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Doctor insights on: The Disadvantages Of Frozen Foods

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What's difference between frozen and cold yogurt nutrition wise?

What's difference between frozen and cold yogurt nutrition wise?

None: Yogurt is a good source of protein, and if fat free, usually low in calories. ...Read more

Freezing (Definition)

Freezing is to mean turning liquid into solid form by lowering the temperature. Water begins to freeze at 32 degree f or 0 degree celsius. Freezing reduces the movement of the substance/object--solid. Also commonly used in daily communication--police says to a perpetraitor "freeze" and hopefully the bad boy/girl stays solid/still (just for fun :-)). Have ...Read more


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What "healthy" frozen dinners do you think have the best nutrition?

What "healthy" frozen dinners do you think have the best nutrition?

Frozen dinners: With frozen dinners, the biggest problems are too much sodium, sugar, and fat in them. Center for science in the public interest publishes a good monthly newsletter covering issues like this. Most items in the healthy choice line received "honorable mention" -- and amy's has reduced sodium varieties. You still need to read labels though! For the newsletter: http://tinyurl. Com/9qjneth. ...Read more

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Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Is frozen vegetarian food healthy?

Yes: Frozen vegetables often maintain nutrients better than vegetables shipped long distances. Make sure the food is not heavy in salt and saturated fats. Read the label carefully. ...Read more

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How bad is frozen food for a diet?

How bad is frozen food for a diet?

Not so bad: If you mean like frozen vegetables-good idea, always in the house, don't wilt, go bad; plenty enough nutrition; much better than not eating it. If you mean like frozen entrees, less good; most are over salted, over fat, or not so tasty. Better to make your own in big enough portions and then freeze the extra for another meal or 2. ...Read more

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Is frozen food not healthy to eat?

Is frozen food not healthy to eat?

Usually not healthy.: Prepared, packaged, frozen and other 'ready to eat' or 'heat and eat' food are usually not healthy. To be healthy, eat high fiber, low fat, very low saturated fat, very low sugar (simple carbs), no juice, no soda, no gatorade. Limit sweets a lot. Eat regular meals spaced evenly through the day - do not eat most of your calories at dinner. Get 22-30 min of exercise (a brisk walk) every day. ...Read more

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What is the healthiest frozen food?

What is the healthiest frozen food?

Read labels: I may be missing your question, but I think if you read the labels on your prepared frozen foods you'll find a considerable amount of both salt and calories (often from fat) in those products. Added salt and empty calories are not part of a healthy diet--which should otherwise include moderation, small portion sizes, lean meats, whole grains, and (preferrably) fresh fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Is frozen food as healthy as fresh?

Is frozen food as healthy as fresh?

No, but close: Just froze a bunch of my cherries, and am looking forward to their taste and nutrition. Fresh food is higher in nutritional value, but if you freeze food while it's fresh, the values will be very close on most nutrients! ...Read more

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Help please! Is frozen food healthy?

Compared to?: Compared to non frozen equivalent, it is less healthy, however more practical in some people's view. ...Read more

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Is baby food as healthy frozen as it is fresh?

For the most part: Yes. In a perfect world everything would be made and consumed fresh to optimize nutrition. But in this day and age, food comes from all over the world, and if it isn't frozen it would spoil or lose a significant amount of nutrient in transit. ...Read more

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Is eating lots of frozen food healthy if they are mostly vegetables?

Is eating lots of frozen food healthy if they are mostly vegetables?

Veggies are good: However, there tends to be a lot of sodium in frozen foods although less than in canned form. A well balanced diet is best that has whole grains, protein and some carbohydrates in complex form. ...Read more

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I'm curious will anything bad happen if I keep eating frozen/fast food?

I'm curious will anything bad happen if I keep eating frozen/fast food?

Definitely. ..: Eating a balanced, healthy diet and regular exercise are the keys to a healthy, long life. Continued frozen/fast food consumption as the main part of your diet causes all sorts of negative impacts: worsening of your cholesterol, weight gain, increased risk of heart disease and diabetes, gallstone formation, weakened immune system. .. the list goes on! ...Read more

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Can handling frozen foods cause frostbite?

Can handling frozen foods cause frostbite?

Varies on severity: Of compromise of the blood supply. Individuals with vaso-occlusive disease such as diabetes may be prone to more extensive disease and complications. However brief contact is unlikely to cause frostbite. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would germs in food die when frozen?

Mostly no: Most germs survive freezing nicely and are activated when the food warms up. This is way cooking to higher temperatures is recommended. ...Read more

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Should frozen food be cooked before it is given to a 5 year old to eat?

Confusing question: Some foods (ice cream, popsicles) are designed to eat directly from the frozen state. Some (soup) would never be offered frozen but might be ok cold. Many foods are designed to be consumed at room temperature & never cooked. Please be more specific when asking a question. Questions are not linked on the site, so please start over. ...Read more

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Are frozen foods, veggies n instant noodles also unhealthy n include in fast foods?

Are frozen foods, veggies n instant noodles also unhealthy n include in fast foods?

Not always: There are many healthy frozen foods or frozen veggies. It all depends on the ingredients and additives in the food (one must read the labels). It is hard to find healthy instant noodles, but some are better than others (look for low fat / low sodium / no msg). ...Read more

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It is ok to heat food in those plastic frozen food containers?

It is ok to heat food in those plastic frozen food containers?

Microwave: Don't heat plastic containers in the oven as they can melt ruining the food and creating a fire risk. Most containers are microwave safe, but check the label. ...Read more

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Does fungi growth stops if food is frozen? Or the continue to grow slowly?

Varies: Freezing definitely slows activity of bacteria and fungi, but may quickly activate when thawed. Food known to have fungi present raw should likely not be frozen or eaten. ...Read more

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I heard dairy and tomatoes can't last safely in freezer over 1 month, is this true? Secondly, are there side effects of living on frozen foods[homemade

I heard dairy and tomatoes can't last safely in freezer over 1 month, is this true? Secondly, are there side effects of living on frozen foods[homemade

Not true: Dairy products (such as ice cream) and tomatoes can last much longer than 1 month in the freezer if kept cold enough. Frozen foods are safe and don't cause any special side effects (compared to non-frozen foods), as long as the foods were safely prepared before freezing, and are safely prepared during thawing, cooking, and eating... To avoid problems such as bacterial contamination. ...Read more

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Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Is food poisoning from frozen food common?

Yes: It's not uncommon. It's probably less likely then fresh foods to cause food poisoning, but frozen food can absolutely cause food poisoning. Http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20100618/frozen-meals-linked-to-salmonella-outbreak
freezing won't kill all bacteria. It will slow growth of bacteria, but if the food is already infected for example before it's frozen you'll get sick. ...Read more

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Is frozen food low in sodium and calories bad?

Frozen food: It seems that frozen dinners purchased at a market may have ingredients that are not healthy; however, frozen fruit is fine; frozen veg are fine; frozen meats are fine; Low salt packaging seems decent. ...Read more

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Weird food cravings including things like frozen bread, lemon, etc. What could this mean?

Weird food cravings including things like frozen bread, lemon, etc. What could this mean?

See your doctor: Cravings can be from pregnancy, deficiency of iron or other substances, or from psychological conditions. I would see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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To eat healthy would cost me $450 a month. I am on food stamps and have 3 kids. Frozen, prepackaged food is cheaper. How can I eat healthy on a budget?

To eat healthy would cost me $450 a month. I am on food stamps and have 3 kids. Frozen, prepackaged food is cheaper. How can I eat healthy on a budget?

Use veggies: While fresh and organic vegetables are best, frozen vegetables are almost as good. There are also plenty of canned foods like beans that have good nutritional value. Meats are important, but our bodies only need a few ounces per day. Avoid starchy foods like breads and pastas. Even though they're cheap, more than a couple of small servings a day is bad for a person over time. ...Read more