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Eating a lot of ginger candy from friend. Urine has kind of musty smell. Related?

Eating a lot of ginger candy from friend. Urine has kind of musty smell. Related?

Probably related: Although i don't know for sure, it is likely related. Many things we ingest appear in urine and are evident in color, smell, aspect, or all. Examples include penicillins that change the smell of urine and heavy dairy intake with vegetables that make urine cloudy due to phosphate load and alkaline state of urine. Vitamin b makes urine deep yellow. You can prove it by quitting and retrying in 2 days. ...Read more

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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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Silly question but are there any health benefits to having peppermint candies? I notice at times a restaurant or food joint hand them out with orders.

Silly question but are there any health benefits to having peppermint candies? I notice at times a restaurant or food joint hand them out with orders.

Here's why: Eating a peppermint after a meal absorbs or masks the odor of the food on the breath. In india, people eat anise and fennel seeds for the same reason. ...Read more

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How can I stop candy cravings?

How can I stop candy cravings?

Just don't eat,: I know, easier said than done. But to avoid candy, which is really really tasty, you just have to have a lot of will power. Candy is tasty and inexpensive and everywhere. You just have to accept that candy is unhealthy and avoid it as much as you can. Perhaps replace with other sweet foods, like healthy fruit. ...Read more

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How do I stop eating candy every day?

How do I stop eating candy every day?

Alternatives: Part of the habit of eating is convenience, so resist buying it in the first place. Try buying substitutes for oral craving like celery, carrots, and other low calorie snacks. This is especially important if you are overweight as well. Add activities like exercise or some personal hobby to distract you. Enlist the aid of your friends to get substitute activities. ...Read more

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How can you stop eating so much candy?

How can you stop eating so much candy?

Willpower!: It takes willpower! remind yourself that you are frequently not only eating sugar (useless calories) but sugar mixed with fat! nothing will make you obese more quickly. Don't buy it. Don't have it in your house! ...Read more

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Should i eat candy on an exercise diet?

Should i eat candy on an exercise diet?

Candy & fitness.: If you're exercising and following a prudent diet for weight loss or general health and fitness, you can certainly treat yourself to some candy on occasion. But I certainly wouldn't make it a staple of the diet. ...Read more

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How many candy canes does it take to DIE?

How many candy canes does it take to DIE?

Ask the angels?: That's like asking "how many angels can dance in the head of a pin."
Please seek urgent care if you are in anyway considering harming yourself. ...Read more

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Healthwise, chocolate candy or hard candy?

Healthwise, chocolate candy or hard candy?

Chocolate: Hard candy is simply sugar entirely with no nutrients at all. Chocolate candy will contain some anti-oxidants and mild solids which have a slight additive advantage. So calorie per calorie, chocolate is better. In no way is candy of any kind considered a portion of a "healthy" diet. ...Read more

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Heard candy is as good as coughdrops. Why?

Heard candy is as good as coughdrops. Why?

Saliva: Eating hard candies stimulates salivary flow. The extra saliva coats the throat and help to decrease coughing. ...Read more

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How much candy is ok for kids to eat in one sitting?

How much candy is ok for kids to eat in one sitting?

Candy\ tooth decay: My brother had a great idea years ago. He would let his kids eat as much candy as they wanted but only at one sitting and only once per week. It's the amount of time that the candy is in contact with the teeth that causes tooth decay. Therefore limit it as much as possible but once per week regardless of amount is better that constantly all through the week. Sticky candies are worse that chocolate. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the normal amount of candy to eat a day?

Can you tell me what is the normal amount of candy to eat a day?

No set figure: Candy is mostly nutrient free source of sugar and fats. Most nutritionists feel that avoidance of this is probably a good thing. There is no "normal" amount. The caloric content should be added to your normal caloric needs per day to establish a level of candy intake if that is how you are regulating this. ...Read more

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If I let my kids eat candy, is there one type better than others?

If I let my kids eat candy, is there one type better than others?

Dark chocolate?: Maybe. Anything in small amounts, or for special occasions, is fine. As far as. ...Read more

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Is eating silver healthy for you? (like on indian candies and such)

Is eating silver healthy for you? (like on indian candies and such)

Argyria: Silver does not occur regularly in human tissue, but can be absorbed from the lungs & GI tract. Silver sulfide forms an insoluble complex in elastic fibers, resulting in argyria. In generalized argyria, skin, eye involvement, lung & kidney lesions, arteriosclerosis may result. With colloidal silver, death may result from hemolysis, pulmonary edema. Think twice before eating a lot of silver. ...Read more

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Is it okay to eat a lot of candy and sugary stuff every once in a while?

Is it okay to eat a lot of candy and sugary stuff every once in a while?

Yes: A brief burst of a lot of sugar will not be harmful and should be well tolerated by your body. ...Read more

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Is it ok for grandparents to spoil kids with lots of candy at the holidays?

Is it ok for grandparents to spoil kids with lots of candy at the holidays?

Multiple layers: This is a more complex question than it might seem on the surface. As dr. Bergman indicated, grandparents often are exempted from some rules that parents impose, but it is also important that they not undermine parental authority. Loading kids down with candy has problems ranging from weight to tooth decay. The broader question is how can grandparents be a positive force in the child's life. ...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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Can you tell me how I could lose wait but still eat candy at the same time?

Can you tell me how I could lose wait but still eat candy at the same time?

Tiny bit of candy.: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, sweetened juices, soda & caffeinated beverages. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio & weight training. ...Read more

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What is a "healthy" amount of halloween candy a child should be allowed to eat?

What is a "healthy" amount of halloween candy a child should be allowed to eat?

Halloween candy.: Really one one or two pieces a day. If would be wise to get rid of (or donate) some of the candy and portion out the rest as treats, maybe one with lunch and one with dinner for a week or two. Then that's it. ...Read more

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How do I stop eating candy? I do it all year long, not just at valentine's day or halloween.

How do I stop eating candy?  I do it all year long, not just at valentine's day or halloween.

Stop.: There is clearly a psycholigical component i cannot address, but! wean yourself off sweets of any type, including juices, etc. Stop sodas and switch to unsweetened tea, water, and flavored selzer waters. Get the candies and other sweets out of your health...They did not simply "materialize" at your abode. Someone bought them. Have plenty of veggies: celery, brocholli, cauliflower, and cukes. ...Read more

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If candy and flowers can't get your wife attention what, could u do if everything you tried fail.?

If candy and flowers can't get your wife attention what, could u do if everything you tried fail.?

Be More Direct: When all else fails, consider the direct approach. You may want to approach your wife and ask her what you could do to please her. Or ask her if you've done anything to upset her or turn her off. Before you do this, however, make sure you're willing to hear her answers. And be sure you're willing to work with her to work through whatever issues she believes might be going on. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are warhead sour candies really bad for u? It's a candy Ik but are they worse than any other candy since so sour? What risk comes with eating them?

Are warhead sour candies really bad for u? It's a candy Ik but are they worse than any other candy since so sour? What risk comes with eating them?

Worse for teeth: No redeeming nutritional value. Avoid if diabetic. Better to have a green sour apple! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warheads_%28candy%29 ...Read more

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Should babies eat candy?

Should babies eat candy?

Not advisable: Giving your baby candy/sweets or sweet drinks at young age can have serious outcomes later on their dental and general health. ...Read more

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How to keep kids from eating too much candy?

How to keep kids from eating too much candy?

Try not to have any : Try to keep as little candy as possible available at home . Try to have acceptable alternatives available-- fresh fruits , child friendly vegetables --easily available to your child. Make eating fruit and veggies fun and family-friendly.. ...Read more

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How to avoid sweets candy?

Just don't eat,: I know, easier said than done. But to avoid candy, which is really really tasty, you just have to have a lot of will power. Candy is tasty and inexpensive and everywhere. You just have to accept that candy is unhealthy and avoid it as much as you can. ...Read more

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When can I give my baby candy?

When can I give my baby candy?

36 months: Wait till he is old enough to ask for it. ...Read more

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Could peppermint candy make me gain weight?

Could peppermint candy make me gain weight?

If you eat enough: Of anything it can cause weight gain if calories consumed exceed calories burned. ...Read more

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Can craving candy be a symptom of diabetes?

Can craving candy be a symptom of diabetes?

Not usually: But eating a lot of candy can lead to weight gain, Insulin resistance, and diabetes. Cravings are funny things. If you can distract yourself for just 3-5 minutes, they'll usually go away. If you can avoid eating candy for a few days, you'll have a lot fewer cravings. Now if you're craving candy at the same time you feel shaky, weak, sweaty w/ racing heart & headache, that could be low sugar. ...Read more

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What is worse for you eating candy or French fries?

What is worse for you eating candy or French fries?

French fries: contain at least two types of cancer-causing compounds. Look for healthier alternatives to some of your favorite foods. ...Read more

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And how soon after the surgery can hard candy be eaten?

And how soon after the surgery can hard candy be eaten?

Awake, alert GI func: As long as you are awake, alert and have intact GI function with no oropharyngeal or gastrointestinal wounds/incisions, you may be permitted hard candies but discuss with your surgeon first. ...Read more