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Doctor insights on: Is There More Fibre In The Paper Box Or A Serving Of Corn Flakes

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Is there more fibre in the paper box or a serving of corn flakes?

Is there more fibre in the paper box or a serving of corn flakes?

The box: The box could probably count as fiber, since it is undigestable plant material. However, it isn't a food item per-se. Anyway, there are many cereals with more fiber than corn flakes. The older i get, the more tempting that box gets. ...Read more

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Is the eating of the rice make a belly fat? Or the bread? Which one of them has the most benefit?

Is the eating of the rice make a belly fat? Or the bread? Which one of them has the most benefit?

Both: Both rice and bread, being carbs from grain, can cause weight gain if too much is eaten. Rice may be slightly healthier than bread, both ok in smaller amounts. ...Read more

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Assuming that a little bit of fat or calories is not a problem, how many pieces of dark chocolate per day is recommended (such as dove or ghiradelli)?

Assuming that a little bit of fat or calories is not a problem, how many pieces of dark chocolate per day is recommended (such as dove or ghiradelli)?

Varies: First, get dark chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa. If it isn't listed on the label and says dark, it will be mostly sugar. If it is at least 70% cocoa the label will say so and then it is a healthful treat so some have said that up to 3 oz is not harmful. Chocolate is loaded with antioxidants and makes most of us feel good so enjoy. ...Read more

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Which is healthier, a jar of baby food or a little cup of strawberry yogurt?

Which is healthier, a jar of baby food or a little cup of strawberry yogurt?

See below: Baby food is processed. It is better to make your own food if you can. The yogurt would be healthier. And there is no specific reason to avoid berries in kids. Dr greene's book feeding your baby green is a great resource. ...Read more

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Query the benefits of a cocktail cup of cut-up small pieces of 3 or 4 different fruits compared with eating just 1 slice of only a particular fruit?

Query the benefits of a cocktail cup of cut-up small pieces of 3 or 4 different fruits compared with eating just 1 slice of only a particular fruit?

Both good: A matter of taste. Always good to eat fruit of mixed variety, not necessarily at the same meal in a fruit cup, unless you enjoy them together. ...Read more

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I read that vaporizers have a little less chance of growing bacteria than humidifiers due to the boiling of the water. True?

I read that vaporizers have a little less chance of growing bacteria than humidifiers due to the boiling of the water. True?

You choose: You need to clean both & any moist machine can harbor germs and promote mold. With any device that has a heating element you can burn down the house or injure yourself when trying to fill it while not waking the kid at night.I haven't recommended any of the boilers in decades.Most modern vaporizers use ultrasonic vibration to create the mist, not a heater. ...Read more

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What causes bowl movement to be in small pieces instead of one large piece?

What causes bowl movement to be in small pieces instead of one large piece?

Lots. see md: May simply be inadequate fiber in diet, lack of fluid intake, physical inactivity, meds, depression, gut motility issues. Could also be more significant problems, e.G diverticulosis, diverticulitis, polyps, tumors, cancet, other. Had a colonoscopy? When? May need to repeat. See md. ...Read more

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I'm finding the literature on dairy in the diet for a diabetic a bit mixed. What is the current concensus, if there is one?

I'm finding the literature on dairy in the diet for a diabetic a bit mixed.  What is the current concensus, if there is one?

Nothing wrong: Nothing wrong w/dairy. Stay away from whole milk which has a lot of butterfat. Use skim if possible. Otherwise it can be an important part of a well-balanced diet. Avoid saturated fats if you have high cholesterol as well, and exercise and restrict caloric intake to help lose weight. ...Read more

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Hello. Are 2 hard boiled eggs cut in half a great source of protein just like chicken, or any other types of meat?

Hello. Are 2 hard boiled eggs cut in half  a great source of protein just like chicken, or any other types of meat?

YES: Eggs are such a good and complete source of amino acids/protein that they are the standard to which other foods are compared for adequacy of protein. It is wise to choose organic eggs and ones that are pasture-raised if possible. See http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=92 for a good discussion of the nutritional content of eggs. They are just as good when not cut in half! ...Read more

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Is there any brand of frozen entrees from the freezer section in the store that is relatively healthy for you?

Is there any brand of frozen entrees from the freezer section in the store that is relatively healthy for you?

There are many....: When it comes to frozen foods you want to watch for added fat and sodium. A brand that i personally reccomend would be kashi. If possible try to buy organic when it come to your final selection. Another great way to get a healthy meal fast is with a good blender (i prefer a vitamix). It is easy to throw in some frozen fruit and protein powder as you rush on out the door. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Is their a long term health issue with the steamable bags of veggies that you cook in the microwave? the cooking in plastic is what im referring to

Plastic: To date, there are no definitive studies that prove that cooking vegetables in plastic is hazardous to health. There are proposed theoretical risks to doing so, and so each individual needs to make their own decision on what they want to do in that regard. ...Read more

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Is having the carrot and other parts of Vegetables from red group (pepper) in the stool normal? I don't have problem digesting the other kind of food.

Is having the carrot and other parts of Vegetables from red group (pepper) in the stool normal? I don't have problem digesting the other kind of food.

Digestion: Seeing undigested or partially digested vegetables in your stool can be completely normal. I would not worry about it unless you are having other symptoms along with it. Good luck. ...Read more

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I accidentally cooked a small piece of the plastic that covers chicken breasts in the grocery store. Can I still eat the chicken, or will it be toxic?

I accidentally cooked a small piece of the plastic that covers chicken breasts in the grocery store. Can I still eat the chicken, or will it be toxic?

Not a problem: This is non-toxic and will pass your GI system without problems. If it is big enough, you will discover it while eating the chicken and can remove. If too small to be seen in this way, it will not cause you any problems. ...Read more

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Which bread is healthier to buy at Walmart nature made out of whole wheat or whole grain? Which one would y'all go with ?

Which bread is healthier to buy at Walmart nature made out of whole wheat or whole grain? Which one would y'all go with ?

Whole grain: Has more variety than whole wheat and thus MAY be a bit better due to the variety and the interaction of the grains. Consider trying sprouted grain breads such as Ezekiel bread, found. In frozen section of super market. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the amount of calories in a chicken salad?

What is the amount of calories in a chicken salad?

Surprisingly heavy.: You'd be surprised how many calories may be in chicken salad, between the chicken, mayonnaise, eggs, oil, and whatever else someone decides to throw in there for taste. Grilled chicken atop an actual salad with light dressing would be much leaner and healthier. ...Read more

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