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Recommend vegetarian foods rich in copper please?

Recommend vegetarian foods rich in copper please?

Copper in diet: Nuts, whole grains, and legumes are good sources for copper. Using copper vessel to cook also can supply some copper. Sea foods and animal meat is rich in copper ...Read more

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Is protein rich food injurious for heart patients? What foods are injurious for heart patients?

Is protein rich food injurious for heart patients? What foods are injurious for heart patients?

Protein and heart: Protein itself is not injurious to hearts. However, excess protein is stressful for kidneys. Aim for 0.8 gram of protein per Kg body weight per day. Avoid saturated fats. Take in polyunsaturated fats and plant fats. Avoid sugars and refined carbohydrate foods. Stay complex with fruit and vegetables. Avoid high fructose corn syrup. Lose weight to ideal body weight with calorie reductions. Exercise. ...Read more

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Cancer cell loves sugar.R fruits not suitable as cancer patients' diet? Read sum books tat veggie n fruit diet can inhibit cancer cell.Is tat correc?

Cancer cell loves sugar.R  fruits not suitable as cancer patients' diet? Read sum books tat veggie n fruit diet can inhibit cancer cell.Is tat correc?

Not effective: Cancer cells survive by outcompeting your normal cells. They certainly thrive on sugar, but all cells do. If you were to limit sugar, to starve out cancer, you would starve out every other cell as well. Veggie and fruit diets have health benefits but no proven anti-cancer benefits. ...Read more

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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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Is eating prepackaged food health for any age group?

Is eating prepackaged food health for any age group?

Somtimes: You can always find healthy choices in any setting, be it at home, restaurants, or prepackaged foods. With so much increase in awareness, there are lot of choices available in every food group including organic foods. With a little effort in reading the labels and a little common sense, you will find healthy foods. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

How can a lacto-vegetarian on restricted diet (no salt, sugar, oil, vinegar, gluten) eat healthy?

Balance the diet: A lacto-vegan has many choices for foods. A good nutrition book or a visit to a dietician can help form a balanced diet. Eating a big variety of foods helps prevent nutrient deficiencies. Also, one can take a daily multivitamin+mineral tablet. Lowfat or nonfat dairy products have plenty of protein. One can buy natural, gluten-free foods and cook them without adding salt, sugar, oil, nor vinegar. ...Read more

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Are sky fruit good for our health?

Are sky fruit good for our health?

Highly likely but:: I found several articles on the health benefits of sky fruit including http://www.tea-code.com/sky-fruit-seed.html and http://community.omtimes.com/profiles/blogs/powerful-health-benefits-of-mahogany-seeds-or-sky-fruit Sky fruit is rich in flavonoids and saponins which have many proven benefits. However, there's little if any research specifically on sky fruit, so it's benefits are still unproven. ...Read more

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How do processed foods affect your psychological health?

How do processed foods affect your psychological health?

Psychological health: rests upon brain health, which is a BIG part of your body. Whatever you put in your body affects brain tissue, hence how your psychology functions. Zillions of studies show that unnatural food additives can be harmful. Here's where a lot of research is indicated. Here's a starting point: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Food/GuidanceRegulation/UCM078753.pdf ...Read more

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Is drinking health drinks like women's horlicks good for health or diet? (i'm 20)

Is drinking health drinks like women's horlicks good for health or diet? (i'm 20)

Not particularly: The only diet that is good for you is "god made" food. All "man msde" provides calories with insufficient vitamin content, even if "vitamin enriched" appears on the label. ...Read more

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Are salt-free beans healthy? Are sweet potatoes healthy and is whole wheat bread healthy?

Are salt-free beans healthy? Are sweet potatoes healthy and is whole wheat bread healthy?

Yes, yes &: Not nearly as healthy as you would think. There are other grains that are healthier, like rye for example , and others that are a lot better than whole wheat. If your choices were whole wheat or white i'd pick the whole wheat, but just about only then. ...Read more

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What are some good sports nutrition/ diet planner websites?

Mixed bag: Bodybuilding.Com is a good place to start. They have great nutrition plans and recipes as well as tailored work outs. Word of caution however most sites these included are trying to sell supplements. Ignore the banners, do your research and consult your physician. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits from eating spicy foods like indian?

Are there any health benefits from eating spicy foods like indian?

Some spices such as : Some spices such as tumeric and cumin do have some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. As long as you are able to tolerate these spices in moderation and your physician has not indicated any medical contraindication they can be incorporated into ones diet. How much a meal with these spices will significantly impact ones overall health is an individual matter and still in question. ...Read more

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Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice bad for blood sugar?

Can eating chapathi only (as a dietary food) good for blood sugar patients? Is rice  bad for blood sugar?

Carbohydrates: Eaten alone, chapathi and rice may cause your blood sugar to rise rapidly. Insulin doses and pancreatic response may not be able to keep up. If you want to eat those foods, adding protein, non-starchy (fibrous) vegetables, and healthy fat will help your system deal with the carbohydrate more gradually. Chapathi is a little more nutrient-dense than rice, though. http://tinyurl.com/mxm8qh3. ...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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Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Can consuming supplements be bad for your health? Herbs vitamins etc

Potentially: Supplements are just that. Too much of a "good thing" can be harmful. Also depending on certain medical conditions even normal amounts of supplements can be dangerous. Also supplements are not regulated and therefore it is not always clear what you are taking. Only use reputable brands and ask your doctor about specific supplements. ...Read more

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Stage4Cancer(started in breast mid-late 50s female)do u think "Biotech nutritions-Pure Graviola 1300mg"gelatin free dietary supplement would help her?

Stage4Cancer(started in breast mid-late 50s female)do u think "Biotech nutritions-Pure Graviola 1300mg"gelatin free dietary supplement would help her?

Probably not: Stage 4 breast cancer requires a lot more than just a dietary supplement. Its very important that she follow her oncologists recommendations. If she wants to to try a nutritional adjunct, there are total immersion programs for cancer. Some examples are Dr Lorraine Day's 10 Step Program for Cancer Treatment and Eden Valley Institute of Wellness. These are both great adjunctw. Best wishes! ...Read more