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A chocolate bar or a packet of crisps, what's healthier?

A chocolate bar or a packet of crisps, what's healthier?

Depends: The higher the concentration of cacao, the less sugar and saturated fat, and the less added artificial ingredients, the healthier chocolate becomes. The same can be said for the crisps. Avoid added ingredients that include chemicals. The bottom line is don't eat too much of either and always avoid added sugars and chemicals. ...Read more

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Can there be pull-up bars i can install on trees?

Pull up bars: I don't know. Sound like a good idea but not really a medical question. ...Read more

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Can docs please explain are clif bars okay for athletes?

Can docs please explain are clif bars okay for athletes?

Yes: I've tried Clif bars and they have good nutrition and carbohydrates for energy ...Read more

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Can eating two chocolate bars everyday give me diabetes?

Can eating two chocolate bars everyday give me diabetes?

Depends on genetics: And the size of the chocolate bars and other lifestyle factors, but that is a lot of fat and calories, so sure, it could play a role. Standard good advice is eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

Do all brands of bar soaps have antibacterial properties?

No: Antibacterial soaps contain antibiotics. Regular soaps can help remove the oil that germs cling to from the skin or other surface so that it can be flushed away with water. ...Read more

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If luna bars have estrogen, do they have effects if a guy eats one?

If luna bars have estrogen, do they have effects if a guy eats one?

They do NOT: Have estrogen. Market to women with "healthful incredients" include soy, could have phyto-estrogen effect, but in quantities too low. Go buy some m&m's and leave the luna bars alone. ...Read more

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Would eating only one bar of chocolate per day make you lose weight?

Would eating only one bar of chocolate per day make you lose weight?

Probably: If that is all you ate each day, and the chocolate bar was not too big, you would lose weight. But this is a rather odd way to do that and does not supply other vitamins, minerals and dietary needs for general health. ...Read more

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Is it okay if I eat a dark chocolate bar if i'm trying to watch my weight?

Is it okay if I eat a dark chocolate bar if i'm trying to watch my weight?

Yes if you use as: Part of the diet, some do use dark chocolate to feel not hungry, this way go with the diet. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to replace a meal with a meal bar just after working out?

Would if be okay to replace a meal with a meal bar just after working out?

Yes, but...: It is safe, but should only be done occasionally. Real food should be your first option, but not always possible. Check the label and watch for added sugars. If trying to lose weight, then limit fat immediately post workout. Look for whey protein rather than soy protein. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is eating a chocolate bar or candy every night bad for you?

Can you tell me is eating a chocolate bar or candy every night bad for you?

Probably not: Candy supplies calories and little else. If the amount of calories which you eat prior to going to bed, does not exceed your needs there is no harm. Some feel that eating late, candy or otherwise, contributes to acid reflux and the development of esophageal disorders, so you might consider eating the candy, if you must do so, earlier in the evening. ...Read more

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My friends like to drink, but i'm trying to quit. Can I still go to bars with them?

Better not.: In every study ever done of recovering alcoholics, contact with drinking buddies or going to drinking places carried the worst risk for relapse in drinking. The more your life changes, the better your chances to stay dry. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can buy special food bars that help me gain weight in a health shop?

Doctors, do you think I can buy special food bars that help me gain weight in a health shop?

It's about calories: Possibly. Bars are expensive and read the labels. But tend to be calorie dense. I recommend nuts for Weight gain. Simpler and can be added to anything and super healthy. And so much more. ...Read more

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Why should I avoid ready-to-eat food from salad bars, sandwich bars, smorgasbords and delicatessens?

Why should I avoid ready-to-eat food from salad bars, sandwich bars, smorgasbords and delicatessens?

Food-borne illnesses: E coli and other food borne illnesses are more peeve leant on public food buffets. Food workers who do not wash, foods that my not be as cold or hot as they should be... Just to name a few... ...Read more

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My skin is sensitive. I try not to touch but need something gentle to clean it. Is j&j bar okay for face?

My skin is sensitive. I try not to touch but need something gentle to clean it. Is j&j bar okay for face?

Liquid soap: In general, liquid soaps are better for people with sensitive skin than bar soaps. But everyone's skin is different; there is no real substitute for trying different kinds of soap until you find one that does not cause any problems for you. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight all around fast ? I already eat a lot. For example, would eating protien bars work ?

How can I gain weight all around fast ? I already eat a lot. For example, would eating protien bars work ?

Monitor: Monitor your intake and output with your physical activity. There are phone applications you can use which can help you keep a log of your activity and caloric intake. Increase your caloric intake and keep a log of your caloric intake. One of the apps i know if is myfitnesspal. ...Read more

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