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How many cups/ounces of veggie smoothies should I have for optimum health every day? Any veggie must haves?

How many cups/ounces of veggie smoothies should I have for optimum health every day?  Any veggie must haves?

No data: There are no scientific data on this subject, and if anyone tries to tell you otherwise, they're probably pulling your leg. It sounds like your diet is already healthy if you're drinking veggie smoothies, so you don't need to worry too much about quantity or which vegetable to use. Aim for a healthy, varied diet, and then stop thinking about it. ...Read more

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Is one tall (12-16 ounce) glass of a veggie shake-which includes the pulp-fulfill the veggie requirement for a whole day, health wise?

Is one tall (12-16 ounce) glass of a veggie shake-which includes the pulp-fulfill the veggie requirement for a whole day, health wise?

Not likely: You want 5 servings of veggies daily. It is unlikely that you can get that amount in just one veggie shake. If you are making it on your own, are you putting in 5 different veggies in the correct portions? If drinking a premade shake, it should list the ingredients, but most do not fulfill the entire day requirement. ...Read more

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Suggest some veggie foods which works best after steaming and boiling. I am vegeteranian and want healthy body.

Suggest some veggie foods which works best after steaming and boiling. I am vegeteranian and want healthy body.

All vegetables.: There are so many vegetables that can be eaten raw, or steamed especially the green or colorful vegetables like carrots, string beans, zucchini, squash, celery, kale, mustard greens, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes brussel sprouts among others. Fresh fruits and vegetables can increase your antioxidant levels which promotes health. ...Read more

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Is it better to use a veggie and healthy diet to lose weight or to use the dukan diet which is pure protein i need to lose weight?

Is it better to use a veggie and healthy diet to lose weight or to use the dukan diet which is pure protein i need to lose weight?

Advise Nutritarian : As a doctor who specializes in nutrition i advise dr. Joel furhman's nutritarian diet as a balanced long-term approach to weight loss. While a pure protein diet may help temporarily, it is unsustainable in providing sound nutrition. See http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx however, because of your ibs your diet may need to be modified to be low in fodmaps- see comment:. ...Read more

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Is brown rice healthy for consumption for a type 2 diabetic? I like brown rice veggie sushi, is it a healthy choice for me? Thanks.

Is brown rice healthy for consumption for a type 2 diabetic? I like brown rice veggie sushi, is it a healthy choice for me? Thanks.

Better than white: Rice -whether it is white or brown is a carbohydrate and should be eaten in a limited amount when you have dm. Brown rice is a better choice because it is higher in fiiber and tends to have better effect on blood sugars. I usually encourage my pts w dm to stay < 30-45grms/meal in women and < 45-60 in men- rice i feel is a carb that encourage getting rid of and focusing on increased veggies. ...Read more

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Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant. Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins. Concern for baby?

Picky eater not a veggie\fruit lover during 32w pregnant.  Not a varied diet but overall healthy. Take daily multivitamins.  Concern for baby?

Ok: If you have been a picky eater all your life there is not much you can do now. Ideally, a balanced, varied diet during pregnancy is recommended, but in your case it seems like you are doing the best you can. ...Read more

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Are veggies chips healthy to eat ?

Are veggies chips healthy to eat ?

Depends: If veggie chips are baked and low sodium then they would be healthier than standard fried and salted potato chips. If the veggie chips are heavily salted and deep fat fried then they would be about the same as potato chips, not that healthy. ...Read more

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Is subway considered healthy? I basically live off of subway. I do get lots of veggies on my Sandwitch.

Is subway considered healthy? I basically live off of subway. I do get lots of veggies on my Sandwitch.

It's not too bad ...: I think there is a way to make "living off Subway" pretty healthy. If you get wheat bread, low fat meat (turkey), mostly avoid cheese, get "lots of veggies" and little or no dressing or mayo, it is pretty healthy. You do need some fruit somewhere in your diet, and, of course, lots of water ... not soda pop! ...Read more

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We are told to eat fresh veggies and fruits to be healthy. But it's well known that monsanto controls the food and uses chemicals. Is that healthy?

We are told to eat fresh veggies and fruits to be healthy. But it's well known that monsanto controls the food and uses chemicals. Is that healthy?

Not all foods: While monsanto may have a hand in many agricultural products, they don't control everything. If you are concerned about chemicals then buy your produce from a local organic farm. In any case eating fresh fruits and vegetables, even those "controlled" by monsanto, is healthier then eating processed foods. ...Read more