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The Antioxidants In A Black Cherry Vs A Blueberry
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
Can fruit change the color of discharge? I ate a bunch of blueberries today & i've noticed a small amnt of purple red discharge. Is it from the fruit?
most likely: The foods we eat will certainly have a definitive relationship on the color of our stool. Fruits, especially ones like blueberries can alter the color of the stool. Let time pass and things should change to normal. If concerned about any bleeding, have your dr.Check the stool for blood with a simple fecal occult blood test (fobt). ...Read more
Carbohydrate Calorie: There is no answer for you on this site. It depends on the size of the peach, whether one is eating the skin of the peach, etc. There are no health benefits that are specific to peaches. Remember that peaches and most fruit are 100% sugar and if you have any pre-disposition to diabetes or obesity sugar calories are your enemy. ...Read more
Making juice out of an actual grape fruit, is it as good and beneficial as eating the grape fruit first thing in the morning?
Fruit is better : To eat the fruit itself is probably more nutritious and will have more fiber. If you add sugar to the juice the calories will increase. Be aware that grapefruit juice interacts with some medications elevating their level in the blood and can be very toxic. Somehow grapefruit helps to decrease weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A little butter and homemade reduced sugar blueberry jam with a glass of ovaltine milk, is this healthy?
Which ones a better snack: A single serving size of 99% cacao dark chocolate or a single serving of fruit?
Fruit: 99% Cacao is certainly better than mild chocolate or other sweets, but it does not beat a fresh fruit. Fresh fruits have loads of other nutrients, fiber, antioxidants (cacao has some too), and will keep you full for longer. I recommend apples and pears because they have a good blend of soluble and insoluble fiber and it is easy to measure out a serving; one. ...Read more
What are black spots on green beans? Is it mould? Are green beans a source of aflatoxin or is that just peanuts?
Likely over-ripe pod: Black spots on a pod of green beans is likely an indication of over-ripeness and drying, not aflatoxin. More grains than peanut can harbor aflatoxin mold. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Is it safe to mix multi-vitamins, real fruit, and some other elements like grape seed extract in a blender?
Yes. : Don't see any problem - might not be very tasty. ...Read more
How can Orange Juice be considered only a medium GI juice? There's a lot of sugar in a serving size...up to 40g per 12 ounces.
Usually. The average: American ingests 20 x more salt then the body needs. Too much salt can contribute to hypertension. Black pepper contains vitamins c& k, iron, potassium & fiber. It has been used to aid digestion (constipation, loose stools & gas). It is useful to reduce congestion occurring w colds or the flu. It has antioxidant & anti-inflammatory effects & promotes bioavailability of other nutrients. ...Read more
Is a capsule of grapeseed suplement works better to make skin looks young & fresh rather than a common capsule of vitamin E does?
Had some diarrhea and there was a thing in the toilet that looked like a bean only bigger, color was orange tan. Was that a gallstone?
Unlikely: Gallstones have to pass through the bile duct which is considerably smaller than a bean and would have likely caused tremendous pain if anything near that size passed, this is more likely a fecalith or undigested material but if it persists discuss with your internist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 kiwis 3 cups of tea a small bit of pasta does this meat the reccommend amount of iron required?
Does a small fountain soda from a fast food restuarant have the same amount of caffeine as a can of soda?
Same concetration: Yes, if small soda is the same size (12 oz) as a can. Even one soda a day is associated with many serious health consequences-it increases diabetes risk by 22%. Sodas are associated with increased risk of heart attacks, kidney stones, osteoporosis, obesity, tooth decay, heartburn & high blood pressure. Diet soda is just as bad! see http://texasfarmersmarket.Org/the-hazards-of-drinking-soda/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Delicious!: Cherries contain anthocyanins which help to prevent free radical damage to cells. Cherries can decrease levels of uric acid (gout).One study suggested that ingesting montgomery tart cherries helped osteoarthritis pain. One cup of cherries is only 87 calories and has 2.9 grams of fiber. They are low in fat & sodium.Viva la cherry! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the additional health benefits of matcha green tea from japan. I read a study it is a very good tea for health.?
Matcha green tea: There are some studies saying that it's high in antioxidants. Does this mean that it's good for health? Maybe. The definitive studies would be a rct looking at improvement rates of diabetes, hypertension, increase length of life, etc. I'm not sure if these studies have been done. At the very least, matcha green tea won't hurt you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are essential oils safe to ingest? A drop of lemon oil (Oshadhi Lemon yellow) in a glass of water for gerd.
Veggies & fruits : Gogi berries, pomegranates, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, prunes, raisins, raspberries, plums, cherries, red grapes, oranges, kale, alfalfa sprouts, brussel sprouts, spinach, red bell peppers, onions, beets, broccoli flowers, & eggplant are all rich in antioxidants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: A diet rich in antioxidants is thought to have a beneficial effect in reducing cardiovascular disease. Interestingly antioxidant supplements in pill form appear to be of little use. Blueberries are a great source of natural antioxidants. Citrus fruits, green vegetables, vegetable oils (olive), and orange fruits & veggies are also great. Look up the mediterranean diet, . ...Read more
You decide: Most of what you read about health on the internet is disinformation. Supplementing with oxidants as a key to health and longevity failed most of the major studies of the past 40 years; if blueberries are somehow magic, nobody's shown it. If you're interested in this area, get with a scientific physician with a holistic orientation who can help you sort through the huge amount of rubbish. ...Read more
Is it possible to have too many antioxidants? I eat a lot of blueberries and am wondering if it can have a reverse affect?
OD on blueberries!: I certainly have never seen anyone over-dosed on blueberries, but i suppose anything is possible. Blueberries are good for general health, but having too much of one thing may mean you are not eating something else that are also important, such as leafy veggies, diaries, other fruits, meats/eggs, nuts etc... If u are doing this already and no stomach upset, enjoy the berries. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just read on here, that eating antioxidants most likely will not help prevent cancer. Why am I eating broccoli, blueberries, green tea etc?
Vital for health: broccoli, blueberries, green tea contain nutrients that help the liver detoxify substances, among other things. A diet high in colorful foods including the ones you mentioned is good for health and disease prevention. Studies of antioxidant supplements have not shown a decrease in cancer. That's a whole different thing than eating healthy food. Keep eating the good stuff. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from a lot of acne on my forehead and i know blueberries are antioxidants! would it help to put it straight on my face?
Get a real Rx: Forgive my frankness. Antioxidants aren't the answer. Blueberries are wonderful to eat, are full of nutritious things, and are a great taste to acquire instead of sweets that will make you sick in the long fun. But like any other "pop" remedy, they're only an adjunct to effective acne rx. If benzoyl peroxide hasn't cleared you in 2 weeks, get with your physician. You owe this to yourself. ...Read more
After eating fruits such as apples, oranges, cherries, peaches, etc. My eyes water and swell and my nasal passages get irritated. I don't have similar reaction to fruits such as blueberries or strawberries.
I've had diahoerrea for 4 days now it's watery and yellow but have noticed small black balls in it almost like small blueberries. What can this be,?
Gallstones : One possibility is that you are expelling gallstones from your gallbladder, which then enter the gut and are visible now that you have diarrhea as opposed to solid stool. It is possible that your stool is yellow because you have suffered a recent blockage at the exit of your gallbladder into your gut. Would see a doctor if you start to feel ill. ...Read more
Ate large amount of blueberries for 3 days and 3 days ago. Stools are BLACK. From berries? How long will that last?
Had hard-ish black stool only today. Not tarry or foul-smelling at all. Ate a lot of blueberries yesterday. Not taking meds. I'm 16. Help?
You are fine: This is the blueberries. Do not worry! ...Read more
I took 40mg Iron yesterday, and ate blueberries.My stool is black, but no bad odor at all. Melena or non-melena? Thank u
Black stool: Since only a small percentage of oral iron is absorbed, black stool is commonly seen in people taking iron. A simple test is to smudge a specimen of stool on a hemoccult card and drop a few drops of testing solution on it. This can be at a lab or physicians office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on metronidazole, and my stool is brown and black. Also, the other day it had black balls in it. They looked like blueberries. The medicine's si?
I am experienced black tar-colored stool and anal itching. The stool is not smelling bad and i had a bowl of blueberries for breakfast. Not taking any pills. And I was squating over the toilet. ?
No: This may reflect the vessels having clotted. It may bleed a bit then partly regress. ...Read more
I drank black cherry juice from a bottle that had a broken seal and am now very sick with diahhrea. How can I cure myself?
Doctor can evaluate: If a person is "very sick" with diarrhea, she should be evaluated by her primary care doctor to see if there is dehydration, and to see if a stool culture test is needed. Sometimes people get norovirus or rotavirus diarrhea (it's very contagious) and just by coincidence had drunk juice. The doctor will help figure out if the cause is such food poisoning, and to see if medications are needed. ...Read more
No evidence,However:: Erythritol may be the safest natural sweetener available. I know of no evidence it reduces antioxidants in tea. See http://authoritynutrition.com/erythritol/ HOWEVER, if you're drinking tea with erythritol it's probably bottled tea which only has a tiny fraction of the antioxidants in home-brewed tea.So avoid bottled tea but you can add erythritol to home-brewed tea. See http://tinyurl.com/p9c6948 ...Read more
I know green tea is supposed to be good for you, but i prefer black tea. Are there antioxidants in regular black tea as well?
No, not same: The potent antioxidant called GCG in most green teas is sensitive to heat and fermentation. Thus black tea, albeit w other possible health benefits, is largely depleted of GCG. But some green teas are quickly roasted (ex few regions in China) and have less GCG. Most others dry the leaves without heat. Green tea should not be brewed in boiling water, but optimally 160-180F depending on type ...Read more
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