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Doctor insights on: Is It True That Healthy Food Is More Expensive That Junk Food

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Is it true that healthy food is more expensive that junk food?

Is it true that healthy food is more expensive that junk food?

Depends on variables: Junk food is often cheeper because it is mass produced, filled with preservatives & can stay in a usable form for extended periods. It may also be refined from lesser quality food sources that would not sell in the market. Compare this to fruits and vegatables with a limited shelf life & transport costs that must speed the product to market. Grow your own or shop smart and you can cut costs. ...Read more

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Nutrition (Definition)

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Is it true that eating baby food is helpful for bodybuilding?

Is it true that eating baby food is helpful for bodybuilding?

No: There are no hidden secrets for success in bodybuilding. It takes hard work and consistent effort supported by an appropriate diet and adequate rest. An appropriate diet includes enough calories and protein to support new muscle development with the correct nutrients. This is best achieved with whole foods. Sorry. No shortcut there. ...Read more

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Is there any junk food that is relatively healthy?

Is there any junk food that is relatively healthy?

Relatively?: The principle to abide by, is everything in moderation. "relatively healthy" is in the eye of the beholder since it depends on what you think is healthy and what isn't. For example, though eating a potato chip now may have less calories than eating a chocolate bar, the amount of antioxidants in the potato chip is far less than what's found in the chocolate bar. ...Read more

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Why is our food genetically modified? Is it healthier that way?

Why is our food genetically modified? Is it healthier that way?

Not particularly: Some GMO's are modified to increase micronutrient concentrations like vitamin in certain strains of rice. But mostly foods are modified to allow for more "hardy" crops that resist pests, chemicals and drought. ...Read more

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Is it true that the char on grilled food is carcinogenic? Does that mean its dangerous to eat grilled food?

Is it true that the char on grilled food is carcinogenic? Does that mean its dangerous to eat grilled food?

Grilled food: Grilled food is not dangerous just dont let it char. And try to stay away from fried food as much as you can ...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 chinese food fattening? Is it also bad to eat?

Is chinese food fattening? Is it also bad to eat?

Chinese food: it depends on what dish you are eating some contain high carbs and sugars. a lot of Chinese food contains soy sauce or MSG which has a lot of sodium which can increase your blood pressure. Not to waffle but it really depends on the dish and the restaurant ...Read more

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Is it true that food supplement and ganoderma is placebo?

Is it true that food supplement and ganoderma is placebo?

Placebo response: Every medication and/or supplement invokes a placebo or nocebo response -- meaning the patient has expectations about positive or negative effects. This does not mean the medication or supplement has no physiological effect. A cochrane review on ganoderma (reishi) mushrooms did not support their use as first-line cancer treatment, or in long-term cancer treatment. http://tinyurl.com/n4cxxfm. ...Read more

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Is it better to eat something that has less fat but more sugar or a product that has more fat but less sugar?

Is it better to eat something that has less fat but more sugar or a product that has more fat but less sugar?

Less sugar: As regards your teeth - less sugar and less acid is the way to go! your waistline may think the reverse is true. You should really limit your intake of both fats and sugar for a healthy diet that will benefit your enitre body as well as your teeth. ...Read more

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Is it true that it takes more calories to eat/digest an apple than it actually provides?

No.: Outside of salad greens (maybe) there are no "free" foods or free lunches. Maybe if you ate the apple slowly on a treadmill. ...Read more

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Some cultures eat insects. Is that nutritious? Is that safe?

Some cultures eat insects. Is that nutritious? Is that safe?

A/W Dr. Friedlander: It can be both nutritious and safe. It just isn't something that many Americans are used to. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating oatmeal is good?

Is it true that eating oatmeal is good?

Yes: Traditionally prepared oatmeal is very healthy food, not instant oatmeal. Take 10 to 15 min to prepare it, add slices of banana, blueberries & strawberries. Organic honey, a teaspoon of organic coconut oil with ground cinnamon can be added & it will make a perfect breakfast together with a cup of black coffee or tea without sugar. Yummy yummy! ...Read more

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Is that a myth that soup is healthier than other types of food?

Depends: Healthy foods are rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils; and low in saturated fats. Soups can be just as healthy or unhealthy as any other food depending on what you put into the soup. ...Read more

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Is it true that we should not combine foods which contain protein and starch in a meal?

Is it true that we should not combine foods which contain protein and starch in a meal?

Perhaps for some but: Some nutritionists feel certain food combinations like protein and starches (found in most sandwiches) are difficult to digest. These theories are based on the process of how we digest. Others feel this is nonsense. See http://www.Centerholistic.Com/index.Php/health/food-combining many people seem to digest most combinations fine but some people with digestive problems feel these guidelines help. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating carbs in the evening is more likely to lead to weight gain?

Is it true that eating carbs in the evening is more likely to lead to weight gain?

Yes and no: This is likely not all correct. However if you eat alot of carbs and go straight to be without walking or burning it off, then yes it could significantly contribute to weight gain. http://www.laheartspecialists.com/shop/weight-loss. ...Read more

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Is it true that cooking vegetables makes them lose their nutrients?

Is it true that cooking vegetables makes them lose their nutrients?

No: Folic acid is unstable when heated, but the 39 other essential nutrients are fairly stable at cooking temperatures. Of course, vegetables are poor sources of the 13 vitamins and protein, compared to meat. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating vegetables make you big and strong?

Is it true that eating vegetables make you big and strong?

Vegetables: Fruits & vegetables are good source of antioxidants & help boost your immune system. ...Read more