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Will Eating Sodium Nitrite Hurt The Human Body
Comprised of nitrogen & 2 oxygen molecules. Sodium nitrite is used in meat industry to prevent bacterial growth & to maintain the meat's red color (≥ 22mg/kg body weight is toxic); cooking at high heat allows nitrites to combine with Amino Acids to form nitros-amines (carcinogens). It can be converted by many pathways to nitric oxide, a potent vaso-dilator.Amyl nitrite can be ...Read more
Does honey have the same effects on the body as sugar does? I know when you eat sugar, fructose to overloads the liver & results in fat storage.
Enjoy a little honey: and fruit, but in moderation. They are a close second to table sugar and that's the one that really needs to be avoided. Also, studies show that diet soda can actually make us gain weight. Use Stevia as a sweetener and avoid chemical sweeteners. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Ok so I keep hearing everywhere that drinking cold water is bad for you. How does the body react to it? does it solidify the fat in our bodies? myth?
Water: cold water is fine for you. Doesn't solidy fat. that is a myth ,. Keep drinking ...Read more
Does ingesting lactose when you're lactose sensitive affect how body absorbs macro & micro nutrients from the foods you eat after?
I've heard after a certain age our bodies stop absorbing the protein from milk? And how much protein can the body absorb in a day ?
Myths: Not sure where you heard this, but it is not real or true. ...Read more
Is it true:drinking coffee on empty stomach forces your body to produce less hydroclhoric acid in the long run , so you cant utilize protein ?
Not true: Not true . Enjoy your coffee.Get a more detailed answer ›
Does eating cholesterol actually change your cholesterol lab results, or does your body just digest the food cholesterol into tiny little fragments?
Cholesterol: You got it right. What you eat is broken into proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Your liver is presented these component parts. ...Read more
Does anyone know a food that will reduce the impact on the digestive system of acidic foods like sauce?
Hello. Some people says that eating any food contain protein and following it with milk within 3 hours that will cause lose of iron inside the body?
Does the human body digest animal protein more effeciently than plant-source protein? Why, if so?
Plant Digestion: The aspect of plant materials that is hard for humans to digest is cellulose. This is present in the cell walls of plants and is a form of starch or carbohydrate. We cannot break down the Cellulose molecule into a form that can be absorbed, so it can cause loose stools, bloating and gas. Many meats are not only high in protein but also contain a higher fat content than most plants. ...Read more
Does it mean to eliminate the toxins that are stored in your body from the fatty and processed foods you eat?
No one knows: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more
Yes and no: Your calorie requirement is dependent on your height, weight, activity level. If you take all 1200 calorie at night and not eat breakfast and lunch you can still gain weight. If you spread that same amount calorie over 3 meals then you will lose weight because that keeps your metabolism up. Not eating all day your metabolism will slow down and be in a hibernation state. ...Read more
Does sugar intake affect your muscle growth? If it helps, what is the recommended amount to ingest throughout the day?
No,: Sugar will not help your muscle to grow. The only reliable and healthy ways to do that is to go to the gym and have a trainer show you what to do, do not fall for those over the counter drinks or powder they can be detrimental to your health and also do not fall for hormonal testosterone/steroids supplementation. Do it natural way exercise! ...Read more
What impact does coffee have on the amount of water in our body. I've heard everything from that it adds water to that it takes 3 cups away?
Caffeine=diuretic.: It gives, and then it takes away. Remember, coffee is made from water. But, caffeine acts as a diuretic, like a water pill, so you'll drink some water in the coffee but could possibly urinate out even more water after you drink it. The actual amount removed is unpredictable, but it certainly wouldn't add water to your body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
why aren't the proteins we eat denatured in the acidic stomach? how are enzymes able to connect to the proteins, low stomach PH doesnt denature them?
Thoughtful question!: Enzymatic digestion occurs predominantly in the small bowel due to the action of "pancreatic juice" which contains many enzymes, including trypsinogen, chymotrypsinogen, elastase, carboxypeptidase, pancreatic lipase, nucleases & amylase. The pancreas also expresses bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) to neutralize stomach acid, thereby promoting enzymatic action. ...Read more
Will putting a sugary food in my mouth alone cause blood glucose levels to rise or does this process begin during/after digestion?
Got to swallow: There's very little absorption through your oral mucosa. This is a good question, thanks for asking. ...Read more
Is protein powder good for you?And how to use it so that my body's protein absorption wont be harmed by the large concentrated protein consumption
Yes: The best protein is the natural protein gained from good, *essential amino acids* to many protein will exhaust the liver as the liver is responsible for breaking down the proteins and you might have concentrated urin if taken large amount of protein powder,the best is to drink large amount of water after taking the protein. ...Read more
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