Food is what we eat to give us energy and nutrition.

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Is fasting for two days dangerous? [closed]

I've always wanted to try a fast for 1 - 2 days (but with water!) for religious purposes, but I'm always scared it may result in a slowed metabolism or some sort of health problem. Will a 2 day fast ...
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How to manage inflammation in a resistance training program?

How does inflammation present itself in a resistance training program (I'm currently using Starting Strength)? If it is catabolic (I am asking because I suspect it is), how can one lessen its effects ...
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What can a vegetarian eat on a low carb diet? [closed]

I'm a vegetarian and would like to go on a low carb (preferably no carb) diet. Currently I am getting about 200grams of protein from protein shakes and eggs. Until now I have been eating rice, noodles,...
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Is a diet high in fruit as detrimental as one that includes sugary snacks?

I'm currently trying to eat a lot healthier, and to that end I've cut out any sugary snacks - cakes, cookies, chocolate bars, protein bars and so on. I've noticed that I've mostly ended up replacing ...
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Are these Weight Watchers brand foods healthy? [closed]

I am trying to lose weight and have cut back on all snacking but still need to sort out my dinner. I am not really able to cook at all. I see these Weight Watchers frozen meals at Sainsburys and ...
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Eating fruit before, during and after meals [closed]

I've read a lot of opinions stating that fruit should be eaten well before a meal, and not during or after the meal. There are variations saying to eat fruit on an empty stomach, only in the morning, ...
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How many calories should I intake and how much should I “spend” daily?

I am a Computer professional. My job involves sitting on a pc for the whole day without much physical work. I am 32, male. I would like to know what is the amount of calories I should consume daily ...
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Is my current lifestyle of biking, eating well, and spend lots of time at a computer.a healthy one?

I think I'm an healthy person. I eat vegetables and fruits everyday (or I try my best to). I also avoid eating meat whenever possible. I ride my bike more than 5 hours a week and I walk 15 minutes ...
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Which is healthier: Mayo, Honey Mustard or Oil + Vinegar? [closed]

Which is healthier on a sub sandwich? Mayo, Honey Mustard or Oil + Vinegar?
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Is something with 100 calories but 24g of sugar okay to eat when on a diet?

I bought these watermelon flavored ices from the supermarket because they have 100 calories per cup and 0g of fat and saturated fat. But they do have 24g of sugar. Will eating these be against my ...
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Question about calories, protein and energy?

If calories are a measure of energy, and protein contains more calories per gram than carbohydrates then how does Atkins work? What is the difference between the energy provided by the 'carbs' and the ...
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The chemical make-up of food: can non-fat be converted to fat?

If someone eats more calories than they burn, then they will put on weight, as I understand. Question 1: But what if a person eats a lot of calories but zero fat? Or zero saturated fats and trans ...
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What can I eat first thing in the morning before a workout when I have no appetite?

When I get up in the morning I have no appetite for food until I've been up and mobile for at least a couple of hours. The problem is that when I go to do an hour workout in the morning I find myself ...
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How quickly is a banana assimilated? [closed]

I've read up a little bit on the digestion of foods and understood that even the simpler foods (such as bananas that are very popular in sport nutrition) can take up to an hour to digest. So my ...
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Best nutrition-rich supplement for daily living [closed]

I don't have a very good diet due to my work schedule, but I would like to eat something everyday that is as good for me as possible to hopefully offset some of the negatives of my normal diet. What ...
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I need some tips in increasing my weight and body sturcture [closed]

i am here to ask how can i increase my weight, and shape up my body. I eat following stuff daily: Morning Breakfast at 6:00 am - Milk, Mix fruit Museli, tea Morning Breakfast at 10:00 am - fried ...
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Are there any nutrients that I should supplement as a pescitarian? [closed]

I have decided to become a pescitarian, and I'm wondering if by only eating fish I will need to supplement any nutrients that might be missing from my diet without the other types of meat.
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How to keep energy up while on diet

I have started to change my diet and attempt to become more healthy with the goals of being in much better shape, becoming healthier, and feeling better overall. With this in mind, I have done my ...
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How do I avoid secondary carnitine deficiency related to Valproate Acid treatment? [closed]

I am on a regimen of 2500mg daily of Depakote ER, a Valproic Acid (VPA) derivative, and on a vegan diet. Previously I attempted to put the two together with the resulting fatigue and nausea (likely ...
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Does food temperature affect absorption time and efficieny?

If I consume equal amounts of (say) mango, one in frozen chunks, the other at room temperature, will I digest them at different speeds? That is, will they have a different impact on my blood sugar ...
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Where did the idea that we should eat three times a day come from? Under what authority do most people follow this advice? [closed]

I'm trying to figure out if there's more than just tradition to the advice to eat three meals a day. Is the advice valid? Does it come from reliable sources?
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What can I eat to get more protein at breakfast time? [closed]

I'm looking for some different breakfast items that have more protein so I can stay full longer until closer to lunchtime. My typical breakfast includes some kind of cereal (a whole grain type, not a ...
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Ice in protein shake

I recently over heard a discussion about how mixing ice in your protein shake will make it much harder to burn off the fat in your body. Something about the fact that ice freezes the fat. Is this ...
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Is there an effective body core temperature regimen that includes capsaicin?

I am looking to try to regulate my core body temperature in order to be able to sustain longer workouts at higher intesities. I have been exercising more and am realizing that core body heat might be ...
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Could cyclic eating help us to keep our metabolism up?

Insulin oscillations with period of 3 - 6 minutes are believed to be important for insulin sensitivity by preventing downregulation of insulin receptors. Reading this I was wondering, if the ...
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Should I eat before my run?

I have heard conflicting advice about whether to eat before running. Some have advised that it's better to do the cardio in a fasted state. This usually involves running in the morning without ...
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Is it unhealthy to eat jacket potatoes everyday? [closed]

I have recently started the gym and have been going bout 3-4 times a week mostly focusing on cardio. I'm trying to eat more healthy and i'm quite picky with food, so I tend to have sandwhiches with ...
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Digestion and getting fitter [closed]

I've found that an obstacle to getting fitter is bad digestion especially when it comes to working out the belly area. When I worked out for a year or more I felt great but my stomach probably didn't ...
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Does heat affect the macronutrient breakdown of cooking fats?

I keep a close watch on the nutritional content of my food for weight-control purposes, and I don't know how to account for the fats I use when cooking. For example, I've been accounting for butter as ...
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Alternative sources of potassium to the banana?

I have started working out recently and my muscles hurt to say the least. I heard potassium helps with that and that bananas are a good source of it. The thing is that I hate the taste of bananas. Is ...
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Do raw eggs contain protein inhibitors

I have read on other nutrition forums that raw eggs contain some protein inhibitor that prevents humans from digesting the protein correctly. They say when you cook the egg it destroys this inhibitor ...
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What are good examples of healthy snacks? [closed]

I'm trying to lose weight, and I'm looking for something healthy to snack on. I've tried eating different kinds of fruit like apples, bananas, and grapes. Most of the time, the fruit will go bad ...
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How long should I wait to exercise after eating?

How long after eating should I wait to exercise, or does it not matter? I am mainly talking about cardio, not weightlifting. I am trying to lose weight, not gain it, and in large amounts.
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5000mg Taurine bad?

I just got my new Whey/Caseine/Egg protein supplement which also contains 5000 mg Taurine per 100gram. I am planning to take this supplement on a daily basis (as breakfast with some milk and cereals) ...
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Foods with optimal amino acid profile? [closed]

The Wikipedia article for complete protein has the following table that lists the optimal profile of the essential amino acids: Essential Amino Acid | mg/g of Protein Tryptophan | 7 Threonine | 27 ...
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Following the Glycemic Indexes theory? [closed]

The Montignac Method is some sort of "diet" and "food recommendation" that has given me great results in the past, but usually the food alternatives offered in the book, tend to be overly complicated ...
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Quinoa: red or white, which is healthier? [closed]

What is the healthier quinoa (assuming they are different)? What are the various health benefits of each?
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How long should you avoid eating before running a 5K?

If the race is early in the morning, is it unwise to skip breakfast beforehand? How long should you avoid eating before running a 5K? I normally finish in twenty-one minutes, and the race is at 8:...
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Fruit juice or water? [closed]

Can water be replaced with fruit juice? So instead of drinking a certain amount of water daily, would it be better to get your H2O from fruit juices? Edit 1: How about veggi juice?
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The Honey Diet - Why doesn't it work? [closed]

A while back I stumbled upon the honey diet. According to the "inventor" you should take 1-2 tablespoons of honey before going to sleep. It's supposed to help reduce stress hormones, increase fat-...
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Where to find nutrition information for general foods?

Counting calories is one thing, but trying to keep track of things like fat, protein, fiber, and carbohydrates are just as important in a good overall exercise plan. It's not that hard to find ...
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How long should I wait with eating after an exercise?

I hear sometimes that after running you should wait with eating for 30 or 40 minutes (may be the metabolism is still in fat burning mode?). What is the reason for this advice? How long exactly should ...
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Keeping my metabolism high

I am looking for some diatary ways to keep my metabolism high, especially between meals. What kinds of foods or supliments can help keep your body processing long after you've consumed them? Ideally ...
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At what point do I start to burn muscle on a calorie deficit diet?

If I'm on a calorie deficit and trying to burn fat, at what point do I start burning muscle instead of fat? How can I be sure that I'm eating enough to minimize muscle loss, but remain on a calorie ...
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What should I eat before team exercise to maintain energy?

Sometimes when I play football (soccer) I get incredibly light headed similar to when I'm really hungry. What is the best type of food I should eat before playing a team exercise, preferably ...
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Is it true that you can eat anything you want within 15 minutes of working out without putting on weight?

A friend of mine told me that you can pretty much eat whatever you want within about 15 minutes of a big exercise session without putting on weight. I can't really understand the science behind this. ...
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Is there any way or need to empty your bowels before excercise?

I try to not take large meals for at least 12 hours before starting, yet abdominal exercises still can make me feel unwell and go to bathroom. Is it normal? Or should I reconsider my diet? Does ...
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Breakfast before or after jogging?

Provided that I'm not hungry, should I eat breakfast before or after a 30-minutes morning jog? Update: There are many answers detailing opinions -- thanks! If someone could supply evidence supporting ...