I like to snack on dry roasted peanuts. Are they fattening?

I like to snack on dry roasted peanuts. I only eat a handful at a time. Are they really fattening? I thought peanuts were a good source of protein. I've been asked your question frequently. So out of curiosity, I poured several handfuls of dry roasted peanuts. The average number of peanuts was 40 (1/4...

Can you give me a list of junk foods?

I'm hearing a lot about junk food lately. No one has given a definition of what foods are junk. Can you give me a list of junk foods? Junk food is a slang word for foods with limited nutritional value. Every person has their own list of foods that they call junk foods. I would...

Do I need to compliment milk and egg to make a complete protein?

I've read the Q and A on milk, eggs, and protein and still have a question. First is milk protein a complete protein? Do I need to compliment milk protein and egg whites to make a complete protein? Is the powdered egg white considered "raw" and therefore a problem with biotin? I can't seem to find my...

To what food group do mushrooms belong?

What food group do mushrooms belong to? Please reply. Thanks in advance. Vegetables in the food guide My Plate and diabetic exchanges.

Where can I find a dietitian who is a personal chef?

Where can I find a dietitian who is a personal chef? The Food & Culinary Professionals dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working as personal chefs, in commercial food service operations or food safety and sanitation. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include...

I’m a 14-year-old teenager and I have been struggling to lose weight. Do you have any tips for me?

I'm a 14-year-old teenager and I have been struggling to lose weight for quite some time now. I walk twice a day for 30 minutes each time and I do 30 sit-ups each week. I eat very well but on weekends I sort of let go of my good eating pattern and eat junk...

Who coined this phrase: “Eat to live not live to eat”?

I am a graduate student at Eastern Kentucky University. I am working towards my master's in Community Nutrition. I am looking for the answer for who coined this phrase: "Eat to live not live to eat". Please help me if you can. Thank you. Socrates (469 to 399 BC) said: "Thou shouldst eat to live;...

I have vertical lines or ridges on all of my fingernails.

I have vertical lines or "ridges" on all of my fingernails and have been told by various people that it is a calcium deficiency, an iron deficiency, a vitamin A deficiency, etc. I'd like to find out once and for all what kind of deficiency it is if any. My nails rarely chip or...

What is the difference between icing sugar and confection sugar?

I was looking to find the difference between icing sugar and confection sugar as a member of my family cannot use icing sugar in cooking. Thank you for your time and help. Confectioner's sugar as it is called in the US is called icing sugar in Britain and sucre glace in France. As such they...

I am confused over the flour ingredient on the ingredient list of various breads.

I am somewhat confused over the "flour" ingredient component on the ingredient list of various bread. One will say "wheat flour", another says "enriched flour (wheat)", another "enriched flour (flour)", another "stone ground wheat flour", etc. How's a regular (fiber-pun intended!) person supposed to assess the relative value of these statements? Can you give some...