Questions tagged [nutrition]

Use this tag for claims regarding the way we eat, and the effects eating has on our bodies.

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Apple cider vinegar in bone broth soup extract minerals and nutrients

After looking through recipes for bone broth stock / soup I noticed that it is often claimed that adding apple cider vinegar to the mixture helps extract nutirents / minerals from the bones. Below ...
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Can 3D ocean farms provide food and biofuel far more sustainably than other sources?

This article in The Nation contains an excerpt from “Ecological Redemption: Ocean Farming in the Era of Climate Change,” a lecture by Bren Smith given at the Thirty-Fifth Annual E. F. Schumacher ...
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Does butter increase nutrient uptake of other foods, especially compared to using margarine?

This viral message listing supposed health benefits of butter over margarine (also the basis of previous questions about health impacts of trans fats and whether margarine is similar to plastic) makes ...
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Is Finitro Forte Plus an effective treatment for arthritis?

This advertisement for a product says (French original, followed by my translation into English), Finitro Forte Plus montre des résultats surprenants dans le traitement de l'arthrite, de l'arthrose ...
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Is Science Diet cat food brand a nutritionally poor and relatively unhealthy option for cats?

Rebecca Watson, a cohost on the Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast, recently made a claim that Hill's Science Diet was not a healthy choice to feed to your cat. She later explained her answer on ...
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Quinoa chips are too high in protein?

My bag of Simply7™ Quinoa chips is based on quinoa flour and contains a significant amount of added starch. It claims to have 9 grams of protein/12 grams of carbs, a 3:4 ratio. However, pure Quinoa ...
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Does Charles Shaw wine contain animal blood & feces?

A post by Chris Knox on Quora was quoted on Gothamist, talking about Charles Shaw wine (aka "Two Buck Chuck"), says: "And it not only grabs ripe grapes, but unripe and down right rotten ones as ...
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Does eating a low yeast diet help control recurrent candida albicans (vaginal thrush)?

About.com and others (including a brochure from my GP) suggest eliminating all yeast products from the diet to help control candida vaginal thrush symptoms: Some alternative practitioners use ...
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What is the best way to sit while having food?

I have read various claims regarding the best position to eat: sitting on the floor, sitting on a chair, standing, etc. For example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eating: Eating while sitting on ...
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Are cheap tea bags dangerous to your health due to high fluoride levels?

In "Cheap tea bags contain frighteningly high fluoride levels: Study" on Natural News, it says: A new study published in the journal, Food Research International, has revealed that millions of ...
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Should 20-35% of calories come from fats in a healthful diet?

In 2002, the National Academies' Institute of Medicine released a report that recommended: Adults should get 45 percent to 65 percent of their calories from carbohydrates, 20 percent to 35 percent ...
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Does eel help relieve symptoms of summer fatigue?

In Japan, a traditional summer illness is natsubate, summer fatigue, and the traditional way of relieving symptoms is to eat eel for "stamina". Is there any science behind this tradition?
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Are plastics making us fat and giving us diabetes?

A recent widely reported news story (example report from the Independent) suggested that one explanation for the modern rise in obesity was not too much food or two little exercise but many of ...
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Did the Mayo Clinic in the 1900s find 4-5 quarts (~4 litres) of raw milk a day to be healthy?

According to this claim by realmilk.com, THE MILK CURE: In the early 1900s, the Mayo Clinic administered the “Milk Cure,” which consisted in drinking 4-5 quarts of raw milk per day, obtaining ...
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Is llama meat popular amongst Britain's gurkha communities?

In "Eating this exotic meat may seriously damage your health" (2013-06-16) The Independent claims: Although still relatively rare, llama is increasingly popular, especially among Britain’s gurkha ...
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Is mustard oil dangerous for human consumption?

I see warnings of the erucic acid contained in mustard oil, e.g. 15 amazing facts and uses of mustard oil (Times of India): According to celebrity nutritionist Sandhya Gugnani, "There was a myth ...
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Is chocolate consumption correlated with per capita Nobel Laureates?

From a blog by the Scientific American: Chocolate consumption and Nobel Prizes: A bizarre juxtaposition if there ever was one r=0.791 P<0.0001 The Scientific American claims that a paper has ...