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What is the healthiest type of beans to eat?

What is the healthiest type of beans to eat?

Depends on goal: Lentils have high protein content. Cannellini beans have higher protein content, but also more carbohydrate and so for losing weight, may not be a better choice. Edamame has high protein, lower carbohydrate content, but soy beans have enzyme inhibitors which may block the action of enzymes for protein digestion. So, may be best to try 1/2 cup of lentils two meals daily, if trying to lose weight. ...Read more

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Are beans full of starch?

Are beans full of starch?

Beans full of starch: No. Beans have both carbohydrates (starch) but contain more protein. They are also part of the meat and meat substitutes group. For this reason, eating one serving of beans,ñ will count as one serving from the starch group and one serving from the meat group. ...Read more

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Do beans generally have gluten?

Do beans generally have gluten?

No, but...: ...beans and lentils are an important part of a healthy, gluten-free diet. They provide fiber, protein, antioxidants, and B Vitamins. Plus they are low in fat and calories. However, be aware of commercial preparation or cross contamination if processed on the same machines as wheat. ALWAYS read labels! ...Read more

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When can i give my baby fava beans?

When can i give my baby fava beans?

Fava beans: Fava beans are in the same family as peanuts. Generally sometime after 1 year of age. If there is a history of G6PD deficiency particularly the Mediterranean variant there may be problems with break down of red cells and low blood. Start with small amounts. ...Read more

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Is k cl available over the counter?

Is k cl available over the counter?

Yes: It is the main ingredient in salt substitutes but is found in other products on the pharmaceutical shelf including pills with kcl as the only ingredient. ...Read more

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Can eating beans or nuts cause gout?

Can eating beans or nuts cause gout?

Maybe: Some beans and nuts have high levels of purines, the precursors of the uric acid that causes gout. However, the effect of vegetable purines on gout seems to be less than those that come from meat. The best strategy in the long run is to eat a healthy, balanced diet and to take any prescribed medications for gout on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Is pevaryl available over the counter?

Pevaryl: (pevaryl) Econazole nitrate is a prescription medication. ...Read more

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Over the counter help for dehydration?

Over the counter help for dehydration?

Dehydration help: Any fluid you can ingest will help resolve your dehydration. How much fluid you will need depends on severity of your dehydration. You should also seek to find ways to prevent your being dehydrated in the future. ...Read more

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Is baked beans on toast a healthy lunch?

Is baked beans on toast a healthy lunch?

Sure, they're great!: Beans (legumes) are considered both a vegetable & a protein, & appear twice on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid. Beans have a low calorie count but pack a high fiber content. They help lower cholesterol, & are high in antioxidants, protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium, potassium, copper, zinc. When eaten regularly they can promote a healthy heart & the phytochemicals in beans may reduce some cancers. ...Read more

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Is green coffee bean pills safe to take?

Green Coffee Bean: The lack of large-scale human trials on green coffeebean extract has caused there to be minimal evidence on its potential long-term side effects. ...Read more

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Can i feed my 8 month old refried beans?

Can i feed my 8 month old refried beans?

Feeding Schedule: Most babies start with table foods at 6 months old. We caution parents against giving anything with honey in it as it has been associated with botulism. Refried beans are ok. Give a small amount the first time to make sure he doesn't have a reaction to it but you want your baby to learn to eat what you eat. So as long as it is soft, go for it! ...Read more

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Are antiboitics over-the-counter tablets?

Are antiboitics over-the-counter tablets?

NO: Antibiotics are drugs that inhibit or kill microorganisms. Antibiotics are not sold over the counter in the usa, although they are in some other 3rd world countries. ...Read more

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Could you buy lidocaine over the counter?

Could you buy lidocaine over the counter?

I believe so: The otc preperations for Lidocaine will be in lower concentration in general under 1%. Topical otc analgesics often have other local anesthetics that function like Lidocaine with a similar profile Benzocaine for example that you will see otc. ...Read more

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Can a 13 year old take cofee bean extract?

Coffee bean extract: No, we dont know the long term effect of the extract on a growing 13 year old. ...Read more

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What good for sinus over counter medicine?

What good for sinus over counter medicine?

Sinus Over Counter: Anything that lessens congestion is helpful in treating sinusitis. The main problem with sinusitis is inflammation of the nasal and sinus membranes, leading to swelling, which leads to blockage of the openings of the sinuses. Oral decongestants, topical decongestant sprays, and saline flushes are all helpful. Most episodes of sinusitis follow a viral infection or an allergy flare. ...Read more

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