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Is ice cream a nutritious food?

Is ice cream a nutritious food?

No.: Unfortunately, as yummy as it may be, ice cream is not a nutritious food. Too many calories, too much milk fat, and often too many candy and cookie and cake additives. ...Read more

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I love baked goods. Any tips for healthy baking?

Whole wheat flour: whole wheat flour compared to white flour will make a big difference health wise ...Read more

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I want to find a good milk substitute for baking. I love baked goods but am allergic to dairy.

I want to find a good milk substitute for baking. I love baked goods but am allergic to dairy.

Two Ideas: First, many people who are allergic to dairy do not react to milk that has been extensively baked like in bread or cake as the protein that you are allergic to is denatured in a long cooking process. You can discuss this with your doctor. Also, often the allergy is limited to Cow's milk, so you can use goat or sheep milk. Some people use soy or almond milk as well. ...Read more

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Have a recipe for carrot cake protein bars it calls for vanilla whey protein. Is that ok to use?

Have a recipe for carrot cake protein bars it calls for vanilla whey protein.  Is that ok to use?

Food: Medicine will be neutral about this question. But looking over your conditions and such there is absolutely no reason to tell you not to include this product in your diet. ...Read more

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Is baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing a healthy snack for kids?

Is baby carrots and fat-free ranch dressing a healthy snack for kids?

Sure: Sounds pretty good. Remember however that everything in moderation because everything has calories. But fruits and vegetables are great healthy snacks..Good job. ...Read more

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Are sweet potato fries a healthy substitute for french fries? What's a good, healthy recipe for them?

Not really: The issue with fries is the fact that whether regular potato or sweet potato, they are generally prepared by deep frying which infuses a lot of fat into the fry. A better way to prepare them is to use raw potatoes so you know what you are starting with (prepackaged sometimes have salty and fatty additives). Then bake the fries instead of frying them. Good taste and healthier. ...Read more

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Instead of using skin cream for healthier skin, I want to use food. What is a good diet for this goal?

Instead of using skin cream for healthier skin, I want to use food. What is a good diet for this goal?

Skin health: Diet matters. Eat balanced, mostly unrefined, unprocessed foods. For protein, egg whites, quinoa, soy, white fish, very lean poultry breast or sirloin. Eat no more than 4 oz of any meat /day. NO animal=NO saturated fats. Only polyunsaturated fats, plant oils. NO refined, processed carbs. Only whole fruits, veggies, whole grains -- mostly oatmeal and brans. Load w antioxidants=fruit-veg. Eat nuts. ...Read more

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Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour" any suggestions?

Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour"  any suggestions?

Whole breads: Have you tried health food stores or organic stores? There should be some in your area, i hope. Also, worst case scenario - try on-line retailers such as amazon or other food stores. As far as labels, you gotta believe what they say. Otherwise, your only choice is to take it to the lab and get it tested yourself. ...Read more

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How to maintain a diet working at an ice cream shop?

How to maintain a diet working at an ice cream shop?

Tricky: realization of the triggers and avoid them (can't) substitution of low fat ice cream ? or, having the feelings and thoughts but putting them into a different context you might find this amusing...https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet outlined in the book. ...Read more

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Wasabi peas good for your skin?

Wasabi peas good for your skin?

No: Wasabi peas are a food grown in japan that pack a punch but do not effect your skin. In the usa we substitute horseradish with starch and green food coloring rather than pay for the expensive import. It can affect your nose and even wake people out of sleep but the skin isnot an organ it helps. ...Read more

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Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?

Breakfast- apple lunch- bowl of all bran golden crunch cereal with milk dinner- grilled chicken and salad wrap would this be good a good diet?

No: It is not balanced throughout the day. Not enough protein in the morning. A source of carbohydrates would also help. Lunch is mostly complex carbohydrates. Again you need a source of protein, try a yogurt. Dinner is reasonable. ...Read more

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Which is more nutritious for my baby: BeechNut or Earth's Best rice cereal?

Which is more nutritious for my baby: BeechNut or Earth's Best rice cereal?

Products: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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I don't take any kind of processed food,white bread,pastas anddon't take ant refined sugar.My only diet is fruits,homemade chappati,veggie. my diet ok?

I don't take any kind of processed food,white bread,pastas anddon't take ant refined sugar.My only diet is fruits,homemade chappati,veggie. my diet ok?

Diet: Your diet may be lacking in protein and certain vitamins. Do consider adding additional protein sources such as tofu, lentils and beans along with a B vitamin supplement, specifically one with B-12. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is corn good or bad on a diet when you quit eating all carbs like potato, rice, pasta, gluten bread?

Can you tell me is corn good or bad on a diet when you quit eating all carbs like potato, rice, pasta, gluten bread?

If you are aiming: For extremely low carbohydrates - think of corn as a starch. Corn should be eaten right after it is picked because the sugars in corn rapidly become starches. A large ear of sweet corn has > 24 grams of carbs. A program like atkin's induction phase may allow for only 20 net grams of carbs per day. ...Read more

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Are salted peanuts a good nibble snack for someone looking to gain weight?

Are salted peanuts a good nibble snack for someone looking to gain weight?

Yes: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, ...Read more

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Is it good to eat a chocolate and peanut butter protein bar before i go running long distance?

Yes it is: Eating anything before running is fine as long as your stomach is not too full to be able to run comfortably. It takes 2 to 3 hours to get the food to move out of the stomach into the intestines. ...Read more