Thanks for your question. People with sickle cell disease should be sure to consume a variety of fruits and vegetables in order to get lots of vitamins and minerals. Try … read more
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What are dietary supplements? The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) definition of a dietary supplement is “a product intended for ingestion that contains a ‘dietary ingredient’ intended to add further … read more
I’ve heard I should take “pre workout” supplement powder before exercising to improve my performance. Is this safe?
There is no need to take a pre-workout supplement. It’s important to remember that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) doesn’t regulate the production of supplements (such as vitamins, performance enhancers, … read more
How is fast food bad for people?
Great question! We try to encourage people not to think of food as “good” or “bad” because those are not qualities that food can really have (unless you are allergic … read more
Why am I eating a lot of food? I feel like I’m gonna get fat if I keep eating a lot… Is this normal?
It is perfectly normal for any adolescent to feel like they are eating a lot of food. During adolescence your body is still growing and the only way it can … read more
I barely feel full even after I eat. I don’t know if it’s because I’m burning more calories since I have a job so I’m on my feet all the time. I’m very worried to eat till I’m full because I’m scared, I’m going to gain lots of weight. What can I do?
There are a couple of different things that can affect how full you feel after you eat. Portion sizes: Do you think that you’re getting enough food? A very general … read more
I like to work out but afterwards my body shakes. I was wondering what food I can eat after a workout to help prevent shaking and refuel my body?
It’s great that you like to work out! If your body is shaking after your workout, it may mean you are experiencing muscle fatigue (aka your muscles are tired). During … read more
I eat a pretty well-rounded diet, not too much junk. I was wondering if I should still take a multivitamin?
Good question! As long as you are eating plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and dairy then you likely do not need to take a multivitamin. However, if you are … read more
I have a 15-year-old brother that won’t eat. He only eats carbs, sugar and crap even though our mom fixes wonderful meals like roast beef, chicken, hamburgers, etc. with potatoes and veggies and homemade treats. My brother is very skinny– weighs under 130 and he is almost 6 feet tall. My family is very concerned about him, because sometimes he will go all day without eating. I have spent days with him, where he does not eat all day, and then when he does eat, its crackers, cold cereal, cookies, top ramen, and any candy he can find. He also sneaks any kind of pop; Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper and Coke. In addition, my brother was diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). He pulls and tugs on his hair all the time, to the point that he pulls some of it out, and has bald spots on the top of his head. His ADHD meds seem to kill his appetite even more. My family and I are worried and want to help my brother but we don’t know how. PLEASE help us. Thanks.
There a few things that are concerning in your questions. As you realize, your brother’s eating behaviors are not healthy for a boy his age or height. It sounds like when … read more
You may have heard that eating fruits (and vegetables) is good for you, but do you know why? Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is associated with a … read more