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat junk food while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

Is it okay to eat junk food while trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

That is your choice.: Just remember that poor choices are additive, good choices are also additive. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to eat ice?

Ice is water.: Eating ice is just ingesting crunchy water, so in and of itself it's not unhealthy. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to eat junk food sometimes?

Would it be acceptable to eat junk food sometimes?

How often is: Sometimes? It would not be too bad to have "junk food" once a week or so, as long as you adjust your diet on other days to make up for the excess consumption of fat, calories, salt and lack of fresh vegetables and fruits. ...Read more

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Is it unhealthy to eat junk food if i'm trying to gain weight? Will it affect my health?

Is it unhealthy to eat junk food if i'm trying to gain weight? Will it affect my health?

Yes & Yes.: Yes. The reason is that many of these foods are high in calories, high in simple sugars & high in saturated fat. Processed foods also tend to have a high salt content. Junk food usually has lower nutritional value than healthy foods. You know the old adage: junk in - junk out. The junk is the outcome for your body. ...Read more

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Is it OK to have junk food?

Is it OK to have junk food?

What do you think?: It is called junk for a reason. A little here and there may not hurt you, but it isn't helping you. Are you at a healthy weight? Are you exercising ? That is the key issue. ...Read more

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Good calorie food to eat which food is best please?

Good calorie food to eat which food is best please?

Calorie foods: Nuts, bananas, peanut butter, pure fruit juice, yogurts, salad dressings, pasta, breakfast cereals, butter. Try these to start. ...Read more

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Is it ever healthy to eat foods with trans fats?

Is it ever healthy to eat foods with trans fats?

No: Meats have some transfats, but most are manmade. Transfats are made by hydrogenating oils, which turns them into solids (shortening). Transfats are used in processed foods b/c they last longer on shelf that way -- cookies/pie crusts/chips/popcorn/donuts/creamer/margarine. They raise LDL (bad) and lower HDL (good) cholesterol, which leads to heart disease. Saturated fats are just as bad! ...Read more

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Is it good to eat processed cheese everyday?

Is it good to eat processed cheese everyday?

No: Processed cheese or any processed food is unhealthy ...Read more

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How unhealthy is it to eat spicy foods?

How unhealthy is it to eat spicy foods?

Tolerance/Habit: It is not harmful if you have grown up eating spicy food which is in some cultures, like indian, other asian like thiland, srilanka ad many others for those who are not used to it, it may be too much and may cause gastrointestinal symptoms like heartburn, cramps, diarrhea , burning when passing stools and hemorroids. ...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 possible to live from only drinking your nutrition and not eating any food?

Is it possible to live from only drinking your nutrition and not eating any food?

Drinking food: Yes, many individuals that loose the ability to swallow live their life on liquid tube feeds through the gut. ...Read more

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I usually eat heavy lunch and dinner . After the meal I eat fruits directly . Is this a healthy habbit to eat fruits this way . Also what what is the ideal time to eat fruits ?

I usually eat heavy lunch and dinner . After the meal I eat fruits directly . Is this a healthy habbit to eat fruits this way . Also what what is the ideal time to eat fruits ?

Breakfast?: Timing doesn't matter. Better to eat breakfast as well; then you may have a less heavy lunch and dinner. Keeps metabolism from sagging in the A.M.Also gut can handle fruits and protein foods at same time. Quantity is always an issue, especially if trying to maintain or lose weight. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go on an all fruit and vegetable diet?

Is it safe to go on an all fruit and vegetable diet?

NO: All fruit and vegetables doesn't provide a source of complete protein. In order to get protein, you need beans, legumes, nuts and grains. Your diet as you suggested would be deficient in protein and the body couldn't repair itself without protein. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat cold food? Food that is cooked but not reheated?

No: as long as the food has been properly prepared and stored ther shout be no problem. ...Read more

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