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Balance Of Nature Fruits And Veggies
What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?
You got it backwards: Fruits and veggies are NOT simple carbohydrates! Simple carbohydrates are sugars and foods that easily break down into sugars,such as white flour,white rice, potatoes and juices.These readily raise our blood sugar, which is unhealthy.Complex carbohydrates are found in whole grains,most vegetables and fruits and generally contain fiber. These raise blood sugar less. See http://tinyurl.com/y8f4cagu ...Read more
Vegan diet: President clinton became a vegan (no animal products, eggs, or dairy) and apparently reversed his heart problems. He lost 30 pounds and has more energy than a 30-year-old. But he takes supplements to prevent certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies. You can do very well on fruits, vegetables, and super grains like quinoa if you get some professional advice about nutrition. ...Read more
What's the difference between organic vegetables/fruits and the regular ones? What are the health benefits of eating organic fruits/ vegetables?
Organic vs non-organ: Conventional farmers apply chemical fertilizers to promote plant growth, spray synthetic insecticides to reduce pests and disease, use synthetic herbicides to manage weeds. While organic farmers apply natural fertilizers, such as manure or compost, to feed soil and plants, use beneficial insects and birds or traps to reduce pests and disease, rotate crops, till, hand weed or mulch to manage weeds. ...Read more
Not even close: No. Plenty more nutrients in fruits and veggies. ...Read more
Any : Any combination you enjoy eating.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is feeling somewhat hungry a normal part of dieting even if you include plenty of lean protein, good fats, vegetables, fresh fruit, fiber, etc.?
Yup, entirely normal: Advertisements for diets and diet products try to convince people that their stuff allows weight loss without hunger. Don't believe it. Speak with a health professional about ways to reduce hunger when dieting, such as increasing exercise. But do not expect to eliminate it entirely. It's why many diets eventually fail, something everyone must deal with to lose weight and keep it off. Good luck! ...Read more
Plenty of them.: Just eat inormal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is the quality of vitamins and minerals from supplements equal to those obtained naturally by eating fruit, veg.?
Effects may differ: The vitamins and minerals in supplements are synthesized forms of what is found in food. The problem with depending on supplements rather than eating a balanced diet is that a lot is not known about how the nutrients in foods interact with each other to nourish our bodies. And those interactions cannot (yet) be duplicated in pill form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Balanced Diet: There are lots of food in addition to fruits and vegetable that are healthy. Lean meats, eggs and chicken. Whole grains/oats/brown rice. Low fat milk products like yogurt, milk, cheese. Fish like salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Also nuts (walnuts, almonds, etc) are high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Wine in moderation. Even dark chocolate is healthy if eaten in small amounts ...Read more
Building muscle need 3000-3300 calories a day. Is it health if its good foods like chicken, whole meal pasta, lots of veg and fish etc?
Mediterranean diet: Normal whole food w/lots of lean protein eg chicken & fish, as well as plenty of fruits & veggies, is a great way to pack on muscle if you're exercising. Eggs & beans are 2 more sources of protein as you're looking at consuming ~1g protein per pound of body weight. Some say even more than that. Plus you have to have 3, 500 calories more to gain a pound. Plan on 500 calories/wk extra & above. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Vit. D sources: Sun light is a helpful way to get vid d you need, but dairy products are also a good source. ...Read more
What are your opinions on raising a child on a meatless diet with plenty of plants, grains, nuts, and legumes? Healthy? Not healthy?
Depends: Families who follow a vegetarian lifestyle through multiple generations have and do learn to provide a proper balance of nutrients to sustain normal growth and development. Kids are at risk if a parent decides to adopt this lifestyle without any training, as many nutrients found in meats may be deficient and result in specific problems like anemia and or developmental delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Celeb chefs and food scientists are creating funky foods. What vitamins can replace fresh fruits and vegetables?
Nourishment: The simple answer is NOPE. Nature has provided us with fruits vegetables herbs and spices as medicines. When we think a small pill can make a difference we should know a big plate of food has a bigger impact. So figure a way like crock pot cooking or smoothies to get them in. ...Read more
Refined vs unrefined: http://www.livestrong.com/article/505815-refined-vs-unrefined-carbohydrates/Get a more detailed answer ›
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