Do you have a list of foods that may contain alcohol?

I teach nutrition in Missouri and also teach in our local chemical dependency unit at the local hospital. I am trying to find a list of foods that contain alcohol but have had no luck. Do you have a list of foods that may contain alcohol? I've been compiling my own list, but know I...

Is celery high in salt?

Is celery high is salt? I am on a salt-free diet and the least bit of salty foods makes me retain water. I love to eat celery, but I don't put salt on it. Yes, celery contains 35.2 milligrams of sodium in one stalk, but compared to other foods like ham is it not too...

My triglycerides are over 700. I cut out sugar, sweets and my Cokes to only 2 a day.

My triglycerides are over 700. My cholesterol was normal. I have done everything to bring it under 700. I cut out sweets, sugar, and my Cokes to only 2 a day Is that still too many? I am 60 lb. overweight. I have cut fat percent to 15 grams a day and calories to 1700....

How can brandy taste so sweet and not have any carbohydrates?

I have a question regarding brandy (liquor). How can brandy taste so sweet and not have any carbohydrates? Also, where do the calories come from, if brandy does not have any protein, carbohydrates or fat? Thanks. Brandy is made from distilled wine or fermented fruit juice and is aged in a barrel. Even though there...

My cholesterol level was 220 and my triglyceride level was 304. I seldom drink. I don’t eat sweets.

I'm a 28-year-old male that recently had a full-blown blood panel done. To my surprise, my cholesterol level was 220 (HDL = 39, LDL = 120) and my triglyceride level was 304!!! I'm not overweight, I seldom drink and I have what I consider an average diet for a male my age (O.K. maybe...

How serious is triglycerides at 545?

I'm in the process of applying for life insurance. I just received the blood test results back and there are 3 elevated items. I read your information on triglycerides which was very helpful. However, mine is at 545 mg/dl. You mentioned that 150 was at the high end of normal. My cholesterol is at...

Can a person with diabetes drink alcohol?

We are updating our information on diet and have the following information on our web page. We would very much appreciate your reviewing this information for accuracy. We would also like to add a link from our site to yours. Beverages containing alcohol are converted into fat and are high in calories. People with diabetes...

Does caffeine affect the absorption of certain vitamins or minerals like iron?

In your section on caffeine, you recommend that to reduce intake to limit a cup of coffee to one a meal. Does caffeine affect the absorption of certain vitamins or minerals like iron? I could be way off, but I thought that it was better not to have caffeine with meals. Please set me straight...

What makes my triglyceride blood level high?

I recently had a cholesterol blood test performed and I wanted to ask a few questions. First of all, my results: Total cholesterol 187 milligrams per deciliter Triglycerides 360 milligrams per deciliter HDL cholesterol 29 milligrams per deciliter LDL cholesterol 86 milligrams per deciliter I understand that my total cholesterol below 200 is okay, HDL...

I have been eating 1200 calories a day with 10 to 12 fat grams each day.

I would appreciate your advice on the following matter. Since I began my weight loss program five weeks ago, I have been consuming 1200 calories a day. I exercise for about 10 minutes daily on a cardio-glide machine. My problem is my fat intake. I think I'm taking in too few fat grams. The foods...

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