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Best Vegetarian Diet For Insulin Resistant
Vegetarianism: There are books on the subject but advice from a registered dietician is recommended. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Variety: Trying to a eat a variety of foods grown from a variety of crops. Try eating all the colors. ...Read more
Low fat, high fiber.: Generally a vegetarian diet is a low caloric density diet but some foods, such as olives and avocados, have a lot of fat - it's healthy fat but it could still be caloric. Look at your nutrition facts labels - not all vegetarian products are low fat and low calorie. Look for lower calorie foods with a good amount of fiber to control the appetite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I best put on muscle on a vegetarian diet that doesn't allow for eggs? Also, I suspect I am lactose intolerant..
Plant-based protein: To build muscle eat more calories than you burn using healthy whole food sources like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans/nuts. You will be getting plenty of protein if you eat a variety of vegetables and legumes. You will of course need to train hard and get enough rest to recover between workouts. Do these things consistently, and you will see results. Many body-builders are vegans now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is are the best foods for healthy hair? How to tackle white hair growth? I'm 30 and I follow a vegetarian diet.
Some ideas: Hair looks grey when the lack of the pigment melanin results in white hairs & they look grey mixed in with your normal hair. There seems to be some consensus that eggs, high protein, spinach (possibly due to copper/iodine), lentils, peppers, sweet potatoes & oysters are helpful. Reduce stress. Possibly on the horizon: a cream containing an enzyme that, when exposed to sunlight, reactivates pigment ...Read more
If I'm considering a vegetarian diet, what are some of the best non-meat, non-soy sources of protein and iron to ensure my intake is adequate?
Depends: If you eat dairy products you can try greek yogurt or cottage cheese (otherwise soy/almond/coconut yogurt). Non dairy sources of protein include chia seeds, beans, lentils, quinoa, eggs, artichokes, broccoli, avocado, asparagus, tofu, peas, spinach, beet greens, peanuts, pistachios, sesame seeds, garbanzo beans. ...Read more
As opposed to?: I don't fully understand what you are asking. Do you mean a healthy vegetarian diet vs. An unhealthy vegetarian diet? Vs. A healthy non-vegetarian diet? While a healthy vegetarian diet tends to be good for most people, studies of cultures known for health and longevity conducted by weston price and others found these indigenous diets always included some meats (wild/organic). Please clarify. ...Read more
My son is 2.6 years old. He looks thin n weak. Please tell me a healthy vegetarian diet chart for him.
Here is good info...: See your doc to make sure he is not anemic, does not have parasites etc. A good diet is wise. There are many good online resources for info on healthy vegetarian diets. Here are some links: http://www.Vegetarian-nutrition.Info/ http://www.Vegetariannutrition.Org/food-pyramid.Pdf http://www.Happycow.Net/vegetarian_diet.Html http://vegetarian.About.Com/od/vegetarianvegan101/u/gettingstarted.Htm. ...Read more
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