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A human version of Science Diet?

Is there a human equivalent to premium cat food? That is to say, a single form of synthetic food that will serve all hunger and nutritional needs? If not, why not? [more inside]
posted by ontic on Oct 13, 2006 - 40 answers

Lots of undercooked pork alert!

PorkFilter: Is there anything medically wrong with eating large amounts of pork, sometimes irregularly prepared? [more inside]
posted by nasreddin on Sep 27, 2006 - 46 answers

Sports Nutrition: New protein and meal-replacement powders?

SportsNutritionFilter: Help me find a good protein and a good meal-replacement powder. [more inside]
posted by Loto on Sep 23, 2006 - 5 answers

Yummy yummy yummy I want vegies in my tummy

Help me learn more about nutrition and eating for wellness and energy. I'm looking for recommendations for resources -- books especially - I can make use of along the path to healthy eatin'. [more inside]
posted by t0astie on Sep 21, 2006 - 15 answers

the top of the soup bowl

At buffet type resaurants, why does the top of soup become slightly harder and usually a darker color? Is it good for you or bad for you?
posted by mrkohrea on Aug 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Weight loss for active cyclist

Mother of all nutrition questions: Trying to do the smaller-meals-more-frequently thing but I'm stuck in a cube and I also need to EAT for 3+ hour bike rides. [more inside]
posted by neilkod on Aug 11, 2006 - 8 answers

protein bar with many demands

(protein bar filter) looking for advice on a protein bar with some strict guidelines. [more inside]
posted by annoyance on Aug 8, 2006 - 15 answers

What should I eat to obtain a flat stomach?

This is a tangent on the various posts asking about how getting a six-pack stomach. I'm 5'10' and 155 lbs and once and for all, I want to get rid of my slight beer gut and get a flat stomach (any pack would be a welcome bonus). I know that it's all about dieting/nutrition and exercising. I have the exercising thing down, but I have no clue about nutrition. Without giving me intake percentages or confusing me with omega fructose 3 fatty acid stuff, what should I eat to make my stomach flat? [more inside]
posted by Juggermatt on Jul 27, 2006 - 28 answers

Do people in Asia drink soy milk?

Did/do people in Asia drink soy milk? [more inside]
posted by davar on Jul 25, 2006 - 32 answers

How did I lose weight by eating MORE and exercising LESS?

How did I lose weight by eating MORE and exercising LESS? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jul 24, 2006 - 25 answers

How can I learn how to plan meals?

I have a hard time preparing and eating three healthy meals a day. I 'm a great cook and I've taken college-level nutrition courses, but there's a big difference between knowing how to make one particular dish and being able to shop for, prepare and eat three meals a day, five or six days a week. I've tried many times to have a healthier diet. It's not that I crave fast-food or junk - I prefer foods that are good for me. But I just can't get to a point where I consistently eat good food on any sort of schedule. [mi] [more inside]
posted by freshwater_pr0n on Jul 9, 2006 - 27 answers

cooking fresh, frozen, canned vegetables

I've decided to eat more vegetables, and I have a few questions about the necessity of cooking them, the nutritional content of frozen vegetables, and how cooking affects the nutritional content. [more inside]
posted by mrkohrea on Jul 1, 2006 - 17 answers

recommend the best food bar for the buck

NutritionFilter: Can you recommend the best bar for the buck? [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Jun 5, 2006 - 23 answers

hungry!

What should I eat? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on May 26, 2006 - 25 answers

Are you really what you eat?

What have been your experiences with the effect of changes in diet and nutrition on depression? [more inside]
posted by echo0720 on May 24, 2006 - 31 answers

Milk and... pretzels?

SnackFilter: Milk with pretzels and orange juice with cookies. Why? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on May 21, 2006 - 18 answers

"Sorry honey, I don't feel well right now"

My girlfriend is often slightly nauseous -- enough that it is affecting her quality of life. She doesn't want to go to the doctor. How can I help? [more inside]
posted by Jonasio on May 1, 2006 - 30 answers

What should a 2-year-old be eating?

Should I be worried that my height-weight proportional 2-year-old daughter isn't eating her vegetables, doesn't eat a lot of meat, and strongly prefers fruit? [more inside]
posted by dw on Apr 12, 2006 - 19 answers

Tasty Weight-Gain Supplements

I have a relative undergoing Chemotherapy, who is losing weight excessively and needs to gain some back. Question inside: [more inside]
posted by BigLankyBastard on Apr 12, 2006 - 25 answers

Quality of Generic Dog Food?

Is there a difference between store and name brand dog food? [more inside]
posted by BigPicnic on Mar 19, 2006 - 24 answers

Why does exercise make me feel bad the next day?

How do I avoid exercise hangovers? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Mar 18, 2006 - 27 answers

Mysterious hunger bouts

In relation to this fpp about food and mental health, I have recently been getting drastic bouts of hunger, confusion and depression when I eat late (even an hour later than usual), or don't eat enough at a meal. These bouts last about 3 hours, and once they start even stuffing myself won't help. Has anyone had this, know what it could be, or know how I could try to solve it? [more inside]
posted by purple_frogs on Mar 16, 2006 - 15 answers

Why is Blackstrap Molasses so high in minerals?

Why is Blackstrap Molasses so high in minerals? Extended research (both internet and olde-fashioned) have failed to answer this question - I even emailed a molasses producer but didn't get a reply. One theory is that it has something to do with the equipment it's processed on, another that it has to do with how concentrated it is, but so far no hard facts.
posted by dorcas on Mar 14, 2006 - 9 answers

But what was more like a drug was the food.

Do my food cravings mean anything? Or, rather, how can I satisfy that feeling without reaching for the junk food? (Way too much more inside). [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Mar 2, 2006 - 19 answers

difference between wheat and whole wheat

Lots of time when you read labels some of them say "whole wheat" or "wheat" or "white whole wheat." I read about it in a book about stone ground and steel ground, but was still confused. Can anyone explain the difference and also the difference in nutritional value?
posted by Andrea2880 on Feb 9, 2006 - 7 answers

My multivitamin makes me feel sick

Help me find a multi-vitamin that doesn't make me sick. [more inside]
posted by fearless_yakov on Feb 8, 2006 - 35 answers

Brilliant "dinner hacks" anyone?

Nutrition filter: I am looking for unique ideas for making quick, easy, heathy, inexpensive dinners (in my case, for two) every night... or at least most nights. "Dinner Hacks" you might say. I feel like I've tried all the standard "solutions" already (for example, cooking a few big meals on the weekend and eating leftovers the rest of the week). There must be something else I can try. [more inside]
posted by zharptitsa on Jan 22, 2006 - 51 answers

Budget banquet

What do you think is the cheapest, healthiest, tastiest, easiest meal to prepare? [more inside]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Jan 2, 2006 - 35 answers

Those migrating geese look pretty tasty...

Purely for the sake of argument: exactly why, in terms of legality, practicality, and health, should I not kill and eat animals I find in the city? [more inside]
posted by squidlarkin on Oct 25, 2005 - 25 answers

How to feed a cat without really trying.

What do I feed my new kitten? [more inside]
posted by asnowballschance on Oct 17, 2005 - 9 answers

How much iron is too much?

Is it possible to get too much iron ("too much" meaning when one starts suffering detrimental effects) just from eating a lot of foods rich in iron? [more inside]
posted by Kosh on Sep 21, 2005 - 11 answers

Do steroids occur naturally?

What are the best sources of naturally occurring steroids which would aid the development of muscle mass? What sort of intake would be required, eg dosage size, frequency, timing before workouts, etc to make them effective? [more inside]
posted by porktrap on Sep 11, 2005 - 5 answers

I need protein and my jaw is being funny

I'm looking for cheap, convenient and perferrably high density sources of protein. [more inside]
posted by jb on Aug 16, 2005 - 26 answers

Question about child's diet

I'm looking for resources that specify how much and what kind of food is considered normal for young children. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2005 - 6 answers

Does cooking affect the nutritional value of vegetables?

I like to make stews with rice, lentils, potatoes, and lots of nutritious vegetables (e.g. cabbage, parsley, kale, broccoli, tomatoes, various greens, and so on); it occured to me recently that I might be inadvertently diminishing the benefits of these foods by cooking them for 3-5 hours. Could this be so?
posted by clockzero on May 30, 2005 - 17 answers

wholefoodfilter

is the weston a. price foundation on to something, or are they half-baked? organic foods and whole grains good (sure), accurate labels important (check), soy deadly (huh?), and something about a board member's unique form of "magnetic, intuitive, spiritual or psychic healing" (groan).
posted by subpixel on May 23, 2005 - 6 answers

I finally have that healthy intestinal flora I've been dreaming of

Based on this thread, I have overcome my lifelong hatred of yogurt, and eat it daily. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by grateful on Mar 14, 2005 - 29 answers

Does UNDEReating slow weightloss?

I keep hearing that while you're trying to lose weight, you should be careful not to UNDEReat. True? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Mar 9, 2005 - 17 answers

Good recipe sites that include nutritional information with the recipes?

Can anyone recommend some good recipe sites that include nutritional information with the recipes? (Calories/fat, etc.)
posted by frenetic on Jan 10, 2005 - 7 answers

Is Bigger Better?

In Korea, the thinking seems to be 'the bigger the piece of fruit or vegetable, the better'. In western countries where I've lived, the opposite tended to be the case -- people seem to value the little tender baby ones the most. Is this merely fashion, or is there any nutritional basis to the preference, either way? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Dec 13, 2004 - 9 answers

Chicken Nuggets

What’s in McDonald’s Chicken Nuggets? [more inside]
posted by grateful on Sep 10, 2004 - 27 answers

does the culture that makes sourdough sour have any nutrition benefits?

My favorite kind of bread is Sourdough (it's Californian, dude!), and I know I should be eating something more wholegrainhighfiberlowcarbwhatever. But I'm curious... if the cultures in yogurt are healthy for you, does the culture that makes sourdough sour have any nutrition benefits over plain white bread? And does Sourdough really take 2-3X as long to get stale and moldy than other bread, or that just me?

Or can anybody reccommend a best-tasing Whole Wheat Sourdough?
posted by wendell on Aug 21, 2004 - 11 answers

Updated, skeptic, scientific nutrition & exercise guides?

Nutrition/Exercise: Does anyone know of a good skeptics/scientific guide to these topics? This should preforably be a magazine, newsletter or website -- not a book -- because there's new news all the time. [More inside...] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Aug 20, 2004 - 5 answers

Energy bar?

The Übersnack: I'm trying to find something small and dense, like a powerbar, but cheaper and tastier. It shouldn't be super-sweet, and as an added bonus it would be cool if it had some sort of buzz-factor, like ginseng or the like. This is for use in marathon writing sessions in the library, so I don't have to take breaks to eat. So it can't be messy. I could just load up on jerky and fig newtons, but was hoping the collective cleverness of the mefisphere might have better suggestions.
posted by mecran01 on Jun 24, 2004 - 22 answers

Greens plus

Does anyone have any experience with "greens plus"? Is it a waste of money, or can one really absorb 7 servings of vegetables with three tablespoons of powder? Google seems to be biased as to that question, and I haven't seen it mentioned in any of the other health and nutrition questions on here. Help?
posted by loquax on Jun 18, 2004 - 22 answers

Nutritious Gas

Why aren't there any gases with nutritional value?
posted by Orange Goblin on Jun 2, 2004 - 27 answers

How accurate are FDA food labels?

Calories and Nutrients: How do they measure them? [the fat's inside] [more inside]
posted by Gyan on Apr 12, 2004 - 10 answers

Supplement Questions

Why do health-food supplements like ginseng and glucosamine go for years without the necessary study to prove or disprove, once and for all, their value? Perhaps these examples are not perfect ones, but it does seem as if there's a world of "nutriceuticals" out there are no one really understands well enough. Why? [more inside]
posted by scarabic on Mar 10, 2004 - 10 answers

Looking for Online Database of Nutritional Information

Is there a sort of IMDB for nutritional information? [more inside]
posted by Hildago on Jan 30, 2004 - 5 answers

Online weight loss resources?

As a follow-up to the many diet threads, can anyone recommend good online weight loss resources? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by jca on Jan 19, 2004 - 6 answers

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