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Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Is eating 50 calories of fruits and vegetables easier to burn then 50 calories of junk food?

Yes: Absolutely! consider the consequences of your actions before you strap on the feed bag. While it’s okay to indulge at times, you can’t easily out-exercise a big mac. ...Read more

Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?

18 y/o girl. Poor diet as a child, lots of cookies and chocolate from parents but with healthy dinners. Been eating healthy for 3 yrs, done damage?

Reversible: Congratulations on eating healthy- it's not easy! having a poor diet may have created some extra fat cells and metabolic imbalances, but our bodies have great capacity to heal and any damage that might have been done should be reversible over time. For more advice on diet see http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/04/22/organic-food-diet/ & http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. ...Read more

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Does eating of 5 almonds daily increases body weight? What are the benefits of almonds?

Does eating of 5 almonds daily increases body weight? What are the benefits of almonds?

Food Myths: Food is seen in your body as sugars, fats, or proteins. There is nothing special about almonds as far as causing weight gain (unless you ate more than your daily amount of necessary calories.). Almonds have protein and fat calories. ...Read more

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Other than maintaining a healthy weight, what are the benefits of a balanced and healthy diet?

Other than maintaining a healthy weight, what are the benefits of a balanced and healthy diet?

Overall well-being: A balanced and healthy diet will make you feel better, more energetic in addition to helping balance your weight better. It will help your whole body be healthier. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of eating jack fruit leaves?

Jack fruit leaves: http://appealingheart.blogspot.com/2013/06/jackfruit-health-benefits-fruit-pulp.html

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Are the frozen diet adkins meals really healthy?

Are the frozen diet adkins meals really healthy?

See below: I'm not familiar with the frozen atkins meals. Most frozen meals are really not the best for you to consume. If you want to lose weight. The best way to do it is to learn how to eat for you. Find out what makes you fat. There's lots of great literature available. Gary taubes book is a good start.www.weighstation.net, you may contact our dietitian for some pointers. It's for free. ...Read more

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I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health benefits, or concerns from the saturated fat.

I daily eat 5 -7 table spoons of extra version olive oil mostly sprinkling on food, salad. Any health  benefits,  or concerns from the saturated fat.

Only calories!: There is little saturated fat in olive oil, which primarily is monosaturated fat, the fat with health benefits, and which also moderates your cholesterol and increases hdl. The only downside is the extra calories. If you are on a low carbohydrate lifestyle, it wouldn't matter. But on a conventional diet it would. It is a good idea to replace saturated fat with monsaturated fat when you can! ...Read more

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Love to eat 2 serving ( 60 gram = 5 g Sat Fat) of dry roasted unsalted Peanuts each day . Any health concerns.? Will that raise my LDL cholesterol ?

Love to eat 2 serving ( 60 gram = 5 g Sat Fat) of dry roasted unsalted Peanuts each day . Any health concerns.? Will that raise my LDL cholesterol ?

Balance is key: While peanuts will not raise LDL cholesterol, they are high in omega 6 fatty acids which can increase inflammation. A driver a cardiovascular disease. Better to consume a variety of nuts & seeds (peanuts included) to ensure adequate amounts of omega 3 fatty acids in your diet which are anti-inflammatory: flax seeds, chia seeds, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds etc. 1 handful daily. ...Read more

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I'd like help accomplishing my health goals in 2015: Losing Weight, Asthma, Asthma in adults, Eating a Healthy Diet?

I'd like help accomplishing my health goals in 2015: Losing Weight, Asthma, Asthma in adults, Eating a Healthy Diet?

Eating healthy: try and make all your meals from scratch. Know what a serving size is for what you eat. Avoid temptation by not buying non nutritional food. Do some form of a work out daily. Calorie count and weekly weigh ins to help your progress. ...Read more

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Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Apart from healthy eating,to gain more nutrition-good idea to make hot chocolate with nutritionally rich cocoa powder,vanilla extract & stevia daily?

Sounds good: So good, in fact, that if this is what you want to drink, drink it and don't even worry whether this is our idea of a perfect ideal beverage choice. If you are healthy, just staying physically fit is much more important than obsessing over food choices. I would bet you know this already. Enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more

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Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Effect of healthy food and junk foods,and what are those nutritious food,?. And impact of junk food, thank u

Junk vs good food: Junk food is called junk food because it is rich in calories without supplying nutrition. Nutrition=protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Examples of junk: cookies & candy. Examples of good food: fruit, vegetables, lean meat, nuts, eggs. Impact of junk food: weight gain. Impact of good food: maintenance of normal weight, avoidance of diabetes, improved energy and fitness. Be well! ...Read more

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I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

I'm a female 19 5'5 and weigh 110lbs. To maintain weight with no/little excercise what diet works. Moderate diet, zone diet, low fat/carb diet ? Help!

Diet: Diet is a key in weight control but when you are so close to ideal body weight you need some exercise to maintain metabolic rate and muscle mass. Otherwise your body will simply slow metabolic rate and you will not feel or perform well and may not lose weight. More lean muscle burns more calories and makes it easier to keep weight off. If you don't build muscle you may add fat when gaining. ...Read more

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How much will 1 hour excercise per day. Healthy weight and eating. No smoking. Light drinking reduce risk of heart disease through life? Male 22

How much will 1 hour excercise per day. Healthy weight and eating.  No smoking. Light drinking reduce risk of heart disease through life? Male 22

Great benefit: There's no hard number, but you'll be at about 1/10 the risk of serious heart disease in middle age compared with peers who are slugs. Most important is establishing habits now, at your age. No matter what direction your life takes -- the time commitments of job & family -- i hope that staying fit will always be a priority. It's a great gift you can give yourself and the people you love. ...Read more

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What's healthy diet & life style other than drink and meat consider.& routine exercise, enough sleep, lack of worry for potential liver cirrhosis?

What's healthy diet & life style other than drink and meat consider.& routine exercise, enough sleep, lack of worry for potential liver cirrhosis?

How is your weight: If you are doing all the good things you listed, make sure your BP and cholesterol are normal and your weight is in the healthy range.. Are you drinking alcohol excessively? ...Read more

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What are some statistics on the benefits of healthy eating compared to unhealthy eating?

What are some statistics on the benefits of healthy eating compared to unhealthy eating?

Diabetes, cardio-: vascular problems, weight gain, and mood disorders are all associated w/various types of poor diets. See a nutritionist or your doc for more info. Make sure to include macronutrients in every meal, i. e., protein, fat, and carb. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Health benefits of eating raw oats with milk?

Health benefits of eating raw oats with milk?

Oats are a: carb and milk contains fat. If the oats are raw they may be difficult to digest. You need to make sure that your are eating enough protein to balance the carb and fat. ...Read more

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Is eating corn flakes and yogurt good for healthy diet at breakfast ?

Is eating corn flakes and yogurt good for healthy diet at breakfast ?

Not corn flakes!: I don't consider corn flakes a healthy diet choice, esp. If not organic as they are genetically modified and contain bt toxin . Corn flakes are a great example of a high-carb food with low nutrient density that increases risk of obesity & diabetes. Yogurt is fine but should also be organic. Organic eggs are a good choice, but fruits, veggies, nuts & beans are good choices too. See my comment:. ...Read more

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I'm following a healthy diet but becoming weak.Going 3times for potty daily. What ever i'm eating digesting easily.I always eat fresh fruits & veggies?

I'm following a healthy diet but becoming weak.Going 3times for potty daily. What ever i'm eating digesting easily.I always eat fresh fruits & veggies?

Protein: Humans need protein, in a full amino-acid profile. Eggs, beans, tofu are ok, but best sources are beef, chicken, pork, and turkey. Ensure you are eating enough protein and if that doesn't help, see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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