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Please share an interesting fact about eating a nutritious diet.

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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Not every low fat diet is healthy for you.

Answered 8/20/2017

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Dr. Marsha Davis answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Ignore: Most organic fruits and veggies are not really organic and are not worth the cost.

Answered 8/13/2014

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Dr. Brian Nadolne answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: An apple with peanut butter is healthier because you are tempering the carb load.

Answered 8/15/2014

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Dr. Terry Simpson answered

Specializes in General Surgery

The: The healthiest and longest living people on the planet eat fish as their primary source of protein.

Answered 4/16/2015

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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: More water, fresh Frits, veggies and lean protein! Less sweets, carbs and fatty or fried food.

Answered 6/1/2014

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Dr. David Sneid answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

To: To lose one pound you have to burn off 3500 calories that you don't eat-fat, protein or carbohydrate.

Answered 6/4/2014

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Dr. Andrea Brand answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Cinnamon: Cinnamon may help control blood sugar in diabetes.

Answered 6/5/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Avoid: Avoid trans fats. You find these in processed foods like cakes, cookies, bagels, and crackers.

Answered 7/11/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Eating: Eating dark leafy greens, uncooked, twice a day is a great way to get your methyl-folate everyday.

Answered 6/8/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Almost: Almost everyone needs to supplement with vitamin D these days since we use it up in so many ways.

Answered 6/8/2014

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Dr. Andrea Brand answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Olive: Olive oil is a great source of monounsaturated fat to include in a healthy diet.

Answered 6/14/2014

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Dr. Laura Garabedian answered

Specializes in Adolescent Medicine

The: The Mediterrean diet is better than the Atkins diet or the Weight Watchers diet.

Answered 6/20/2014

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Myth:: It's a myth that fat-free yogurt is a tool for weight loss. Read labels as many are sugar smoothies.

Answered 9/4/2014

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Some: Some people Become hypoglycemic at night, disrupting sleep, growth hormones, & the immune system.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

A: A good egg has enough compound called lecithin 2help breakdown most of the cholesterol in the egg.

Answered 3/16/2015

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Nuts: Nuts R Portable delicious &packed with minerals. Best dry roasted/unsalted. Nuts w' skins have>fiber.

Answered 6/17/2014

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

If: If you eat fast food once a week or more, you may be addicted to it.

Answered 6/17/2014

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

The: The more you eat fast food, the more you crave it. Beware it will make you fat and unhealthy.

Answered 6/17/2014

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

BEWARE:: BEWARE: Fast food restaurants seem2B offering healthier menus but their "healthy" may NOT BE HEALTHY.

Answered 6/17/2014

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Berries: Berries R loaded with vitamin C & fiber, fruits w' the lowest sugar content, & low in calories.

Answered 6/17/2014

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Dr. Andrea Brand answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Healthy: Healthy foods need no added sugar.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Food: Food that is healthy for one person may make another person ill. Personalize your diet.

Answered 6/22/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Following: Following a gluten-free diet helps to improve memory and brain function.

Answered 6/28/2014

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Dr. Andrea Brand answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Eating: Eating more Mediterranean style foods and less fast food help you look and feel great.

Answered 6/25/2014

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Dr. Andrea Brand answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

A: A healthy diet includes 30% of calories from fat, but less than 10% should come from saturated fat.

Answered 11/28/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Good: Good eyesight and prevention of cataracts and macular degeneration requires vitamin E and vitamin A.

Answered 7/5/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Each: Each of us is metabolically and biochemically unique and our micronutrient needs vary somewhat.

Answered 7/6/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Arthritis,: Arthritis, cancer, CV disease, diabetes, fatigue, & MS are all affected by micronutrient deficiency.

Answered 7/5/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Research: Research shows that subclinical nutrient deficiencies cannot be identified by serum, hair, or urine.

Answered 7/6/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Nutrition: Nutrition needs vary due to genetics, absorption, metabolism, disease conditions, and medications.

Answered 4/19/2016

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Vitamin: Vitamin E deficiency causes problems with skin, hair, red blood cells, hormones, muscles, fertility.

Answered 7/6/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Celiac: Celiac disease is one of the mother common lifelong disorders in both the U.S. and Europe.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Deficiencies: Deficiencies in certain vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants can worsen metabolic syndrome.

Answered 7/6/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Low: Low glycemic load is important for the overall balance of the meal.

Answered 7/25/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Food: Food is by far the most powerful clinical intervention in chronic disease. Learn to apply it.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

A: A whole, unprocessed plant-based diet provides the highest phytonutrient density and antioxidants.

Answered 7/25/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Healthy: Healthy protein = lean, healthy predominately plant-based protein, or pasture-raised animal products.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

High: High micronutrient density foods contain high amounts of vitamins and minerals.

Answered 7/25/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

High: High-fiber foods help to slow the insulin response and optimize digestive health.

Answered 1/16/2019

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Healthy: Healthy Salt-Potassium Ratio = low in salt and high in potassium.

Answered 7/25/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Vitamins: Vitamins and minerals are necessary for every biochemical reaction in your body.

Answered 7/25/2014

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Dr. Liesa Harte answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Magnesium: Magnesium may be low if you are tight, irritable, or crampy in your muscles, bowels, lungs, mood.

Answered 7/25/2014

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

A: A slice of watermelon has 4X the amount of lycopene, an antioxidant, than average raw tomatoes.

Answered 5/29/2016

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Dr. Barbara Lavi answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Cucumbers: Cucumbers make a gr8 water food side dish, part of salad or cold summer soup.

Answered 5/29/2016

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith answered

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Ignore: 80% of your diet should be fruit, veggies, and whole grains. Avoid saturated fats.

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Sarandeep Makkar answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

High: High fiber diet can help treatment of IBS,Constipation,hemorrhoid . Diverticulitis.

Answered 12/3/2014

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Dr. Sarandeep Makkar answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

High: High fiber diet also reduces your cholesterol. Decreases your risk of coronary heart dis, diabetes .

Answered 12/3/2014

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Dr. Sarandeep Makkar answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Increasing: Increasing Fiber in your diet can decrease your risk of Coronary heart DIS, High cholesterol,Diabete.

Answered 12/3/2014

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Dr. Akbar Zikria answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Ignore: Cut out foods with added sugars (i.e. sodas, juices, sweets) and stay away from processed foods.

Answered 8/4/2015

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary answered

Specializes in Urgent Care

Ignore: You can add superfoods at every meal and concentrate on vegetables and fruits with your lean meats.

Answered 1/16/2016

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