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Why the big attention to coconut milk? I thought it had saturated fat.

Why the big attention to coconut milk? I thought it had saturated fat.

It's popular now.: Coconut milk (unless fat free) is high in saturated fats, which are not good for you. Coconut if very popular right now, but it will pass, like all other fads. Saturated fats increase bad cholesterol and decrease good cholesterol, along with many other possible concerns. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Saturated Fat (Definition)

Saturated fat is a kind of fat found in certain foods. Eating high amounts of saturated fats over time may make a person more prone to developing heart disease and plaques ...Read more


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Is it true that taking fish oil helps me to become fat? Because I have a friend taking it & now her face and body becomes fat

Is it true that taking fish oil helps me to become fat? Because I have a friend taking it & now her face and body becomes fat

Fish oil: Fish oil is not causing your friend to gain weight. Fish oil has many benefits including increasing good Cholesterol and protecting the heart. So please don't be alarmed, just keep a well balanced diet and keep up with your exercise and you should be fine. ...Read more

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I haven't gain weight but my face much bigger than before, i had enough water and don't eat high sodium food, what is the reason?How to make it small?

I haven't gain weight but my face much bigger than before, i had enough water and don't eat high sodium food, what is the reason?How to make it small?

Fat or water: If you have recently gained weight, your face will be bigger from fat. If you haven't, then you may have swelling from fluid, which can have many causes. Best to see a doctor for an initial check to make sure there isn't a medical reason for facial swelling. (rarely, this is the result of kidney problems, low protein level, excess corticosteroids, vein blockage, etc.) good luck. ...Read more

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Do potato chips and milk make the face oily? My skin has gotten oily and the only thing that I could think caused it was my diet. Or is it stress?

Do potato chips and milk make the face oily? My skin has gotten oily and the only thing that I could think caused it was my diet. Or is it stress?

No: One usually cannot blame oily skin on foods or drinks unless the oil goes away when a particular food is stopped, and returns when the food is resumed. Potato chips are unnecessary and can be stopped, if one wants to see if that helps. Milk is important for calcium, vitamin D, protein... meaning milk shouldn't be stopped unless one has a good substitute. "Stress" can lead to a variety of symptoms. ...Read more

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When i eat a lot of pizza, my fat cells appear to get really sensitive if not expanding in real time. Is this possible?

When i eat a lot of pizza, my fat cells appear to get really sensitive if not expanding in real time.  Is this possible?

Please Clarify: Please clarify. No one can feel or distinguish between cells whether they be bone cells, muscle cells, skin cell, or fat cells. What do you mean by 'my fat cells get...Sensitive?". ...Read more

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My friend told me that beer makes your breast area grow.. I know that beer is just fat and breasts most consists of fat so is this actually true?

My friend told me that beer makes your breast area grow.. I know that beer is just fat and breasts most consists of fat so is this actually true?

Brest size: The majority of breast is fatty tissue. There is chest wall muscle that underlies it. Beer contains a lot of carbohydrate & empty carbohydrate calories can sometimes lead to weight gain. The natural ways to have sustained increase in breast size are puberty, pregnancy and weight gain. ...Read more

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My mom keeps giving my child small amounts of rip it energy drinks, watered down. I don't want to cause an argument Bc of drink but can this b harmful?

My mom keeps giving my child small amounts of rip it energy drinks, watered down. I don't want to cause an argument Bc of drink but can this b harmful?

Yes it can be: "small amounts" to an adult are NOT small amounts to a child. Energy drinks are primarily caffeine, which can have effects on children's growth, and unknown effects on the rest of their health. Tell your mother to STOP, and if she won't, you have to decide on whether you can allow your child to be with her. A family member or therapist may be needed to mediate this family problem. ...Read more

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Is it weird that i eat raisin brand or fiber bars everynight in order to go poo in the morning? I cant go without it and im only 19.. Is this bad?

Is it weird that i eat raisin brand or fiber bars everynight in order to go poo in the morning? I cant go without it and im only 19.. Is this bad?

Fiber is good 4 you: Fiber (water soluble & water insoluble) provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool & improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories, & in so doing restricting fat intake. Consider that your diet throughout the day may be too low in fiber otherwise. ...Read more

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I eat around 50 grams fennel(saunf) a day.Is it bad? Is it the reason for my lack of apetite and pimples?

I eat around 50 grams  fennel(saunf) a day.Is it bad?
Is it the reason for my lack of apetite and pimples?

Possibly: Fennel has been used to increase breast milk secretion and can act like an estrogen and therefore could affect your periods, moods etc when taken in higher quantities. So like many herb or supplements should be taken or eaten with caution. ...Read more

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What to do if I eat a lot of healthy food my calorie intake is (1200) but will my skin sag?

What to do if I eat a lot of healthy food my calorie intake is (1200) but will my skin sag?

I am unable to: understand your question. Are you on a weight loss diet? Are you morbidly obese? Do you exercise? Consider re-phrasing and resubmitting. ...Read more

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I put some vegetables in the oven to roast them (without oil) and was wondering if it's a bad idea cause of nutrient loss?

I put some vegetables in the oven to roast them (without oil) and was wondering if it's a bad idea cause of nutrient loss?

Not necessarily: Some veggies like broccoli and tomatoes, for instance, are actually better (more nutritious) when cooked (sauteed, steamed, etc). Roasting potatoes, squash, asparagus, artichokes, onions, red bell peppers, etc are all tasty and nutritious ways to eat veggies. For more on the raw vs cooked controversy, see here: http://tinyurl.Com/nxvdn3. ...Read more

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I have a 2nd degree burn on my arm from the oven, and the only thing i have here is coconut oil, will coconut oil work or make it worst?

I have a 2nd degree burn on my arm from the oven, and the only thing i have here is coconut oil, will coconut oil work or make it worst?

Yes use it: but must see the doctor , will help you heal you and prevent serious infections , also some II degree burns may ned skin graft to minimize scar formation. ...Read more

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My stomach becomes big anytime i drink or eat food and i eat it in small quantity .. I think it mint be belly fat i need help to get rid of it ?

My stomach becomes big anytime i drink or eat food and i eat it in small quantity .. I think it mint be belly fat i need help to get rid of it ?

Exam: I suggest a complete physicial exam and abdominal ultrasound to rule out gallbladder disease. You will also require comprehensive blood testing. ...Read more

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I have tummy fat i used to drink a lot gave up completely eats healthy but don't exercise I have little fat in my liver bcz of alcohol how to reduce?

I have tummy fat i used to drink a lot gave up completely eats healthy but don't exercise I have little fat in my liver bcz of alcohol how to reduce?

Fatty liver vs. fat: Fatty liver is not the same as having tummy fat. Fat cells replaced liver ells that died from alcohol toxicity. The fat cells just take up space. Congratulations on giving up alcohol. Getting out of the trap of addiction takes courage and strength. Now you are turning that strength toward a healthy lifestyle. That's great. To lose weight, avoid high fat foods, fried foods, starches and sugar. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been having a hard time losing fat. I am not an overweight person (IMC is perfectly normal) but I have a layer of stubborn fat that wont go away. Could fat burner pills help ?

Hi,

I have been having a hard time losing fat. I am not an overweight person (IMC is perfectly normal) but I have a layer of stubborn fat that wont go away. Could fat burner pills help ?

Pills ill-advised.: If you are looking to lose some fat to add muscular definition, pill are not the answer. Cardiovascular exercise is what you seek. Pills ma work in the short term, but they're generally not safe and your fat tends to return once you stop taking the pills. Employ cardiovascular exercise to make your fat loss real and long-term. ...Read more

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What to do if i take fish oil. Witch has fat in it. Will it stop my body from burning muscle?

What to do if i take fish oil. Witch has fat in it. Will it stop my body from burning muscle?

Depends: You tend to metabolize muscle when you're in a calorie deprived state so if you're on a weight reduction diet, you're at risk. You can minimize this by 1) exercising regularly and b) eating protein which is what muscle requires to regenerate. Fish oil can raise your HDL ('good") cholesterol but is not special for preserving muscle. ...Read more