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Is Soybean Oil Good Or Bad For You
Oxalate: Oxalate is the culprit in beans; the solid soy bean has more oxalate than soy oil, for sure; so eating soy beans will more likely increase stone potential compared to soy oil, which you may use in cooking or on a salad. The oxalate rich foods are: beets, spinach, rhubarb, strawberries, nuts, chocolate, tea, wheat bran, and all dry beans; minimize these; drink 3-4 liters fluid per day; ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Absolutely: Alimentum and nutramigen are the first two that are readily available that come to mind. They are a bit more expensive, but very easy to digest and no soy anything. They don't taste as good, so if the baby scoffs at eating them, can put one drop of vanilla in the entire bottle to flavor. ...Read more
Are foods cooked in soybean oil bad for men? I heard soy products are not good for men. Same for soybean oil? Thank you.
Depends: Other than allergies to soy, one problem is that too much soy may affect the thyroid by exerting phytoestrogen effects. That means estrogen like effects in addition to competing with the thyroid for binding sites leading to low thyroid function. Also, the issue of gmo may be a health concern for some. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are Nila wafers okay with GERD? I heard that oils aren't good for GERD, and these cookies contain palm oil and soybean oil. Thank you in advance.
They're OK: The Nila wafers won't aggravate your GERD but they aren't terribly healthy because of the palm and soybean oils. Perhaps a different snack food? ...Read more
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No magic: This has been promoted as a 'superfood' which is simply made up. Food choices have much less impact on your overall health than does staying physically fit, eating a sensible and balanced diet, avoiding tobacco and illegal drugs, using alcohol wisely if at all, and learning good living skills and working hard. You're right to care about your health, but the key's not on the dinner plate. ...Read more
Good for most but...: Flaxseed oil is an excellent source of essential omega 3 ; 6 fatty acids. It likely reduces inflammation ; helps prevent heart disease ; cancer. However, some people have difficulty converting the omega 3 ala into epa ; dha (found in fish oil). It might harm those with diabetes, schizophrenia, macular degeneration ; prostate cancer. See http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/flaxseed-oil. ...Read more
Discuss with OB: Yes many ob's recommend fish oil supplements for fetal benefits. They can also be used to lower triglycerides during pregnancy. Fish oil supplements may increase the bleeding time, such that they should probably be stopped prior to a planned delivery or c-section to avoid any bleeding complications surrounding delivery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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