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7mo has eaten puree mango, pears, banana, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, green beans, avocado, sweet peas. Never cereal. Does she need to? Meat?
Introducing foods: At 7 months, you can definitely introduced pureed meats. You should always introduce foods one a time to make sure a child is not allergic to a food. ...Read more
Are apples, cherry tomatoes, peaches, light yogurts, avocados, carrots, and watermelon good for diabetics?
Diabetes and Food: I think the simple answer is no. But, when you look at these specific items in your list there are things that are lower in carbohydrates like the yogurt and the avocado. But, in each person with diabetes, the answer may vary based upon how well controlled their blood sugars are. The goal is to eat more protein and less carbohydrates. That means less sugars, less fruits and less carbs overall. ...Read more
What are the nutritional advantages of having various vegetables (i.E. Kale, swiss chard, and watercress)?
Nutritional variety: All vegetables (and fruits) contain vitamins, phytonutrients and antioxidants. But the concentration of these nutrients are different depending on the type of vegetable you eat. That's why it is important to eat a good variety. For example, kale contains the highest levels of antioxidants of all vegetables and is a good source of vitamin c. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more
2 of my 4 kids allergic soy, wheat, rice, corn, peanut, hazelnut, almond, coconut, tomato, lima bean, garlic, onion, fish, shellfish, cantaloupe! help?
Allergy to organic trail mix. Throat closed. Which ingred likely? Raisin, sunflower seed, pumpkin seed, cashew, apples, almonds, cranberries, cane syrup
Food allergy: An allergist can help diagnose and treating this particular problem. Allergy testing either by blood or skin test can give us information of which food is likely the one that cause such symptom. Throat closing is dangerous. I would advise you seek specialist medical advice soon. ...Read more
Is 1 avacodo, handful almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, spinach leaves, tomatoe and onion a healthy lunch?
Read the nutritional: ...information. I suggest ALL my patients read nutritional info on the package. It will tell to important things like calories, fat, fiber, protein, etc. Anything with calories can be fattening, if you eat enough of it! But there are a lot of worse things out there for you to eat than pumpkin seeds! To your good health! ...Read more
My kids love to snack on fresh veggies like cucumber, tomato, carrot, and pepper but refuse cooked veggies like peas or string beans. This sufficient?
Squash skin: I am not aware of any particular benefit of eating it. Even though it may be, how much of it would you be able to eat? It's always the ratio of benefit vs. Taste and gets skewed toward the latter. ...Read more
Does this affect my Skyla at all? Natural Change Blend SP-7D (red clover black cohosh pomegranate red raspberry wild yam fenugreek seed butternut fennel)
Probably not.: Although it sounds as though it probably would not affect it, nutritional supplements are not tested or overseen by any regulatory agency, so it is impossible to know for sure what you're getting. You should discuss any potential interactions with your OB/GYN. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Frozen veggies are: Not bad for you, they are good for you. The best is fresh, next is frozen, and last is canned. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Raw: Leafy greens are best because cooking denatures the enzymes in the plants to some degree. It is more difficult to digest them however, because cooking helps with that. You might consider a raw salad and par-boil for other meals. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is it better to use canned pumpkin or fresh pumpkin? Canned pumpkin pie mix or just plain canned pumpkin?
Fresh but celebrate!: I believe in fresh fruits&veggies/shopping in the periphery of the store. However, if you have a family recipe or something that you use once per year and it's canned pie mix, go for it! Generally speaking - fresh/single ingredients are better than mixtures/processed foods since you know more about what you're mixing with the single ingredients. We can definitely discuss more about sugars, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I mixed smoothie with apples, grapes, berries, raspberries, romaine spinach, almonds, and flax seeds. Will this help my skin? & do I drink it 2 a day?
Maybe (not) . . .: I'm not aware of any randomized double blind placebo controlled trials demonstrating any benefit from a smoothie as described above in an adequate sized population of otherwise similar men & women. Nor am I aware of any dosing recommendations. However, I'm sure it's better than eating junk food! ...Read more
I'm 21. Healthy diet-1/4 cup of white rice, 1/2 steamed white potato, 2 cups of green veg, fish/chicken cucumber, sour yogurt, nuts per day.Any other advic?
You do not need: A "catalogue". We were designed to eat natural food to satiety. How artificial can we be? ...Read more
Hard to know: This is hard to determine without the concentration of each component and the exact amount of the components in the mixture. ...Read more