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Are multivitamins or fruits and vegetables healthier for kids?

Are multivitamins or fruits and vegetables healthier for kids?

Real food: Mostly veggies, with one-two servings (small servings) of fresh fruit per day. Real food is better than a supplement - avoid canned veggies and fruits - all the fiber is boiled out of them and many have added salt/sugar. Fresh is best - frozen is next. Also, skip the salty and high fat toppings (like ranch dressing) for the veggies -. ...Read more

Multivitamin (Definition)

Multivitamin is a vitamin which is a kind of nutritional agent ...Read more


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Are 100% whole grain cereals and peanuts good for us? If they are, why do they have more calories than than non whole grain cereal and chips?

Are 100% whole grain cereals and peanuts good for us? If they are, why do they have more calories than than non whole grain cereal and chips?

THEY ARE GOOD BUT: It is not true that whole grain cereals are more in calories than non whole grain cereals.Actually for oz for oz whole grain have less calories than refined grains as it contains fibers which do not have any calories peanuts on the other hand are good for you as all tree nuts are but these are high in calories and better be limited in quantity but as snacks they are better than chips. ...Read more

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Are fresh fruits bad for those with fructose malabsorption?

Are fresh fruits bad for those with fructose malabsorption?

Fructose problem: If you cannot absorb fructose, then the worse you can get is loose stools and a lot of gas. ...Read more

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Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?

None: No supplement can replace fresh veggies or fruits. The foods contains hundreds of beneficial minerals, vitamins, enzymes, as well as fiber that no supplement can match. ...Read more

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Do you get more fiber and vitamins from fruits and veggies if you eat them whole or juiced?

Do you get more fiber and vitamins from fruits and veggies if you eat them whole or juiced?

Depends: if you juice them and dont separate the fiber from the juice, the amount will be the same. If however, you remove the fiber while juicing, then you will have more fiber and vitamins from whole fruits and vegetables. ...Read more

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Other than fruit and vegetables what are the healthiest foods to eat?

Other than fruit and vegetables what are the healthiest foods to eat?

Good foods: We all need protein in our diet, so dairy or lean meats and nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, pecans) are good sources of this. Also, whole grains add nutrients and fiber to the diet, so these are good to add to diet as well. The key is variety - use things like color to get that variety. The more different colors on your plate, the better the diet!! ...Read more

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Why are organic fruits and vegetables so expensive?

Why are organic  fruits and vegetables so expensive?

More expensive 2grow: Organic food has to meet stricter regulation, and farming tends to be small scale. But if you were to include all the actual costs of conventional methods, like pollution, erosion and healthcare for exposed workers, organic food would be seen as the bargain! ...Read more

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Have i done my children more harm than good by feeding them non organic fruit and veg?

Have i done my children more harm than good by feeding them non organic fruit and veg?

Not that I can see: The crucial thing for your child's nutrition is to get healthy food in. Fruits and veggies are very healthy and it's great that you are feeding them to your kids. I would worry less about food being organic or not and more about ensuring they aren't overloading on processed foods, carbonated beverages, salt and sugar. They really need to learn what foods are good and eating in moderation. ...Read more

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What are some good ingredients for a vegetable + fruit drink?

What are some good ingredients for a vegetable + fruit drink?

Ingredient ideas...: Spinach, carrots, mango, apples, pears, blueberries, pineapple, strawberries Try avocado to make it creamy and it boosts calories. ...Read more

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Are baby carrots or regular carrots healthier for you?

Are baby carrots or regular carrots healthier for you?

No difference: Baby carrots are actually regular carrots which have been cut to resemble small or "baby" carrots. Carrots are a very healthy snack but the only way to get a benefit is to eat them. Therefore "baby carrots" probably win out because they are conveniently packaged and don't need skinning or trimming and people are more likely to eat them. ...Read more

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Are any vegetables or fruits good for color blindness?

Are any vegetables or fruits good for color blindness?

No: Color deficiency is usually inherited and cannot be affected by diet, optics or any known medication. ...Read more

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Why are dietary suppliments not a subsitute for eating a variety of healthy foods?

Why are dietary suppliments not a subsitute for eating a variety of healthy foods?

Vitamins: A good multivitamin is a good idea. It's like an insurance policy for when we don't eat right, don't sleep well, or are especially stressed. Go to a good store or get some guidance because the popular brands are typically very week and not helpful. You may not feel any different but your immunity and overall health can improve. Soil in depleted and toxins abound. Good local organic is best. ...Read more

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Suggest some common foods to eat to be energized and revitalized all day. Foods made of common fruits and veggies, milk, etc. In a tropical country.

Lighter fare: Generally when you eat something high in fat you body goes into a "rest and digest" mode which may make you feel sluggish, tired. Likewise, a large consumption of simple carbohydrates may lead to a reactive hypoglycemia making you feel shaky, cranky. Eating healthy, lean proteins, complex carbs, healthy fats in moderate amounts will help you avoid those responses yet still power your activities. ...Read more

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Are fiber supplement tablets a good way to get more fiber into my diet and are they healthy?

Are fiber supplement tablets a good way to get more fiber into my diet and are they healthy?

They help.: guidelines suggest 35 grams of fiber daily for women, 50 grams for men. That's a lot of fiber. Tablets can help,you reach these goals, but should not supplant normal dietary sources of fiber. ...Read more

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Is an all fruits and vegetable diet healthy or do you need bread, eggs, etc?

Is an all fruits and vegetable diet healthy or do you need bread, eggs, etc?

You need variety...: Fresh fruits and veggies are good in general because they provide some good vitamins/nutrition, but as human we cannot digest cellulose--the main component in veggies/fruits, which the cows/horse can. They can turn grass/hays into proteins/meats, we cannot. A variety of food types is recommended--see the pyramid for example. Consult your doc/nutritionist. Live well, melani6. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can't one get their prenatal vitamins from fruits, dark green leafy vegetables too? Fish etc

Can't one get their prenatal vitamins from fruits, dark green leafy vegetables too? Fish etc

Yes: You certainly can. The only reason why such supplement is needed is due to the fact that many people do not consume a healthy enough diet and thus the supplement acts as an insurance policy. Regardless of what diet you adopt, be sure that it contains enough folic acid, calcium, and vitamin d3. ...Read more

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Are organic fruits and vegetables better?

Are organic fruits and vegetables better?

Depends: The answer depends on what you measure. If you are concerned that modern farming is bad for soil and the pesticides and chemicals used may have effects not yet known or acknowledged, then yes, better for the planet. If you compare nutrition value, conventional thinking says no, growing evidence says yes. ...Read more

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