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Eat 2 Beat CA, Pt.12: WHOLE GRAINS: For years, we've been urging our patients to eat three to five servings of whole grains a day. There's good reason: they are linked to a lower risk of colorectal cancer, as a 2013 Danish study of 108,000 people has found. What's more, whole grains offer protection against other chronic conditions, including heart disease & type 2 diabetes. (Ref: AARP, 5/2014) ...Read more
Iam gluten free gaining weight why if i avoid all bread items i eat chicken beans beef along side salad no dressing rice or corn cereal fruits?
Gaining weight: That's great that you are not consuming a lot of carbs and are watching your diet. You also need to look at the overall quantity (and calories) of what you are eating as well. Are you exercising too? Without physical activity (cardio), it is hard to lose weight. You have to burn more calories than you are consuming. You might be doing this already and have another reason for weight gain. ...Read more
It depends: If you tolerate cow's milk, then enjoy it. Some folks are allergic and some folks are lactose intolerant. The anti-cow's milk militants tend to be militant vegetarians or animal-rights people, and there's little or no real science to support ordinary folks avoiding it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure, they're great!: Beans (legumes) are considered both a vegetable & a protein, & appear twice on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Beans have a low calorie count but pack a high fiber content. They help lower cholesterol, & are high in antioxidants, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc. When eaten regularly they can promote a healthy heart & the phytochemicals in beans may reduce some cancers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet for allergic : Consulting a nutritionist should help you choose alternatives. Instead of wheat, you can have rice, oatmeal, barley, corn. Instead of milk, you can have goat's milk, for protein, you can have beans, edamame instead of tree nuts and peanuts. This is just a short list. Good luck. ...Read more
Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?
Depends: Depends on the proportion of each of the ingredients that you mention. If the list mentioned is in order of smallest portions to largest then the answer is yes. If the proportions are reversed, then, no. ...Read more
I normally get pasta, mac n cheese, rice, potatoes, chicken, veggies, cereal, eggs, milk and pancakes. What should I stop or start buying?
Gym membership: This or some other intensive way of staying aerobically conditioned will do you much more good than fretting over food choices. What you are doing now is basically sound. Build your cardiovascular and muscular systems by exercise, and limit calories as needed to achieve lean athleticism. Food choices, despite all the hoopla, are less critical for ordinary folks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows: The "received wisdom" is that whole-grain bread is healthier than the very processed stuff. It's tastier and more fun to eat. It does change the composition of stool in the intestine and thus the bacterial products. If you believed every obscure-journal claim, you'd be reading uncritically -- and hard-and-clear results -- especially animal studies -- are conspicuously absent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After eating fried chips fried small sized cod and small sized chicken sausages fried in oil. Theses big red itchy bumps just popped up on my skin.
Allergic reaction: You are probably allergic to something in the food you ate. Check to see which of the foods you ate for the first time or that you have reacted to in the past. Delete this from your diet. If the reaction gets worse of you notice any other symptoms ,seek immediate medical care. ...Read more
Is oatmeal/fruit-breakfast, chickenbreast sandwich/veggies on whole wheat-lunch, and salmon/chicken and veggies sweet potatoe-dinner a good plan?
Reasonable but...: Sounds good overall but advise more protein at breakfast- add walnuts/pecans to oatmeal or have organic eggs sometimes. Advise organic chicken- if not, it's fed gmo feed which may prove hazardous-see http://www.Psrast.Org/ advise wild salmon as farmed has more toxins. Have veggies of all colors & include salads. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/foodpyramid.Aspx#.Uoobbrymbr2 and see comment:. ...Read more
200 ml toned milk, 2 egg whites and a medium sized banana. Healthy breakfast or not? Anything I should add or remove?Cornflakes healthy or fattening?
Breakfast: Please eat the entire egg, not just the whites. You are missing the most nutritious part. Bananas are ok but high in carbs so eat them sparingly. Cornflakes and almost any pre-packaged breakfast cereal has little or no nutrition. Use coconut oil or natural nut butter on sprouted grain bread. Peace and good health. ...Read more