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What Happens If You Have Too Much Saturated Fat
Hypoglycemia: As a result of too much sugar at once, your body can make a large surge of Insulin to handle the sugar. As a result, you may experience a post sugar low, called hypoglycemia, it might present as fatigue, tiredness, lethargy. It is best to have sugar with fiber and protein in the diet, the fiber and protein slow the absorption of sugar into the blood. ...Read more
Nothing but --------: Eating too much protein will not make you gain more weight and muscle mass according to the experts, but has been used in low carb diets to loose weight, but long term they may do more harm than good, the harm may be subtle and not easily noticed too much protein puts stress on your kidneys cause problems with kidneys, cause constipation and ketosis ie accumulation of ketones in blood and dehydration. ...Read more
Could increase BP: Depending on your medical condition and how much salt you consume, there is a spectrum of possible outcomes from nothing but increased thirst to full-blown hypertensive crisis and chf. Discuss the appropriate salt intake with your physician before you experiment too much! ...Read more
Fat: Saturated or unsaturated fat is not the issue some thought it was relative to heart disease. Here's a link http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/features/truth-about-saturated-fats The type of fat to avoid is called "Transfat." This is human made and the body does not recognize it. It's in lots of things, especially junk food. Consider coconut oil or olive oil for good fat and satiety. ...Read more
Loose stool, bulky: Too much fiber can give excess gas (so can too little), bloating, big, bulky stools, and/or excessively frequent, loose watery stools. Depends on amount and type of fiber, other diet components, fluid intake, meds, gut function/disease. Aim for 25-35gm/day, preferably from diet; not all at once. Supplements if diet inadequate. ...Read more
Can be toxic: Fat soluble vitamins can be toxic when overdosed. That includes a, e, d, and k. Vit a overdose can cause problems with skin, hair, bones, liver function, and blood pressure in the brain. Hair can fall out, headaches can occur, and if pregnant, vit a toxicity can case birth defects in the infant. Be very carefully with all fat soluble vitamins. If you have concerns about your levels, see a dr. ...Read more
Not a disease: Being thin is not a disease. There is no medicine or medical advise to give you to change your genetics other than eating a balanced diet with good amounts of protein, and some carbohydrates and some fat calories. Wanting a body you were not born with does not mean you are ill or have a medical condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type?: What kind of powder? If talcum (baby) powder, you may have difficulty breathing or coughing. This can cause irritation but hopefully resolves as your body coughs it out. If you have any type of lung disease, even controlled asthma, you may want to see your doctor if you have symptoms. ...Read more
Bad: The side effects range from GI upset , headaches to kidney stones. There is no reason for most people to take vitamin C supplement since it does not prevent you from catching a cold as alleged. For more info, log on www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy.../vitamin-c/faq-20058030 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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