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Are Boca Burgers Healthy
Limit these: Almost anything can be adjusted to fit within a balanced diet. The items you mention except the noodles are probably fatty and full of chemicals. In limited amounts they can be not exactly healthy but not dangerous either. Noodles can be a source of complex carbohydrates and they can be mixed in with many healthy menu choices. ...Read more
Healthy snacks: Health snacks should be protein and carb together about 150-200calories. So try 10 almonds and an apple/pear; sliced turkey wraps with romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, protein bar or shake, avocado, hummus with veggies, yogurt if you are not lactose intolerant, nut butters with fruits/veggies, nuts or seeds in small amounts. ...Read more
Both bad.: Hate to break it to you, but they're both bad - fried messes. If you're eating fast food, replace these with a side salad for a healthier meal. ...Read more
Start with local: Community-supported agriculture programs are spreading throughout north america. Farmers' markets are popplng up. Even traditional grocers are stocking some local produce. One can start by doing a search online, asking local chefs or contacting a nearby university with an ag or environmental studies program. Also one can ask people with healthy-looking active kids the difference is often apparent. ...Read more
Not really diet food: You need to check the labels carefully, because some of these are very high in sugar. This makes them not so good for "diet food." if you like yogurt, get one that has 5g or less sugar in it (could be greek yogurt, higher in protein) and put your own fresh fruit in it. Blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries are high fiber fruits that will be better. ...Read more
Not exactly healthy: It would be a stretch to call pita chips "healthy." they are made primarily from wheat which is a high-glycemic food (raises blood sugar/insulin causing obesity/inflammation). While they're usually baked rather than fried, they're baked with oils that are not healthy to cook with such as canola oil. The healthiest foods are real foods, not processed, esp. Veggies, fruits, beans, nuts. See comment:. ...Read more
R frozen fruits n veggies just as healthy as non frozen? Is activia yogurt healthy as they say on tv?
The experts disagree: mostly there is a small (20-50%) decline in vitamins in frozen versus the very freshest fruits/vegetables (but fiber is unchanged and that's much higher than NOT eating fruit/vegetables). The bacteria / helpful microorganisms in probiotics are HARD to study and HARD to keep alive. The studies vary on whether the probiotics can live all the way to the colon. ...Read more
Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?
Whole foods: Avoid prepackaged foods, try to go for whole foods ( usually in the periphery of the supermarket ). Hope you have a wonderful culinary experience. ...Read more
Excess is stored: Hi. Excess sugar is stored, either as a sugar polymer (glycogen) in liver and muscle, or converted to fat (triglyceride) and stored. So excess sugar (and ALL sugar is natural) can be "fattening". Sugar is an excellent energy source , and in limited consumption, is OK. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A protein and fiber: A protein relatively void of saturated fat such as fish or lean meat, along with a high fiber vegetable is a fairly healthy combination for a meal. The protein slows gastric emptying making you feel full longer and the fibrous vegetable pushes the nutrients to the lower small intestine releasing other hormones that fills you up and decreases the absorption of bad fats. ...Read more
No: There is nothing inherently healthier about a gluten-free diet unless you are one of the people with celiac disease or gluten-intolerance. In fact, most processed gluten-free foods are high glycemic and lower in fiber than their gluten-containing counterparts. If you are relying on a gluten-free diet, choose whole unprocessed lean meats and vegetables and fruits and avoid the packaged junk. ...Read more