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Health and diet wise, is shrimp equivalent to fish ?

Health and diet wise, is shrimp equivalent to fish ?

How is it cooked?: Both are healthy and as seafood items, naturally have cholesterol especially in shrimp. Fish will have some more fats but often are good fats and essential oils for your health. Most of all, it depends on how they are cooked. Certainly if its fried , it is not as healthy as opposed to steamed ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Is eating prepackaged food health for any age group?

Is eating prepackaged food health for any age group?

Somtimes: You can always find healthy choices in any setting, be it at home, restaurants, or prepackaged foods. With so much increase in awareness, there are lot of choices available in every food group including organic foods. With a little effort in reading the labels and a little common sense, you will find healthy foods. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is daily eating beef meat bad for health?¿

Is daily eating beef meat bad for health?¿

In moderation: As with all things in life... do everything in moderation. Beef is fine, but that depends on how much beef one eats over time. For example, 4 ounces of beef every day is fine. But, 40 ounces of beef every day is an abnormally huge amount. Life is about balance. Balance is what matters. ...Read more

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Is pistachio good for diet?

Is pistachio good for diet?

Yes!: A single cup of pistachios is just a little bit more than 700 cal and has 55+ grams of fat so it's not a low fat or low calorie food. But wow, is this nut loaded with nutrition! so pistachios are a valuable addition to your daily snacks, but better to use unsalted and organic ones. ...Read more

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Is eating eggs and canned tuna everyday bad for the health?

Is eating eggs and canned tuna everyday bad for the health?

Balanced food plan: Eggs ; tuna are protein-rich and nutritious but if that is all you eat it is not good for physical or emotional health. Make sure you get some protein, good fats, and carbs. Check out the brand of canned tuna also so that you are sure it is from a company that makes sure their products are mercury free. Stay close to your doc so he/she can support you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is sheep meat good for health?

Not per se: There is nothing in sheep meat that is noticeably better than other meats. A well balanced diet rich in fresh vegetables and fruits with limited intake of meats is probably better than trying find a magic bullet. ...Read more

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Is eating corn flakes and yogurt good for healthy diet at breakfast ?

Is eating corn flakes and yogurt good for healthy diet at breakfast ?

Not corn flakes!: I don't consider corn flakes a healthy diet choice, esp. If not organic as they are genetically modified and contain bt toxin . Corn flakes are a great example of a high-carb food with low nutrient density that increases risk of obesity & diabetes. Yogurt is fine but should also be organic. Organic eggs are a good choice, but fruits, veggies, nuts & beans are good choices too. See my comment:. ...Read more

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Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

Help please! is eating eggs for supper a healthy choice?

No: Eating raw eggs is never a healthy choice. Doing so can cause a significant GI infection with major diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can tuna and chicken salad be healthy for you to eat?

Can tuna and chicken salad be healthy for you to eat?

Sort of: Both tuna and chicken are good sources of protein and low in fat. However, adding large amounts of mayonnaise increases the fat and cholesterol. Mixing tuna or chicken with mustard and fresh, pickled, or cooked vegetables is a delicious and healthy meal. ...Read more

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Is meat like steak and chicken, beef good for health?

Is meat like steak and chicken, beef good for health?

Controversial: A large body of research shows not eating meat (being vegetarian)is "associated with lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, less obesity ;...Less heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer ; mortality."-quoting from http://bit.Ly/1cysymm but it's not clear if this is due to not eating meat, eating more veggies or the fact that vegetarians have other healthy habits. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is bowl of cereal for breakfast for muscle building?

How harmful for your health is bowl of cereal for breakfast for muscle building?

Protein: To build muscle you need protein. Studies show that people that eat breakfast stay leaner (more muscle) and those who eat a high-protein breakfast stay even leaner. Make sure to get 30 grams of protein within 1 hour of waking (unless you have kidney or liver disease). ...Read more

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Is eating eggs daily bad for health?

Is eating eggs daily bad for health?

Depends on…: What else you're eating & what type of work/exercise you're doing. Egg yolks contain a fair amount of cholesterol, partly offset by lecithin in whites. A healthy diet of colorful fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean meat, dairy coupled with vigorous exercise &/or heavy physical labor may counter artery-clogging effects. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids to flush kidneys due to high protein. ...Read more

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Is there a great health benefit to becoming a vegan/vegetarian? My proteins are mostly fish & turkey lunchmeat during weekdays. Don't care for beef.

Is there a great health benefit to becoming a vegan/vegetarian? My proteins are mostly fish & turkey  lunchmeat during weekdays. Don't care for beef.

Not in: My opinion. I feel you get a more well rounded easier source of amino. acids in your fish And turkey eat a well rounded balanced diet and you will be healthy ...Read more

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Is eating walnut good for children?

Is eating walnut good for children?

Yes, if...: No nuts under age one . After that, nuts are actually a very good source or nutrients. However, they are also sometimes very allergenic to those who carry that propensity, so if you see any bad reaction such as hives, facial swelling, cough or wheezing, then talk to doc or allergist about being tested for allergy to tree nuts. Tree nuts have great and healthy omega fats and other micronutrients. ...Read more