What is an explanation of My Plate?

I have been searching the net for an explanation of the new food guide My Plate, but cannot find a thing about it. I was familiar with the 4 basic food groups and want to understand this NEW way of looking at nutrition. Can you help out? The food guide My Plate is a tool...

My girlfriend and I have eaten something that made us feel bad. What is the best diet in these situations?

My girlfriend and I have eaten something that made us feel bad. We have chills, nausea and vomits during the night after having dinner. We think it was indigestion. We'd like to know the best diet in these situations and if to drink milk is good or bad. If you were nauseated or vomiting, milk...

Where you learned your nutrition and gained all those impressive title abbreviations?

I just read your "Top Ten Tips to Stop Nutrition Quackery." I do take large doses of vitamin C and E every day and other supplements. I guess you don't impress me as much as Linus Pauling. Where you learned your nutrition and gained all those impressive title abbreviations? I don't know, but...

Is it true that cooking fries in vegetable oil results in a healthy, cholesterol-free meal?

Hi, this question is about fast food vendors' claims: Is it true that cooking fries in vegetable oil results in a "healthy, cholesterol-free" meal? Deep fat frying potatoes in vegetable oil would be cholesterol free. Cholesterol is only found in animal products. (Tip to help remember this is everything that contains cholesterol has a mother!)...

Can you suggest a way I can get my husband to lose 20 pounds?

I can't get my husband to lose weight. He's 6' and 220 pounds. His doctor has told him to lose some weight, but he just keeps stuffing his face. I've tried many approaches from nagging to being supportive and none have worked. Can you suggest a way I can get him to lose 20...

What are the dangers of driving and eating?

What are the dangers of driving and eating? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found eating and driving is more dangerous than using a hand held cell phone while driving. Okay so most people have done it at one time or another, but is it safe? Probably not according to Hagerty Classic Insurance in...

What exactly is the Daily Value?

What exactly is the Daily Value? I can't understand all the information on food labels. The Daily Value (DV) for each nutrient is listed for persons who eat 2,000 to 2,500 calories each day. The values are the same as the USRDA values previously found on labels and were based on the 1968 RDA's. The...

After baking an apple pie, does it contain all the nutrients of the fresh apples in it?

Does an apple pie, after baking, still contain all the nutrients of the fresh apples that went into it? Mostly yes other than some fiber is lost when the apple is peeled for the pie and some vitamin C is lost during baking. Apples are a source of vitamin C (14% Daily Value for a...

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