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Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Organic And Non Organic Foods

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What is the difference of food labels between partially hydrogenated oils and trans-fats?

What is the difference of food labels between partially hydrogenated oils and trans-fats?

Careful-Lots of Hype: Hydrogenated means hydrogen atoms added to break c-c double bonds (unsaturated) to single bonds, aka saturated (no room for more hydrogen). If partial, then some double carbon-carbon bonds still present. Living cells make only cis-bonds. Vast majority of c-c bonds in all fats are single. The myth that sat. Fats were bad: ancel keys 1953, has driven obesity, dm & cv ds. Study gary taubes, nusi.Org. ...Read more

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Organic Foods (Definition)

Organic foods are foods that are produced not using synthetic pesticides, chemical fertilizers, industrial solvents ...Read more


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What is the difference between vegetarian eggs and organic eggs?

What is the difference between vegetarian eggs and organic eggs?

Similar: Vegetarian eggs are from hens that eat a strictly plant-based diet, no animal by-products; these eggs may carry the usda organic label as well, which means the chickens eat only organic grains and the eggs contain no antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the difference between food intolerance and food alergy? Is it different for different types of foods?

What is the difference between food intolerance and food alergy? Is it different for different types of foods?

Yes to the 2nd...: ...Question. Allergy is always caused by an immune reaction to a food ingredient. Intolerance is usually an inability to digest a particular ingredient. The former are usually to a protein; the latter more commonly to a carbohydrate, or to fat. ...Read more

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What is the processed and refined foods? And what is an example of them?

What is the processed and refined foods? And what is an example of them?

Avoid them!: Hi. Availability of processed and refined foods correlates perfectly with societal risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Processing/refining concentrates calories and removes healthy components of whole foods. Eat whole grains, not white. Almost all prepared and definitely all fast foods are poison for society. ...Read more

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What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?

What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?

Organic vs non-organ: Conventional farmers apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth, spray synthetic insecticides to reduce pests and disease, use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds. While organic farmers apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants, use beneficial insects and birds or traps to reduce pests and disease, rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds. ...Read more

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Are organic fruits and vegetables really better than non organic? What are some of the differences?

Are organic fruits and vegetables really better than non organic? What are some of the differences?

Dirty dozen: Eating organic fruits & veges allows you to reap all the benefits and nutrients without exposure to potentially toxic pesticides. Choose organic for fruits/Veges with higher pesticide levels: aka 'the dirty dozen:' Apples Strawberries Grapes Celery Peaches Spinach Sweet bell peppers Nectarines (imported) Cucumbers Cherry tomatoes Potatoes Snap peas (imported) & Blueberries (imported) Hot pepper ...Read more

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What is the difference is between natural sugar from fruit and refined sugar?

What is the difference is between natural sugar from fruit and refined sugar?

Fructose in fruit!: But also dextrose and glucose. All are bad, although fructose is not "quite" as bad. That is not an endorsement for "fruit" sugar. Nothing worse for a diabetic than orange juice (perhaps coke is worse)! ...Read more

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What is the differentiation between pure and non pure cocaine?

What is the differentiation between pure and non pure cocaine?

Cocaine pure/mpure: Cocaine in its purest form is a white, pearly product. Cocaine appearing in powder form is a salt, typically cocaine HCL. Street market cocaine is frequently adulterated or “cut” with various powdery fillers to increase its wt; the substances used in process are baking soda; sugars--lactose, dextrose, inositol, & mannitol; & local anesthetic. Pure C disolves in sulfuric acid with no coloration. ...Read more

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What's the difference in plant fats vs. animal fats? Which is better and why?

What's the difference in plant fats vs. animal fats? Which is better and why?

Plant: plant fats like oils - olive oil, saflowert, canola, are better more polyunsaturated which are less harmful for heart than animal which are more saturated fatty acids causing many disease. ...Read more

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Is there a differance between raw and natural almonds?

Labeling: Raw means uncooked, natural means from nature which of course all almonds are. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the nutritional content of fast food compared to healthy food?

What is the difference in the nutritional content of fast food compared to healthy food?

Fast food: too many calories, too much fat, too much salt, not enough potassium to mention a few. You can go to say McDonald's web site and see all the details on what is in everything they serve. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between whole grain and whole wheat or are they the same?

Close, but not same: Whole wheat means just that - then entire kernel of wheat is ground up into the flour. Whole grain can have other grains in it instead of or in addition to wheat. For instance, brown rice is whole grain, but it is obviously not wheat, it is rice. Whole grain bread may have multiple grains in addition to wheat. All whole wheat is whole grain, but not all whole grain is whole wheat! ...Read more

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Is there any difference between pasta and rice in a diet?

Yes: Pasta is generally flour based. People with gluten sensitivity would be unable to eat pasta but could tolerate rice without symptoms. Both pasta and rice poke the blood sugar up sharply after a meal. ...Read more

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What are the nutritional difference between cooking oils?

The fat balance!: The new heirarchy is monosaurated fats (peanut, olive, canola), satuated fat (coconut), polyunsaturated fat (safflower, corn). ...Read more

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What is the difference between ganja and pot?

What is the difference between ganja and pot?

Only the name: Ganja and pot are both common nicknames for cannabis, also known as marijuana. Other common nicknames include weed, grass, herb, bud, dope and mary jane. There are many less common nicknames as well. Ganja is the sanskrit word for cannabis. I have no idea how "pot" became a nickname. ...Read more

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Is spicy food healthy? What are the benefits and disvantages of it?

Is spicy food healthy? What are the benefits and disvantages of it?

It depends: It depends on what spices you're talking about. Some, especially turmeric, garlic, and such, have good antioxidant properties to fight damage from free radicals in your body. Peppers containing capsaicin may help with pain & other things. http://www.naturalnews.com/037520_capsaicin_health_weight_control.html using these depends on your taste and the tolerance of your digestive system. ...Read more

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Is whole grain bread really the healthiest? And which is best, multi, 12, or 15 grain?

Yes: Whole grain bread is healthier because it has more fiber and is less processed. It doesn't matter if it's whole wheat, multi grain, 12 grain, or 15 grain. And although it's healthy, it doesn't mean you should eat one loaf per day. :). ...Read more

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What is the difference between an ovo vegatarian and a vegetarian?

What is the difference between an ovo vegatarian and a vegetarian?

Ovo = egg: The diets are the same except the ovo vegetarian- will eat eggs. Both diets are plant based, with grains, seeds, nuts and mushrooms. Both dont eat chicken, meat, turkey or fish. ...Read more