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Doctor insights on: Which Food Nutrient Is Not An Organic Compound

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What foods and nutrients do you always have to have?

What foods and nutrients do you always have to have?

Long list: Too many to list here but there are many so-called essential nutrients that must be in diets or supplements to provide for the body's needs. A balanced diet will contain these. A consultation with a nutritionist will discover whether your pattern is balanced. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more


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Am I craving certain foods because I need certain nutrients?

Am I craving certain foods because I need certain nutrients?

Maybe: Food preferences in pregnancy may have some nutritional basis. But other times smells may play a significant role. You can make a list of what foods you crave and compare them to see if there is a common nutritional basis. Either way, the cravings initially in pregnancy may mellow later. A good prenatal supplement can help balance your diet if needed. ...Read more

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Does food today really contain less nutrients than it used to?

Does food today really contain less nutrients than it used to?

Yes: Farming practices do not recycle the minerals through the use of manure. So even the vegetables are compromised. Vitamin enrichment is not good enough in many common foods. A great deal of illness is coming from too many calories with insufficient vitamin concentration and i call it "high calorie malnutrition". ...Read more

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Is it true that in cooked food , nutrients are also destroyed?

Is it true that in cooked food , nutrients are also destroyed?

Not entirely: Cooking will destroy some, not all, heat-sensitive nutrients such as b vitamins, vitamin c and folate (folic acid) are more likely to be destroyed. Cooking, despite inactivation of some nutrients also kills infectious organisms. ...Read more

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Should nutrient rich foods be consumed during the day or at night?

Should nutrient rich foods be consumed during the day or at night?

Nutrition: It is okay to eat any time, as the food is used by the body for maintenance and repair. ...Read more

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Does overcooking food destroy the nutrients? Please, need some answers?

Does overcooking food destroy the nutrients? Please, need some answers?

Basically no: Minerals, proteins, carbonhydrates, fats, and most of the vitamins (except probably C) are not so much affected. There's a corrupt school of "natural healing " that emphasizes eating only raw ("live") rather than cooked ("dead") food. If you're interested in natural / metaphysical medicine, get with an evidence-based holist in your community. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the problems for eating under the targets of food groups and nutrients?

Can you please tell me the problems for eating under the targets of food groups and nutrients?

Unclear question: If you mean eating less than the recommended amount, there is no problem with that as long as you maintain a healthy weight. Eating less may be better for you. ...Read more

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Which foods are best at restoring nutrients lost during intense workouts? Also, how can you benefit from taking cold showers?

Which foods are best at restoring nutrients lost during intense workouts? Also, how can you benefit from taking cold showers?

Variety & water: Eat a meal with a variety of foods within an hour after a workout. Don't wait long. Your muscles will not rebuild as well, and you'll lose some of the benefit of your hard work, if you don't feed them soon after a workout. The variety of foods should include carbohydrates (including perhaps 35g of simple carbs/sugar to get glycogen back into muscles), protein for building muscle, fruits, vegs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you crave a certain food, does that mean your body is trying to tell you that you're in need of it's nutrients?

Sometimes: It appears yes. Like in the case of pica, where people will have the urge to consume non-food(like clay) items in the setting of iron deficiency. It is thought that the body's preparation for increased nutritional needs, like salt, might drive pregnant women's cravings for things like pickles. ...Read more

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Will a microwave destroy the nutrients in my food?

Will a microwave destroy the nutrients in my food?

Complex effect: As cooking regardless of manner has complex effects on various nutrients. In short microwaving does destroy nutrients but so does all forms of cooking. Multiple studies have in fact demonstrated that boiling and pressure cooking are most detrimental to nutrient content. Hot water is the enemy to nutrients! ...Read more