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Health benefits of yogurt?

Health benefits of yogurt?

Many:): First, it contributes healthy bacteria to your digestive tract; it is the original probiotic! This can improve digestion as well as immune function. Yogurt is a dairy product and as such contains good amounts of protein and calcium. It also contains other nutrients found in dairy foods like vitamin B12, potassium and magnesium. Choosing non- or low-fat versions eliminates it's downside: fat. ...Read more

Activia (Definition)

Is a brand of yogurt by dannon, to improve intestinal motility. It is considered a functional food & contains ...Read more


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Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotic yogurt drinks hype or benefit?

Probiotics: Probiotics may be helpful -- but yogurt drinks may not contain all the labels say they do. You might check consumerlab.Com for particular products. It's $33/year to subscribe and has been a very useful resource for me. (no, i don't work for them!). ...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 activia yogurt good for heartburn?

Is activia yogurt good for heartburn?

People: who have tried it have given very mixed reviews. See: http://www.probiotics-lovethatbug.com/activia-yogurt-1.html. Dairy products can worsen heartburn in some people. ...Read more

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Health benefits of blueberry muffins?

Health benefits of blueberry muffins?

The blueberries.: The healthiest part of a blueberry muffin would be the blueberries therein. Muffins by definition are not healthy, and making a muffin with blueberries or bran or apples won't magically make the muffin a healthy food. Tasty, yes, but not healthy. ...Read more

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What health benefits does almond milk have?

What health benefits does almond milk have?

Several: Almonds contain monosaturated fat which can help positively impact cholesterol levels. It is a good source of calcium , potassium, magnesium, phosphorus & fiber. ...Read more

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Yogurt with probiotics better for digestive tract management than regular yogurt?

Yogurt with probiotics better for digestive tract management than regular yogurt?

All have them.: If the ada says it is real yogurt with active cultures, then you have your probiotics, but others tout specific strains of bifidus and lactobacilli as being better. There is little hard evidence that this is the case. ...Read more

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Is consuming tropicana fruit juice good for health ?

Is consuming tropicana fruit juice good for health ?

Absolutely Not: Adds: As animals we need little to no carbohydrate (all sugars, simple & complex) intake. Yet most humans have a sweet tooth. Not all fruit can be sold before spoiling, esp. not at higher prices, plus people will not buy fruit what has been frozen, thus lots of fruits are converted to juices which can be frozen & stored smoothing out labile supply & prices. However all fruits high sugar: very unhealthy. ...Read more

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What are health benefits of pickled garlic?

What are health benefits of pickled garlic?

I do not claim to be: Any type of expert on food supplement; however, from what i was informed, any benefits of garlic are obtained by eating fresh garlic from the clove. It is possible that any "good" chemicals in the garlic may be lost with the pickling process. ...Read more

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A homemade yogurt has same health benefits as what available in thr market? Will homemade yogurt has lesser probiotic?

A homemade yogurt has same health benefits as what available in thr market? Will homemade yogurt has lesser probiotic?

Depends: To be considered "probiotic" the yogurt has to have active cultures (of beneficial bacteria). In the store, a product can say it, but it does not mean it has to have any, or what type. That is why probiotics can be problematic. Nobody has to guarantee that the bacteria are in it and alive and of a type that can help. How to keep your own healthy bacteria in homemade yogurt? Beats me. ...Read more

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Greek yogurt or regular yogurt healthier?

Greek yogurt or regular yogurt healthier?

Toss-up: Greek yogurt has more protein and both have some amount of probiotics, which are healthy bacteria to maintain a healthy gut. They probably make no difference for someone your age. Beware of any additives to either yogurt such as fruits and sugar as they make the product less healthy. Limit your dairy in general, but if you pressed for an answer, i would say greek is slightly better. ...Read more

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Health benefits of twinings fruit teas?

May be real: Some of these contain stuff like lavendar and cammomile that will help soothe a person. Don't expect magic. A good herbalist who's evidence-based can tell you more. ...Read more

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Are there health benefits to cranberry juice?

Are there health benefits to cranberry juice?

Cranberry juice: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/fruit/health-benefits-of-cranberry-juice.html

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Does drinking juice have health benefits?

Does drinking juice have health benefits?

Juice: Drinking freshly extracted juices can release enzymes that are healthful. Juices can contain vitamins and minerals. However - be aware that many juices have added sugar. Most often fiber has been removed from these juices. Diabetics may have difficulty tolerating sugary juices. ...Read more

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Do pumpkin seeds provide any health benefits?

Do pumpkin seeds provide any health benefits?

There are many...: Pumpkin seeds are the only seed that is alkaline-forming; in this world of highly acidic diets, that is a very good thing. They are a good source of vitamins, minerals, protein, amino acids, beneficial oils, etc. They are a good source of roughage as well, promoting digestive tract health. Not to mention they are delicious! don't throw those seeds away after cleaning out yout jack-o-lantern! ...Read more

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Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

Is align probiotic supplements a good substitute for probiotic yogurt if you're lactose intolerant ?

The Align: Probiotics are commonly recommended to restore/maintain healthy gut flora. I am not so sure this will help directly with lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Health benefits of diatomaceous earth?

Health benefits of diatomaceous earth?

Less parasites: it helps to reduce parasites in chickens, and many experts believe this is due to its negative charge and cylindrical shape. The thinking behind this is that positively charged bacteria and parasites (plus some viruses) may be attracted to it like magnets are attracted to one another. Because of its shape, the pathogens get trapped in the center and carried out of the body. ...Read more

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Health benefits of yogurt?

Many:): First, it contributes healthy bacteria to your digestive tract; it is the original probiotic! This can improve digestion as well as immune function. Yogurt is a dairy product and as such contains good amounts of protein and calcium. It also contains other nutrients found in dairy foods like vitamin B12, potassium and magnesium. Choosing non- or low-fat versions eliminates it's downside: fat. ...Read more

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A homemade yogurt has same health benefits as what available in thr market? Will homemade yogurt has lesser probiotic?

Depends: To be considered "probiotic" the yogurt has to have active cultures (of beneficial bacteria). In the store, a product can say it, but it does not mean it has to have any, or what type. That is why probiotics can be problematic. Nobody has to guarantee that the bacteria are in it and alive and of a type that can help. How to keep your own healthy bacteria in homemade yogurt? Beats me. ...Read more

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What health benefits has root ginger?

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What health benefits has root ginger?

Root ginger: Mainly for Gastro intestinal tract ailmentssuch as nausea, gases or spasms. ...Read more

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Does fishing have any health benefits?

Does fishing have any health benefits?

Absolutely: Yup. Many of the men that i treat for ptsd, fish. It allows them to have quiet time & to relax. They usually go to isolated places where they have alone time or they can go with buddies. It is quieting & they feel safe. Eating the catch of the day might enhance health as well. ...Read more

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Does doing ballet having any health benefits?

Yes: Ballet keeps you limber, able to stretch and strengthen muscles. It can also provide a great aerobic work out. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of green onions?

Green onions: http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/benefits-green-onions-7762.html

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What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

What are the health benefits of dark chocolate?

Antioxidant & happy!: Dark chocolate contains polyphenols and other flavonoids, procyanidans & antioxidants.It also contains mood-enhancing chemicals like phenylethylamine, theobromine, serotonin & anandamide.It lowers systolic blood pressure an average of 5 points & diastolic 3 points & lowers LDL cholesterol by up to 10%.Even LDL cholesterol is only dangerous when it is oxidized & chocolate prevents this.See comment:. ...Read more

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Do some spices have health benefits? Which ones?

Do some spices have health benefits? Which ones?

Nearly all of them: Almost all spices have many benefits. For example, garlic lowers cholesterol & blood pressure & thins blood, cinnamon lowers blood sugar, turmeric is an incredible anti-inflammatory as is ginger, which also relieves nausea. Even salt is an essential nutrient (sea salt is best).A great website that provides detailed information on the benefits of many herbs & spices is www.Whfoods.Com/foodstoc.Php. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits to periodic fasting?

Are there any health benefits to periodic fasting?

Yes: Medically supervised water-only fasting appears to be a safe and effective means of normalizing blood pressure and may assist in motivating health-promoting diet and lifestyle changes. [j manipulative physiol ther. 2002]. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits for garlic for a cold?

What are the health benefits for garlic for a cold?

Can speed recovery: Garlic has a long history of folk use for treating colds. While I have not seen good research on this it is safe to try and many people have found it useful. When garlic is freshly crushed you get allicin which has proven antiviral activity; see http://homeremediesforlife.com/garlic-for-cold/ A better proven remedy for colds is pellargonium sidoides, sold as Umcka; see http://tinyurl.com/ztoepsy ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of eating a late dinner?

What are the health benefits of eating a late dinner?

Better to stop at 8p: Eating after 8pm can cause metabolic overload. Best to stop eating before 8pm. Be well. ...Read more

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What health benefits are associated with eating pickles?

What health benefits are associated with eating pickles?

Not many: Pickles are generally high in sodium. You are much better eating cucumbers and save yourself the sodium intake. ...Read more

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I am wondering what health benefits do herbs and spices have?

I am wondering what health benefits do herbs and spices have?

Herbs and spices: There are many health benefits of both herbs and spices from anti-microbial to anti-anxiety. For example peppermint is a muscle relaxant, ginger is great for viruses and for digestion. Thyme is a great anti-microbial and anti-fungal. Cinnamon is great for digestion, and for controlling blood sugar. These are just a few benefits. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits to reading books regularly and frequently?

What are the health benefits to reading books regularly and frequently?

Improves the brain: Reading as apposed to auditory or video input challenges your brain to develop pathways to synthesis what you are reading. When you have to produce a mental picture you use more pathways than if the same topic is presented to the brain already laid out. The more you read and the more frequently you read, the more pathways you recruit and the faster and more efficient the brain becomes. ...Read more

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What are the health benefits of baby corn? Is baby corn really a type of corn?

What are the health benefits of baby corn?  Is baby corn really a type of corn?

Yes: Baby corn is a cereal grain that comes from corn plants when harvested early, so yes, a type of corn. Because it is more immature, it is not as sweet and has a better glycemic index (that is lower) than sweet mature corn does. This type of corn is high in Folic Acid (important for brain health, pregnant women) and potassium. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits from eating offal? If so, what kind and how much should I eat?

Are there any health benefits from eating offal?  If so, what kind and how much should I eat?

Gormet vs discards?: Offal refers to the internal organs & entrails of a butchered animal, excluding muscle & bone. Some offal dishes are considered gourmet food (foie gras, pâté, sweetbreads, Scottish haggis, Jewish chopped liver, Southern chitlins, Mexican menudo). Depending on the context, offal also refers to discards of an animal carcass after butchering or skinning (heads, brains, trotters, tripe). Enjoy!? ...Read more

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