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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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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