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It is good if I eat every day a vegetable salad with some cheese and baked ham or canned tuna/sardines?

It is good if I eat every day a vegetable salad with some cheese and baked ham or canned tuna/sardines?

Nitrates: The cured meats can add a significant amount of nitrates to your diet which has been linked to some cancers, so you may want to vary the protein portion with ex. baked chicken, egg, or cottage cheese instead of regular cheese (low in fat, high in protein). ...Read more

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If i can't eat tuna for its mercury toxicity, what can I eat to have omega-3 since I have RA and taking methotrexte evry saturday & folic every sunday?

If i can't eat tuna for its mercury toxicity, what can I eat to have omega-3 since I have RA and taking methotrexte evry saturday & folic every sunday?

See details: Studies have conclusively shown that mercury levels in fish are too low to cause any issues in humans. ...Read more

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Every time I eat fish I get bad stomach pains and trapped wind. I get this with most fish but not with tuna and shell fish. Do I have a fish allergy?

Possibly: Please avoid all seafood and make an appointment for a proper evaluation with an allergy specialist. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat tuna in your first trimester?

Is it okay to eat  tuna in your first trimester?

Mercury: This is general information (not specifically for pregnant women): big eye & ahi tuna should be avoided due to high mercury level. Yellow fin & white albacore tuna intake should be limited (no more than 3 – 6 oz servings per month). Skipjack & canned chunk light tuna have a lower amount of mercury (no more than 6 6-oz servings per month). ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat a lot of candy and sugary stuff every once in a while?

Is it okay to eat a lot of candy and sugary stuff every once in a while?

Yes: A brief burst of a lot of sugar will not be harmful and should be well tolerated by your body. ...Read more

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I'm 16. Is it okay to eat unhealthy/overeat every once in awhile?

I'm 16. Is it okay to eat unhealthy/overeat every once in awhile?

Yes: Life is to be lived and enjoyed. Finding your own special purpose and meaning from life is what it's all about. Unless you have some particularly severe metabolic/biochemical disease an occasional indiscretion, preferably while enjoying yourself with friends and family is not the end of the world. As long as it is occasional and balanced the rest of the time with a well balanced diet and exercise. ...Read more

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I'm 16. Is it okay to eat unhealthy/overeat every once in awhile?

I'm 16. Is it okay to eat unhealthy/overeat every once in awhile?

Once in a while: Once in a while means very little. Try and stay of that idea fro at least a week or two. Also go online and read some articles (not submitted by manufacturers of the product) that will give you more comfort. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat canned tuna after a workout in order to get protein? It only has 50 calories 5 fat calories and 11grams of protein. Is 11g enough?

Is it okay to eat canned tuna after a workout in order to get protein? It only has 50 calories 5 fat calories and 11grams of protein. Is 11g enough?

Watch mercury levels: Tuna, a lean protein, low in saturated fat, good source of selenium and is naturally rich in vitamin d. It provides omega-3 essential fatty acids too. The downside is that tuna can also be contaminated with mercury. For more info - http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/371519-danger-in-eating-too-much-canned-tuna/. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat a 300 calorie meal every two hours?

Is it okay to eat a 300 calorie meal every two hours?

Assuming: A 12 hour day, that would give you 3600 calories, the calorie intake of a stevedore. Unless you are a full time athlete it is too much and i would expect you to gain weight, depending on the quality of the food. ...Read more

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