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Is There More Fibre In The Paper Box Or A Serving Of Corn Flakes
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
What are the Heath benerfits of adding flaxseeds to sandwiches and cereals or is it a myth that it's ok ?
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
Melted the absorbtion layer of a pack of beef into a chili for 20 mins. Found torn portions of the plastic in the food after eating. What should I do?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When you have an issue with gluten can one tablespoon of flour in part of food prep for example cause you to react. 1 tablespoon? Seems so small.
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
Tapeworms (cestodes): Various tapeworms (cestodes) would look like this. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Which bread is healthier to buy at Walmart nature made out of whole wheat or whole grain? Which one would y'all go with ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer