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Why is there no cholesterol info listed for the recipes? Is there anyway that we can get that listed? I need the info to determine if the recipe is doable for me. Thanks!

Great question! Our recipes on EatFresh.org don't list cholesterol in the nutrition facts because the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans does not recommend a specific limit of cholesterol for a healthy diet. However, they do recommend eating a little dietary cholesterol as possible. Foods that are higher in dietary cholesterol (like fatty meats and high-fat dairy products) are also higher in saturated fats. Saturated fat should be limited to 10% of total calories per day.

I recently had severe Diverticulitis flare-up w/C-Diff infection. Dr. told me - NO: dairy, red meat, fruits, raw vegetables, greasy/fried foods, breads, pasta, spicy foods. Need recipes for chicken, turkey, fish. Thank you.

I'm happy to hear that you are going to follow through on your doctor's recommendations!

You can search for recipes that include specific ingredients like chicken, turkey, and fish in the search bar at the top of this website. I've pulled the search results for you for those ingredients and used the "gluten-free" and "dairy-free" filters to avoid recipes with dairy, bread, and pasta:

Chicken recipes

What are some foods (fruits, veggies, meats, healthy fats, etc) that help speed up your metabolism? I have a very slow one so any foods you know of that help to make it quicker would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

What a great question! 

Unfortunately, research shows that there is no magic food that will speed up your metabolism for a long period of time. However, by staying physically active you can build up your muscles, which help to burn more calories. Check out these tips on ways to be healthy and physically active.

I am a diabetic on insulin and recently told that I have gastroparesis. I am supposed to only eat soft, easy to digest food and still keep sugar under control.

Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, I cannot answer questions about an existing illness over the Internet. I recommend talking to your doctor and healthcare providers since they will be able to offer expert advice specifically for you.

Hi, I would like to know if there is something I could concentrate on eating more of to help with my hair growth since I suffer from alopecia. Thanks ! Sara

Hi Sara,

Thanks for your question. Without knowing your personal health history, I cannot provide medical advice over the Internet. I suggest talking with you doctor about diet recommendations. You can also ask if you can meet with a dietitian through your healthcare provider so you can develop a custom meal plan together.

I wish you the best.

I have Crohns disease, kidney disease, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, and obesity. What is a diet that I can follow that won't exacerbate my conditions?

Thanks for your question. Unfortunately, I am unable to answer questions about existing illnesses over the Internet. It sounds like you have many health conditions to consider. It is best that you talk to your doctor since they know your personal medical history. Ask your doctor if you can have access to a dietitian so you can both create a custom meal plan together that will help alleviate your symptoms. I wish you the best!