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I ate raw mung bean sprouts in my soup, should I be very worried while pregnant?

I ate raw mung bean sprouts in my soup, should I be very worried while pregnant?

Not recommended: Children, the elderly, pregnant women, and persons with weakened immune systems should avoid eating raw sprouts of any kind (including alfalfa, clover, radish, and mung bean sprouts). Cook sprouts thoroughly to reduce the risk of illness. Cooking kills the harmful bacteria. Ref: https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/types/fruits/sprouts.html ...Read more

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Gave birth, want to loose weight. Eating beans and soup in a can everyday at lunch. Is this healthy?

Gave birth, want to loose weight. Eating beans and soup in a can everyday at lunch. Is this healthy?

Could be: Diets rich in a variety of fruits and vegetables, largely plant-based and unprocessed are crucial to healthy weight loss. Beans and noncreamy soups are generally part of a healthy diet. I would suggest you make your own soups so you can control the salt, etc. ...Read more

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Can Cannellini beans cause burping, nausea & upset stomach? I had 3 bowls of homemade Cannellini bean soup tonight and I feel sick! Possibly fullness?

Can Cannellini beans cause burping, nausea & upset stomach? I had 3 bowls of homemade Cannellini bean soup tonight and I feel sick! Possibly fullness?

Really now: You should have a better diet than that. All beans and no fat makes Kay a sick girl or something like that. While beans are a good nutritious food as they say "Moderation in everything, including moderation". This too will pass and have a more well balanced diet. ...Read more

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Whst do you think about green bean pills?

Whst do you think about green bean pills?

No evidence: Some research shows that taking green coffee extract (svetol, naturex) 80-200 mg daily might cause modest weight loss over a period of 12 weeks. However, the research so far is preliminary and poor quality. But hey, dr. Oz likes it and advertises for it. Seriously, not enough evidence to form a real medical opinion. ...Read more

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White bean extract does what for the body?

White bean extract does what for the body?

Depends on complianc: White bean extract is supposed to boost metabolism and block carbohydrate absorption. However few good studies have been done and those studies show inconsistent results. Appears safe only diarrhea and other mild GI symptoms and reduction of blood sugars have been described. One study showing subjects who were very compliant with the study did show good results. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest type of beans to eat?

What is the healthiest type of beans to eat?

Depends on goal: Lentils have high protein content. Cannellini beans have higher protein content, but also more carbohydrate and so for losing weight, may not be a better choice. Edamame has high protein, lower carbohydrate content, but soy beans have enzyme inhibitors which may block the action of enzymes for protein digestion. So, may be best to try 1/2 cup of lentils two meals daily, if trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is good eat beans when you have high level of trglycerides? Because I have 270 mg/dl

Is good eat beans when you have high level of trglycerides? Because I have 270 mg/dl

No--carbohydrates: Contribute to elevated lipid levels, as do many genetic factors. Many people think cholesterol and triglycerides are related to the fat they eat.In truth, you make many parts of your lipid panel worse by eating carbs and sugars. I would also recommend flaxseed oil or fish oil-up to 4 grams daily to help the triglycerides.Have doc check apo e, and advanced lipid profile, easier to pinpoint problems. ...Read more

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Are canned baked beans healthy? Why or why not? If not, how can I make them healthier?

Are canned baked beans healthy? Why or why not? If not, how can I make them healthier?

Cannes Beans: i would suggest that you eat fresh vegetables from your farmer's market if possible. In order to can food products, salt has to be added. Also the aluminum from the cans can get into the food products. ...Read more

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It is bean about a year that I can't control my self to stop thinking. Pleas can you tell me how to stop thinking?

It is bean about a year that I can't control my self to stop thinking. Pleas can you tell me how to stop thinking?

CBT therapy +: consider a CBT therapist to help you w/ what may be a form of OCD or another disorder. You want to think - just not out of control. It's a challenge, but possible. It may need meds for some time too. Don't struggle alone, a coach can really help. ...Read more

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Can eating beans or nuts cause gout?

Can eating beans or nuts cause gout?

Maybe: Some beans and nuts have high levels of purines, the precursors of the uric acid that causes gout. However, the effect of vegetable purines on gout seems to be less than those that come from meat. The best strategy in the long run is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and to take any prescribed medications for gout on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Is baked beans on toast a healthy lunch?

Is baked beans on toast a healthy lunch?

Sure, they're great!: Beans (legumes) are considered both a vegetable & a protein, & appear twice on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Beans have a low calorie count but pack a high fiber content. They help lower cholesterol, & are high in antioxidants, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc. When eaten regularly they can promote a healthy heart & the phytochemicals in beans may reduce some cancers. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's dangerous to eat castor beans?

Ricin: Do not eat castor beans. http://www.library.illinois.edu/vex/toxic/castor/castor.htm

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Does black beans or pinto beans have estrogen in them?

Does black beans or pinto beans have estrogen in them?

Kinda sorta . . .: While beans don't contain actual estrogen, they do contain phytogestrogens or plant-based estrogen-like chemicals. However, beans are considered an excellent source of protein & fiber, so don't avoid them just to minimize phytoestrogens. ...Read more

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What type of beans are safest for someone who has had a colostomy?

What type of beans are safest for someone who has had a colostomy?

Most kinds: The safest thing is to try one type at a time and see the result, there is no problem with any bean except that you may have excessive gas, in that case try beeno, gasex, etc if it is considered a problem. ...Read more