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No but enjoy anyway: Botanicals are fascinating and as there are so many different known nutrients, it's not surprising that one or two are high in a particular food & folks who like it get excited. And if a cacao-growing island reports few "diseases of civilization" and has no one to diagnose cancer if it does strike... What's the quality and average length of life there? Chocolate's great but probably not magic. ...Read more
More super foods 4U: Here's 3 more: 1) Heirloom apples -- hi in vitamin C, fiber, antioxidants. People who eat one a day take fewer prescriptions! 2) Radish-- a criciferous vegetable, like kale. Hi in vit C, fiber, carotenoids; 3) Seaweed (includes kelp, algae) -- hi in calcium, iron, omega 3s, iodine. According to Bon Appetit magazine: the "hottest new food will come by sea." Moderation always in everything please! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: While BPA is hazardous because of its hormone-disrupting estrogenic effects, the problem is that cans without BPA use alternatives like BPF, BPS, vinyl and polyester that may be as or more toxic than BPA and it is hard to learn what alternatives are being used! See http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1408989/ and https://ireadlabelsforyou.com/bpa-free-cans-safe-or-toxic/ and http://tinyurl.com/lsefng7 ...Read more
Food: Hi. The names say it ALL. Junk food has all the wrong stuff and none of the right stuff (i.e., "junk"), and healthy food has good stuff and little or no bad stuff (i.e., "healthy"). See how easy that was?! ...Read more
Wife nauseous w/ food aversions. Crave lean meat, salty food, and choc. No chkn,pork,fish. Headache/Nausea leaves w/ right food. PregTest=No,whats up?
Skin allergy: Typically skin allergy is ige mediated, you can have skin testing to determine what to avoid. There are some igg associated skin problems, and typically that requires avoidance and then challenge (elimination diet) to determine, though there are igg tests, a little more controversial than ige. ...Read more
Pick a lifestyle.: Two diets have been found to prolong life: vegetarian came out on top; next was the mediteranean diet; it's worth reading about these. For the most part, avoid meat and milk products. When you walk, walk briskly and do so every day. Don't be a couch potato...It'll harm you over time. If you smoke, stop. If you do these and keep a normal blood pressure, you're in for a long life. ...Read more
Veggies fruit grain: Colorful vegetables, and fruits, whole grains. A healthy source of protein, such as fish, poultry, beans, or nuts, healthy oils, like olive and canola, in cooking, on salad, plenty of water tea or coffee with little or no sugar limit milk/dairy products and exercise. ...Read more
Home meals healthy: Meals prepared properly at home are probably the most healthy you can regulate how much salt, fats and other ingredients go into your meals. You also choose the ways they are prepared and the proportion sides you want. So it would be best if possible to prepare your own meals at home. ...Read more
What healthy food to eat if I suddenly hungry at night? Especially while studying, junk food make me fat.
Salads: Late at night you don't want to pack on calories, so foods that induce satiety are the trick. Peanut butter on Celery, or fruits are always good. Avoid Carbohydrates at night as if you are not going to use the energy right away your body will convert them to a storage of energy=fat. ...Read more
STRANGE QUESTION: There are other possibilities. How about fat eating less and skinny eating well? If self control and self image are problems, consider a therapist. If this is the top of the iceberg in a problem filled life, consider a therapist and get help in taking control and sorting them out. ...Read more
Not likely: It's more likely to prevent it, as microwaves can heat up food to a point such that harmful bacteria or their toxins are inactivated/killed. There is a rare chance if you are using non-microwave safe dishes, that microwaving could lead to toxic substances leaching into your food which could cause gastrointestinal upset/food poisoning. ...Read more