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Are potassium and sodium nitrate in processed meats carcinogenic? How often is it recommended you eat these preservatives and serving size?

Are potassium and sodium nitrate in processed meats carcinogenic? How often is it recommended you eat these preservatives and serving size?

Not Healthy food: Processed meats are not healthy food. It is to be avoided. So should Red meat be aavoided as these foods increase the risk for Cancer. You can eat plant based foods (fruits and vegies), Pasta and grains and Poultry meats. Fish is the best alternative. You can supplement this with Soy products like Tofu and Eggs. You can also use Plant Nuts as a good source of Proteins (in place of meats). ...Read more

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Can babies have ground up lunch meat?

Can babies have ground up lunch meat?

Age matters: The short answer is yes. But there are 2 factors to keep in mind; 1-lunch meat may not be the healthiest food as it contains nitrates, salts and other ingredients. 2-watch out for choking, meats, nuts, hard candies, grapes, and other foods are notorious for causing little ones to choke--even if they have teeth. Typically meats are introduced around 9-10 months of age. ...Read more

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I would like to know if I should be worried about eating a small clear pice of plastic as I did not see it around the lunch meat.

I would like to know if I should be worried about eating a small clear pice of plastic as I did not see it around the lunch meat.

If small: It will "pass" out without a problem (I am assuming "soft" plastic which is the kind most luncheon meats are packaged with!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Does caffeine or lunch meats cause misscariage?

Does caffeine or lunch meats cause misscariage?

Caffeine OK.: Caffeine intake in low to moderate dosing ranges, (one cup of coffee per day) is not known to cause pregnancy loss. Deli meats and lightly processed cheeses can have a bacteria called listeria, which can cause illness in mom and fetal death. ...Read more

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Can I eat lunch meat since im pregnant I've been eating it and haven't had any problems but some people are saying its bad

Can I eat lunch meat since im pregnant I've been eating it and haven't had any problems but some people are saying its bad

There: There are a lot of things to avoid when pregnant, and other things you specifically should take, like prenatal vitamins. Lunch meats are not in either category, though some people suggest that you avoid tuna because of a concern for elevated levels of mercury in tuna meat. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I have a light salad for lunch and lean meat with beans/veggies dinner? Dinner is heavier because I jog at night? This ok? 18 male

Is it ok if I have a light salad for lunch and lean meat with beans/veggies dinner? Dinner is heavier because I jog at night? This ok? 18 male

Yes: As long as your 24 hour dietary intake is balanced and meets your nutritional requirements, you can adjust the content of meals to meet the needs of your workouts. ...Read more

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I ate a sandwich it was a cold cut but heated I'm 38weeks and I ate lunch meat is my baby okay? Why can't we eat lunch meat while pregnant? I'm worried

I ate a sandwich it was a cold cut but heated I'm 38weeks and I ate lunch meat is my baby okay? Why can't we eat lunch meat while pregnant? I'm worried

Probably;listeriosis: If the cold cuts were heated until they were "steaming hot" you have no reason to worry. Unheated lunch meats MAY contain listeria, a bacteria that causes listeriosis, an infection that pregnant women are more susceptible to. But know that most lunch meat does not have listeria, so you're probably OK if not well-heated but don't risk again:
http://www. Newkidscenter. Com/Deli-Meat-While-Pregnant. Htm ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat lunch meat during pregnancy?

Is it ok to eat lunch meat during pregnancy?

NOT SAFE unless...: Most lunch meats contain nitrites, a chemical that crosses the placenta & increases a baby's risk of brain tumors! See http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/344031-sodium-nitrite-pregnancy/ & http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/8824361
you may find nitrite-free lunch meats but I strongly advise eating only organic meats when pregnant:
http://www. Ncbhttp://drrandybaker. Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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What are some healthy lunch choices for my lifestyle if I like to eat red meat?

What are some healthy lunch choices for my lifestyle if I like to eat red meat?

Limit size and fat: Most studies indicate that red meat consumption is not good for the health, and possibly adding even just one serving a day can increase the long term risk of death. However, most nutritionists recommend focusing on sensible portion sizes and lean red meat cuts, for those who choose to eat it. Substitute fish, chicken and turkey, nuts and beans as alternative protein sources. ...Read more

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I know my pregnant wife should avoid cold lunch meat but what about beef jerky?

I know my pregnant wife should avoid cold lunch meat but what about beef jerky?

She should avoid: All smoked/salted meats during pregnancy. She should also avoid Klonopin, (clonazepam) as the baby can be born with a benzo addiction, which is very hard to come off...I would also recommend testing and treatment for MTHFR 677 & 1298 genotypes. Treatment is L-methylfolate, P5P, and methylcobalamin--all natural. Could explain Mom's anxiety and help! ...Read more

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Will lunch meat I ate before realizing I was pregnant have negative effects on my baby?

Will lunch meat I ate before realizing I was pregnant have negative effects on my baby?

Not likely.: The main concern with lunch meat is infection with listeria, a bacteria which can cause miscarriage. It can cause miscarriage but if you are fine at this point you do not have to do anything. This infection is quite rare! I just recommend avoiding deli meats for the remainder of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am 11weeks + 6 days pregnant and just ate a 3" turkey lunch meat sandwich, without thinking. Should I be worried?

I am 11weeks + 6 days pregnant and just ate a 3" turkey lunch meat sandwich, without thinking. Should I be worried?

No: Unless there is something else in the sandwich, which you didn't mention there should be no ill effects. ...Read more

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Is a largely fruit only diet unheathly? A diet that consists of largely fruit for breakfast and lunch and then a modest dinner that is not fruit based but typically with meat and vegies.

Is a largely fruit only diet unheathly? A diet that consists of largely fruit for breakfast and lunch and then a modest dinner that is not fruit based but typically with meat and vegies.

Hello.: Hello. Fruits have a high sugar content. Adding in healthy fat and protein would help to prevent spikes in blood sugar (hypogylcemic index). The different types of food would need to be eaten together to get these benefits. Because of sugar content, want to lean more heavily on vegetables instead of just fruits for first two meals. I would not call the diet you are describing as unhealthy, but it is unbalanced and may be lacking in nutrients. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant. Should I avoid lunch meat?

I am 7 weeks pregnant. Should I avoid lunch meat?

No: There is nothing that should be harmful to your pregnancy eating lunch meat that is properly prepared and stored. ...Read more

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5 months pregnant and ate lunch meat two days in a row should I be worried about getting listeria?

5 months pregnant and ate lunch meat two days in a row should I be worried about getting listeria?

Probably not: Unless there is a recall of the brand you ate you are probably fine. In the future avoid soft, unpasteurized cheeses such as Brie and Camembert and if you still want to eat lunch meat and are worried, heat it. Heat kills Listeria. In the meantime if you have any symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, or fever, see your doctor, early treatment will protect your baby.
http://www. Foodsafety. Gov/poisoning/causes/bacteriaviruses/listeria/ ...Read more

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Marilyn monroe, is said to have eaten egg, milk, maybe yogert for breakfast, meat & vegetables for lunch & dinner fruit& little exercise is this good.

Marilyn monroe, is said to have eaten egg, milk, maybe yogert for breakfast, meat & vegetables for lunch & dinner fruit& little exercise is this good.

Low starch diet: I don't know if that is true but you are describing a low-starch diet, and that is generally healthy. These days I would make sure that the egg, milk, yogurt and meat are organic or else they will come from animals fed gmo foods and have hormones. My favorite overall diet is dr. Furhman's: http://www. Drfuhrman. Com/library/foodpyramid. Aspx
see http://drrandybaker. Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/. ...Read more

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I'm trying to lose weight but I fried up 3 pieces of smoked ham lunch meat with my eggs I heard the sodium makes you gain water weight?

I'm trying to lose weight but I fried up 3 pieces of smoked ham lunch meat with my eggs I heard the sodium makes you gain water weight?

Use salt in modera: Your diet sounds good to me!
Eating high protein, high fat diet will keep you healthy and
slim. Please add some fruits, vegis, spices and herbes- peppers and others (they all help the metabolism, digestion, act as antioxidants, …).
Also try to eat organic meets and vegis as much as possible. ...Read more

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If I eat lettuce, raw carrots, steamed broccoli and beets, grated cheese and one piece of meat daily for breakfast lunch and dinner will I lose weighr?

If I eat lettuce, raw carrots, steamed broccoli and beets, grated cheese and one piece of meat daily for breakfast lunch and dinner will I lose weighr?

Depends On A Lot: That all depends on your current weight, body fat to muscle ratio, amount you eat and total daily calories ingested, your activity level and overall basal metabolic rate. One thing for sure, you're on the right track in terms of WHAT you eat, although you didn't specify what KINDS of meat you eat or if you ever might eat some vegetable sources of protein.I think that just might cover it. ...Read more

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29 weeks pregnant and forgot about no cold lunch meat. I ate a boars head publix sub. How big of an oops was that?

29 weeks pregnant and forgot about no cold lunch meat. I ate a boars head publix sub. How big of an oops was that?

Don't panic!: Your risk is very small. We always err on the side of caution. The concern is not the lunch meat itself but the slightly increased risk of contamination due to increased handling and exposure without heating to destroy bacteria. Mild illness for you could be serious for the baby, so get checked if you feel even a little off. ...Read more

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Bled for 3 days. Filled a pad a day and another one a night. Had clots looking like meat a size of my small finger. 3 weeks pregnant. Could I have lost it?

Bled for 3 days. Filled a pad a day and another one a night. Had clots looking like meat a size of my small finger. 3 weeks pregnant. Could I have lost it?

It's possible: It is important when heavy bleeding occurs in pregnancy that you are promptly evaluated by your doctor. Miscarriage and tubal pregnancy are possibilities. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I speed up metabolism. Low energy post lunch, struggle to drop lbs. Work out twice a week, eat lean meats, sea food. Guilty of carbs, and wine?

How do I speed up metabolism. Low energy post lunch, struggle to drop lbs. Work out twice a week, eat lean meats, sea food. Guilty of carbs, and wine?

Proper breakfast: Look into high intensity interval training, but eating right is key. Try making your first meal a combination of protein and healthy fats (bacon and eggs without the carbs). The best fats to use are medium chain triglycerides because your body uses them directly for energy and then shifts into fat burning. Also if you avoid carbs your Insulin levels stay low and that inhibits fat storage. ...Read more

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What can I do about flucuating weight? I have been flucating between 234 - 240 for a couple of months. I only eat meat once a day due to kidney stones. I eat a lot of fruits and vegtables. I try to walk at lunch every day (i only get 1/2 a hour so I tr

What can I do about flucuating weight? I have been flucating between 234 - 240 for a couple of months. I only eat meat once a day due to kidney stones. I eat a lot of fruits and vegtables. I try to walk at lunch every day (i only get 1/2 a hour so I tr

I: I believe you are more concerned (and frustrated) with failing to lose weight than you are by the scale moves up and down by several pounds. You would not be upset, I would guess if the scale kept showing lower numbers with your effort. Weight loss is difficult. If you are not losing then you are taking in and burning up around the same amount of calories. Multiple steps are needed to make progress. I suggest you consider tracking calories and activity using an online site or joining a program such as weight watchers. Fluid shifts can explain changes in weight during the day. By the way, most experts do not recommend reducing meat intake to reduce kidney stone recurrence. An analysis of your urine from a 24 hours collection usually guides changes in diet, and need for medication. If you have uric acid stones, you may have an acid urine or might excrete too much uric acid. The treatment is usually medication which works better than restricting meat intake. ...Read more

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How much/ ounces of meat would be an appropriate serving at dinner for a 6-7yr old? (feeding disordered. Need #, not "feed them, they'll eat") thanks.

How much/ ounces of meat would be an appropriate serving at dinner for a 6-7yr old? (feeding disordered. Need #, not "feed them, they'll eat") thanks.

2-3 ounces: Children lose appetite if you put too much food on their plate. Usually the meat should be half to 2/3 the size of the palm of their hand, which is probably about 2 ounces. They can do fine with no meat at all, as long as you are careful to include vegetable protein and other sources of iron. ...Read more

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How many carbs does 30% lean hamburger meat have per serving and what is considered a serving?

How many carbs does 30% lean hamburger meat have per serving and what is considered a serving?

Hamburger: A serving of hamburger is about the size of a deck of cards. I believe that the 30% refers to the amount of fat with the rest being predominately protein with essentially no carbohydrates. ...Read more

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Is tofurky a reliable way to get vitamin b12 for a vegan? It says 5 slices of deli meat has 60% b12, which is 60% of 6cmg so over 3mcg per serving?

Is tofurky a reliable way to get vitamin b12 for a vegan? It says 5 slices of deli meat has 60% b12, which is 60% of 6cmg so over 3mcg per serving?

No: B12 is present only in animal proteins and a vegan is at risk of becoming deficient in B12 and vitamin D. If you are a vegan, it would be prudent to take vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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Is meat good for you?

Is meat good for you?

Lean meats way to go: Lean meats help add protein to your diet however any food in watched proportions is good for u. ...Read more

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When should I eat meat?

When should I eat meat?

Not too often.: Once weekly would be the most. Try to grill your meat to cut the fat a bit. Really, fish would be healthier. Avoid breakfast meats - really unhealthy. ...Read more

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Is meat bad for health?

Is meat bad for health?

Interesting question: Now a days many animals are given antibiotics and hormones. This can find it's way into the person who consumes those animals. In addition, there are differing amounts of fats and cholesterols in meats. Meats can also be an important part of a healthy diet. People who don't eat meat usually need to learn to find important nutrients through other foods. As with all things in life - consumption of ...Read more

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Benefit from eating dried meats?

Nothing specifid: Ok as part of dietary protein. Watch salt and preservatives so intake is reasonable. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat raw meat?

What happens if you eat raw meat?

You shouldn't: Eating raw meat is generally considered unsafe and may result in intestinal upset (vomiting and diarrhea). That said there are some great dishes that include raw meat- you just have to be careful the meat is handled and served properly. ...Read more