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Doctor insights on: Will Eating Sodium Nitrite Hurt The Human Body

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Will eating sodium nitrite hurt the human body?

Will eating sodium nitrite hurt the human body?

Can cause cancer: It has been shown that such preservatives can cause stomach cancer as they are decomposed andvturnninto nitrites. Not in small amounts, but over a period of time. ...Read more

Nitrite (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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Does anyone know a food that will reduce the impact on the digestive system of acidic foods like sauce?

Does anyone know a food that will reduce the impact on the digestive system of acidic foods like sauce?

Avoidance/veggies: If you are sensitive as I am avoidance is best. The balance is the important thing. Vegetables are alkaline and will help to balance out the acidity of carbs and sugars. Alkaline water is also very effective in neutralizing and soothing acidic foods and problems. ...Read more

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Does the human body digest animal protein more effeciently than plant-source protein? Why, if so?

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

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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

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Is it true that eating below 1200 calories puts your body into starvation mode?

Is it true that eating below 1200 calories  puts your body into starvation mode?

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

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Does sugar intake affect your muscle growth? If it helps, what is the recommended amount to ingest throughout the day?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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Witch food does give the human body most magnesium?

Witch food does give the human body most magnesium?

Magnesium foods: Magnesium rich foods include spinach, kale, nuts, seeds, berries, mackeral, beans, lentils, brown rice, soy, figs, prunes, apricots, kiwi, bananas. ...Read more

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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

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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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more