Can food be justified and rationalized to only what you need to sustain life?

Can food be justified and rationalized to only what you need to sustain life? There is an expression - do you eat to live or live to eat?  That defines your dilemma. Yes, food can be just enough to sustain life as long as a person ate enough calories to sustain a healthy weight and ate...

How does dieting play a role in healthy hair, strong nails, and clear skin?

How does dieting play a role in healthy hair, strong nails, and clear skin? What ways can you boost your metabolism and lose weight the right way without doing any dietary supplements? Yes, food plays a role in the health of your hair, nails, and skin. Hair and nails are similar in that they are rigid...

Do you think organic fruits and vegetables have more nutritional content?

Do you think organic fruits and vegetables have more nutritional content than conventionally grown fruits or vegetables? This is something that I've wondered for a long time but, haven't been able to prove it. This is for a nutrition class that I am taking. Thank you for your time. According to research, no. Organically grown...

What are the nutritional benefits of brown versus white rice?

What are the nutritional benefits of brown versus white rice? Brown rice has the bran coating so it will be at least 10% higher in fiber, magnesium, and selenium. It is significantly higher in manganese.  White rice, as well as grain products that have been processed, are fortified with folacin to reduce neural tube birth...

Are veggie chips actually healthy ?

Are veggie chips actually healthy? If you define healthy as fried chips, then no because of the added fat. However some veggie chips are baked, but then so are some potato chips so maybe if they fit in your healthy eating plan. The difference is veggie chips may be starchy like sweet potatoes which is...

I have been trying meal preparation ahead of time, but I am running out of ideas.

I have been trying meal preparation ahead of time, but I am running out of ideas. The new recipes I am looking into I am afraid will not last like the ones I already prepare. How long will the following last if I was to prep them? Egg White Omelet Grilled chicken Asparagus Mashed...

Please tell me what to eat to follow the Planetary Health Diet.

I was reading about the new Planetary Health Diet in today's news, but I don't know what to eat. Can you help me? The diet lists grams of different foods, but I need menus or at least a list of foods I should eat. I am not a vegetarian so it will be a...

Is vegetarianism safe and healthy for growing kids?

My question is being a vegetarian safe and healthy for growing kids? Can this cause any harm? Thank you for responding! For example, Asian Indian culture has been vegetarian for generations. However, in recent generations, parents will often feed their children eggs and milk. What has been observed in recent generations of Asian Indian children, those...

Do dairy products reduce absorption of antioxidants?

Is your body's ability to absorb the antioxidants in berries reduced when they're eaten in combination with dairy products like yogurt or milk? There seems to be a lot of confusion about this on the internet. Can you clear this up? I'd like to start eating more berries for cancer prevention properties & want...

Can stress cause a person to gain weight?

Can stress cause a person to gain weight? I have maintained a 50-pound weight loss for 20 years, but it's a continual battle. I have hypoglycemia--am a vegetarian (for 26 years) and exercise regularly. I am 43 years old, recently changed job to one that is very stressful. I eat about 750 to 1000...

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